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Hand Tool Contest
08-14-2012, 01:24 PM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2012 03:02 PM by GarageWoodworks.)
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Exclamation Hand Tool Contest
Want to test out or show-off your hand tool skills? And at the same time make something for a kid? Then this is the contest for you. This would be a great contest for a father-son/daughter team.

Make a child's toy by using ALL hand tools. It can be anything form a toy top, wooden toy car to a carved toy soldier. The toys will be judged poll style by your woodworking peers.

Contest Rules:
    *Build a toy using all hand tools.
    *Must submit pictures of the build process and final finished toy.
    *Submit as many pictures as you'd like in order to show the process.
    *Take pictures that capture key build steps.
    *Contest entry deadline is September 14 at 5:00pm EST
    *Voting begins Sept 14 at 7:00pm EST and ends the 21st at 5:00pm EST

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(Everyone should be starting from lumber either purchased from a lumber yard or a home center. If you feel the need to start from a log, go for it - Roy would be proud.)

What can you win? How about 'The Woodwright’s Shop Season 20' DVD. Get a taste here.

[Image: SEASON-20-DVD-233x300.gif]


Contest prize provided by F+W Media

Brian
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08-23-2012, 04:56 PM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
Exclamation When finishing, can we use spray equipment and aerosol cans, or do we have to use brush on finishes?

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08-23-2012, 05:02 PM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
Finishing with electricity is fine. Good question.
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08-24-2012, 12:00 AM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
Big Grin Thanks

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09-05-2012, 04:25 PM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
Huh It won't even let me post 1 picture. How can I fit in my 32 pictures?!?!? Should I make separate posts for each picture? Help me out here.

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09-05-2012, 05:37 PM (This post was last modified: 09-05-2012 05:44 PM by GarageWoodworks.)
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
(09-05-2012 04:25 PM)Intarsiaman Wrote:  Huh It won't even let me post 1 picture. How can I fit in my 32 pictures?!?!? Should I make separate posts for each picture? Help me out here.

The file size limit for pics is 1.95MB. You may need to reduce your file size for the pictures. What was the error message you saw?

We'll get your pics up here one way or the other. Won't be a problem.

Use the Attachment button at the bottom.

You also have to use 'Reply' to add attachments. Do not use Quick Reply.

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09-06-2012, 09:40 PM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
(09-05-2012 05:37 PM)GarageWoodworks Wrote:  
(09-05-2012 04:25 PM)Intarsiaman Wrote:  Huh It won't even let me post 1 picture. How can I fit in my 32 pictures?!?!? Should I make separate posts for each picture? Help me out here.

The file size limit for pics is 1.95MB. You may need to reduce your file size for the pictures. What was the error message you saw?

We'll get your pics up here one way or the other. Won't be a problem.

Use the Attachment button at the bottom.

You also have to use 'Reply' to add attachments. Do not use Quick Reply.

Smile Thanks. The error message says " The file you attached is too large. The maximum size for that type of file is 2000 kilobytes." Hope that helps. Also, should I post each picture separately like I had said in the last post?

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09-06-2012, 10:20 PM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
(09-06-2012 09:40 PM)Intarsiaman Wrote:  
(09-05-2012 05:37 PM)GarageWoodworks Wrote:  
(09-05-2012 04:25 PM)Intarsiaman Wrote:  Huh It won't even let me post 1 picture. How can I fit in my 32 pictures?!?!? Should I make separate posts for each picture? Help me out here.

The file size limit for pics is 1.95MB. You may need to reduce your file size for the pictures. What was the error message you saw?

We'll get your pics up here one way or the other. Won't be a problem.

Use the Attachment button at the bottom.

You also have to use 'Reply' to add attachments. Do not use Quick Reply.

Smile Thanks. The error message says " The file you attached is too large. The maximum size for that type of file is 2000 kilobytes." Hope that helps. Also, should I post each picture separately like I had said in the last post?


You can post them all in one post. You will need to reduce the size of your pictures to attach them. The limit is 1.95MB. Let me know if you need help reducing the file size. I started a thread for help here. I look forward to seeing your entry.

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09-09-2012, 12:45 AM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
Big Grin Presenting my woodpecker rattle. Enjoy!

   
Cutting the stick

   
Shaping end

   
Finished shaping end

   
Drilling hole for handle on other end (with hand drill)

   
Cutting handle

   
Shaping handle end

   
Handle glued in

   
Drilling eye hole (again with hand drill)

   
Drilling pivot hole 1/16" bigger than dowel

   
Cutting woodpecker shape

   
All cut to shape

   
Shaping woodpecker

   
Finished woodpecker

   
Drilling hole in legs

   
Cutting legs to size

   
Shaping ends of the legs

   
Cutting legs in half so as to get 2 identical legs (I also cut approximate 45 degree angle on the bottoms of the legs)

   
Cutting dowel pivot

   
Parts almost ready for assembly

   
Cutting through the bark to get a solid glue surface

   
Using a countersink to mimik the hole made by the beak

   
Mount for feet and beak hole. Now ready for assembly

   
Glued up and ready for finish

   
3 coats of lacquer later, and we're done

   
And the critics approve

How to Use: when you shake it up and down, the woodpecker rocks back and forth and "pecks" into the hole.
The body is cherry and the legs are walnut. The stick may be birch but I just found it on our woodpile. The handle is a really cool two tone dowel from the hardware store. And I assure you that this entire project used only handtools. The only electricity was the lighting. Thanks for viewing.Smile

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09-09-2012, 01:04 AM
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RE: Hand Tool Contest
All i can say is WOW!! That is awesome. Thanks for your entry!
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