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2010 Holiday Contest - Sponsored by EagleAmerica.com

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Old 12-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Note: You can enter this contest with 1 post, but you must have 25 posts by December 29th, 2010 in order to be eligible.


Entries close December 29th, 2010
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The Holiday season is upon us and it's the time of giving! The kind folks over at Eagle America have kindly donated prizes for this year's Holiday contest! A special thanks to everyone at Eagle America for this generous donation of great quality woodworking products!

How to Enter

It's very simple, write a story about a first hand woodworking experience and post it in this thread! Also, in order to be eligible when it comes time for selection you must have 25 posts on your account (you have more than 20 days to do this, if you are a new member) and you must have posted a woodworking story / experience in this thread. When the contest entry stage closes on December 29th, 2010, I will randomly select the winners via a random number generator. Best of luck to everyone and I look forward to reading your stories!

Prizes

1st Prize
Eagle America brand 12-Pc Router Bit Set (1/2” shank), a $219.99 value
View the Product: Router Bit Sets - 12-Piece General Purpose Router Bit Sets


2nd Prize
$100 Eagle America Gift Card
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3rd Prize
Eagle America Fluting Jig, a $59.99 value
View the Product: Best Sellers - Combination Arched Fluting Jig & Edge Guide


Contest Details
  • You must be a registered member of RouterForums.com (Not a member? Click here to Register an account.)
  • You must have at least 25 posts when the contest closes. (Meaning, you can enter the contest as a newly registered member (1 post), but when selection time comes, you must have accumulated at least 25 posts for your entry to be valid.)
  • You may not enter the contest on multiple forum accounts. Maximum of 1 entry per individual.
  • You must post a woodworking story, it doesn't have to be long just a short story about an experience in the shop. A few ideas are:
    • A time when you learned something new
    • A bad experience
    • A good experience
  • Entry phase stops on December 29th, 2010 (Make sure you have at least 25 posts on your account by December 29th, 2010, otherwise your entry will be invalid)


Contestants:

#1: tprofera
#2: wuzfuzde
#3: timbertailor
#4: Rob1
#5: dutchman 46
#6: Capt Splinter
#7: Tommyt654
#8: azw
#9: magicdave
#10: Bob N
#11: AP3D
#12: bobj3

I'll be posting the results in the News forum: http://www.routerforums.com/routerfo...news-feedback/ tomorrow or this weekend. Good luck everyone.

Edit: Winners selected: http://www.routerforums.com/routerfo...t-winners.html


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Old 12-05-2010, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a great contest and some really awesome prizes.

Thanks for such a generous contribution Eagle America!
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Those are some nice prizes . Thanks Eagle .
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Is the contest open to everyone or just US residents?
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Is the contest open to everyone or just US residents?
The contest is open to everyone, in my experience with previous contests all contest winners are responsible for all shipping charges. Although if you think about it, a $219 dollar set is totally worth ~25 dollars of shipping!

I'll speak to Eagle America to confirm.
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Cool contest. Eagle America is my "go-to" place for high-quality bits. Plus, they are a family-owned business with great customer service.
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A Box From A Time Not Forgotten:

I was tooling down the road that runs in front of Charlotte Motor Speedway one Saturday afternoon in the old ford pickup. Windows down, radio on; It was seasonably warm here in the Carolinas. Set back off the road is a 20's era farmhouse with a yard sale in progress. The old farmhouse appeared to be in need of repair. The wraparound porch, and wooden siding begged to be scraped and painted. The front yard's lawn had long ago turned to hay. Strangley, the front door was wide open. In the yard there were some old items set on tables for display; a Bakelite bodied radio, large 2 motor aluminum casting vacuum cleaner, and many other items from an era gone by. My kind of signal of good things possible. Perhaps I can satisy my newly found addiction for for vintage tools. I slowed the truck and eased onto the grass shoulder, pulled her down into reverse, and backed to get within walking distance while keeping her out of the ditch.

Once in the front yard I couldn't help but notice that there were none of the typical yard sale items out for sale. No baby gear, velvet framed posters, RCA TV's, or particle board furniture. It all seemed to be early 50's or earlier vintage stuff. I'm specifically keeping an eye out for tools, but unfortunately do not see any. There was a small carboard box with some tools but it contained mostly bent screwdrivers, grime, and rust. Pass.

I'm walking the rows resigning myself that this will not be my lucky day. Out the front door bounds this youngish, long haired dude, with an unlit marlboro out the corner of the mouth, and a JD ball cap. He is taking the assorted sale items back into the house. After a few trips back and forth this way I stop him to ask if there are any tools for sale. He says "No tools left. They were all sold in the two auctions last month. The entire contents of the house was sold at auction. This is the stuff that was left over. Anything not sold today will be trashed." I thank him and set to heading back to the truck. I notice on the ground a small wooden box that looks interesting. As a box maker it peaks my interest. I pick it up to get a better look. Its constructed of plywood laminations. The corners are finger jointed and the lid is connected with solid brass hinges. It's kind of dirty, has paint splatters and that really old grandma's house smell to it, but it has appeal. On inspection of the bottom panel has an insciption that reads "O____ S______ (full name left out to preserve privacy), March 30th, 1942, Fort Bragg NC, GI, CMJ".

I'm taken back and feel a small lump in my throat. I think about that date and realize that's right after the start of WWII, and this box may very well have been made by a new GI waiting for the push for action in Europe. From what I understand Fort Bragg's ranks swelled as the US was gearing up to take on the Axis powers at that time (my Dad included).

I head back to pay for this old treasure and ask "dude" what he'll take for the box. He says "Whatever?". I offer "A buck?". He replys "Done". In retrospect I could have offered a dime and he would let it go. Payment made, I'm off, pleased with the new treasure in hand. The whole experience seems like a dream to me now.

I was going to just clean it up and leave it original. But on seeing some tar like substance on the sides, etc. we decided to take the hinges off, sand it down and refinish it to bring it back to original condition once again. I'll leave the bottom panel untouched to preserve the inscription. This box is now restored and standing tall. As I'm no spring chicken, I've since given this box to my young nephew for safekeeping.

It is my hope that O.S. would have been pleased. We honor the sacrifices made by him, and all those from the "Greatest Generation". It is through their peril that our precious freedom is preserved.
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Thank you for sharing that experience. I'm sure that the owner, and receiver was pleased. But there is someone else, and that's You! You can take double pleasure in discovering and cleaning the box, and also the pleasure of giving it away for safe keeping. Great experiences like those will be remembered for a long time to come:
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I think it somewhat funny that I cannot enter this "contest" because I have not made 25 posts. Making 25 posts seems a bit strange since not all of us have the time to visit and make posts. I only make posts if I have something to add to a discussion but have refrained from some topics because I did not find anything constructive to add and for that I cannot enter. Interesting.....,
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I think it somewhat funny that I cannot enter this "contest" because I have not made 25 posts. Making 25 posts seems a bit strange since not all of us have the time to visit and make posts. I only make posts if I have something to add to a discussion but have refrained from some topics because I did not find anything constructive to add and for that I cannot enter. Interesting.....,
You can enter with 1 post but when it comes time for drawing (December 29th, 2010) you need to have 25 posts. That's over 20 days to post 25 times, a few suggestions would be go to the Show N' Tell forum, post your thoughts on a member created project, or goto the Introductions forum and welcome a new member. I find it hard to believe people are short on things to say
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