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Forum topic by KelleyCrafts posted 07-26-2018 09:31 PM 11219 views 4 times favorited 655 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KelleyCrafts

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07-26-2018 09:31 PM

Alright everyone its that time again to sign up for the next swap. With the mostly democratic process we have decided on Layout and Marking Tools.

A Note: This swap is in no way officially sponsored by, run by, or otherwise tied to “LumberJocks” as a company or organization, or to any of the parent or sibling holdings thereof. It is simply run by those of us who participate on LumberJocks.
In order to participate in a swap you must be a member in good standing in the lumberjocks community. The moderator can not be expected to, and will not act as a go between for banned or blocked members.

Basic Details
If you have not participated in one of our LumberJocks Shop Made Swaps before, Welcome! It’s relatively simple; each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get a name and address via e-mail after progress pictures are turned in and before the shipping deadline to where they will be mailing their entry. Postage is to be paid by the sender. The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be selected randomly. Unless there are special circumstances – like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.

Rules for this swap
- Teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post full in-progress or finished pictures until after the reveal date. Remember we want everyone to be surprised when they receive their package!
- A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date listed near the end of this post. The progress pic needs to show that you’ve put sufficient time and work into the project to be able to complete it by the ship date. I know things come up so if you don’t have a progress pic by the required date but are confident you’ll still be able to complete your item by the ship date, just e-mail me BEFORE the progress pic due date and we’ll make arrangements. Anyone who doesn’t e-mail me a progress pic or let me know why they haven’t by 11:59 pm EST on the due date will be dropped from the list of participants.

What we’re making
LumberJocks are a creative bunch and turn out impressive work! So, I feel no need to give strict guidelines for what you make for this swap. If it’s used in some way to perform some task in some aspect of layout or marking then it’s good! Use your own judgement and creativity! Your contribution should be “done” in your shop, by you. You could build something you designed from scratch, build something from someone else’s plans, modify an existing product, or even overhaul/restore something you purchased. Again, I trust you so use your best judgement. The important thing is that it’s something you put your time, effort and talents into for a fellow LumberJock!

Bonus items
Bonus Items are completely optional and are not in any way required or expected. In past swaps, some folks include an extra “goody” along with their swap items. Bonus items do not have to be related to the swap theme, or even woodworking for that matter. Nobody’s expecting anything other than swap items though, so don’t feel any obligation whatsoever to add anything extra. It’s something that has evolved in past swaps so I wanted to address it up front.

How to sign up
Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail to (lumberjockswap@gmail.com) containing ALL of the following information:

-LumberJocks Username
- Real Name
- Email address
- Shipping Address, including country
- Let me know if you are not willing to ship internationally (so I can make sure I pair any non-US participants accordingly)

I’ll send a confirmation e-mail and will be keeping a list of confirmed participants below that I will update periodically. If you don’t get a confirmation email and see your name on the list within a day or two of e-mailing me, shoot me another e-mail or PM so I don’t miss anybody.
Progress pictures will also be sent to the above e-mail address no later than the due date given below.

Your recipient’s name and address will be sent to you from the same e-mail address so make sure it’s not caught by your spam filter.

Important dates
In order to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make the progress picture or ship dates, please make sure to notify me immediately so that I can update my incredibly high-tech collection of Post-It Notes.

-Register for swap, please register by: August 31
- Progress picture, please send by: October 8
- Ship date, please ship by: November 5
- Reveal date: November 9 No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two before the sender posts their “formal” pics and project entry. We may reveal earlier if everyone has received their package before the reveal date.
-Closing date: November 14. Please post “reveal” photos by this date. Everyone’s anxious to post their projects and for the other participants to see what they made. If your recipient hasn’t posted reveal pics by this date, then it’s open season! Feel free to post your own pics in this thread and go ahead and post your project. (Unless there is a shipping problem – then please wait for your recipient to get it and post a few pics)

Other Stuff:
When you post your projects, use the tag “2018 Layout and Marking Tool Swap” so we can all easily find the projects in one spot.
This is a collaborative learning experience for all of us so make use of this forum thread to share knowledge and ideas as well asking questions and getting advice. These swaps are about the journey more than the destination!
After all that I want to say that I hope we all have a good time and great discussion while this swap goes on. That is truly what these swaps are about, growing as wood workers, learning new techniques and trying new things out. And also to get something cool in the mail.

Inspiration: Being awesome with accuracy.

Members Signed up:
KelleyCrafts – P
ElroyD – P
bmichs75DVM – P
EarlS – P
– P
Woodmaster1 – P
Bluenote38 – P
GrantA – P
John Smith – P
RichBolduc -P
TheFridge – P

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools


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RichBolduc

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#1 posted 07-26-2018 09:33 PM

Just watching for now until I figure out how this semester is going to be… Plus I’m in Ireland the first week if September.

Rich

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jmartel

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#2 posted 07-26-2018 09:35 PM

Count me in.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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ElroyD

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#3 posted 07-26-2018 10:13 PM

I’m in. I actually need to make some layout tools for myself, so I may as well make a batch of them.

-- Elroy

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mikeacg

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#4 posted 07-26-2018 10:56 PM

Dave,

I don’t know a lot about layout and marking tools but I figure this will make me learn!

I’m in!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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EarlS

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#5 posted 07-26-2018 11:51 PM

Dave – I assume you already signed me up. I came up with some ideas this afternoon that should be unique and functional.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 07-26-2018 11:57 PM

I was afraid the timing was going to work out like this. Ship date and super busy at work will fall at the same time.

Pondering. Maybe I can wrap up the beer swap work this weekend and get started on the next one early…. and have two rush-jobs in a row. :-/

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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BMichs75

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#7 posted 07-27-2018 12:42 AM

My * is a little puckered right now thinking about making a layout tool, but hell with it

I’M IN!!!

-- Brandon

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KelleyCrafts

3173 posts in 881 days


#8 posted 07-27-2018 01:49 AM

I have a handful of emails I’ll het to in a couple minutes and update the list. Starting off strong. SUPER long dates here so everyone can squeeze this in if you want before the holiday rush. We won’t do another until after the first of the year I’m guessing.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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KelleyCrafts

3173 posts in 881 days


#9 posted 07-27-2018 02:12 AM

It’s uodayed now. Dave, there’s like half a year to finish this up. You got this.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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HokieKen

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#10 posted 07-27-2018 03:19 AM

Put me on the list Dave. You ain’t gettin’ an email.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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KelleyCrafts

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#11 posted 07-27-2018 03:36 AM

Done

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 07-27-2018 11:31 AM

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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RichBolduc

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#13 posted 07-27-2018 11:42 AM

must….resist…the…urge…...

Seriously I’ll know more towards the end of next month. Need to see how my classes will be before I can commit.

Rich

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Woodmaster1

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#14 posted 07-27-2018 12:17 PM

I am in the closing date is my birthday.

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EarlS

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#15 posted 07-27-2018 01:56 PM

OH MY GOD THEY KILLED KENNY!!!! You bastards!!!

Someone had to do it…..

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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