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Scraptacular Contest Winners Announced

comments (6) March 22nd, 2010 in blogs

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View the winners of our latest gallery contest. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

View the winners of our latest gallery contest.

The nearly 100 submissions to our Scraptacular gallery contest served as proof-positive that workshop scraps are dripping with potential when put in the hands of a capable craftsman. Your entries ran the gamut from examples of useful storage, to lyrical instruments and purely artistic expressions.

Congratulations to you all, and especially to our three winners. If you didn't take home a prize this time, fret not, we've got plenty more challenges in the works!

First Place - Eye Candy

Member, Argyllshire's small box, dubbed "Eye Candy" made use of some of the smallest scraps imaginable--many with beautiful inlay that reminded the craftsman of multi-colored licorice candies.

The interior of the box is just as beautiful as the exterior, with a lush red bottom and one small piece of wooden candy topping it all off.

Second Place - Dulcimer

Member, larrysak3's dulcimer was produced using cedar strips left over from a canoe project. Combined with walnut scraps he obtained from a friend, Larry's piece does double-duty as both an instrument and a piece of art. 

 A third species, this time cherry, was sandwiched between strips of walnut for the peg head.

Third Place - Home is Where the Hearth Is

The inspiration for this gallery challenge, woodworker Hank Gilpin's scrap wood "knickknacks," served as the spark for member, Triumph1's catch-all (read "car keys") bowl titled "Home is Where the Hearth Is." The piece is carved from a 2" thick slab of birch log and is finished with legs of bubinga. 
 One can't truly appreciate the organic nature of the craftsman's carving and shaping until flipping the piece over. The birch log takes on the look of rippling water that flows seamlessly into the bubinga legs.




posted in: blogs, box, bowl, dulcimer, scrap wood projects, scraptacular

Comments (6)

Argyllshire Argyllshire writes: I was surprised that I actually won, there were so many great entries to choose from.Thanks to everyone who participated. I also want to thank FWW for holding this event and for the DVD set I won.
Thanks again!
Posted: 9:28 am on March 26th

Dick_Forbes Dick_Forbes writes: Good to see FWW.Signed up tonight.
As an old guy, I have issues number 1 through 2xx.
The first skinny issue was not in color. When FWW was finally printed it color, what beauty you could see in the woods.
Amazing projects I had a nephew that put me onto FWW. He built a barn,apartment from scratch using the joinery often shown in FWW.
Posted: 3:12 am on March 25th

mmh757 mmh757 writes: Congratulations winners! There were some really neat projects submitted for this contest. It's fun to see what people can do with just a few "scraps"!
Posted: 12:17 pm on March 24th

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: Hi Tom, we'd be happy to fill you in.

Over 1,000 site users voted in the poll and here are the percentages:

Eye Candy: 21%
Dulcimer: 16%
Home is Where the Hearth Is: 14%

Also, keep in mind that to keep folks from voting multiple times for there own piece and in the interest of fairness, we limit voting by IP address, username, etc, etc.

Posted: 5:08 pm on March 23rd

tom8021 tom8021 writes: I am curious as to how the voting went. Any chance you will post the vote totals?
Posted: 12:56 pm on March 23rd

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Thank you FWW for holding this challange. It was an honor to place in it. A big thank you goes out to everybody that voted. Thanks!
Posted: 7:13 am on March 23rd

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