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Box 309

I really hope you spend more than a few minutes browsing the gallery of marvelous projects below. The 99 lidded boxes you’ll see are the entries in our latest woodworking contest, and we’d sure like your help picking the best ones. No doubt, it might be overwhelming. 99 boxes is a lot of boxes. We
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For months, 100 woodworkers from all over Arizona immersed themselves in building custom hand-crafted decorative boxes for entry into our woodworking contest. The only constraints to the project were that it must have a lid, and it must be no larger than 16″.  From there, the entrants enjoyed the wide open space of creative freedom to carve, turn,
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FREE Entry Project Theme: Lidded Box Project Deadline: March 14, 2015 Reception/Awards Night: March 21, 2015, 5:00 pm You’ll Get $50: Every completed project receives a $50 store credit Prizes: Win a Tormek T-4 Wet Sharpener ($429 value) or other woodworking tool packages valued up to $300 For this contest, build a small decorative box, no
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For five months, nearly 100 woodworkers have been working on custom hand-made wood stools to submit to our woodworking contest. It came due on November 8, and in the end 38 pulled through. On Friday November 14, we held reception and awards ceremony at Practical Art in downtown Phoenix. The folks who came got to see
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UPDATE: We Have a Winner Congratulations to John Beck, creator of Stool 101! He’s won this “round” of voting in the stool contest. Tonight we’ll have a separate vote during the reception which will decide the winners of the tool packages and other prizes. Come to Practical Art at 7:00 pm (late is okay, come
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If you’re into building custom furniture out of wood, you’ll want to enter our contest. It’s free to enter, and there’s no catch. In our little company, we’re just as fascinated with the craft of woodworking as you are, so twice a year we put together this contest just for the fun of it. I
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FREE Entry Project Theme: Sitting Stool Project Deadline: November 8, 2014 You’ll Get $50: Every completed project receives a $50 store credit Prizes: Win $500, $300, $100 worth of woodworking tools plus numerous other prizes The sitting stool is one of the earliest forms of furniture – so if you want to explore the rudiments (and fun)
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Entry 43 by John Anderson

***We’re turning the voting to you, our website visitors, to choose a “People’s Choice” winner in our table making contest. Check out the entries below.*** In our latest woodworking contest, there were 74 entries. The constraints on the showdown were simple: build an occasional table no larger than 32″ in length width or height of
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2ND Place Winner -- Barry Richardson designed his own Asian-inspired table

Practical Art is a local art gallery in Phoenix that displays and sells work by Arizona artists. Starting on March 14th the gallery is exhibiting 12 of the fine handcrafted tables that were entered in our table contest. These 12 include the top 3 winners plus a selection of others that stood out for different
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height=”240″ width=”320″ seamless=”seamless” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”> The best way to get a grip on the furniture that woodworkers build is to get up close to the work. But because each piece ends up in a living room or home somewhere, you’ll only run into a fine piece every once in a while. We wanted to see
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If you’re into building furniture out of wood, you’ll want to enter our contest. The details about what to build, the rules, how to enter are at that page, but we thought we’d list the prize packages here on this separate page. And the prizes are downright fantastic – a JET mortiser, Kreg Jig, Tenryu
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It’s time for a woodworking contest, folks. In the past, we’ve hosted woodworking competitions in which you made decorative boxes. Usually we assembled a package of materials that you had to use and then we established a maximum size all for sake of “creative tension” — and then set you free to make amazing boxes.
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