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Posted bySkill Level - Extremely Decent 19 days ago
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/u/derekferealtatoos won our last challenge with some fancy dovetails, now it's time for more traditional joinery with the Mortise and Tenon Challenge

Eligibility & Submission Deadline

All projects must be started on or after July 30th 2018 and completed before September 10th 2018 (6 weeks time) to be eligible for entry.

Submission entry is closed on September 10th at 11:59 PM PST

Contest Rules

  • Your entry must use mortise and tenon as the form of joinery. This can be traditional, loose, through, tusk, wedged, you name it. (Yes, dominos are allowed as they are loose tenons). Clarification below.

  • Dominos, dowels, biscuits and other point and shoot style of joinery are not allowed.

  • Other forms of mortise and tenon are accepted as entries (eg. Bridle Joints)

  • Any form of furniture is valid for entry: Boxes, chairs, workbenches, bedframes, tables, etc.

  • Project may be completed with power or hand tools as long as it meets the above criteria.

  • Primary material used must be wood

  • Any finishing method is ok.

  • Hinges or other hardware is fine to incorporate.

  • Practice joints or similar will not be accepted. Your build log can feature any number of practice joints you wish, but final entries must be an actual piece of furniture, not a single corner of furniture. (For clarification: Furniture = Boxes, Blanket Chest, Dresser, etc. Hopefully you get the idea)

Submission Details

Use whatever image hosting service you like and post the link to /r/woodworking. The key here is it needs to be apparent that you've built the entry, and you follow the photo requirements listed in the contest rules. Submissions of finished photos only will not be accepted for entry. <-- I can't emphasize this enough, you absolutely need more than 2-3 photos for a valid submission. I will no longer accept entries that have albums that go from rough stock to 90% complete in one jump.

Send me (/u/Clock_Man) a PM in the following format for project entry:

(Subject: M&T Challenge Entry)

  • Username
  • Project Title
  • Album URL

Entries not using this format will not be accepted.

Winners will be given bragging rights, the choice of our next contest, and will be immortalized for the next year in the sub sidebar (once the redesign hits we will fully revamp the sidebar).

/u/SeanMWalker has once again been gracious enough to sponsor the contest with a SimpleCove Card scraper. If you want to be eligible, simply use to host your album. If you don't care, use whatever you want.


Walnut and Curly Maple End Table

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