/u/derekferealtatoos won our last challenge with some fancy dovetails, now it's time for more traditional joinery with the Mortise and Tenon Challenge
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
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)
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)
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 SimpleCove.com to host your album. If you don't care, use whatever you want.
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While we're between contests right now, I present to you our first annual:
It's really easy, below in the comments post whatever jig you've made that you're most proud of. This can be anything from a sphere making jig for the lathe to your miter shooting board. Remember, this isn't a "Here's a cool jig So-and-so made" post. Those comments will get nuked. Now on the other hand, if you made a jig demonstrated by someone else, that's totally fair game. If 20 people made screw advance box joint jigs, then cool, we'll see who made the coolest looking one. But remember it's not a contest, so even if your jig makes me crap myself in utter amazement, you don't win anything.
To keep things tidy, post your top level comments (entries) in this format:
Description of what your jig is/how it functions/why you love it so much.
Any comments or conversations you have about any jig feel free to post them as replies underneath each top level jig post. Any top level post that isn't in the above format will be deleted. Have at it, show off how creative you are, and maybe, just maybe, we can all get a bright idea for a new jig in each of our shops.
(I know I'm going to get questions, but for all intents and purposes, a jig in this case is: an object or setup that allows you to complete a specific task. Eg: Box joint jig, miter jig, saw guide, miter box, kumiko jig, etc.)
We're currently driving a Mazda 5 as our family car (2 Adults 3 kids). It works for almost everything but lacks when it comes to cargo space. We had to buy a big Yakima roof pod for when we make our annual 800 mile trip to family, but even with that space the cargo room is tight.
With another child coming our way in December we'd like a bigger van. As I see it the best options on the market are the Odyssey, Sienna, Pacifica, and Sedona. Is there anything that sets one apart from the other? I do a lot of woodworking and would be hauling stick and sheetgoods every month or two so that's something to keep in mind. Your thoughts on the matter would be appreciate!
A SimpleCove T-shirt & card scraper AND a J Katz Moses magnetic dovetail guide,Dozuki saw, & Narex marking knife. All this plus a mention in the sidebar when the redesign is complete.
Feel free to congratulate him below! We also had some requests to release the runners up, so here they are:
We had a sizable gap between 1st and 2nd place (2x number of votes) but the next three were all a tight race the whole week.
Thanks to all those who took time to enter. These contests are great ways to get out of your comfort zone and try something new, I'm happy to see different people entering all the time. /u/derekferealtattoos gets to choose the next contest topic, so sound off below for some suggestions!