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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:17 am 
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Ok I have listened and thought about this alot . I have compiled a List of the Challenge rules that should be followed to the best of ones ability . AGAIN as I have stated before , Honesty and creativity and FUN prevail. There are No Challenge Police , so we police ourselves . Decisions are to be made on your build with the above spirit in mind. If you have a question , refer to the Spirit of the Challenge . ( see above )

( 1 ) Any stringed instrument you wish to build .
( 2 ) $150.00 Maximum cost , or comperable cost to the land in which you reside " see Spirit of Challenge comment ". To include Wood , Hardware , and Finish IE : Laq , tru-oil , etc:
DO NOT count tools , Molds , glue , tape , sandpaper , cases etc:
Materials on hand should be given an honest value . See Spirit of challenge comment .
( 3 ) Woods must be Indigenous to your region " within reason " See spirit of challenge comment .
( 4 ) No CITES 1 & 2 Materials
( 5 ) Must be Participating OLF member and throw your hat in the ring prior to end of Jan 2012
( 6 ) Finished for judging by end Of may 2012 , allows for 1 month of judging to take place in june .
( 7 ) Pics and utube sound clip for judging .
( 8 ) Judging will be done by OLF public vote and the one with most votes at the end of June wins
( 9 ) This is about FUN and CREATIVITY , so lets not get bogged down in petty stuff . Police yourselves and
Keep in mind the SPIRIT of the Challenge .

START BUILDING AS OF JAN 1ST 2012 , AS OF THE LAND IN WHICH YOU RESIDE

There will be a $100.00 prize of Bandsaw blades Provided by Wudwerkr at the end , an additional $25.00 if a " Lurker / Newbie Wins

NOTE! Build threads are fine if you wish to do so , not a requirement

PLEASE do not bombard me with lists of questions , I promise they will be ignored !
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:24 am 
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If Lance Ok's a New Subheading for this venture we will move it , Other wise it will remain here . If you wish to Document your build , do so here or at challenge subheading . And include " Challenge" in thread title .

PLEASE Have Fun and enjoy !

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Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:25 am 
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rule #4?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:01 am 
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the spelling was a bit different... "CITIES"
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:47 am 
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Sorry about that . I have corrected it .

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:24 pm 
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thanks for the clarification.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:38 am 
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So is a build thread required?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:38 am 
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I thought that rules 1 and 2 were "You don't talk about the build challenge"

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:52 am 
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No build thread required , but since its more for fun than anything , if a person wants to its fine .

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:33 pm 
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I have to agree with Filippo. I'm not in this competition but I do enjoy the build threads immensely!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:31 pm 
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( 5 ) Must be Participating OLF member and throw your hat in the ring prior to end of Jan 2012

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an additional $25.00 if a " Lurker / Newbie Wins

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:01 pm 
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If someone comes out of the " Lurkers , joins , and wins " IE : A newbie

Was perfectly reasonable in my head , Cant you read my mind ? laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Can we use materials that are locally available, or actually indigenous to our area? For instance, I get my WRC and mahogany at Menards. Can I use it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
I thought that rules 1 and 2 were "You don't talk about the build challenge"


Is that what b stands for? laughing6-hehe


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Phillip Patton wrote:
Can we use materials that are locally available, or actually indigenous to our area? For instance, I get my WRC and mahogany at Menards. Can I use it?



well the idea is indigenous to your area region IE usa if you live in usa so is it american mahogany ? ;)

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:59 am 
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WudWerkr wrote:
Phillip Patton wrote:
Can we use materials that are locally available, or actually indigenous to our area? For instance, I get my WRC and mahogany at Menards. Can I use it?



well the idea is indigenous to your area region IE usa if you live in usa so is it american mahogany ? ;)


Not as far as I know. I wonder if catalpa would work instead...

How about western red cedar? It doesn't grow in Indiana, but it is American.

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Phillip Patton wrote:
WudWerkr wrote:
Phillip Patton wrote:
Can we use materials that are locally available, or actually indigenous to our area? For instance, I get my WRC and mahogany at Menards. Can I use it?



well the idea is indigenous to your area region IE usa if you live in usa so is it american mahogany ? ;)


Not as far as I know. I wonder if catalpa would work instead...


Research Time !! laughing6-hehe Its not a Challenge , with out some challenge !

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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I'll throw my hat in, in the vain hope that I'll have moved house and settled in quickly enough to actually get any building done before may :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:35 am 
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Welcome to the fray ! Look forward to seeing your efforts . Thats ( 38 ) builders now

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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After much back and forth, I'm in. Don't know if I'll have time to finish but would like to give it a shot. I'm thinking a 12-fret 000 with walnut back/sides and spruce top. I need a beater guitar to keep around the shop and this could be it. All the other guitars I get in the shop to play don't stay cause they belong to other people ;)

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bliss Welcome to the circus. [:Y:] thats 39 in the challenge [clap]

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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