The Sawdust Chronicles would like to thank all 46 contestants for joining us in discovering that this contest was aptly named ‘Challenge’. This was such a challenge that only 14 contestants were able to complete the project in 30 days. Another 2 contestants were far enough along in their projects, that we included them in the judging process.
We received so many emails and comments on the contest’s webpages, explaining how difficult the project has been for some people, but not due to the project itself, but due to the external influences. Prior personal responsibilities, job layoffs, family medical emergencies, and financial distress are among only a few of the reasons people dropped out of the contest.
Truthfully, we sympathize with all of those that weren’t able to complete the Challenge for any reason. While at the same time, we’d like to congratulate all of the contestants that finished.
The next episode of The Sawdust Chronicles will be a video podcast displaying and discussing each project that was sent in – completed or not. We also reveal the winners of the contest in the podcast, but you can also see below who won and which prizes they’ve claimed.
Winning Beginner Woodworkers
Waid Hundley – Woodcraft Magazine’s Joe Hurst Personally Sharpened and Tuned Block Plane
David Benton – Rockler Pack Rack
Michael Beauvais – Kreg Tool K4
Winning Amateur Woodworker
Shannon Rogers – General Finishes $100 Gift Package
See all of the submitted projects here. Password is buildchallenge