Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanks and Giving

Two benevolent woodworkers recently sent me some fancy wood to play with. Thanks guys!

One woodworker is Ethan Sincox and the other wishes to remain anonymous.

The woods include spalted walnut, pearwood, satinwood (which smells exactly like coconut oil and pineapple—according to Ethan—and indeed it does!), rosewood, and bog oak.

One kindness begets another, so I'm giving away a table saw book, written by Paul Anthony, which was given to those of us who attended the Fine Woodworking Finishing Showdown.

Anyone can enter to win this book, even if you are from Siberia, Tasmania, or Nepal. Don't let your location stop you. If you win, I will gladly mail it to you.

To enter the drawing, just write your name in the comments section. 48 hours from the time this is posted, I'll ask my partner to pick a random number from the total number of entries. The corresponding number in the list of entrants wins the book.

I'm not having any more question-related giveaways—you guys are too clever!

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I printed off 49 individual numbers and my partner pulled one out of a bowl. And the winner is
Number 5: Justin Tyson!!

Justin, please email me your name and address and I'll mail the book to you asap: goodwoodworkshop@comcast.net

50 comments:

Greg Jones said...

Wow, a wood that smells like a pina colada! I may need to check that out.

Greg Jones

Vic Hubbard said...

I'll have to watch myself if I ever get any satinwood. It might end up in a blender.

Vic Hubbard

Mr Bill said...

Are we going to see the finished stone box? My better half brings back wood from her mission trips to S. America (I have enough key chains and t-shirts)I have to be careful though when turning these as one put me outside for 20 min. trying to catch my breath and the other well let's just say a cow patty would be a fragrant change.

Bill Dalton

David said...

Enjoy the blog.

David Benton

Justin said...

Alright, finally a giveaway that I actually have a chance at winning! You do great work, Kari. Thanks!

Justin Tyson

Bill Stankus said...

The answer is:
Apply one coat of satin varnish and when that dries applied two additional coats of clear varnish.

Ah, or that was the question.

Bill Stankus

Olfrt said...

Love the blog it gives hope and inspiration to us newbie woodworkers; and thanks for the chance to win the book.
Will Atwood

Clayton Hammond said...

Great blog. Thanks a bunch and Happy Thanksgiving!

LaughingJack said...

Actually Just found you yesterday, I'm thinking of making my own hand planes. I saw a semi how-to in here and I like the carving sections too!

Stuart Williams

Dave Charron said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Dave

JL Young said...

I always enjoy your fresh outlook on things Kari and have really enjoyed the blog posts on carving planes and stone boxes. Keep up the great work.

Chris said...

love the column.

Michael Beaudoin said...

So, Ethan didn't give you any of his Kauri wood? :-)

Michael

Joe Cottonwood said...

Hi Kari!

Woodbloke said...

Kari - some nice timbers there...enjoy - Rob

Nephita said...

So kind of you!


Julio Almeida / Brazil

Anonymous said...

Pretty neat. Thanks for passing it along.

David

Torch02 said...

Who doesn't love a contest?!?

Steve Taylor

Pete said...

I'm in, Kari- I'm really digging your oil stone holder carving, btw. Thanks!

Pete Owen

Scott MacLEOD said...

Please consider me entered. Thanks for this

Scott MacLEOD

David Stovell said...

Hi from England,

I need some winter reading.

Gwyrlim said...

Hej from Sweden.
/Markus

Ethan said...

Michael is right, Kari. I totally forgot about my small stash of 50,000 year old Kauri wood! I'll include some in our next exchange.

(Michael is the layout editor of the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild newsletter, Kari, so he gets all the credit for making the newsletter look as good as it does.)

I should mention the satin wood is the real thing from the West Indies and not yellowheart, which many people refer to as satinwood today. They are very distinct and different species. You can plane and scratch yellowheart to your hearts content but it will never smell like coconut and pineapple...

aranman said...

I always enjoy your blog, fun, informative and always interesting. Happy to enter the contest also, won't cost too much to send book to Ireland!

Greg said...

I want to enter. Greg Vaughn

Jeremiah said...

Jeremiah Rodriguez

Tom said...

My Name is, My Name is, My Name is..... er, Tom.

chet said...

I'm Chet in Columbia, SC. Would love to be the chosen one.

Jeff Branch said...

Um, Jeff Branch.

Anonymous said...

Oooo OOoooooo OOOooooooo Pick me !! Pick Me !!!

Dave B

Joseph Pritchard said...

Happy and Thanksgiving to you and yours Kari! Love the blog.

Joseph

-Michael said...

Love your blog, great work both in the shop and one the keyboard. Thanks!

Mike Epsky

Kieran said...

Thanks for the generous book offer.
Kieran Kammerer

JERM said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring.

Jeromy

Anonymous said...

I'm here (from Italy)
Paolo

Anonymous said...

John Borgwardt

ART said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
GREAT WORK KARI,THANKS.....AG

Bob Simmons said...

Keep up the great work! Happy Thanksgiving from Las Vegas, NV.

Ray said...

Kari
You continue to amaze. The Carved Stone Holder is a gem. Thanks.
Ray

kdwmson said...

The tablesaw book looks like a good one

Circa Bellum said...

Greg in Little Rock

EMBO said...

You know how to draw your loyal readers out of the woodwork - ha ha!

John Scott said...

Count me in! Thanks!

Dick said...

Kari,
I always enjoy your blog and your demonstration of tools and techniques.

Please enter my name in the book drawing.

Mathieu said...

Hey,
Thank you so much..
It is my first thanksgiving ever, because I juwt recently moved to the US.
Good vibes and love for everyone.

Mathieu Peeters

montel said...

If no matters where we are, hello from Brazil, i want enter too.

Mauricio MOntel

Anuttama said...

Hello from Eatonville Washington

William Budd

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the blog (and, being selfish, wish you'd write daily... although that would not be practical... after all, when would you have time to play with your new wood)

Clearly this is a contest that makes maximum use of my talents. Please enter me.

Ron

Steven said...

Steve Marcotte

Eric Rusch said...

Thanks Kari