Each month since May 2008, we have had a contest here in the FOG.
I've really tried to build variety in these contests, both in theme and sponsorship. I've tried to make these contests a way to inspire people to create projects and jigs they are proud of, and to post them here, making the forum a better place. Although it has not always been perfect, I believe it has remained true to its purpose and has worked well!
It's a lot of work behind the scenes putting these contests together and organizing all the communication needed to make them run smoothly. For the past 10 months, I've received a lot of comments and suggestions from members about these contests.
It's difficult to follow members' comments and at the same time have a contest in mid-stream. So I thought it would be a good idea to take a breather for one month. Let's discuss what these contests are all about and try to improve on the concept. Then let's come back in April for a new contest.
You can either comment here, or you can make a new post in the discussion called About the Tool Contests
In the meantime, I will continue to work with sponsors for future contests.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed projects, to all those who have helped make the contests a success, and especially to our very generous sponsors!
Don't forget to check out the Complete List of Contest Winners & Sponsors
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