The "Local Materials" Challenge

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Re: The "Local Materials" Challenge

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Phil, if you look in the sub-forum you will see threads about several builds chronicalling their progress/

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OK I wonder where they where hiding. thanks

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Re: The "Local Materials" Challenge

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Hi Phil,
Here's a direct link: http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=27

If you're at the "Board index" (top level), you should see the subforum "The Local Materials Challenge (now open)" listed under the "Challenges" forum. If you're in the "Challenges" forum, you should see a framed box towards the top (above the Announcements) with the text "The Local Materials Challenge (now open)" and "Here is where you put your entries". Hope that helps.

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Been away awhile but I thought there were individual threads for each build, but now I can't find them.
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Hi Andrew- see the post right before yours for where to find them.

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Well I must be digitally challenged. I can't find the individual threads except by using you link above( viewforum.php?f=27 ) :?:
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Well, subforums don't exactly jump out at you. In the picture below, you would click on the text "The Local Materials Challenge (now open)".
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Of course as soon as I post I found out how, but thanks for answering :roll:
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Charlie, to clarify, "midnight (server time) Sunday, May 20th" - is that the midnight at the start of or at the end of Sunday? ie if one were to go to bed promptly at that time, and slept for 8 hours, would you be waking up on Sunday or Monday.

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I meant midnight as in the end of Sunday. You'd wake up on Monday.

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Great, thanks :D

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What timezone is the server in, anyhow? Eastern Daylight Time?

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US Central Time
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Geeze I own a sawmill and have wood out the ying yang :roll: is wild black cherry and walnut good for a solid body bass?
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Yes, it's good stuff to use.
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Charlie Schultz wrote:At the end of the challenge, all those who *completed* their instrument, plus staff, will vote on their three favorite instruments, and judging criteria will be left entirely up to you.
I saw the headline "Voting begins", but I can't find where/how to vote.

Also, it might be sensible to modify the approach above, as I think there were only three finishers! Presumably we shouldn't vote for ourselves.

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Ok, sorry for the delay. Congratulations to all who participated, even if they did not complete their instruments in time.

There were 5 completed instruments and we'll go with the previously stated rules. So for those who completed their instruments (and staff), please send me a PM with with your choices for your top 3 instruments. David and Pat, since you both completed two instruments, you may vote twice!
Here are the choices:
- David Frasetto's lap steel ($60.19) http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=613
- David Frasetto's Gottan ($19.02) http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=702
- Chris Reed's Yew Uke ($33.94) http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=654
- Pat DeGreve's OM ($96.23) http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=622
- Pat DeGreve's LP Jr. ($94.10) http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=623

And yes, you can use one of your votes for your own instrument.

I also set up a poll for the general membership for a "member's choice" award, see http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=825

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