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    New Contest - Any ideas?

    We need a new contest so I can give something away.
    Any ideas?
    This cold weather makes my brain stop working.
    So I am counting on all of you to come up with some sort of brilliant idea for the next contest/give away of something.
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    What if I finished a natural shape burl slab to be used as a cheese board, trivet, serving platter?
    or.....should I just stick with handle material as a prize?

    I have a rock I found in the river. It is light colored with dark lines that make a peace sign.
    Might be a magic rock?
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    I was thinking it might be cool, to use small pieces of burl slab ( like you suggest for cheese board) to mount natural stones on.
    Huw
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    Cheese board would be cool. Perhaps a pic of your wood used in preparing a big meal, best action shot, or maybe best scantly clad model using your wood? Hehehe

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    Can opener/ corkscrew with a nice burl handle would be nice.

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    I say stick to handle or maybe even saya material for the prize.
    As for the contest: How about what was your biggest flop either food or knife-related.
    I find that I always learn more from my failures than my successes.
    "With great knives comes great responsibility."
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    How about a story or anecdote about finding culinary inspiration in an unlikely/unusual place or source?

    For a prize, how about sets of saya pins using a variety of woods and other materials?
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    For the comp, how about a "What do you see in the burl?" like those cards where you say what first pops into you head, but with a series of burl scales. We have the brain doctor/ or wood doctor, examine the results, the closest to clinically burl insane wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillC View Post
    For the comp, how about a "What do you see in the burl?" like those cards where you say what first pops into you head, but with a series of burl scales. We have the brain doctor/ or wood doctor, examine the results, the closest to clinically burl insane wins
    What if the brain doctor is the most insane one?

    Stefan

    P.S. Of course, this here is the real brain specialist:


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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    What if the brain doctor is the most insane one?

    Stefan

    P.S. Of course, this here is the real brain specialist:
    Like this?!
    -"we're gonna make gluten free lasagna"

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