How about another Challenge?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flipgun, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    I know that a lot of us are concentrating on the Xmas trade and personal projects, but I find that a side project often relaxes me for the more important stuff. We have had a "Dollar Store and Thrift Store Challenge that went very well. So, I was thinking about a "Flooring Sample Challenge".
    Home Depot/Lowe's (and the local equivalent) has flooring samples the cost from 0-98 cents. They usually range from 9X9.5 cm to 12X10 cm of usable wood. (NO larger!) You may laminate as many pieces as you like for thickness but not for width or height. Downsize your favorite board cut and finish out as a full scale shooter. You must post a picture of the finished shooter with an AA battery for scale. The only prize will be bragging rights. (Yes Dolo, I know.) :p You will have until 7:45 PM central time USA the 22nd(DECEMBER) to post a picture. Community Poll will be open until the 29th to decide the winner.
     

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  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    I have three nice oak flooring samples waiting to be used... Lets hope school gives me enough free time to do something with them :)
     

  3. TheNewSlingshotGuy

    TheNewSlingshotGuy AKA- "The Raccoon"

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    If I could get flooring samples and the tools to cut them, I would do it. But believe it or not, there is no such thing as wood flooring in Israel. Nobody has a wood floor here. Everything is stone. :(
     
  4. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    Nice idea, i got to find out where i can get those in the netherlands


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  5. wellmade2040

    wellmade2040 New Member

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    Sounds like a lot of fun, I'll try it out.
     
  6. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Read Flipgun's post carefully. He never said the flooring samples had to be wood...
     
  7. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Got a lot going on Flipgun. Did you mean November 22 or December 22? November 22 will never happen for me but December 22 will.
     
  8. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    +1 to Dan's comment - I don't think I can fit this in this month - next month, maybe. I really like the idea though.
     
  9. Gniaffron

    Gniaffron Junior Member

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    November will be tough for me as well (in addition to the fact that there are no flooring samples around here...)
     
  10. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    Just ordered 3 samples, my dad can get me some more samples, i am using free samples only, so this means that a good challenge does not have to cost any mony, it was even free delivery within 3 days, so that will be fine, i am starting ASAP


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  11. GunGuy

    GunGuy Active Member

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    I might be able to try this one I just happen too have a couple of these samples from a recent trade.
     
  12. TheNewSlingshotGuy

    TheNewSlingshotGuy AKA- "The Raccoon"

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    I think if they had wooden floor samples and I REEEEEEEEEALY wanted to, I could manage with my Leatherman's wood saw and file to bring it to shape. I don't know what I would do with stone. :)
     
  13. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    Just search the internet for free flooring samples, i ordered 3 free samples with free delivery


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  14. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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  15. Piet

    Piet Member

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    lucas414, do you have a link?
     
  16. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    Sure i got that link for ya, all free, loved it. http://www.handyfloor.nl/vloeren-1.html just click gratis staal, it will immediatly place it in your shopping cart, checkout, no billing info required


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  17. seppman

    seppman Folding-Ladder Expert

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    Good idea, but I have not enough time, sorry. Working on the christmas and another personal trade at the moment, have lots of fixed dates in the coming few weeks and I want to should again and not just build. :)

    Count me in next time!
     
  18. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    Also ordered a free bamboo sample, making my free sample total 4, giving me some choise when laminating it


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  19. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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    Oh and for piet, the bamboo sample came from natuurlijkebamboe.nl


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  20. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

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