Is this contest on line somewhere????
John, the video gives the rules of the contest and how to enter. (I haven't seen it posted any other way.)
Capt Eddie is a good guy and our turning club president. Best I can tell you is send him a message with these questions.
did you have a router thread on how to do that segmenting, i remember seeing one somewhere, very good set up
I tend to agree with your disappointment. There were pens in that top 10 that I dont think should have been there and maybe even including mine. Mine most definately wasnt top 3. JT's pen in my opinion was the best of all the ones entered. I just dont think people knew what it took to create that blank. The one that placed 5th I also liked better then mine. There was also a watch part pen that didnt even make the top 10. I know the guy who makes those also sells the blanks so maybe it wasnt his pen, just a purchased blank. Hard telling. There should have been more rules but at the same time how would one go about regulating said rules? Im sure there were people who got everyone they knew to vote since anyone could cast a vote. Maybe one of the rules should have been that you had to of entered a pen to cast a vote and you couldnt vote for your own. It was a cool idea, it just could have been better.
I think the whole thing was a cool idea. There is always going to speculation and second guesses over any competition based on skill etc.
Where do you draw the line on bought blanks ...... I think laser cut kits should not be in it. Maybe it could have been 3 categories, natural blank, cast blank, segmented blank and vote for top 3 in each category.
Hopefully if he does it again I get one of mine in there.