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    • December 10, 2019 12:04 AM EST
    • Im in this year...Looking forward to it....

       

       

    • December 9, 2019 3:55 PM EST
    • Plans? I don't need no stinking plans.

       

      That used to aggravate my computer science teacher.... In his world, everything needed a flowchart (plan).

    • December 9, 2019 12:59 PM EST
    • John Passaro said:
      John Caughey said:

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      Give up now!

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        My plans are better than your plans. The problem with my plans is that I accidentally put them through the washer and dryer...now my plans are hundreds of little dry spitballs.

       

       

      Ah Grasshoppah,

      That's the trouble with cleaning off yer work bench!

    • December 9, 2019 10:03 AM EST
    • John Caughey said:

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      Give up now!

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        My plans are better than your plans. The problem with my plans is that I accidentally put them through the washer and dryer...now my plans are hundreds of little dry spitballs.

       

       

    • December 9, 2019 1:32 AM EST
    • It's all in the Plans man, the Plans. Why I have the best plans since sliced bread and if you don't have plans as good as mine, why you can't even consider yourself worthy of this contest! I bought up all the plans similar to mine and burned them !!!!!

      Give up now!

      My Plans are so good they are a contest of their own.

      What are you thinking?

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      A little story why we joke about crayons and napkins or a stick in the dirt.

      I'm chemo-fuzzy on the facts.

    • December 8, 2019 10:17 PM EST
    • A successful MIK build always had a photo of a washer and dryer, a huge paint brush, and some whimsical commentary about how he found the parts. I miss his energy.

    • December 8, 2019 4:47 PM EST
    • FYI:  For those that may be new to LSC, and those that don't remember;     Mik, founder of the Challenges,  Due to available space and access,  he used the top of the washer and dryer extensively to build his home grown projects.

       

      So building on top of W&D really is a tribute to our build Challenge founder...  

       

      Never take yourself to seriously......

    • December 8, 2019 6:36 AM EST
    • (And by the way, anybody who works on top of a washer or dryer is nuts!)

      Hey! You don't have to tell everyone that I am nuts.

    • December 7, 2019 1:26 PM EST
    • Rooster ' said:

      The washer and dryer are keys to a great build in the challenge !

       

         Did that dime in your tumbler come out heads or tails??? Looks like heads, no wait, it's tails, no wait... (And by the way, anybody who works on top of a washer or dryer is nuts!)

       

        

       

       

       

    • December 6, 2019 8:16 PM EST
    • The washer and dryer are keys to a great build in the challenge !

    • December 6, 2019 8:14 PM EST
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      My voting results from last year

    • December 3, 2019 9:31 PM EST
    • Gosh, I think I may have won one of these competitions several years ago, when Mik was still living.  Think my entry was my Brandywine & Gondor RR train protection vehicle, which the train crews affectionately referred to as a "Balrog catcher."  The car resembles a larger vehicle produced by Union forces during the Civil War.  It mounted a naval sized rifled canon on a seven-axle flat car with a sloping armor-plated front shield.  My car has a smaller canon, four axles, and the body can be rotated 180 degrees atop the chassis to face the car for the return trip at a branch line terminal.

       

      I think Mik gave me a very nicely detailed dragon (may have been an ash tray - the actual glass ash tray was not included) for my prize.

       

      Best, David Meashey

       

      P.S. Probably should mention that I no longer smoke (ex-pipe smoker), so no need for any ash trays.

    • December 3, 2019 4:10 PM EST
    • I sit and rock and sketch on my walls.

    • December 3, 2019 2:50 PM EST
    • Lou, since we don't know what the challenge subject is, what would you sketch?

    • December 2, 2019 8:39 PM EST
    • Git out the crayons and napkins!

       

      Is it cheating to start sketching now? I'll forget my idea in 30 days. Heck, I'll forget it next week.

       

      Why was I going to get a napkin?

    • December 2, 2019 6:59 PM EST
    • This is gonna be interesting. At the same time I am doing the LSC build challenge i will also be participating in another swap on Lumberjocks. But I am in for MIK.

    • December 2, 2019 9:10 AM EST
    • Heart of Dixie is ready ......... I think ......... well, maybe I’m ready ...... ahh, heck, I got a lot of work to do to get ready. But you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be ready come January 1, 2020 

    • December 2, 2019 12:18 AM EST
    • Hawai'i stands ready!

    • December 2, 2019 12:14 AM EST
    • 30 day countdown starts today.

       

      Mik's Build Challenge 2020

       

      Jan 1st, 2020

    • November 23, 2019 2:10 PM EST
    • John Passaro said:

         Geez, a drummer who can sing too! I never seen such a thing before, unless maybe you count Ringo.

       

      Some of the best music, IMHO, from the late sixties and early seventies was by "The Band". One of the lead singers, Levon Helm, also was the drummer. He sang "The night they drove old Dixie down". In the song, he mentions that he served on the Danville train 'Till Stoneman's cavalry came And tore up the tracks again.

      Mixing a little music with trains.

       

      Adam