Category: Project of the month

Project of the month: June 2017

Project of the month: June 2017

This is the second post of our monthly series “Project of the Month”.

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

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So for June 2017, here are the three candidates.

  1.  crazytimber: Plumwood
  2. joris.kronenberg: Dose
  3. hobbymaschine: Schale

Cast your vote

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (June 2017)
  • crazytimber: Plumwood 52%, 11 votes
    11 votes 52%
    11 votes - 52% of all votes
  • hobbymaschine: Selbst gedrechselte Schale 29%, 6 votes
    6 votes 29%
    6 votes - 29% of all votes
  • joris.kronenberg: Dose 19%, 4 votes
    4 votes 19%
    4 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 21
20.06.2017 - 30.06.2017
Voting is closed
Winner of the Project of the month: May 2017

Winner of the Project of the month: May 2017

It was a close call between the three candidates for the Project of the Month May 2017. But in the end, Günter from AoK made the race with his small jewellery box.

Background story by AoK

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German, further down in English.

Schmuckkästchen von AoK

Dieses kleine Schmuckkästchen habe ich für die Challenge Tree 2017 vom Dominic Bender [also an EWC member] gebaut. Er veranstaltet diese Challenge jedes Jahr und für mich hat sie fast schon Kultstatus.

Ich habe die Box aus einem Stück Birkenast gebaut. Birke eignet sich hervorragende für solche arbeiten, weil das Holz eine schöne Maserung und die Rinde eine tolle Farbe hat.

Ich mag es besonders etwas mit der Bandsäge zu bauen, weil ich dann keinen großen Bauplan brauche und einfach loslege. Alles ergibt sich dann irgendwie von selbst. Ich kann viel improvisieren und freihand aufzeichnen und ausschneiden. Dann werden die Teile zusammengeleimt und noch ein paar Eyecatcher angeschraubt und das war’s dann auch schon.

Die Bandsäge ist mein absolutes Lieblingswerkzeug, einigermaßen genau und unkompliziert.
Ich hoffe das die Box Euch genauso gut gefällt wie mir. Wie ich das Teil gebaut habe sieht man ganz genau in meinem Video.

Vielen dank für das Intresse. Ich freu mich schon auf die anderen Projekte die hier vorgestellt werden und wünsche dem EWC alles gute für die Zukunft.

Liebe Grüße
Günter (AoK)

English version of AoK’s story

I built this small jewellery box for Dominic Bender’s  [also an EWC member] “Challenge Tree”. He does this challenge every year and for it already has cult status.

I made the box out of a birch branch. Birch is excellent for such projects because the wood has a nice grain and the bark has a beautiful colour.

I especially like to build projects with my bandsaw because I don’t need much planning, I just start into the project and see what happens. I improvise a lot and sketch saw lines freehand to cut out. Then I glue the parts up, add some eye candy here and there and that’s that.

The bandsaw is by far my favourite tool: quite accurate and simple to use. I hope you like the box as much as I do. The video show quite well how I made it.

Many thanks for your interest. I’m looking forward to the other projects that will be featured in this series and I wish all EWC members all the best!

Best wishes,
Yours, AoK

Have a look on Günter’s Page in the Members Area 

Project of the month: May 2017

Project of the month: May 2017

With this post we’re starting another series: At the beginning of each month we’re going to give you three projects made by community members to vote on. The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.


So for May 2017, here are the three candidates.

  1. AoK: Kleines Schmuckkästchen
  2. schaefer.klaus: Kleine Holztruhe
  3. special_works: Teebox

Cast your vote

Which of the following projects do you want to vote for Project of the Month (May 2017)
  • AoK: Kleines Schmuckkästchen 36%, 19 votes
    19 votes 36%
    19 votes - 36% of all votes
  • special_works: Teebox 32%, 17 votes
    17 votes 32%
    17 votes - 32% of all votes
  • schaefer.klaus: Kleine Holztruhe 32%, 17 votes
    17 votes 32%
    17 votes - 32% of all votes
Total Votes: 53
28.05.2017 - 03.06.2017
Voting is closed