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Make a tool that you can't find commercially, or couldn't afford to buy. Adapt an existing tool to fit another purpose. Invent a totally new tool. Whatever you decide to do, make a video and/or take plenty of photos of the build.

Prizes: I'm grateful to the following for donating prizes:


For U.K. Entries
Assortment Pack of 19
Jig Saw Blades

For U.K. or E.U. Entries
Joseph Marples No14

For U.K. Entries
F210CMS

For Mainland U.K. Entries
Choice of £35 of product

For UK Entries
A Japanese Saw
(as reviewed my me)

For E.U. Entries
Tenon Saw

For E.U. Entries
Panel Gauge
Worldwide
Dovetail Marking Gauge

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Donate a Prize!

If you are interested in donating a prize, please get in touch asap.

How to Enter: Post a video on YouTube, showing the build and demonstrating the tool, between 00:00 1st June 2017 and 23:59 31 July 2017 (Greenwich Mean Time). Each video should contain a link to this webpage and also the launch video, within the description. Email me the link to the video, at mail@womadeod.co.uk, also by 23:59 31 July 2017. Your entry is confirmed only when your video appears in the #TOOLMake17 playlist on my YouTube channel, so please check and contact me if it doesn't. As per last year, up to three entries per person only.

No Video Camera? Videos can be simply a combination of photographs, if you don't have access to a video camera, but you will need to upload them to YouTube. That really isn't difficult, as YouTube has a video editor feature which accepts photographs, and allows captions to be added.

Allocation of Prizes: Prizes will be allocated to videos partly on the basis of merit and views expressed in the associated comments, and partly by a random draw, giving every entry a chance.
The title of TOOLMake Champion will be conferred on the best overall entry in my opinion. 

Manufacturers: Please join in the fun! Although not eligible for a prize, I would love to include videos of commercial tools being produced. Show the care, effort, and investment that go into producing your tools. Get in touch for details.

Notes:
Entries may be submitted to James Wright's 'Hand Tool Build Off' as well, so long as they fit his challenge criteria, and visa-versa.
The competition may be cancelled at any time, or prizes altered or removed, due to circumstances outside of my control.



TOOLMake16 NOW CLOSED
Results video

Congratulations to Peter!

Make a tool that you can't find commercially, or couldn't afford to buy. Adapt an existing tool to fit another purpose. Invent a totally new tool. Whatever you decide to do, make a video and/or take plenty of photos of the build.

You can also enter your tool in Wood by Wright's Hand Tool Build Off 2016 challenge, OR enter a tool you made for Wood by Wright's challenge in #TOOLMake16 (so long as you meet the respective requirements)

In light of the proliferation of mallet making videos, although not banned, they are discouraged - unless there is something unique involved!

View the launch video here


Prizes: I'm grateful to the following companies for donating prizes:


For U.K. or E.U. Entries
Choice of Bevel Gauge, Square Card Scrapers, Curved Card Scrapers, or Classic Pipe Wrench

For U.K. or E.U. Entries
Clifton Round Burnisher

For U.K. or E.U. Entries
Type 1 Mortise Gauge

For Mainland U.K. Entries
Choice of £35 of product

For UK Entries
A Pair of SB/SRA Shoes or Baseball Boots


Worldwide
Dovetail Marking Gauge

For U.S.A. Entries
Wood River Marking Gauge



If you are interested in donating a prize, please get in touch asap.

How to Enter: Post a video on YouTube, showing the build and demonstrating the tool, between 00:00 15 May 2016 and 23:59 31 July 2016 (Greenwich Mean Time). Each video should contain a link to this webpage and also the launch video, within the description. Email me the link to the video, at mail@womadeod.co.uk, also by 23:59 31 July 2016. Your entry is confirmed only when your video appears in the #TOOLMake16 playlist on my YouTube channel, so please check and contact me if it doesn't. As per last year, up to three entries per person only.

No Video Camera? Videos can be simply a combination of photographs, if you don't have access to a video camera, but you will need to upload them to YouTube. That really isn't difficult, as YouTube has a video editor feature which accepts photographs, and allows captions to be added.

And Don't Forget - You can also enter your tool in Wood by Wright's Hand Tool Build Off 2016 challenge, OR enter a tool you made for Wood by Wright's challenge in #TOOLMake16 (so long as you meet the respective requirements) 

Allocation of Prizes: Prizes will be allocated to videos partly on the basis of merit and views expressed in the associated comments, and partly by a random draw, giving every entry a chance.
The title of TOOLMake Champion will be conferred on the best overall entry in my opinion. 

Manufacturers: Please join in the fun! Although not eligible for a prize, I would love to include videos of commercial tools being produced. Show the care, effort, and investment that go into producing your tools. Get in touch for details.

Notes:
The competition may be cancelled at any time, or prizes altered or removed, due to circumstances outside of my control.









Make something Halloween inspired, or bring back something from the dead, between 1 and 31 October 2015, and you could win one of these great prizes. NOW CLOSED
See the winners here
For E.U. Entries
African Rosewood Mortise & Marking Gauges

For E.U. Entries
Marples Mortise &
Marking Gauge and Sliding Bevel Gauge...

...plus, for EU Entries
Christmas Braces

For All Entries
3 x Classic HandFixers

For U.S. Entries
Ron Hock's sharpening book, 'The Perfect Edge'

For UK Entries
A Pair of SB/SRA Baseball Boots

For UK Entries
£150 off a purchase from Trend direct
For UK Entries
Axminster Rider Sharpening Station Kit
For US lower 48
Ebony Chamfer Plane
For US lower 48
Traditional English Woodworking
Try-Square

I shall be giving my copy of Tage Frid's 'Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking - Joinery: Tools and Techniques', to whose video I judge to be the best entry.

(If anyone else would like to donate a prize, especially from countries not already covered, please get in touch)

To Enter:
Make a Halloween inspired item or bring back something from the dead, simple or complex it doesn't matter, and video or photograph the process. Maximum of two entries per person.

All entries should be posted to YouTube, have titles starting with the exact wording 'Hallowood15', and include links to my launch video and this web page.
The video's URL should then be emailed to me, together with your name and country of residence. I will confirm, by email, your entry - if you don't hear, then you're not entered, so check your spam folder and if necessary try again.

(Photo entries: Processing photo entries takes up too much of my time, so if you are entering with photographs, then you must publish them on YouTube. This is very straight forward with YouTube's own video editor)

The Draws:
The draws will be made in a random order, except for the Trend draw, which will be last. All eligible entries will be included, however, once drawn as a winner, that entry will no longer be eligible for the remaining draws - No one entry will win more than one prize.
The Trend prize will be drawn by Trend, from all UK entries still eligible at the end of the other draws. 
If you wish not to be included for certain prizes, then please notify me when you enter.Due to the small number of UK entries, Trend will draw from those eligible following the E.U. draw, and then the U.K. and worldwide prizes will be given.


The Sponsors:


A big thank you to all of them.


Note: I reserve the right to alter in any way, or cancel, this competition, without notice. For example, where events outside of my control take place, sponsors join or pull out, etc.



Make a tool between 14 June and 31 July 2015, and you could win one of at least eight prizes. NOW CLOSED

Axminster Tools & Machinery are donating one of their new Rider bench planes to the winner in Great Britain, Won by Chris
Timbecon are donating vouchers for their online store, to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in Australia, No Australian entries, so not won
Inventables are donating vouchers for their online store, to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places worldwide. Won by 1st Martin, 2nd Derek, 3rd Tom
I shall be giving a token gift from my workshop to a worldwide winner, whose tool I judge to be the best entry. Won by Martin - The TOOLMake15 Champion

To Enter:
Make a tool, simple or complex it doesn't matter, and video or photograph the build and the tool being used. Maximum of three entries per person.

Video entries should be posted to YouTube, and include links to my launch video (https://youtu.be/O7cVYTEIf4A) and this web page, as well as including 'ToolMake15' in the title and tags. The video's URL should then be emailed to me, together with your name and country of residence.

Photo entries should be posted on a photo sharing website with public access, and  links to my launch video (https://youtu.be/O7cVYTEIf4A) and this web page should be included in the description, as well as including 'ToolMake15' in any title and tags. The photo gallery URL should then be emailed to me, together with your name and country of residence.
Alternatively photographs can be emailed direct to me with your name and country of residence. 

The Draw:
The GBR winner will be drawn from a hat containing all GBR entries.
The AUS winners will be drawn from a hat containing all AUS entries.
The USA winners will be drawn from a hat containing all USA entries.
All undrawn entries, worldwide, will go into a hat, and one winner will be drawn for a gift from my workshop.
The names of all winners will be published on this webpage, after the draw.

The Sponsors:

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        Check out their online selection of components to build your own machines.       



Check out Australia's leading supplier for woodworking tools, both online and offline.


A big thank you to all of them.


Spring 2015 Competition - NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to Micha from Holland, whose sliding lid box received the most votes. Micha, your gift is on its way.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the build, and who voted.

This is a build competition. Last October, I built a small dovetail box from bits out of my scrap bin. You need to build a small box of any design, with dimensions of no more than 150x150x150mm (6"x6"x6"). You will need to submit four photos (Materials, Tools used, During construction, Finished) which will be posted both here and on YouTube, for viewers to vote on. Entry by email.


There has been a little confusion over the size limit, so I shall be accepting entries whose total width+depth+length is no more than 450mm. (21 March 2015)


January 2015 Competition - NOW CLOSED

The draw has now taken place. The answer was my new wrist watch. And the winner was Keiichi Sato, (pictured left with his prize).
Thanks to all that took part, and to my daughter, Katie, for presenting the draw on YouTube.

What's new in the WOmadeOD workshop? My lovely wife gave me a Christmas present that it's going to be in all the workshop videos I make in January. If you can spot what's new, then drop me an email. Of you're right, you'll be entered into a draw to win a small gift from the workshop.


Twitter Draw - Autumn (Fall) 2014 - NOW CLOSED

The winner was Paul (@oscarBravo) - Thanks for getting back in touch Paul. Your gift is on it's way.

From October until the 21st December 2014, I shall be inviting anyone who tweets about @womadeod to be entered into a draw for a limited edition memento from my workshop. If there is a big response, then I shall also draw runner-up prizes.

Prizes
Unless stated, these will be small (who knows where I'll have to send it in the world!) and hand crafted by myself, signed and authenticated.

Intersted in Donating or Sponsoring a Competition? - click to find out more

You've nothing to lose, take part today

It's a Win Win:

What's in it for me?
Publicity, publicity, and more publicity for WOmadeOD


What's in it for my subscribers?
The more views I get on YouTube, the more time I can afford to give over to making informative, and hopefully interesting and enjoyable videos for my subscribers.