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Question....on Workshop of the Future contest(s) Answered

Are there 2 contests named Workshop of the Future? they appear to be different in nature.

THANKS all, for making the Titles and pictures different enough in order to make the two contests less confusing. It is APPRECIATED.

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mmh

10 years ago

I have had numerous people inform me that they can not vote, as the system is not allowing them access. Can you please look into this ASAP!?

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dncngthrghsunday

10 years ago

If you look at the Instructable you created after the contest deadline and notice that you left a few minor things out. are you able to modify it? or will this disqualify you from the contest? If it will, can you at least leave a comment explaining the things left out? Would hate to have somebody try and make the project and not be able to fully understand some parts of it. Thanks

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Goodhartdncngthrghsunday

Reply 10 years ago

Making a correction should not alter the "date" of the submission, so I don't think it will be of any concern to anyone, but maybe you will need to contact those running the contest and be sure.

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linuxmom

10 years ago

I'm already starting! Ghetto welding and I already took pics of Teh Shedz

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linuxmomlinuxmom

Reply 10 years ago

Oop, thats from LinuxH4x0r no LM, she showed me the rules and I forgot to log out

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zachninmelinuxmom

Reply 10 years ago

Good. I was kinda... not afraid but... wow :P

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GoodhartWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

Although I have seen one or two women Blacksmiths, and welders, it is kind of rare that they pick that particular career as a goal :-)

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Lithium RainGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Hey, I'm trying to learn to weld. Just not as a career.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Welding using which equipment? Electric or ARC welding is one of the harder ones to pick up. Especially with cheaper equipment. The lower the amperage of the welder, the harder it is to strike an arc, and if you are welding thin metals, you MUST use lower amperage.

Blow torch welding is not exactly the easiest thing either, but you don't have to strike an arc at least. Then there are the types I am not familiar with (TIG, etc.)

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Lithium RainGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Electric, I think. It's a farm welder that plugs into the wall. Frankly, I'm a total moron when it comes to most tools (like a welder). So thanks for telling me a bit about them. :D I really want to learn to use them though.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, the other name for one that uses electricity to weld is Arc welder, because you must strike an arc and maintain the proper distance for the plasma arc to work properly. If you are determined to learn to use it, don't be put off by it. It DOES take everyone a bit of practice to get it right :-)

Follow all the safety rules.....that is high amperage electricity being used :-) and the arc can quickly burn out your retinas without the proper eye shielding. .

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Zayk

10 years ago

I have a question. DO you HAVE to be 18 or older? Or is it only few contests?

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KitemanZayk

Reply 10 years ago

You can enter under 18, but the site will need to get permission from your parents/guardians to send you any prizes (or to use your contest in publicity materials?).

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GoodhartZayk

Reply 10 years ago

Each contest has it's own rules....as was once a popular phrase....your mileage may vary...

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MEMJIM

10 years ago

to whom at instructables, i hopefully have entered the 'future workshop'contest. i'm confused now as to whether or not i submitted the right way, to the right contest. will ya' lemme know,please. jim

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MEMJIMChicken2209

Reply 10 years ago

thanks for your reply. i understood i could enter in the catagory of 'future workshops'. the contest stated you can enter pics of your 'workshop' for judging,or the 'workshop'you'd like to have, hence,'workshop of the future'. i figured i had entered correctly but it seems i screwed up. i won't have an intructable until i have a workspace to create one. my intent is to repair/recycle elctric, gas,and metal parts from scooters and bikes and create 'instructables' from the salvageable material. if someone can guide me to the right way i need to go, please, lemme know. thanks again. jim

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KitemanMEMJIM

Reply 10 years ago

The contest is moderated - they check entries to make sure they qualify. Keep an eye on your emails for news of whether it has been accepted.

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lunablue

10 years ago

Quick question for you all. Do you have to live in the USA to enter the competition? I have built a working pirate cannon which shoots 2" rubber balls over 200 yds, and currently building a 6foot scaled wagon out of scrap timber. Anyone interested? MERRY XMAS

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Goodhartlunablue

Reply 10 years ago

No, not to enter, but if you want a chance to win, you have to live within the USA, according to the rules set out by Sears/Craftsman

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DIYDragon

10 years ago

Cool-ness! I'm going to try to enter both contests. While I do have a workshop it's not really anything special so I'll have to make a 'wish I had drawing' instead. : )

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Goodhartcanida

Reply 10 years ago

Wow, nice. I am still struggling to learn how to use Sketchup presently...

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purduecercanida

Reply 10 years ago

wow man, your model is crazy, and awesome, it's crazy awesome :-P I too submitted one, though mine was simply done using sketchup

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zachninme

10 years ago

Is it just me, or is this your biggest contest to-date?

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Goodhartzachninme

Reply 10 years ago

I haven't a clue. How much was their Laser cutter worth?

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instructorsWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

I like the Ideas of having contest that get the mind working, and brings out your creativity!

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zieakewilhelm

Reply 10 years ago

Both contests are fantastic. Congrats on scoring such a great sponsor. This is the kind of stuff that gets me making.

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Pumpkin$

10 years ago

hey goodhart can your tools be digital? like programs ect?

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GoodhartPumpkin$

Reply 10 years ago

Well, for the Create your own workshop, they have the option of sending pictures of one you have, OR creating one.

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Pumpkin$Pumpkin$

Reply 10 years ago

sorry for the double post here but I just released a new instructable

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iculus

10 years ago

What is the general consensus on submitting more than one instructable for this contest?

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Goodharticulus

Reply 10 years ago

There are normally only two reasons one could not enter more than once:

#1 if the rules specifically forbid it (which I see no sign of)
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#2: if the entry method (if online) will not let you enter two or more.

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kelseymh

10 years ago

By the way, did you see that there are now two somewhat different icons for the contests?

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Um, no I hadn't noticed.

Sometimes I feel like a fly trapped on the inside of a window, trying to get out.
Every thing that looks 'clear' to me, ends up making my life busier :-) So I have been missing a lot lately, thanks.

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

And the titles too show your space in the one.....I am glad they did that.

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leader1

10 years ago

so far this looks like a really kool contest. i have two questions for everybody though: 1. with the recent entries, in what order would you put the entries in, 1 being the best so far to the last one being the least favorite and 2. ive been seeing and ive looked up that if you won this contest and got the 20,000 gift card that you would have to pay the tax. doesnt this make anybody not want to enter the contest? i mean even i a college student doesnt have that kinda money

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Goodhartleader1

Reply 10 years ago

As far as #2 goes, that is true of almost every contest. With few exceptions, you are considered to be receiving income and so income tax is levied whether it is a $1 prize or a $20,000 or more prize (of course, the one dollar prize will not increase your tax liability, but you know what I mean).

So, if you won, say a $400 certificate, that would increase you tax liability by a small amount and you would be obligated to report and pay the tax. This is always a consideration and concern when I enter contests, too.

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Coffee beanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

but the tax wouldnt outway the prize so you still profit

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zieakCoffee bean

Reply 10 years ago

If you're (leader1) worried about the resulting increase in your federal and state income taxes (if you live in a state that taxes income) then you could simply sell a few tools selected to help you offset the increased taxes. The winner will undoubtedly need to complete a W-9 form.

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GoodhartCoffee bean

Reply 10 years ago

..IF you sold the product. Most would normally like to keep the prize though. So they struggle to find a way to pay the extra tax on it.

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gmjhowe

10 years ago

*joins kiteman* *sulks also*