Make It In March Competition 2020

Originally published at: https://knowledge.axminster.co.uk/make-it-in-march-competition-2020/

Our Make It In March competition is back!

Your chance to win the ultimate tool bundle worth over £1000 is here once again! Since it’s inception two years ago, our Make It In March competition has been encouraging makers across the UK to get making; and since each year’s been a huge success we’re bringing it back for round three! This year not only are we giving away our grand prize, but two runners up will also receive a £75 Gift Card each to spend at Axminster Tools.

For our 2020 competition, as well as teaming up with some fantastic suppliers again, we’ve thrown some of our well known brands including Axminster Craft and Rider into our top prize to give you the chance of winning the ultimate tool bundle.

Simply make a woodworking project in the month of March and follow the entry procedure below for your chance to win!

Reply to this topic with your entries for a chance to win!

#MakeItInMarch20

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I began building “The Bench” last summer however I finished it last week, 5 March. It is six feet long and three feet wide. It has a built in scroll saw (flip over) and belt sander (out and up bracket) along with a dust extraction and collection system. It also has four blast gates (made myself) that are electrically operated. It has two electrical systems, one is 240 volt when ever the bench is plugged in, and one power takeoff systems to activate the dust extractor when ever a tool is turned on. It has the capability to extract with other hand held tools (router, sander, pocket hole jig, etc). the side panels are non structural and are easily removed for access. It has a moxon style vice at one end.

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These are my first attempts at wood turning, Never tried it before and I’ve learnt everything from YouTube, so I’m pretty pleased with my progress so far.I bought my Axminster lathe at the beginning of the month and loving every minute of it.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0Qj2fIoyLWO1GOvs1dQPVm-OA#Saint_Leonards

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0QqbrOhGHTrP4Xpd-5C_iRoIg#Saint_Leonards

P.S I didn’t make the egg😉

This was the first thing I turned, just a bit of fun
https://share.icloud.com/photos/0_ibk1OzVai96aMQGFwQTKmXQ#Saint_Leonards
And this is the pot with the lid on
https://share.icloud.com/photos/0wuj3L4AYKJ2HbhXIjVSU5KBA#Saint_Leonards

My better half gave me a project to make a new dining table but something different to the norm. Hope you all like it. It was a labour of love

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Rocking horse made for niece’s birthday #makeitinmarch

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A birthday present for my wife she’s a midwife and always wanted a special fob watch, her birthday is in March just finished in time

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BBQ shelter made from Siberian Larch. Main structure assembled from 150mm larch timber joined by loose tenons and dowels.

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Recently finished carving the head of a Treble viol (17th century stringed instrument). Every day, I arrive at the workshop an hour before everyone else so that I can work on my hobby in peace before the machines crank up.

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I made this because my bandsaw wasnt big enough, I didnt have the budget for a bigger one, so this was the solution. This is a frame saw, made from what I had laying around, the front and back/handles are Ash, and the braces are Maple. Its constructed using through tennons, with Mahogany wedges. The hardware is 40x80 box section, and the blade is a Nobex Fast Woodcutting Blade for 180 Mitre Saw - 630mm x 14tpi, bought from Axminster. Thanks for looking.

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This is the wagon I am building for my niece.

#MakeItInMarch20

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This is the chart table I made for N C I Mablethorpe.

#MakeItInMarch20

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I have made 5 rocking horses in total the photo shows my most recent, this is a large rocking horse and I have just finished it after several months of work. It is hand carved from birch laminated wood with Ash hard wood base, secured with solid brass fittings. I turned the spindles on my lathe out of ash. The rocking horse is complete with maroon saddle and bridle in genuine leather with saddle cloths. Mane and tail made from real horse hair for that authentic feel. Complies with all European safety toy standards. This is the only large horse I have made the others have been medium size.

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Nice job Carling101. What wood have you used?

Thanks for the like David Jones.

Hi Wihelm, Birthwood ply for the horse and Ash for the base.

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First large scale walnut project and although it has taken a few months - the end result has been quite successful

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Wall clock for my brother in laws business using ball bearings and engraved.

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Segmented lamp made from ash and sapele wood, it’s 18cm h X 7cm dai= 18ins X 7ins
Taken 5 days to make, l been wood turning for 3 year.

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