Today we’re proud to annouce our “Day 21” winner in the 25 Days of Fuego give away: BJ CLark.
BJ’s project: “I’m a college student (1 more semester left) and I just bought a house with my girlfriend. We are both Artists (potters) and I need to remodel the little detached garage on our property into our studio. It’s basically a shack of unevely spaced 2″x4″s on a cinder block foundation all held together with the biggest nails you’ve ever seen. To say the thing needs a little TLC is like calling Mt. Everest a hill.
(Un)Luckily for me, when I moved in my dad said “Here is a box of old tools you can use” which included a circa 1960’s Sears Craftsman circular saw. It still works (kind of) but just barely makes it through a 2″x4″ and sometimes needs to be backed out and let it spun back up to speed. Last weekend I spent ripping a shed off the back of the garage that was not suitable to even keep a lawnmower in anymore and covering the then exposed boards (it’s pre-plywood) with some plywood I had laying around. The saw barely made it through the 1/8″ plywood, and I’m not sure it will make it through much more.
If I had a decent saw, I could actually cut all the trim I need to finish the shop out and make some heavy duty shelves for our chemicals (we’re talking a couple tons of clay and chemicals). I’ve got most of the materials on hand already, I’m just a tad sort on tools (I can find materials around here for free, but it’s hard to find “leftover” tools).”
Congrats, BJ, thats the spirt, a whole house that needs TLC and you choose to start on the shop/studio. Thats the kind of thinking that will require tools, your Fuego is on the way!
If you didn’t win — try again today by posting your winter project (that makes use of the Fuego) as a comment on this post for another chance to win. (And remember, though you can only win once, you can post projects as often as you’d like. So, if yours wasn’t selected, don’t be afraid to give us a new take on it — or maybe link in a picture!)
Contest Details [Toolmonger/RIDGID]
P.S. For another chance to win post your winter project on the day 22 winner.