VOTING POLL - Shop Life Photo Contest

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Vote for the Photo you like best:

  • Shop Life Entry 01

    Votes: 14 7.7%
  • Shop Life Entry 02

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 03

    Votes: 29 16.0%
  • Shop Life Entry 04

    Votes: 18 9.9%
  • Shop Life Entry 05

    Votes: 8 4.4%
  • Shop Life Entry 06

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 07

    Votes: 9 5.0%
  • Shop Life Entry 08

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Shop Life Entry 09

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 10

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 11

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shop Life Entry 12

    Votes: 6 3.3%
  • Shop Life Entry 13

    Votes: 9 5.0%
  • Shop Life Entry 14

    Votes: 9 5.0%
  • Shop Life Entry 15

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 16

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Shop Life Entry 17

    Votes: 16 8.8%
  • Shop Life Entry 18

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 19

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Shop Life Entry 20

    Votes: 13 7.2%
  • Shop Life Entry 21

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shop Life Entry 22

    Votes: 6 3.3%
  • Shop Life Entry 23

    Votes: 7 3.9%
  • Shop Life Entry 24

    Votes: 4 2.2%
  • Shop Life Entry 25

    Votes: 20 11.0%

  • Total voters
    181
  • Poll closed .

toddlajoie

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Below are the entries for the Shop Life Photo Contest. For information on the contest, check this thread. These are photos about daily life in and around our shop.

We have a GREAT batch of photos this year. I'm always amazed at the diverse ideas and visions of our members, and they have outdone themselves this year. It is a shame that we do not have 25 prizes to hand out!!!

Vote for the photo you like the best, be it the one that made you say "yep, been there, done that..." or the one that made you say "hey I never looked at it like that!!!" or the one that made you laugh, cry or some other bodily function (but you don't have to share which one!!!)

One vote per person (even you folks from Chicago and Florida!!!), so take your time and look over all the photos before you decide, Voting will close on February 28th, so don't wait to long!!!

And thanks and good luck to all our contestants!!!!
 
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Shop Life Entry #12

Description: This day in the life shows two things. First, I’m getting 4 pen and pencil sets ready for gluing in the tubes. What are all of those turnings? Glad you asked. I’m setting up an experiment: 6 wood types, two pre-finish preparation methods, and 10 different finishes. That’s 120 test blanks you’re looking at. Stay tuned for stage two.

 

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Shop Life Entry #25

Description: There is no place I’d rather be, than where I’m standing right now. This is what my basement looks like. Good thing I have a great wife, who understands that sometimes a guy just has to have a space where he can watch TV, make noise, and build stuff.


 

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stonepecker

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I had a picture all picked out to vote for and then........ I see a Packers sign.

I know we are a crazy bunch of people but being a Packers fan is just insane. :bulgy-eyes::beat-up::befuddled:
Have to go back and pick another picture.
 

edicehouse

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Awesome pictures, but give you a hint, I have two daughters, and I appreciate pictures taken of me and my daughters doing something like that together.
 

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I love all the shop photos - nice to see everyone else's messes... Makes me feel right at home, or basement, or garage!

HOWEVER... ANY KID DOING SOMETHING WITH A PARENT MAKES THE WORKSHOP A MAGICAL PLACE WITH MEMORIES FOREVER!

And... I saw no texting - what a great non-element to the pictures.

Dads, and Moms - be proud and enjoy, they grow up to quick, we do to little with them, so hold onto each moment.
(Sorry, that was kind of preachy...:smile:
 

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Concerning Multiple similar entries by the same person.

In past years, the photo contests were judged by a small panel of volunteer members of the IAP community. Under that system, allowances could be made for people who submitted 2 very similar entries and people who submitted 2 very different entries. Based on feedback last year, all contests were converted over to open polling by the entire IAP community. I had not forseen the effect this would have on these 2 different types of entries. I understand that some thought that their 2 photos would be judged together while others thought the opposite. So the issue becomes how we can resolve these differences in a manner that is fair for ALL contestants.

I would like to keep the polls & voting set up as they are. Eliminating or combining entries at this point would likely require us to cancel the current poll and re-create it. I realize that people who submitted very similar photos have the possibility that votes they would have gotten would be split between the 2 entries, but combining their votes would not be fair to the people who submitted only one photo. At the same time, combining the votes for those who submitted 2 very different photos would not be fair to ANYONE else in the contest.

The best possible solution to this that I can come up with is this: In the end, I will analyze the voting, and if in the situations where someone entered 2 very similar entries, the combined votes would have brought them into range of the top 3 spots, Jeff has offered to look in the bottom of the prize vault for any goodies that may have fallen through the cracks, and I will take whatever he may be able to spare and add a few things I have available, and I will put together a consolation prize for those member(s) that will be in the ballpark range of the 3rd place prize.

I hope this is satisfactory to those members affected by this, and I appreciate your understanding as this contest adjusts to the intricacies of the new voting style. I will be sure to be more clear on these points in the future.
 

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Sounds like a great plan.
These photos are all wonderful.
You all really helped me out my wife of 41 years only thought I had a lot of stuff. Good job I am going shopping.
 
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