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Back a few weeks, Wood Talk Online (WTO) , hosted by Marc Spagnoulo and Matt Vanderlist (and sponsored by Popular Woodworking) , ran an interview with Chuck Bender, the chief cook and bottle washer of Acanthus Workshops; really he’s the owner and the Master Craftsman at Acanthus (here’s a link to his web site). During the interview, Chuck signed into the chat room to see how things were going and to answer any questions that might arise. While there, someone mentioned a give-away and the proverbial light bulb went off in Chuck’s head. (Listen to the episode 50 interview here.)

Marc and Matt were contacted, as was Popular Woodworking Editor Christopher Schwarz, and the group further developed an idea. Many things were thrown into the pot and stirred to perfection. The result is a contest that will be announced on Wood Talk Online Wednesday at 8:00 EST. Tune in to hear the details.

How do you get to Wood Talk Online? Well, you can link from Marc’s site (click here to go to The WoodWhisperer.com), from Matt’s site (click here to go to Mattsbasementworkshop.com), or you can simply jump directly to WTO here.

No matter how you get there, just get there. The contest will be fun, entertaining and informative. And if you cannot make it to WTO for the show and announcement, you can read all about the contest in a blog entry posted to this site on Thursday.

Good luck to all. I’m going to bet you’ll have a blast.

– Glen D. Huey

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