Project of the Week / Community Gardener for July 11, 2018

Alright, one more special note. Next week I’ll be on the road again, and while I think I will be able to post and run the poll, there’s a chance that life will try to bring my ego down a notch and remind me that I can’t predict anything. So I hope this one will be back on the normal schedule, but no promises!

Nominations are open for this week’s Project of the Week (PotW) and Community Gardener (CG) awards. You can nominate simply by replying to this thread. Self-nominations are allowed.

The selected project will be highlighted in the Maslow newsletter. The user will receive a “Project of the Week” or “Community Gardener” badge on the forums, a cold hard tungsten carbide prize from Bar and Hannah, and a free copy of @Gero’s Germany travelogue.

The approximate weekly schedule is: nominations close no earlier than Saturday, voting Sunday & Monday, announcement Tuesday. After nominations from the community have been made, I’ll post a poll for the community to pick a winner. If we don’t get enough nominations, I will randomly select projects from previous weeks’ nominations, the back issues of the Maslow newsletter, Made on Maslow, and of course the Community Garden website to appear in a poll. Projects that don’t win in a poll can be renominated on subsequent weeks. Any project can only win once, but any person can win multiple times.

What makes a PotW? It can be a project (old or new) made on a Maslow CNC that shows off the Maslow’s capabilities, or demonstrates a new way of using the Maslow, or just plain looks cool. There is also a Maslow Community Contributor of the Week for great contributions to the Maslow community, which is run by TheRiflesSpiral; nominations which better fit that award will be forwarded to him.

What makes a Community Gardener? It can be anyone who creates or contributes to a project on the Community Garden website ( By posting to the CG, you make the project available to the community and you create the opportunity for other users to improve on your design. Vote however you like, but I hope to encourage collaborative projects.

Final note: like most things here on the forums, the community is what makes PotW/CG successful. Suggestions for improving the PotW/CG and volunteers to help run the thread are always welcome.


I need nominations!

I nominate the butterfly wine rack for sure:

And the cat house is now in the community garden!

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I nominate the Dovetail Jig Board.

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After a little struggle with my phone, I have figured out how to put the everything together. So live from Cincinnati, Ohio, here’s this week’s polls. As usual, two polls, so scroll down!

Community Gardener

  • Dolley 20 inch
  • Tabletop Arcade
  • Coat Hanger 2
  • Maslow Chain Guides

0 voters

Maslow Chain Guides

Coat Hanger 2

Tabletop Arcade

Dolley 20 inch

Project of the Week

  • George_Lehaf’s Butterfly Wine Rack
  • LuisP’s Cat House
  • clintloggins’ Dovetail Jig Board

0 voters

clintloggins’s Dovetail Jig Board

LuisP’s Cat House

George_Lehaf’s Butterfly Wine Rack

This week’s crowd favorites were the Tabletop Arcade in the Community Garden and LuisP’s Cat House as Project of the Week. Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects!


Not sure if this has been discussed but can we start the POTW nominations right after winners are selected for the next week? That way as projects are posted during the week we can nominate them as they happen instead of trying to remember where they are days later.

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I think that’s a great idea @Jayster I agree that it would be easier to nominate cool projects as soon as they are posted. We’ve been seeing fewer nominations recently and I think this idea could help up the number of nominations we see each week

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To be honest, nominations close the moment the polls are posted, so that’s probably the time to start the next nomination cycle. Wouldn’t have worked this week, since I was barely able to get the poll posted, but in the future, yeah, I think I could do that. Thanks for the idea, @Jayster!


By the way, some time ago I looked into what it would take to put a “nominate” button at the bottom of each post. I asked the Discourse community (spoiler: they use Discourse as their forum software) and the responses I got suggested it wouldn’t be easy.