I got a phone call from Nicole at Miller Welding this afternoon to inform me that my entry, the V8 Mailbox I posted here, was selected as one of the finalists in the Moderate Difficulty classification. To say I was semi-speechless would be an understatement. Unfortunately, extreme family complications do not allow me to go to Appleton, WI for the Shootoff and disqualifies my entry.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude & am honored to have been selected by the judges as one of the finalists. I can only say... THANK YOU MILLER!!!! The recognition of my project to be selected as a finalist is enough of a prize...... you made my day.
Here's the pic of my project...
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09-01-2010, 03:28 PM #1
Miller 5th annual project challenge...* Complete welding, machine, & fab shop *
* Mobile unit *
* Finally retired *
* A man's word is his honor..... without honor, there is nothing. *
* Words are like bullets..... once they leave your muzzle, you cannot get them back. *
* I have no reservation to kill nor hesitation to die for the U.S. Constitution & the American Flag. *
* Age is a state of mind..... at my age, you cannot fathom what is in my mind. *
09-01-2010, 03:39 PM #2
Well done Denny.
Shame you can not go and pick up your trophy as that mail box is a winner.
JiGrip it and Rip it
09-02-2010, 04:58 AM #3Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
Congratulations! Sorry to hear you can't attend the showdown. I like the mailbox goodwork.Miller syncrowave 200 runner with coolmate 4
and wp2025 weldcraft torch
Miller 125c plasma cutter
09-02-2010, 05:37 AM #4
Congratulations on your project making the pick and sorry to hear you couldn't follow up on it.MM200 w/spot controller and Spoolmatic 1
Syncrowave 180 SD
Bobcat 225G Plus LPG/NG w/14-pin*
*Homemade Suitcase Wire Feeder
*WC-1S & Spoolmatic 1
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09-02-2010, 09:29 AM #5Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
We got the call from Nicole this morning. It is a day maker for sure. Mine is in the easy category.
Something most of you will appreciate goes along with this. A week ago this morning my wife was in surgery for a colon resection. I got her home Monday afternoon. I told Nicole I would have to talk to my wife before I commited to the event.
My wife's position was that if she had won a trip to be on the Oprah show and I couldn't go because of a work commitment she knew I wouldn't expect her to stay home. She saw this as being as much fun for me as being at an Oprah show would be for her.
Gotta luv the lady.
09-02-2010, 08:06 PM #6
Sorry you can't make it Denny but I understand a guy's got to take care of stuff at home before anything else. I'm sure its a great feeling that you were selected - you should be proud of that!
Wroughtnharv - congrats! Hope your wife is doing well and good luck at the showdown!
My phone will probably be ringing any minute for my invite.... ya right
09-04-2010, 06:31 AM #7
sorry you can't make it to get the gold