The second annual Whirligig Wars is coming July 10-23, 2013! This yearly event is hosted by Laney Shaughnessy of A Simple Design of Ocala and Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals.
Last year's grand prize win was an awesome experience for me. I had been out of woodworking for a few years and decided to get back into it after inheriting my father's bigger and better tools. That's when I ran across the whirligig contest and thought that would be a great project to get me back into woodworking for fun. Around that same time, I joined my local Gwinnett Woodworker's Association and one of the first meetings was a seminar on whirligigs from craftsman Wayne Martin, just in time for the Whirligig Wars contest.
So, I built the KISS Whirligig within 3 days of the contest deadline and ended up winning the grand prize, a Laguna Tools Driftmaster Fence System. Below is my winning Kiss Whirligig contest entry video. Winning this contest was the inspiration for me to begin making woodworking videos for my own YouTube channel, The Carmichael Workshop. Thanks to Laney and Steve for hosting the contest, which turned out to be an unexpected life changing event for me last summer. Now, I have to come up with something to top KISS this year! Click here for more information on the Whirligig Wars 2013!