A little over a year ago I got the crazy idea to start my own business. It kinda made sense as I was already teaching classes and workshops for various organizations for free. Certain opportunities came to my attention around the same time, so I decided to venture out on my own and Sandcut Outdoors LLC was officially born on Groundhog's Day 2016. The business got off to a slow start due to a leg injury, but once it did get going, it picked up more momentum than expected. Fast forward to today and the calendar is already filled through March and I have classes booked clear into the middle of June already, some of which are repeat customers. Now this is by no means a full-time occupation, but I have to admit, for just having started out, it has greatly exceeded my expectations and for this I am greatly thankful. As such, I thought it would be nice to do a giveaway to show my gratitude. Now the item that is being given away isn't a high end item with great resale value like a Turley knife or anything. It is, however, probably one of my favorite tools and one that I use very frequently. It is also a tool that is oft maligned in the echo chamber of the internet, although I can't for the life of me understand why. I'm giving away a Fiskars 9" Brush Axe. This tool is brand new (just bought it last night) and unused. I did, however, spend 20-25 minutes on it earlier today putting an edge on it with my favorite Nicholson file. This way, the Brush Axe is at its peak efficiency when the winner receives it. So you're probably saying to yourself "I wish he'd shut up and tell me what I have to do to win this thing". So here goes. 1. Do not post "I'm in." 2. Go to my business Facebook page and click on the "Like" button. If you don't do Facebook personally, but know someone who does, you may enter "by proxy" by having someone else like the page for you. If you are one of the 103 people that have already liked the page, that's OK. Read on. Facebook page at. https://m.facebook.com/SandcutOutdoors/?ref=bookmarks 3. Come back to this thread and post the following: "Done" - if you liked the page for this GAW "Done by proxy" - if you had someone else like the page for you "Already done" - if you are one of the annointed 103 who have already liked the page 4. Promise that sometime by May 2017 you will put the Brush Axe to a serious field test and provide us with a review, complete with photos and/or video. That's it. I'm hoping that the additional number of likes on the page will help with some of the additional marketing that I have lined up for 2017. (See "bandwagon effect in marketing") This GAW is open to everyone everywhere. Shipping is on me. If you are under 18, I will confirm on the side that this is permitted by your parents via telephone call. The tool will ship to your parent for legal reasons. I will run this GAW until 1200 hours EST on January 1, 2017. Good luck and may you all have a fruitful and healthy New Year.