Tis the season for yard sales, flea markets, finding things in the ditch that were covered in snow, etc. Lots of times I pass up good gear for cheap because it needs work and I don't need it. So I was thinking about a restoration challenge. Basically, find and item, restore it and at the end we will put all the goodies in a virtual pile, I will do a rng, first name gets first pick and so on down the line. No restrictions that I can think of other then you'd have to be willing to ship your item. If there's enough interest we can hash out the details. I'm thinking letting it run til September which seems to be when flea markets and yard sales shut down, and have your item ready by the end of October. So let me know what you guys and gals think, and if there's enough interest, let's restore some goodies! Adding on May 12: So it looks like we have enough interest to get this rolling. I don't want to make this too complicated but here are a few basic rules I'd like to see followed. 1. By saying I'm in, you agree to ship your item. Be aware that may mean US residents shipping to Canada and vice versa. 2. Deadline for I'm in's is September 1, 2019. Show and tell happen September 20 at which point I will put everyone's name in a random number generator. I will list all the available goodies and 1st name picked through the rng will get first pick of the goodies then so on. I will automatically be last pick. You will then contact the person who's project you selected and work out the shipping details. 3. An item can be anything outdoor related in the realms of bushcraft, camping, hunting, fishing, etc. No volleyball nets or tennis rackets, unless it's somehow a bushcraft tennis racket. 4. You can find an item at a yard sale, flea market, etc to restore or find an item and repurpose it. Obviously some items will need more work than others and that's fine but please try to put a little elbow grease into your project. 5. You can post a build along in this thread or save your project for a surprise. There's no need to reveal what you spent on the item unless you want to. By letting this run til September, it will give everyone a chance at finding something with plenty of time to work on it. I will update the I'm in's as they come in. If you said I'm in before I posted the guidelines, I will assume you are still in unless I hear other wise. If I've missed anything or if you have any questions or concerns, just let me know. Let's have some fun with this!