This article is a summary of a YouTube video "I challenged a 78 year old to a build off" by Lincoln St. Woodworks

The Great Build-Off: Table of Swords

TLDRTwo friends compete in a two-day woodworking build-off to create unique tables. One uses a palette while the other opts for geometric patterns. The process includes cutting, sanding, and finishing.

Key insights

🪑The video showcases a friendly competition between two friends in a woodworking build-off.

🔨The participants have two days to build unique tables, one using a pallet and the other opting for geometric patterns.

🔩The process involves cutting, sanding, and finishing the pieces to create the tables.

The participants face time constraints and challenge themselves to build the tables under a deadline.

🔥The video highlights the passion and creativity involved in woodworking and showcases the participants' expertise and craftsmanship.


What materials are used to build the tables?

One participant uses a palette, while the other participant creates geometric patterns.

What tools are used in the build-off?

The participants use various tools, including a table saw, miter saw, circular saw, and sander.

How long do the participants have to build the tables?

They have two days to complete their projects.

What is the purpose of the competition?

The competition is a friendly challenge between two friends to showcase their woodworking skills and creativity.

What is the prize for the winner?

The winner gets to choose a reward, either a meal at a restaurant or a visit to a microbrewery.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction to the video and the build-off competition between two friends.

01:18Explanation of the prizes and the voting process for the winner.

01:23Tour of one participant's workshop and discussion of the tools and materials used.

03:49Building process begins, including cutting, planing, and shaping the pieces.

12:04Participant surprises the other with a new electric generator.

13:20The finishing process begins, with sanding and applying tongue oil to the finished tables.

13:59Final thoughts and assessment of the finished tables.