Mark ( on October 6th, 2008

You may or may not have heard of SmartFlix before.  However, if you enjoy instructional DVD’s about woodworking, woodturning and/or many other subjects, you should definitely check it out.

SmartFlix is a DVD rental service much like NetFlix is for movies.  The difference is that SmartFlix rents harder to find DVD’s relating to specialty arts and crafts.

I have personally used SmartFlix and found it to be both easy to use and valuable.  All you do is browse the online catalog in a subject area that interests you, find a title that you want and order the DVD rental.  Within a few days you receive the DVD in a mailer that you reuse (postage paid) to return the DVD to SmartFlix after you have viewed it.  You just have to have it back in the mail one week after the date you receive it.  Pretty simple.

Even better, it turns out that SmartFlix is currently running a contest for woodworking projects that could earn you $250 if your project is selected as the winning one!  To enter, you can submit photos of your project through the SmartFlix web site.  Voting for the project takes place there too.  It looks like the voting ends on October 10th so, you’ll need to act quick.

If you have some good pictures of a nice project you have done, give it a shot and enter.  Good luck if you do!

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2 Responses to “SmartFlix Woodworking Project Contest”

  1. Mark,

    Thanks for the kind words!

    I started SmartFlix several years back because I like to work with my hands, and wanted a source of good how-to information. I’m more of a woodturner than a general woodworker, but what we all have in common is a desire to get good solid information in an easy-to-digest form.

    To clarify about the contest: entries end on October 10th (just three days!), and then voting lasts one week.

    Again, thanks for the shout-out!


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