Delta Power Equipment Corp. is partnering with Woodcraft, Scott Phillips of "The American Woodshop" and Porter Cable to provide a winning woodworker with tools in The American Dream Shop Giveaway.
One winner will be outfitted with a woodworking shop that includes more than $10,000 in new tools, woodworking machinery and accessories. The winner will also be a guest on the set of Scott Phillips' public television show "The American Woodshop" in Piqua, Ohio. The American Dream Shop tool prize package includes a 3 hp Delta Unisaw with a 52-inch Biesememeyer fence system and mobile base; a 14-inch band saw; a 13-inch portable thickness planer and stand; an 18-inch laser drill press; a 12 1/2-inch variable speed midi-lathe and stand; and a 1 1/2 hp 1 Micron dust collector.
For contest rules, prize list and entry forms, visit a Woodcraft store or www.woodcraft.com/dreamshop. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 30, and the winner will be selected in a random drawing on or before Dec. 31.
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