LJ Site #14: International Day of the LumberJock

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 06-05-2011 12:00 PM 1747 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Back in 2007, on June 12th, we had our first ”International Day of the LumberJock”. This day celebrated the milestone of reaching a membership of 1,000. Now, here we are today, just four years later, and we’re sitting at over 28,000 members.

On this special day, June 12, members are invited to don their LumberJock clothing, (hats, shirts, etc.) and have a picnic, get together with other woodworkers, make a toast to the site, build something special, or any other activity you think of to honour this special day.

What do you plan to do this year for Int. Day of the LJ?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 12:07 PM

Ms. Debbie,

I don’t have any LJ clothing, and no members in my area to picnic with. Around here we barbecue. Fire ants have ruined the word picnic here in the South.

But the toast I can promise !

Congratulations on the milestone. This is a great site. Thanks for your part in making it that way.


David Grimes

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 01:58 PM

that works for me :)
On that first year, I had a picnic with my Mom and aunt and uncle. We had a lot of fun.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View MontanaBob's profile


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#3 posted 06-05-2011 02:12 PM

You have done well. Keep on growing. To all you LJ’s – keep posting your projects, as I get many great ideas by looking at them. I’m taking the grand sons to the Zoo today. The water is to hiigh around here to take them fishing….Next up is a fliptop for the planer and sander (Thanks to this site for the idea)... Bob

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 03:03 PM

Debbie Congrats on making it another year. Congrats to Martin for the great idea of making a woodworking site.

Here’s a toast to many, many more.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 03:54 PM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 07:42 PM

I think of every day as LJ day! I have learned so much on this site.
It is a pleasure to celebrate LJ day!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 08:38 PM

I will deffently say the Cheers the 12/6 when I try to repair on the hangover after celebrating
my mothers 70 year B-day the 11 /6 with all the fammily and her freinds :-)

have a very nice day all of you


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#8 posted 06-05-2011 10:46 PM

I get withdrawal symptoms if I can’t check in at least once a day…
So happy LJs day… same day as my wife Debbie’s birthday… so can’t ever forget either of them…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 03:39 AM

Great idea Deb. Come down under for a barbq, i’ll provide the steaks, all you need is the air fare.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 06-06-2011 04:11 AM

HMMMM, toast.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#11 posted 06-06-2011 01:26 PM

I have no LJ apparel at the moment, but,
Happy Birthday LJ’s
I agree with MontanaBob. Keep on keepin on all you and your awesome projects.
I get inspired every day by many of the fine projects and folks on here.
This is my coffee in the mornin kickoff to another fine day.
I WILL have a toast (not a piece o toast Karson, although, it did look good, lol), of a good, tall, cold Guinness
Thanks to whomever “invented” this site. Wishing many, many more to come. Clink, gulp, .... ahhhhhhh

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 06-07-2011 04:59 PM

Great job being done by you and the other “little helpers” behind the scenes. I think that LJ is a wonderful, well planned site, and I recommend it to everyone I meet who has any interest whatsoever in wood. Our celebration this morning was coffee, and we’ll most likely repeat it with Buttermilk Pancakes on the 12th!!!


-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 11:48 AM

great picture!!!

two more days

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 06-13-2011 01:00 PM

we spent the morning cutting up/chipping up tree branches at my daughter’s house. What an interesting way to celebrate IDL.
(and it was “we” as in Rick and my son-in-law…. I spent the time holding my 2-week old grandson)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 06-13-2011 02:22 PM

Ms D, Hold that baby every chance you get, my youngest granchild (number 10) was only born a couple of months ago but she just turned three two weeks ago. Where does the time go?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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