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Blog series by MsDebbieP updated 02-06-2014 12:15 PM 13 parts 31095 reads 353 comments total

Part 1: Memories of 2011

03-13-2012 12:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 51 comments »

March 13, 2012 It’s challenge time!! And this is an easy one, well, kind of easy. Or maybe it isn’t .. well I’ll let you decide:   The Challenge Look back through your projects, posted here at LJ in 2011, and select your favourite. edit it to add the tag (in the tag section): challenge-12 deadline for this is March 31, 2012   The “Prize”At the end of the month I will compile the entries in a digital “flipbook” Eac...

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Part 2: Our Memories Flipbook Is Here!

04-01-2012 09:19 AM by MsDebbieP | 17 comments »

April 1, 2012 I’m excited to announce and to show you our Memories of 2011 Flipbook. This challenge was indeed a real challenge – first determining what “2011” meant and, next, we each had to select just one project to include in the book. In the end, “2011” was a little flexible and we had a total of 72 LumberJocks’ participate. It looks like we might be repeating this challenge again next year. Below, you will find the link to the online fl...

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Part 3: Shop Transformation - The Castle Clean-Up

04-24-2012 10:08 AM by MsDebbieP | 20 comments »

April 24, 2012(Thanks to Sawblade1 for this idea.)   A woodworker’s shop space is his/her castle!! This month’s challenge is to do a clean-up on the shop, reorganize and whatever else you want to do to transform your shop for the “before & after” photos. The Rules1. Post a blog showing the before & after photos of a shop transformation and/or clean-up. 2. Share with us what the challenges were and what your goals were. 3. Tag the challenge as ...

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Part 4: Castle Clean-up: TIME TO VOTE

06-01-2012 09:14 AM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

The entries are in and now it is time to vote. SEE ALL ENTRIES HERE TO VOTE: send me a private message, naming your favourite entry for each of the three categories.Categories: Best storage and organization transformation – the great ideas factor Most improved dust control – the to your health factor Biggest and best overall clean-up transformation – the wow factor DEADLINE FOR VOTING: June 7th. I will announce the winners on June 8th. Good luck everyone!

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Part 5: Castle Clean-Up: And the winners are...

06-08-2012 09:19 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

The challenge was to: do a clean-up on the shop, reorganize and whatever else you want to do to transform your shop for the “before & after” photos. We had 3 entries—thank-you and congratulations to all who participated. The transformations are impressive! And the winners are: Best storage and organization transformation – the great ideas factor: Hairy (and Honorable Mention goes to TheDane)Most improved dust control – the to your health factor: A tie – Harry & Jo...

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Part 6: It's A Balancing Act

09-13-2012 03:50 PM by MsDebbieP | 10 comments »

  It’s all a balancing act – whether is it a ball on a seal’s nose, a man on a tightrope, the magic balancing belt, or … well, what can you come up with? Create a project that has at least one component that balances. How The Challenge Works1. Create a project with some component that balances.2. Post it as a new project.3. Tag the project as: challenge-144. Have fun. DeadlineAlthough there is no “real” deadline, as this is an open challenge, projects f...

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Part 7: 1 Board: 1 Project

02-19-2013 10:24 AM by MsDebbieP | 32 comments »

Spring 2013 ChallengeHere’s our spring challenge for you: one board: one project—- except the board is a maximum size of 12” x 12” x 1”. You can re-saw it; cut it; carve it; drill it; paint it; stain it; add anything to it (other than more wood) and create one project with it.   How The Challenge Works1. Take a picture of your “before” board: maximum size of 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, 1” thick2. Create a project using the boa...

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Part 8: LJ event >>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Dec. 20/13

12-14-2013 10:16 AM by MsDebbieP | 33 comments »

December 14/13 Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks’ contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here h...

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Part 9: >>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Jan. 3/14

12-27-2013 09:40 AM by MsDebbieP | 68 comments »

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks’ contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm....

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Part 10: >>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Jan. 17/14

01-10-2014 10:50 AM by MsDebbieP | 38 comments »

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here: http://passionforwood.com/...

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Part 11: >>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Jan. 31/14

01-23-2014 12:11 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks’ contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here: http://passionforw...

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Part 12: >>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Jan. 31/14

01-23-2014 12:13 PM by MsDebbieP | 25 comments »

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks’ contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here: http://passionforw...

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Part 13: >>>>>FREE DRAW!!!! <<<<< deadline Feb. 14/14

02-06-2014 12:15 PM by MsDebbieP | 45 comments »

Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks’ contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here: http://passionforw...

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