Let’s see what you think about this update. I’m quite excited about it and am eager to see how it evolves down the road. I personally found home page a bit boring for some time and was thinking about the way to make it more interesting – possibly by adding a bit of competitiveness to it as it never hurts. The final update is more robust and it awards the most active projects posted daily. So what’s it all about? The most recent projects were replaced by Daily Top 15...
Over the past several months we have been re-evaluating the posting rules for our site, trying to find the right combination that is best for all of our members and for the site as a whole. Although on the surface it seems an easy task, it is rather quite difficult as we consider the demographics of our members as well as the different ways people use the site. After lots of brainstorming conversations, reading the site feedback suggestions, and many “yes, but…” perspecti...
It’s really something, how time flies when you’re having FUN! It just seems like yesterday. We’ve enjoyed every minute of it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This picture will show you the start of our retirement journey. This Woody Woodpecker Hat was awarded me at a retirement party in my honor, along with a block of wood to chisel on in my leisure time. LOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some...
Popular Woodworking has announced the winner of the Thorsen Table Challenge. Before we get to that, I want to congratulate all of the winners—everyone who took part in the challenge and enjoyed the process, the laughter, the teasing, and the inspiration that we have shared over the past three months. I would again like to thank Karson and Obi for this great idea. It has really been a lot of fun and we have met many more LumberJocks because of it! Thank you. And now for the ...
What a cool day. I have name day here in Slovakia today and there is an old saying that you should expect first snow this day…. aaand everything is white here. woo hoo! Plus I’m so happy to finally invite you to our brand new LJ sister site – GardenTenders.com. This new online site is a place for gardeners around the world to discuss their passion for gardens, to share information and personal experiences, and to seek and provide advice. Whether the gardeners tend to ...
JUST AN UPDATE, I SPOKE TO KELVIN POTTER AT RAVEN FARM, THE SAWYER. HE WILL BE EXPECTING A GROUP OF US AROUND 3:30pm – 4:30pm. THIS IS FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN GETTING SOME FINE LUMBER AT SOME CHEAP PRICES. HE WAS VERY NICE THE LAST VISIT SHOWING US HIS OPERATION, EVEN INVITING US INTO HIS HOME TO SHOW US WHAT HE HAD BUILT WITH THE WOOD HE HAD CUT, DRIED AND USED TO MAKE HIS HOME. NEEDLESS TO SAY MOST OF US WERE SPEECHLESS AT THE BEAUTY OF HIS HOME AND GRACIOUSNESS OF OUR HOST. HE HAS A...
Our successful Summer 2007 LumberJocks Woodworking Awards are over so allow me to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 45 total submissions in an online voting held from Aug 1 to Aug 7. 121 votes by 61 voters were cast during this period. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GARDEN PROJECT 1st Place – Lyptus and Cedar gates by Bob Babcock (163 points) 2nd Place – Garden Pergola and Glider by ChetKloss (118 points) ...
It finally happened! Our three sites that we all like and enjoy – LumberJocks, GardenTenders and HomeRefurbers – got a brand new parent that will be taking care of their growth and unique friendly atmosphere. I’m proud to introduce you to my latest creation – CreativeHands Network: This new entity will ensure better integration of all three websites and will also represent them to any third parties. We already have a simple website to start with and new monthly ...
This is exciting news. Few weeks ago I’ve mentioned the idea of starting our own LumberJocks Podcast that would feature Interview series and hopefully more interesting audio or video formats in the future. Then I received a personal message from Erik Pearson – our fellow LumberJock – who offered me the helping hand with the interviews. He had no prior experience with creating audio podcasts but he had the right commitment and desire. We contacted our experienced podcaster...
There was a recent blog about removing the shipping stuff off of tools and such. Many of the responses mentioned the use of WD-40. In the spirit of a public service announcement and not wanting to hijack the thread, here is some additional information: Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from ...
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