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ONE MILLION Comments!

1372 days ago by Martin Sojka | 69 comments »

As you probably noticed, we have hit an impressive milestone just a few hours ago. Total number of comments on LumberJocks exceeded 1,000,000 – yes that’s ONE MILLION! This number has been reached in 1694 days since the February, 2006 when the site was launched. That’s around 4.6 years of steady growth. As they say, picture is worth a thousand words.. well in this case it’s a nice little chart: I’d like to thank all of you for making this happen and I hope...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2011 #4: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

1079 days ago by Martin Sojka | 21 comments »

The results are in and it’s time to officially announce the winners of the LumberJocks Woodworking Awards. The winning projects were selected from the 53 “Birds of a Feather” submissions in an online voting held from August 1 to August 7. 119 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winning projects… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Winner – 180 points – $500 Cash Prize Runner-Up – 161 points – $200 Cash Prize F...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2011 #3: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

1260 days ago by Martin Sojka | 25 comments »

The results are in and it’s time to officially announce the winners of the LumberJocks Woodworking Awards. The winning projects were selected from the 93 “Art of Joinery” submissions in an online voting held from February 1 to February 7. 148 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winning projects… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1st Place – 214 points 2nd Place – 139 points 3rd Place – 132 points ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Halloween Challenge with Lee Valley #1: Announcement

2107 days ago by Martin Sojka | 20 comments »

Halloween Challenge: LumberJocks | HomeRefurbers | GardenTenders That’s right. You’ve been challenged!. You have until the end of the month to build a Halloween decoration for outdoors and enter it in our very first Halloween LumberJocks Challenge. What’s the size? That’s up to you. What’s it made of? Wood, of course (and, yes, you can add non-wood objects to it as needed). We have all seen those cemeteries and skeletons in people’s yards, well we ar...

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Virtual Dining Table Challenge #3: And The Winners Are...

2471 days ago by Martin Sojka | 18 comments »

Last month, the Virtual Dining Table Challenge was presented, with the support of Popular Woodworking, to challenge us to continue developing our creativity and woodworking skills. THE ENTRIESAt the wrap-up of the challenge, we had 22 entries and I want to congratulate everyone who took up the challenge. It was obvious, through the designs and the discussions, that the challenge was a success, with everyone (both designers and readers) learning some new skills. You can see all of the e...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2012 #2: Announcement

945 days ago by Martin Sojka | 9 comments »

Tis the season to think about children around the world and to build something special for our 2012 LumberJocks' Winter Awards Event. This year, we encourage you to “release your inner child” and create a a special project that children will enjoy. As always, we are looking for not only the skills involved in the build but the creativity as well. Be sure to describe your project as this is an important component of the Awards selection process which will be done by your fel...

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Create&Share Challenge - Kitchen Treasures #1: Announcement

1414 days ago by Martin Sojka | 7 comments »

Our new Create&Share Challenges are opportunities to share ideas, tips, and techniques. We invite you to participate, even if it is to post a “don’t try this because look what happened when I did it” tip. Kitchen Treasures“Create & Share” a handy-dandy kitchen item and share the building process in a blog. The item may be a cutting board, a spoon, spurtle, or some other useful or decorative item for the kitchen. We love creativity and we don’...

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LumberJocks Scrap It Out #1: Announcement

1013 days ago by Martin Sojka | 28 comments »

We’ve seen it before – scrapping over grease boxes, smallest bandsaw boxes, and even coffee spoons. Yes, indeed, some scrap wood plus some ingenuity and the results were masterful with a whole lot of fun in the process. Now, the challenge is on to get your scraps together and, with a day or less time in the shop, create some balance: something that balances (from spinning tops to bottle balancers, to … whatever your scrappy little heart desires! And what are we sc...

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We're back up and running.

1028 days ago by Martin Sojka | 31 comments »

Welcome back everybody! This has been one of the worse days of LumberJocks as our database failed to start and recover early morning my time. I’ve spent whole day on this but only manage to make a few small positive steps before John from Escalate joined me from the other side of the globe. Things started to move in the right direction and I was happily demoted to a role of assistant :) He was finally able to fix all the flaws and the database has been successfully recovered just a f...

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Look Mom, No Nails! Challenge with Gorilla Glue #1: Announcement

1147 days ago by Martin Sojka | 22 comments »

LumberJocks & Gorilla Glue Challenges you to build one of your wonderful creations using Gorilla Glue as your main fastener (no metal fasteners). Be as creative as possible. Use any type of wood you would like. Any size, any shape, any feature or function. This is your chance to show your skills and ability to create your masterpiece without the use of metal fasteners. PRIZES Gorilla Glue will have 6 random winners of the following great prizes: 1 Grand Prize ...

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