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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2012 #4: Cast Your Votes!

02-01-2012 03:43 PM by Martin Sojka | 5 comments »

Awards entry period is over and we ended up with 71 amazing entries in ‘Your Inner Child’ category. Now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. Voting deadline is on February 7th at 3 PM CDT. Please note that if you submitted an Awards entry, you will not see your project listed on the voting page. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic – others can pick your entry without any problems. The results will be announced on...

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No longer waiting for winter.....and my first anniversary!

01-15-2012 09:49 PM by jbschutz | 8 comments »

Well, winter finally arrived a couple of days ago…..6 inches of snow and -2 degrees F. Not so bad, but I was getting used to the idea of skipping winter this year. On a more pleasant note; I just celebrated my 1st year with LJ. I have enjoyed being a part of this great group of men and women, craftsmen and artists, with a common, yet diversified interest in things wooden. I have “met” so many great people in the past year and have even managed to meet a couple in person.Th...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2012 #3: Call For Entries

01-03-2012 09:03 PM by Martin Sojka | 1 comment »

Entry period of the LJ Woodworking Awards Winter 2012 is now officially open and will close on January 31st. Here’s the theme again: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Category: Your Inner Child – Children love to play with toys, explore the mechanics of an object, hide things, find things, touch things, listen to things, and just look at things. Our Winter Awards, this year, is for the children. Create something for a child, something that he or she will play wit...

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Waiting for Winter

12-31-2011 03:55 PM by jbschutz | 4 comments »

My last entry was about the endless winter….to come. We are still waiting! After a mild, pretty snow-free December, Minnesotans are wondering what happened and when the shoe will drop. It has been a great month of fairly comfortable temps in my unheated garage/shop. We still have not had a below zero to brag about, and only about six inches of total snow…and that has melted. I have my thoughts set on some new projects and an upcoming trip back to Hawaii for the eighth time. I ha...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2012 #2: Announcement

12-20-2011 06:09 PM 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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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2012 #1: Get Ready

11-18-2011 02:45 PM by Martin Sojka | 5 comments »

It’s that time of year again and, here, you are getting a sneak peek at our upcoming Winter Awards. The category is: Your Inner ChildChildren love to play with toys, explore the mechanics of an object, hide things, find things, touch things, listen to things, and just look at things. Our Winter Awards, this year, is for the children. Create something for a child, something that he or she will play with in some way and, as always, describe the project for us – your inspiration, ...

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

02-08-2011 04:52 PM 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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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2011 #2: Cast Your Votes!

02-01-2011 05:37 PM by Martin Sojka | 5 comments »

Awards entry period is over and we ended up with 93 great entries in the Art of Joinery category. Now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. Voting deadline is on February 7th at 3 PM CDT. Note that if you submitted an Awards entry, you will notice that your project is not listed when you make your selections. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic when you do not see your entry in the voting list – others can pick your entry withou...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2011 #1: Announcement

12-30-2010 06:01 PM by Martin Sojka | 5 comments »

It’s time to get busy again. The LumberJocks Woodworking Awards Winter 2011 are officially here and this time we have a very creative theme that should result in many amazing entries. As always, the goal is to highlight the creativity of all of our members (regardless of skill level) through the use of materials that are available to all woodworkers. And here is the theme: The Art of Joinery – dovetails, mitres, and even the good old butt joint can turn a practical project into a...

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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2010 #3: Cast Your Votes!

02-01-2010 09:34 PM by Martin Sojka | 6 comments »

Awards entry period is over and the staggering number of entries is beyond all my expectations. We ended up with 151 wonderful Yin Yang projects and now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. I know it’s not too easy ;) Voting deadline is on February 7th at 3 PM CDT. Note that if you submitted an Awards entry, you will notice that your project is not listed when you make your selections. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic whe...

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