About a year ago, I blogged about waiting for winter here in Winona, MN. Oh, we know it is coming, but it is always anyone’s guess when and how much. This year, November gave us a few cold nights, but nothing in the way of snow. In fact, I didn’t put my fishing boat into storage until Nov. 26….and that was a pretty nice day, too. During that last week, I got out fishing three times and brought home some nice messes of crappies. The neighbors love getting a meal of filleted ...
Today was one of those mornings that I couldn’t wait to get going. I got up a little earlier than usual, and went back to bed, thinking that I would get ‘one more sleep.’ But lying there and thinking about what I was going to do today was too much for me and I just had to get up and get started. I had a good day yesterday, and got lots of odds and ends done in addition to getting my little sleds finished up. Once again, I used the photo box that Keith made and had some re...
Well, I will start out this morning by saying that I think I am ‘cracking up.’ Maybe it’s because I have been using this crackle paint on my new snowmen, or maybe it is just me, but I am certainly not thinking the way I should be. Yesterday turned out to be a pretty good day. Besides another heavy day of traffic from the site (thank you everyone!) I spent the day painting the little snowmen pieces for the next pattern packet. As I showed yesterday, I am using a product...
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 70 “Your Inner Child” submissions in an online voting held from February 1 to February 7. 98 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winning projects… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Winner – 136 points – $500 Cash Prize Runner-Up – 102 points – $200 Cash Prize ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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