LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2009 #4: The Results Are In!

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 08-09-2009 03:25 PM 4138 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another outstanding LumberJocks Woodworking Awards event is over so it’s time to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 54 total submissions in an online voting held from August 1 to August 7. 123 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winners…


1st Place – 217 points
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2nd Place – 109 points
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3rd Place – 109 points
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4th Place – 103 points
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5th Place – 83 points
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6th Place – 76 points
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7th Place – 67 points
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8th Place – 66 points
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9th Place – 63 points
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10th Place – 63 points
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We also have one random winner from the remaining contestants: aurora.


Click here to see the complete results.


I’d like to thank our sponsors for their support:

Fine Woodworking
Custom Branding Iron
Major League Woodworking
Steussy Creations
Lee Valley
Passion for Wood


And following are the three lucky winners of A Simple Varnish Finish DVD by The Wood Whisperer (randomly selected from all the voters):

  • craigpool
  • RobS
  • Tearen


Congratulations, everyone! I’m going to PM the prize winners shortly.


14 comments so far

View cabinetmaster's profile


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#1 posted 08-09-2009 03:31 PM

Congratulations to all the winners. Some really nice benches there. Love them all.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 03:33 PM

Congratulations to everyone who entered the contest and especially to our Award Winners!

and to Martin for another wonderful event.

Well done everyone.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 03:44 PM

Outstanding benches congrates to the winners

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-09-2009 04:57 PM

Congratulations, you are all winners,all are very nice

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scott shangraw

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#5 posted 08-09-2009 05:01 PM

Congrats everyone !!!

-- Scott NM,

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#6 posted 08-09-2009 05:03 PM

It was so difficult to rank them. Each one was a #1 in it’s own merit – either for creativity or classisicm… there is not one of them that would not fit somewhere in my garden.

Congrats to those who have the confidence to submit their work!

View Karson's profile


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#7 posted 08-09-2009 08:08 PM

Congratulations to all of the winners. and to all who participated.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 10:57 PM

Add my congrats too, for winners and participants!! :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 08-09-2009 11:30 PM

congrats to the winners

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View GaryK's profile


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#10 posted 08-09-2009 11:53 PM

Congratulations to all the winners.

I know how nice it is to be recognized by your peers and there is no greater reward.

To all those who didn’t win a prize, you are all still winners just for your participation.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 08-10-2009 12:01 AM

Congratulations Jocks. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 08-10-2009 03:11 AM

Congratulations. They were all beautiful…..and all first place winners in my book.

-- John @

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#13 posted 08-10-2009 03:25 AM

Congratulations to all winners, and all participants. this is what keeps LJ apart and above all others, the quality, the spirit, and the sharing of it all!


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 08-10-2009 05:46 AM

Congratulations, I agree with Huff…......... all first place winners.
Job well done !!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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