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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 05-18-2007 10:24 PM 1662 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

And I thought there were only few bloggers in the woodworking community…

Thank you for proving me wrong, fellow LumberJocks! YES, LumberJocks are the best woodworking bloggers online. And it seems like reaching 1.000 blog entries is just the beginning since many of you are already testing the waters with the videos.. how cool. Sharing and learning are two cornerstones of this community and that’s what blogging is all about. So keep posting and reading ;)

I’ve decided to reward two great bloggers with the “LJ shirt” – Frank for posting the highest number of entries so far and Dusty for the longest series.

Next goal – 10,000 blog entries…

18 comments so far

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 05-18-2007 10:33 PM

Gongratulations Dusty, & Frank,
two very deserving recipients of T-shirts.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 05-18-2007 10:51 PM

Dito Here! I enjoy reading both of our “King of the Bloggers” posts’. Both of your blogs are enlightening in different ways. Don’t stop now.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Roger Strautman

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#3 posted 05-18-2007 11:34 PM

Congrats to the blogger guys!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#4 posted 05-18-2007 11:40 PM

I couldn’t have picked two better recipients. Congrats bloggers.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 05-19-2007 12:31 AM

sweet!!! :)

hmm nothing like setting the bar high!!! 10,000!!!! lol That’s a lot of computer hours :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View frank's profile


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#6 posted 05-19-2007 01:03 AM

Hello Martin;
—-and everyone here at LJ for it is all of you who have made this possible!!!

This is in-deed an honor and at the same time a great quest. I just finished reading my first blog entry here at LJ: and thought I would pass on a quote I had made back then; “The love of wood as seen with the eye, felt with the heart and touched by the hand is the passion of dreamers, who have lived in the chaotic beauty of the forests, only to pass on to future generations this love.” —-flp

Much has happened since back then, and LJ is growing by leaps and bounds, while bloggers and video enthusiast’s are coming out of the woodwork and making this a place where ‘workers of wood’ can come together and be a part of a sharing and caring community.

I also give thanks to you Martin for having the foresight to make this all possible. As I tell folks, I found this sight one evening while goggling ‘free form wood sculpture’ and I had a hit for a project by Roger: called Freeform Sculpture. This work of art grabbed my attention and then I was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm I found on this site here at LJ. The rest is history, but I want to thank you all for the welcome that you gave me here and for the kindness and enthusiasm that you all continue to show me.

And as I have said before, so I will say again….LumberJocks rocks!!!

NOW lets get back to the shop and curl some wood chips!!!
Thank you.

—-in thinking about this also in retrospect, I also tip my hat to Dusty and must say that here is a blogger who has the habit of telling one good continuous and ongoing story, that is full of ‘very good’ insights into his life! Dusty you are a great writer and blogger and I’m thankful we can share in this award-of-a-reward together. Great knowing you Dusty!

-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 05-19-2007 01:10 AM

Congratulations Fank & Dusty!

Thanks Martin for taking such good care of this amazing community.


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#8 posted 05-19-2007 04:04 AM

We ROCK!... and we also Wood.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 05-19-2007 04:10 AM

Congrats guys! And kudos to Martin for a great site with a noticeable absence of some of the knuckleheads that detract from ventures like this.

Cheers to you all!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 05-19-2007 04:12 AM

Congratulations Frank and Dusty. You have contributed greatly to this community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 05-19-2007 04:44 AM

Rock on Frank & Dusty! Congrats dudes.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 05-19-2007 07:50 PM

Congratulations to Frank and Dusty. Your blogs have been good, educational, and entertaining all at the same time. And thanks to Martin for making a special place that this can all be brought together.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 05-20-2007 02:17 AM

Congratulations Frank and Dusty! Keep those blogs coming!

-- Jesus is Lord!

View Dusty's profile


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#14 posted 05-20-2007 03:52 AM

Martin and Fellow Lumberjacks,

Having just returned from a extended trip tending to the needs of my elderly parents I was honored and touched to have been chosen for this honor.

I read the message and announcement from Martin, I remember thinking there surely has been a mistake.

I re-read the message.

Three times.

I remember thinking this can’t be, there are so many other Lumberjocks who are so much more qualified and talented who deserve this honor more than I do. They have contributed so much to this great web site.

I am not, nor have I ever been a writer.

I have simply tried to share my journey.

At the end of every chapter and every time I have hit “post this entry” I have thought to my self…My goodness my writing has fallen so short , and is completely inadequate. No one is going to read this dribble and surely this will be my last chapter.

I then read, study,and think about each and every comment along with every message I get. I find them inspiring and the fuel to write another chapter.

With out all of your support and encouragement, along with your comments and continued reading of my blog, it would be nothing more than a bunch of words.

You bring these typed words and story to life.

I’m humbled.

I ‘m touched.

Thank you some how seems so inadequate.

I realize this, however, it is all I have to offer you,

You can be sure it comes from the depths of my heart.

-- Dusty

View Dusty's profile


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#15 posted 05-20-2007 04:09 AM


You truly deserve the reconagition you are getting.

You, and your writings are so deserving.

Your not only a gifted writer, you an artist and poet of the written word.

You wrote the first comment to my first blog.

I have never forgot it.

I have told you how inspireing you are and how much I admire you and what your write.

I will never be able to hope to even come close to being the gifted writer you are.

That is the best part. I then can just take in your written poetry, admire it and savor every word.

Thank you.

Blog on Frank, blog on we need you.

-- Dusty

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