Workshop Video Tour Challenge #2: And the Winners Are...

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 05-22-2007 11:26 PM 2197 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Everybody is the winner in this Challenge since, for most of you, posting your first video online was really one challenging goal. And you all accomplished it with a great sense of humor – so you literally raised the bar.

To be honest we didn’t expect so many entries in just two weeks. What a nice surprise. And the best thing is that you’ve learned great new skill which you can proudly use here – sharing your own woodworking videos with your fellow LumberJocks. Marc, are you ready for some tough competition, ha?

Here are two lucky winners of LJ/TWW shirt from me plus Furnitology DVD and TWW Coffee Mug from Marc:

  • Schroeder
  • Chadnuesmeyer

And here are three lucky winners of LJ/TWW shirt from me plus Powermatic shirt and TWW Coffee Mug from Marc:

  • TheAggie
  • Paul
  • Don

View all of the submitted entries.

Thank you all for being part of this Challenge!

14 comments so far

View WayneC's profile


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#1 posted 05-23-2007 12:22 AM

Congratulations everyone. I’m thinking of adding a video camera to my tool want list.

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

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#2 posted 05-23-2007 12:25 AM

Congrats to everyone and thank you for the tours into your workspace!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 05-23-2007 12:43 AM

Yay, we’re all winners!

I second that camera Wayne.

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

View DocK16's profile


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#4 posted 05-23-2007 12:53 AM

Thanks to TWW and LJ for sponsoring the contest and congradulations to the winners. It was great fun making the video, learning some computer skills, and spending some time with my son (camera man, editor, and producer) He wants to know when the next one is.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

View mot's profile


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#5 posted 05-23-2007 01:03 AM

This was a great challenge and a great idea. I feel I know alot of the people who’s work I admire, more personally. I went from not making any videos, to making the shop video, to seemingly being unable to make a blog entry without a video.

To everyone that made one! GREAT! Thank you! Good job. They were ALL good. I didn’t see a single one of them that wasn’t interesting and entertaining and I watched most of them more than once.

I see that this challenge has also spawned some howto videos and some tool review videos that, perhaps, wouldn’t have happened without the , “He did it, so I can too!”

Thanks to everyone and keep the videos coming!


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

View Don's profile


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#6 posted 05-23-2007 02:34 AM

I agree, Scott, we are all winners due to Martin’s great site. It’s become and important part of my woodworking like, and the friends I’ve made are wonderful.

Yes – we are all winners – thanks goes to Martin.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

View David's profile


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#7 posted 05-23-2007 02:40 AM

Congratulations everyone! This community and the ability to share, encourage and educate is perhaps one of our most important tools. The skill learned in this challenge are going to push the quality of this site to new heights!


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#8 posted 05-23-2007 02:50 AM

Congrats to everyone, wish my shop would have been built to get in on the fun…oh well, maybe next time…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#9 posted 05-23-2007 03:31 AM

Congratulations to the recipients of the goodies and I want to thank all of you that entered a video for giving me a tour of your shop and allowing me to spend some time with each of you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-23-2007 05:07 AM

I agree about the winners part, we all are.

I got a whole lot of ideas on what I want to get to fill the extra space(s) in my shop. Y’all gave me some great ideas…Thanks!

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

View TheAggie's profile


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#11 posted 05-23-2007 09:19 AM

I want to congratulate everyone that entered. There were a lot of great shops on display. Maybe we should try and suggest another contest??!

How about we mention any club or guild you may be associated the Woodworkers Club of

Great job all...

-- The Aggie in Sealy, Texas

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Martin Sojka

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#12 posted 05-23-2007 02:29 PM

Great idea.. My Guild’s Tour Challenge

View schroeder's profile


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#13 posted 05-24-2007 10:04 PM

That is so cool!, Thanks Martin! I had a lot of fun doing this and learned a lot to. I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s entry’s and Loved seeing everyone’s shop’s. Thanks for the idea and contest!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

View Paul's profile


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#14 posted 05-25-2007 01:37 AM

It was fun. Thanks Martin!

-- Paul, Texas

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