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LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2007 #1: Ready, Set, Go!

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 2592 days ago 1692 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s getting hot again… yes, the first reason is that the summer is coming but the second and the more important one is that our Summer 2007 Woodworking Awards have been announced in our fresh new eMag today.

I’d like to thank everybody who participated in our little themes poll. It’s great to know that the final two themes – Wood Joinery and Garden Project – were picked by you.

I also want to personally thank Debbie. Without her work and support it would be almost impossible for me to polish all of the details so well. She offered me help with anything related to marketing, PR and even copywriting… she helped me with contacting sponsors, brainstorming ideas and even with preparing our eMag. Thanks Debbie!

This event would not be so exciting without the generous donations from our sponsors. They deserve the promotion for this so enjoy their linked logos here:

Thank you sponsors!

OK, OK... that's three thanks in one blog entry... and three is enough ;)

It's time to design your projects and fire up the tools. It's also time for little fair competition again. And don't forget to track your progress in your Blog Series (it was so cool to see the Thorsen Tables unfold in the blogs). Sharing and learning are the core components of the Awards and I believe the prizes are not the only motivator to participate.

Keep thinking, keep blogging and keep making sawdust! GOOD LUCK!

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-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2592 days ago

thanks for the thanks… and no problem!

And now… on to the Awards event.. what to build, what to build…. :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#2 posted 2592 days ago

WHeeeeeeee!!!

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

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WayneC

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#3 posted 2592 days ago

Here we go…. Another deadline

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

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2592 days ago

lol no pressure Wayne :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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#5 posted 2592 days ago

at least we had one weekend “off”.. well most of us. Debbie had loads of time after finishing her Thorsen Table so early.

Awards Event? Black tie – like the oscars? That would be Awesome. little carved or turned trophies…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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oscorner

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#6 posted 2592 days ago

Thanks, Debbie and Martin.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2592 days ago

yah.. I’ve been waiting FOREVER for you guys to finish so we could start a new project!!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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#8 posted 2592 days ago

I had two done about the same time as you Debbie… just needed several more weeks to refine the third and final one. ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2592 days ago

oh sure.. NOW make me feel bad!!!
lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Paul

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#10 posted 2592 days ago

Pondering the challenge (and my July schedule) but just a comment after the flush of excitement has faded . . . there’s green wood chair building that uses natural wood drying movement to lock parts together and pegs and wedges, but are you sure you want to exclude glue from the challenge?

Seems as though many fine classical/hsitorical joinery methods still used glue – no matter how tight their joinery fit . . .

-- Paul, Texas

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2592 days ago

it’s tempting, isn’t it?

definitely makes a challenge for many of us, I think. And I thought the TABLE was a challenge!!! HA

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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woodspar

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#12 posted 2592 days ago

My copy of Fine Woodworking arrived in the mail yesterday, and what do my wondering eyes behold? The project of the month was – you guessed it – Adirondack Chair! The quintessential outdoor furniture project. To make matters worse they had two pages of GASP! artistic interpretations / departures from the classic design. If that’s not enough to get the grey matter working…

-- John

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2592 days ago

and now you get to add your own flare to the chair.
I’m excited.. Hurry up.. get it made!!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Paul

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#14 posted 2592 days ago

Challenge, yes, but in a theoretical – “look what I did” – but “don’t touch it, sit on it or use it” kind of way. Over time, a wood joint will loosen by itself with changes in humidity and wood movement.

I’m not trying to be a sourpuss or rain on the parade, but hundreds of years of woodworkers have gone before us and the true lasting options are limited in joinery without glue.

Yes, there are a few solid joinery methods without glue that I mentioned before (wedges, pegs, etc.), but my point is that excluding glue actually limits the challenge and creativity.

Isn’t gluing up two boards to make even the small Thorsen table top, joinery? Yes, it is!

No board glue-ups then! – all projects as big as the boards you can find, or dry splines, keys or just butt the boards together!

-- Paul, Texas

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2592 days ago

lol oh but you make a good point!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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