LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2011 #4: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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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 53 “Birds of a Feather” submissions in an online voting held from August 1 to August 7. 119 votes were cast during this period. And here are the winning projects…


Winner – 180 points – $500 Cash Prize
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Runner-Up – 161 points – $200 Cash Prize
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Five Winners (random draw) – LumberJocks t-shirt:


Click here to see the complete results.


And following are the three lucky winners of the LumberJocks t-shirt (randomly selected from all the voters):


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


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#1 posted 08-08-2011 03:24 PM

Congrats Grizz!!!!!

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 03:33 PM

Nice job everyone. Congratulations to the winners!

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 03:40 PM

Congratulations to the winners
Awesome bird houses, bird homes and bird mansions. :>)

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 03:44 PM

Well, I picked out first place correctly. :) A fine gaggle of birdhouses emerged from all of this. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners. Well deserved.

Edit: Oh look, I won too? Huh? I didn’t see that. Way cool. It will be worn proudly. Thanks LJ.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 08-08-2011 03:57 PM

What a great collection of bird houses… congratulations to the winners.
In my humble estimation, you are all winners!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 08-08-2011 04:18 PM

Congrats to all!!

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 04:40 PM

Congratulations to everyone!
I really enjoyed this Awards event.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 08-08-2011 05:08 PM

Thanks to this contest, and the talent and efforts of those who entered, the quality of life of the average bird has just been nudged upward, in the world :-)

Great job, All !

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 08-08-2011 06:21 PM

Thank you LJ’s for your votes and support. Much appreciated. I will wear the Tee shirt with pride! Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#10 posted 08-08-2011 07:19 PM

Thanks so much for voting me into second place! I am humbled by the beautiful artistry that went into all of the birdhouses. They are an inspiration and have certainly expanded my creative boundaries through viewing each and reading the accompanying anecdotes. I am proud to belong to such a collection of skill and imagination. The greatest reward here comes in the sharing of our gifts, and I believe a hearty “thank you” is due all of those entered the contest, and for that matter all of those who post on this site.

The contest was a lot of fun! I can’t wait for the next one!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#11 posted 08-08-2011 07:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS grizzman and Transition! Awards well earned with your skills and creative endeavors.

It was an awesome contest and the quality and nature of all the entries was quite impressive. To reiterate your ending statements Transition…’it was (indeed) a lot of fun’... and I too… ‘can’t wait for the next one!’

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#12 posted 08-08-2011 07:37 PM

What a variable show of birdhouses, from very simple to very elaborate, from very very small to very vary large.
Good contest.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#13 posted 08-08-2011 09:44 PM

Congrats to the winners, and to all who participated. They were all very nice builds, and like Ellen says: “you’re all winners”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 08-08-2011 09:53 PM

Wow, that was a surprise! Thanks to all who voted.

So many talent craftspersons out there, and there were bird houses FAR SUPERIOR to mine.

I guess “random” works. Now, if only it worked in the mega lotteries, then I could truly retire ,- again.

-- jroot

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#15 posted 08-08-2011 09:56 PM

Outstanding effort from all concerned, the organisers, the builders and don’t forget the voters… the time taken is amazing… so thank you all and congrats to the winners and all the none winners too…

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