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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 08-24-2011 06:50 PM 6741 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Brave idea from our own MsDebbieP turned our to be very popular. Offering the talented LumberJocks to lead a niche class and teach other members some serious skills for free was the foundation of the LJ Woodworking Classes. Five classes have been already finished, two are just running and we already have three upcoming classes coming soon.

All the news about the Classes were hard to follow and everything was happening behind the scenes. Until now… new stylish and compact Classes page is live. It contains all the info about current, past and upcoming classes as well as about class certificates that you can request from Debbie if you participated in any class and completed the project.

There is also a bonus class subscription option. When you decide to follow the class and click on the Subscribe button you will be automatically notified when a new Class Session is available. You can unsubscribe anytime.

Keep enjoying free LJ Woodworking Classes!

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View rance's profile


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#1 posted 08-24-2011 06:55 PM

At first I thought it wouldn’t add much, but looking at the page, it is going to be MUCH easier to follow the classes now. Thanks for the new functionality.

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

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#2 posted 08-24-2011 07:09 PM

Nice work, MsDebbie and Martin. It’s looking good.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 08-24-2011 07:13 PM

And respect to all our Class Instructors!!! You’re all doing great job. Thanks.

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#4 posted 08-24-2011 07:20 PM

How come Lazy Larry’s End Grain Cutting Board Class isn’t on there? Otherwise, great addition. Nice to be able to see what’s going on.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 08-24-2011 07:22 PM

doh.. it was there in the draft … we’ll get that fixed (and RGTools’ handtool class coming up)
Sorry about that.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 08-24-2011 07:43 PM

thank´s Martin and Ms Deppie for making it easy for us
and even with a fane at the top with the other forums :-)
it hard to believe L J can be better but the staff just ceep doing it :—))



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#7 posted 08-24-2011 07:45 PM

Boy!... Girl!... This is turning out to be really cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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David Kirtley

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#8 posted 08-24-2011 09:24 PM

Hey Martin, I would suggest an attached gallery for each class for participants to post their work.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#9 posted 08-24-2011 09:34 PM

This is great Martin and Debbie! Excellent idea to keep LJ the #1 woodworking community.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#10 posted 08-25-2011 12:28 AM

Well done Martin. Great idea.

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

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#11 posted 08-25-2011 01:00 AM

I check Phil Edward’s plane making blog but could not find it in the LJ… maybe he posted his tutorial on his web. He could be considered past class teacher who is also excellent. Thanks.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 08-25-2011 01:18 AM

It was a DARN good (GREAT) idea !!! Thanks MsDebbie.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#13 posted 08-25-2011 01:25 AM

Very nice Martin.

Suggestions that are implemented make things easier for all of us.

-- 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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#14 posted 08-25-2011 02:31 AM

thanks everyone.
Not sure what to do re: projects – participants haven’t been using the class tags for their projects. But we can keep trying :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 08-25-2011 06:45 AM

Martin and MsDebbie,

This is great for those of us who weren’t able to participate at the time of the class but might want to go back when we do have time to learn a new skill. Thanks for making it all easier for us!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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