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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 11-22-2007 10:29 AM 1577 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For immediate release Reaches New Milestone

In just over a year and a half since its beginnings, has reached a new milestone – a membership of 2000 woodworkers., the online woodworking community, debuted in March 2006 and has quickly made a name for itself in the woodworking world. Within this year alone membership has grown from 500, achieved just this past spring, to 2000 members the milestone reached just this week.

This online community, “The LumberJocks Shop” as it is referred to by its members, provides woodworkers from around the world the opportunity to showcase their woodworking projects, to blog their experiences, challenges and successes, and to support each other in the forums by asking/answering woodworking-related questions.

Woodworkers, men and women of all ages and skill levels, have showcased over 3500 projects, posted 2400 blogs, and enhanced each other’s skills with over 1400 forum discussions.

According to the members, is more than just a site where people share the same interest. According to Bob B. (a LumberJocks’ member), “has distilled the composite knowledge of 1000’s of years of experience, presented it to me, and somehow done it while making me feel like I’m just shooting the breeze with my friends.”

Also contributing to the success of the site, along with the camaraderie and skills sharing enjoyed by its members, are the challenges and special events presented throughout the year. Currently, has partnered with the “Save The Children” organization and projects are being made to be auctioned off, with funds going to help children around the world who are in crisis due to war and natural disasters. (For more information, visit:

Upcoming is the semi-annual Awards Event where members may enter a project in one of two categories and then the members themselves will vote and select the Award Recipients. The categories for this event are “Not Just Any Box” and “The Multi-Purposed 2×4”. Further information will be presented in the official announcement, which will be made soon.


The rapidly growing community at is comprised of men, women, children, and youth (currently from four different continents) who are actively involved in woodworking. The members are a combination of professionals, skilled hobbyists, beginners and everything in between. They are furniture builders, artists, home renovators, and wood explorers.

The woodworkers join (membership is free) to share their experiences with wood, ask and answer questions, seek and post their personal tool reviews, find and share resource information, and blog their woodworking journeys.

The sister site, has just recently “broken ground”, with members beginning the journey of sharing their gardening experiences with each other in the same fashion as achieved with


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#1 posted 11-22-2007 10:43 AM

Way cool, Martin. I love it! LumberJocks is the site I had been looking for to share the woodworking experience. I am glad to be a part of it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 10:46 AM

My hat is off to you Martin. You had a vision, and ran with it. I’m sure you weren’t quite ready for what you gave birth to… 2000 lumberjocks without an extra stretch mark LOL May you live long and make millions (and of course quit your day job).

Good luck with all that you put your hand to.

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#3 posted 11-22-2007 12:06 PM

Congratulations to ALL. The success of this site is not only down to the extremely passionate members for there Hobby/vocation, but we also have to thank the site administrative team, who without there inspiration for the site, listening and reacting to positively what the members wants and needs are, and finally for maintaining this site in excellent condition –my hat is off to all, we are setting the standard that others only aspire too!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-22-2007 03:01 PM

Here’s to ya, Martin, for 2000 more. You’ve done us a great job. Thanks for the good times.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 03:05 PM

Thanks you Martin, you have done a good thing here.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Bob #2

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#6 posted 11-22-2007 03:18 PM

Martin, you have restored my faith in internet woodworking forums.
The unique advantages of superior planning and elegant programming are definitely showing the fruits of your efforts.

Good on you Martin and good on all you Jocks who took the time to embrace this place and make it what it has become.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 11-22-2007 03:22 PM

Congratulations Martin. It takes a special person to develop a site like LumberJocks and attract the quality of people here. This is not something that just anyone could do.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 11-22-2007 03:26 PM

Hi Martin;

I’m not sure how you pulled this feat off, but you did it. This is the first site I check in the morning, and the last site I check at night.

I posted your press release on Pro Woodworking Tips front page.

Congratulations to you, and THANK YOU!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 11-22-2007 03:49 PM

Congratulations and Thank you !!!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#10 posted 11-22-2007 04:21 PM

Thanks Martin,

This is also my first and last (and quite often, my only) online stop of the day.

Such a useful, user friendly place to share and spend our time…. Love how the vibe hasn’t changed as we’ve grown and picked up the pace. The interplay between LJ and Garden Tenders at the bottom makes for a nice seamless walk next door without feeling like we’re leaving good company.

Bravo! Bravo I say.

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

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#11 posted 11-22-2007 04:33 PM

Congratulations Martin. I’m like Lee. The first site in the morning and the last at night. And if I have a tough time sleeting. I’ve been known to sneek on in the middle of the night.

Almost as much fun as working with wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 11-22-2007 04:35 PM

You too Karson?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 11-22-2007 04:41 PM

Oh dear, it seems I have the same affliction. Congrats Martin and thanks!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Bob Babcock

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#14 posted 11-22-2007 07:35 PM

Thanks for such a great place to “shoot the breeze” Martin. LJ has given me the incentive and confidence to push my woodworking skills far beyond where they were just a short time ago.

Hehe…I’ve HAD to spend less time on LJ lately…...:(. I feel like I’m missing soooo much.

-- Bob

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#15 posted 11-22-2007 08:53 PM

Thank you Martin, and thank you everyone. This site has really become part of my life, and renewed interests in all things wood.

Good job Sir.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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