LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2012 #2: Announcement

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 12-20-2011 06:09 PM 8350 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tis the season to think about children around the world and to build something special for our 2012 LumberJocks' Winter Awards Event.

This year, we encourage you to “release your inner child” and create a a special project that children will enjoy. As always, we are looking for not only the skills involved in the build but the creativity as well. Be sure to describe your project as this is an important component of the Awards selection process which will be done by your fellow LumberJocks.


Category: Your Inner Child – Children love to play with toys, explore the mechanics of an object, hide things, find things, touch things, listen to things, and just look at things. Our Winter Awards, this year, is for the children. Create something for a child, something that he or she will play with in some way and, as always, describe the project for us – your inspiration, how the project will be used by a child, what you have done to make it child-safe, and any other tidbit you would like to share.




  • Winner – $500 Cash Prize
  • Runner-Up – $200 Cash Prize
  • Five Winners (random draw) – LumberJocks t-shirt


The entry deadline is January 31, 2012 at 3 PM CDT and you can enter the Awards page here.

Please help us Spread the Word by clicking on your favorite social networking button in the sidebar of the Awards page.


Good luck and have fun!

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 06:38 PM

Sounds like a great idea

-- doncharles AKA Don

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Steve Esterby

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 07:11 PM

Game on

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 07:27 PM

Man this sounds like FUN! Now I just have to figure what to make. I was thinking something like a Rube Goldberg Machine. But not sure if that possible in such a short time. Good luck every one!

-- Think it, See it, Design it. Build it, Enjoy it!

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 09:13 PM

The Rules on This Link are no good… wrong Year! LOL

All of the 2011’s were not changed… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 09:17 PM

my mistake … yes, same dates, different year. Thanks Joe.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 09:41 PM

but who won for 2011?

-- doncharles AKA Don

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Martin Sojka

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 12:05 PM

Good point, Joe :) It’s fixed now.

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 01:35 AM

Good one Martin.

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

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 08:20 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your engines!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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