Woodworking Safety Video Challenge #1: Announcement

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 2311 days ago 3014 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Wood Whisperer has recently announced the first annual Woodworker's Safety Week: May 5 – May 9. He’d like to think of this week as “a refresher course on safety”.

Many woodworking sites have decided to participate in this event and LumberJocks are joining with another cool challenge prepared in cooperation with Marc. And since Marc is the famous video star, this challenge is about your own videos again. Remember the success of our first LJ/TWW workshop video challenge? The expectations are even higher this time ;)

Your task is to record your own woodworking safety video and post it on your personal LumberJocks Blog. The video may present your personal safety tip(s), review of some safety equipment, top ten donts in the workshop etc. You get the idea.


How to Enter and Official Rules

  1. Just add your entry as the regular blog entry and tag it with challenge05 (of course you may add any additional tags too):

    Note that you don’t need to use ‘challenge05’ in your blog entry title (use the meaningful title instead).
  2. Enter the video overview plus embed the video into the entry.
  3. Valid video must be at least 3 minutes long.
  4. The videos must be posted from May 5 to May 9.
  5. Winners will be announced online at and on May 11.

Marc has prepared easy to follow video tutorial in which you can see how to post your final video to your LumberJocks blog and enter it into challenge. Note that you can use any of the popular video hosting sites like Youtube, Blip etc. to host your video.

Here's the page listing all of the submitted entries.

So get your camcorder ready and have fun!

-- Martin, | My Facebook:

10 comments so far

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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 2310 days ago

Sounds good


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#2 posted 2310 days ago

oh man i can’t wait. I was planning on doing something on safety already but now this is just making me want to go all out on it.

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#3 posted 2310 days ago

thumbs up for me. I’m in. I’ll try to make one sometime this week so I can post it next week. Great challenge

-- Tyler, Illinois

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Ryan Shervill

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#4 posted 2310 days ago

No chance of me winning this one!

A: I’m too ugly for video (But I DO make cute babies!)
B: If I shot it today, it would take until after the deadline to upload (28.8 Kbps on a good day)

Good luck everyone!

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here:

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Martin Sojka

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#5 posted 2310 days ago

I just updated the prizes – shirts and DVDs.. nice ;)

-- Martin, | My Facebook:

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#6 posted 2310 days ago

Okay, we are working on a video here at Toologics. Game on ~ except ours is somewhat professionally produced (if you count me and Eric as pros) so maybe it doesn’t count. I’ll post it anyways.

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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#7 posted 2310 days ago

Good luck Jude , it,s right down your alley .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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Martin Sojka

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#8 posted 2305 days ago

Cooper Safety decided to sponsor this cool challenge – each of the 3 random winners will get $50 gift certificate from them. Thanks!

-- Martin, | My Facebook:

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#9 posted 2298 days ago

This would of been fun. But I just received the the eMag newsletter announcement today (May 12). Contest closed yesterday! :-(

The Master's Touch

-- Steve Nearman,,, Fredericksburg, VA

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#10 posted 1642 days ago

its gonna be hard making a saftey video with just seven fingers. just kiddin

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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