PRESS RELEASE: 5000 Members – LumberJocks Thanks you!

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 07-22-2008 12:56 PM 1530 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For immediate release has reached a new milestone with 5000 registered woodworkers., online woodworking community, launched in March 2006 and has made a name for itself in the woodworking world. is quickly becoming the #1 online social network for woodworkers. The site’s structure and growing features allow members to easily connect with other woodworkers, post projects and blogs and compete in friendly competitions for fantastic prizes.

Woodworkers, men and women of all ages and skill levels, have showcased over 8,693 projects, 5,196 blogs, 405 reviews and 3,981 forum topics thus far.

According to the members, is more than just a site where people share the same interest; it’s a place where people share the same passion. “It’s one thing to share knowledge but it’s another thing to share passion. And that’s the one thing that sets this place apart from the others, that’s the one thing that makes this place so addicting. People sharing the passion for this thing we call woodworking.” – Lip (LumberJocks’ member) would like to thank all of its members for their great community spirit and willingness to share information, experiences and endless knowledge. It is because of this immense community spirit and the friendly nature of all our members that we have grown to be such a success. And special thank you to our voluntary welcoming committee for making new members feel at home in our growing community.

We cannot simply build a great community for our members; our members will build us a great community.


The rapidly growing community at is comprised of men, women, children, and youth all over the world, 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. offers free membership to woodworkers who 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.

Not only is the site visited regularly by its members but also regular and casual visits by non-members. This past February surpassed 1 million page views per month.

Sister sites, GardenTenders and HomeRefurbers have just recently “broken ground”, with members beginning the journey of sharing their gardening and home repair experiences with each other in the same fashion as achieved with


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#1 posted 07-22-2008 01:41 PM

pretty exciting, Martin; pretty exciting!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 01:50 PM

Well done, Martin. Just goes to prove that cooperation and community are powerful allies to passion.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 02:30 PM

Hello Martin;

Again congratulations to you, and the Executive Director of Everything, Ms. Debbie.

You both deserve a big round of applause for the incredible work you’ve done and the obvious accomplishments made.

I have learned a lot here and truly hope to have inspired others to reach to higher levels in their own woodworking.

That press release was a very well written and quite accurate description of Lumberjocks. It is a friendly, very well organized and easy to use forum. It deserves to be number one!

I have made more close friends here, (in spite of the great distance between us), in my year here, than I have any where else during my lifetime. (maybe I should get out more, huh?).

My extreme thanks;


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 03:02 PM


Through LJ I’ve learned a lot, made some friends, joined a local woodworking group, participated in the pen swap and more. Without a doubt Lumberjocks is the best online community, of any kind, that I’ve been part of. Thank you for building us such a great home. ;-)

And also a big THANKS to all the other ‘Jocks’ that make this a great community!



-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 03:27 PM

that is awesome being part of something so alive! communication here is superB!

Thanx everyone!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 07-22-2008 03:56 PM

”Not only is the site visited regularly by its members but also regular and casual visits by non-members. This past February surpassed 1 million page views per month.”

What can you say?.... WOW!!

My thanks to you, Martin… !

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 07-22-2008 04:41 PM

I am proud to be a member of this great community and I thank those of you that created this site for all to enjoy : ) I had been searching for a place to call “home” for a few years now and it is a wonderful thing to have finally found it !!! Thank you and congratulations on this milestone : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 07-22-2008 06:10 PM


-- ??? My mistakes heat the house. It's very warm in here. ???

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#10 posted 07-22-2008 06:25 PM

Yippee! Thanks, Martin, Debbie and the other 4997+ of you. What a great phenomena we have forged here,

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 07-22-2008 07:38 PM

Thanks again Martin, You and Deb have done a wonderful service for us all and deserve our praise and admiration. I feel home here and feel like I have many friends, thanks to you. My life is fuller because of this site. Thanks Martin and May G B. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 07-23-2008 11:37 AM

Thanks to you Martin for a tremendous effort.

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

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#13 posted 07-23-2008 11:40 AM

Adding my congratulations and thanks.

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#14 posted 07-23-2008 12:53 PM

Thank you Martin!

I’m proud of being a Lumberjock.

Its been a great experience.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 07-23-2008 02:15 PM

Great press release Martin. I am going to save this link to send to future Lumberjock prospects. Thanks for your tireless work.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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