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LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2008

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Blog series by Martin Sojka updated 2351 days ago 7 parts 9558 reads 127 comments total

Part 1: Announcement

2422 days ago by Martin Sojka | 38 comments »

It’s official! Get building for our current semi-annual Woodworking Awards. This year we are pleased to announce that along with the traditional two categories we will also have a GRAND PRIZE winner, the participant with the most combined points. So, put those shop aprons on, sharpen those tools, and start building your entries. GRAND PRIZE: 14” band saw with granite topby Steel City Tool Works AWARD CATEGORIES Not Just Any Box Award for Top Woodworker in this cate...

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Part 2: PRESS RELEASE: LumberJocks Announces Winter Woodworking Event

2415 days ago by Martin Sojka | 1 comment »

For immediate release LumberJocks Calling Woodworkers to Compete for Special Prizes The Grand Prize of a 14” band saw with a granite top, donated by Steel City Tool Works, is being vied for by woodworkers in the latest Woodworking Awards Event held by LumberJocks.com. Twice a year, LumberJocks.com hosts a Woodworking Awards Event where woodworkers from around the world enter projects into two designated categories in hopes of being voted top woodworker of one of the divisions. Thi...

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Part 3: Submissions Are Open

2396 days ago by Martin Sojka | 7 comments »

Let me announce that the submissions are now open for our LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2008 in both categories – Not Just Any Box as well as The Multi-Purposed 2×4. You must first post your entries as the projects and then just click on the green SUBMIT ENTRIES button on the Awards page. Remember that the submissions close on January 31, 2008 at 3 PM CST. Fantastic prizes are waiting to be won! Good luck ;)

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Part 4: Cast Your Votes

2365 days ago by Martin Sojka | 9 comments »

January has been an entertaining and inspiring month, as the entries for our two Awards categories came in. I am very pleased to see the excellent response – with 50 boxes and 34 2×4 projects. Also, the challenges that we host throughout the year are intended to provide woodworkers the opportunity to expand their own skills. I think you have outdone yourselves. Very impressive work. You are all winners already. Congratulations. And now, an exciting week is ahead of us as we meet...

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Part 5: The Voting Is Over...

2359 days ago by Martin Sojka | 10 comments »

... and the anticipation is building → all of the results will be displayed tomorrow at 6 AM CST on the Awards pages so don’t forget to check back.

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Part 6: And The Winners Are...

2358 days ago by Martin Sojka | 45 comments »

Our successful Winter 2008 LumberJocks Woodworking Awards are over so allow me to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 84 total submissions in an online voting held from Feb 1 to Feb 7. 232 votes by 121 voters were cast during this period. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GRAND PRIZE: STEEL CITY 14” BANDSAW 1st Place – GaryK (612 points) 2nd Place – Ryan Shervill (504 points) 3rd Place – Yorks...

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Part 7: Interview With The Winners

2351 days ago by Martin Sojka | 17 comments »

How does success in our Winter Awards feel? Gary: It feels strange. I am honored that so many of my woodworking peers liked my work. I think that this is the highest complement you can obtain. Ryan: It really feels great. As the “new guy” on the board, I am amazed at this welcome. The project was a tough one, taking a picture from your mind’s eye and shaping it out of wood is tough enough…add a 2X4 into the equation, and results are seldom what you intended...

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