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LumberJocks Merchandise Store

by Martin Sojka
posted 12-14-2006 10:33 AM


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 12-14-2006 08:37 PM

That is a great idea Martin! Maybe “You know you’re a lumberjock” coffee cups. You know you’re a lumberjock when your coffee creamer comes in oak, maple, or walnut sawdust flavor.

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scottb

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#2 posted 12-15-2006 01:14 AM

That’s great Dennis,... you’d better cross post that over at the “list”

Martin, you already know I’m for one of those shirts. (or two, or three!)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 12-15-2006 05:12 PM

Dennis: any coffee cup with an Open Top, tastes like oak, maple, or walnut dust anyway in my shop. That’s why I stick to soda pop. I use 12 oz. cans to give some sort of control to my intake, and the “open” top is just a small hole. Myabe a Lumberjock can “coolie” to insulate the can. Course, as quick as I drink them, it really doesn’t matter.

Just playing, I like the coffee mug idea.
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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scottb

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#4 posted 12-16-2006 07:54 AM

I’ll use a travel mug with a closeable top… but being plastic they just attract sawdust. Might keep it out, but not off… I find I have to stick to soda bottles that I can re-cap, or cover with an inverted paper cup… if only maple tasted like syrup, or walnut tasted like walnuts… then it might not be so bad….

Sorry to take the baton and continue to run off topic…. I still like Dennis’ quote (or something akin for a shirt or a mug, travel or ceramic.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Obi

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#5 posted 12-17-2006 03:51 AM

Is there going to be room on the shirts for all of the entries? And that’s a great idea for the coffee cups.

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scottb

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#6 posted 12-17-2006 04:32 AM

I think there’ll just be one entry per shirt Obi, with the best of the best available (one for each day of the week!)... or perhaps Martin will pick a top ten list and make just one?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Martin Sojka

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#7 posted 12-17-2006 02:34 PM

As Scott said, I was thinking about picking up some of the best quotes/entries in the “you know you’re a lumberjock…” topic.

And the idea of having one for each day of the week is excellent! Thanks. Seven shirts with seven different cool quotes ;) So we just need to select the best ones and then I will ask the authors for the permission to use them.

Keep the ideas coming…

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scottb

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#8 posted 12-17-2006 11:37 PM

Hey Martin, You can certainly edit some for content, clarity… comedic timing or alliteration… permission to use/abuse mine at least.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 12-22-2006 08:14 PM

Hey Martin,
How about a T-shirt with, ”I’m married to a Lumberjock”, or something like that.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#10 posted 12-22-2006 08:43 PM

wow cool idea Dick. It seems like I will need to hire special t-shirt designer next year. Oh.. maybe Scott will help.. what do you think Mr. Designer ?

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Donna Menke

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#11 posted 12-28-2006 07:06 PM

Martin, I was trying to contact you off-forum to ask your permission- but I couldn’t see how to do that. So here is a posting I’d like to make- it is after all my current ‘project’.
Hi Guys and Gals-
After more than five years of hard labor- we are finally getting near to delivery. Yup- The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book will be out next month. I’ve started to take pre-orders now, so if you want more information please go to my web site: http://www.woodworks-by-donna.com/UBSBBINFO.html
There is a lot of direction in the book for carving and a lot of ways that carvers with band saws can make their own unique boxes for their carvings.
Check it out!
Donna Menke

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Shopsmithtom

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#12 posted 12-28-2006 07:53 PM

I’m thinking that the merchandise store could sell a line of athletic supporters made from some of the softer species of wood. You could call them…oh, I don’t know…maybe…oh, I’m sure you’ve all figured this one out by now…(or am I barking up the wrong tree? -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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scottb

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#13 posted 12-29-2006 11:55 PM

Sorry Martin, just stumbled back into this thread… You sure should have someone design the shirts “wink, wink”, rather than just cobble something together. Could have opened up a whole new sideline for the site, or at least a way to help finance all the work you’ve undertaken.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Ethan Sincox

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#14 posted 12-29-2006 11:59 PM

Yeah, but where on earth would we find such a person suited for the task, Scott?

I bet the odds of finding a woodworker who also does graphic design are pretty low.

sigh

Oh, well. It was a good thought!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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scottb

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#15 posted 12-30-2006 05:21 AM

Odds are actually quite good (in my house at least!) – you just found one (with a BS degree and over 12 years prof exp. to boot!

I think Martin was trying to get me to volunteer…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Ethan Sincox

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#16 posted 12-30-2006 07:06 AM

Yeah, I figured as much…

A BS in Graphic Design? Not a BA? What kind of a program was it?

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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scottb

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#17 posted 12-30-2006 04:05 PM

At the time my college offered a BA in science as well. Odd no?
The idea was that a BS has a narrower and deeper focus, while a BA is broader in scope. A couple programs offered either, with a few classes being the difference.
The program was fantastic, and has only gotten better. Now you can get a BA or BFA. I’ve seen some fantastic students graduate out of the program. I even hired one at my “other” job. Now, you need a portfolio just to get into the program, and they turn students away. Computers have turned a trade into a full fledged artform. Supposedly the second largerst field after manufacturing – or so I was once told (but try telling that to the scores of graduates fighting for jobs)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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scottb

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#18 posted 12-31-2006 01:34 AM

Now that I stop to think about it (if memory serves), there are at least two other Graphic Designers among us.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Obi

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#19 posted 12-31-2006 05:31 AM

I’ve been told I have a Degree in B.S.

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scottb

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#20 posted 12-31-2006 07:18 AM

I’ll bet your was much cheaper Obi!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Don

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#21 posted 12-31-2006 08:19 AM

But maybe more useful?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Obi

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#22 posted 12-31-2006 01:27 PM

Definately more fun. Oh, and Scott? I’ve got about 30 years of B.S. experience.

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scottb

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#23 posted 12-31-2006 04:59 PM

Thanks for the warning Obi!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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