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Forum topic by Donna Menke posted 04-06-2007 02:47 PM 1311 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Donna Menke

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04-06-2007 02:47 PM

In case you didn’t notice, the current (May ‘07) issue of Woodcraft Magazine has a great write-up on this group. It is on page 72 under ‘Webworking’. They had nothing but praise for this group, it’s features, and or own Martin Sojka. I’ll bet that boosts our membership.
I noticed it especially because there is a great write-up on my book on the preceding page in their ‘Woodworkers’ Library’. They even added some details that the publisher had not printed, so it was fun for me to read. I believe that the Woodcraft stores will all be able to carry my book by ordering it from the warehouse- which should help sales tremendously.
btw- look for an article on the Pinwheel Box in that magazine in the near future. I’m getting the 3 variations of the boxes ready to mail off to them on Monday so that they can take their own photos of the finished boxes. This is the first article I’ve done for a magazine other than Carving Magazine (done 9 for them) so I’m excited about it.

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


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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 04-06-2007 03:36 PM

Matt has informed me about this write-up in his new Woodcraft Magazine column. I’m so glad he has chosen LJ as the first site. Thanks Matt!

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Donna Menke

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 05:15 PM

Well, of course- the best always get to go first. You should be very proud. LumberJocks is just soooo kool.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-06-2007 05:21 PM

Congratulations Martin.
And Thank you Donna.

-- -** 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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Bill

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 05:52 PM

Way to go Martin. The reputation continues to grow…

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Karson

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#5 posted 04-06-2007 08:05 PM

Thanks Matt for the write-up and thanks Martin for the LJ web site. I guess we shouldn’t shorten it. The LumberJock Web Site.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Matt

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 08:58 PM

You’re welcome everyone. I’m curious to see how many more Jocks we can get in here as a result. Also, Donna I didn’t connect the dots until a couple of seconds ago. Not only is your book one page before my column, but I’ve been carrying it around and flipping through it just recently. I received a few titles from Sterling Publishing to give away to listeners of my podcast and your amazing book was one of the first titles they sent me!!! Not quite sure I want to let it go!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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Donna Menke

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#7 posted 04-07-2007 01:14 AM

Excellent!!! You have my permission to hold on to the book- and make lots of great boxes- and tell everyone how much you like it- LOL. Or- if you give it to someone else- after looking through it- then more people will get to see it. You chose- too hard for me to decide. I’m glad that Sterling saw fit to send you a copy. They sent one to Woodcraft Corp and that led to them carrying the book and asking me to do an article for them. Such excitement! Hmmmm- maybe they need someone else to check out their new books- I never get tired of reading about woodworking. I read about it more than I do it- sometimes. Glad you like my book. Getting praise from you means a lot. Thanks, Donna

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

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WayneC

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#8 posted 04-07-2007 01:20 AM

I’m going to have to drop into Woodcraft tomorrow and get a copy of the magazine. I wondering if I should wait until I win Matt’s Free Schwag contest (LOL) or just buy Donna’s book.

Anyway, thanks to Martin for creating this community and to Matt for contributing in a big way.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Donna Menke

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#9 posted 04-07-2007 01:33 AM

Hey Wayne- look for the book and if it isn’t there ask them why not, please. The individual stores have to make the decision to carry each product. They need to set their ‘model stock’- usually to (2). That way it gets replenished every time one is sold. I know a lot about this since I used to do it for our Austin store. I think th product number is 835558- but I’m not positive. They can look it up in their computer under the title of the book- The Ultimate Band Saw Box Book. I’d be interested in what you find. Where is this store located? Thanks, Donna

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

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WayneC

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#10 posted 04-07-2007 01:39 AM

The store is in Sacramento Ca. I made my first bandsaw box about 2 months ago and they are high on my project “to do” list. I work a lot these days and like small projects. It is nice to be able to come home from slogging bits all day and do an activity that leaves you feeling like you really accomplished something.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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BarbS

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#11 posted 04-07-2007 02:49 AM

Thanks for the tip on your book, Donna. This is the first I’d heard of it, and I ordered it today for a book review over on WoodCentral.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Donna Menke

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#12 posted 04-07-2007 02:49 PM

That is great, Barb! Where did you order it? I sell it myself, autographed and everything. Details are on my website: www.woodworks-by-donna.com.
What is WoodCentral? Is there a woodworking group online thatI don’t know about? Didn’t think that was possible-LOL. Donna

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

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Donna Menke

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#13 posted 04-07-2007 02:51 PM

Wayne- I know what you mean by work-type work that does not show tangible results. That is one of the best things about woodworking- big or small, our projects tend to be something you can hold in your hands and admire for a long time. The feelings of accomplishment are worth all the sanded off finger prints-imho. Donna

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

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 04-08-2007 03:26 PM

Nice going Donna and Martin and Matt. .who knows where this is all going. A believer. HOPPY EASTER EVERYONE. Jockmike

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

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Donna Menke

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#15 posted 04-08-2007 04:00 PM

BTW- I not only discovered WoodCentral- thanks to Barb- but I joined up, posted a profile, and sent in a photo. I find it difficult to peruse their postings though- guess I need to read some of the instructions. There seems to be a lot of information there, but not about band saw boxes. Maybe I wasn’t using the right search words. I’ll try again sometime. I cannot believe they would not have a lot of comments on my favorite subject. Happy Easter- Donna

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

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