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Blog series by MsDebbieP updated 02-26-2013 12:11 PM 20 parts 46176 reads 193 comments total

Part 1: LJ Picnic - ONTARIO, Canada

07-11-2007 11:37 AM by MsDebbieP | 19 comments »

The LJ Picnic is fast approaching (Sunday, July 15th) and I’m getting excited! Rick and I are looking forward to our little event. So far I’ve been told by a few people (including John, Extreme Birdhouses) that they will be stopping by. I noticed that we have a few Jocks in Ontario now, some within driving distance of me and so this is an invitation to join me. The picnic will be taking place in a small town about half way between London and Toronto. If you get the itch...

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Part 2: A Great Success

07-15-2007 10:09 PM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

Our local LumberJocks’ picnic has now come and gone. The weather was perfect – not too hot and not to cold = and no rain!!! When Rick and I showed up my Mom and my Aunt and Uncle were already there waiting. We later had another guest, a friend who had read about the picnic in the paper. Starting the event off, we looked through the “official” LumberJocks’ photo album viewing pictures of MsDebbieP’s adventures around the world and as the shop Inspecto...

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Part 3: Plans for Next Year

10-21-2007 12:58 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

Betsy has asked if anyone is interested in having a picnic in the Texas area. I have added the request in the next eMag issue and while I was writing about it, I thought it would be great if we could start the discussion about ANY picnic that might take place next year. If you are interested in participating in or hosting a LumberJocks’ picnic in your part of the world, let me know and I’ll add it to the list in the November eMag. It’s not too early to start planning &...

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Part 4: SW Ontario 2008

07-01-2008 03:22 PM by MsDebbieP | 13 comments »

After all the monthly announcing I’ve done about my picnic I just realized that July 13th is around the corner!! My oh my, does time fly! LumberJocks/GardenTenders Picnic @ Debbie & Rick’s Date: Sunday July 13, 2008Time: 1 PM – 4 PM Location: SW Ontario (Brantford region) I will provide detailed directions to those planning to attend Join us for a chance to chat and share our woodworking and/or gardening experiences. Rick will have the fire roaring for a bonfire...

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Part 5: info for August eMag

07-23-2007 04:48 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

It’s that time again! Does anyone have a woodworking meeting (etc) to include in the next emag?We need:datetimelocation contact information

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Part 6: September Issue

08-28-2007 07:42 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

It’s that time again! Does anyone have a woodworking meeting (etc) to include in the next eMag? We need:datetimelocationcontact information

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Part 7: October issue

09-28-2007 05:08 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

It’s that time again! Does anyone have a woodworking meeting (etc) to include in the next eMag? We need:datetimelocationcontact information

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Part 8: Upcoming Meetings / Wood shows etc

11-01-2007 07:32 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

does anyone have an event they would like to have added to the November eMag? Due to technical problems, I am a little behind and submissions can be sent to me today or tomorrow. Just send me a message.

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Part 9: Request for Company Contacts

11-22-2007 01:00 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

Hi everyone! I’m busy working on the December eMag issue and one of our goals this month is to promote small companies in the sidebar advertising spots. So….......... if you know someone with a small woodworking-related business , we’d like you to present this opportunity to them. The “Get” :The business gets a small ad in the December eMag, with their logo linking to their website. The “Give” :In exchange for this free promotion all they ...

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Part 10: February 2008

02-03-2008 03:12 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

FYI: we’ve decided to delay this months eMag until after the Awards results are announced. Does anyone have anything they’d like included in this issue? Plans for upcoming picnics? Woodworking groups?

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Part 11: SPAM .. recent postings

06-19-2009 12:15 AM by MsDebbieP | 12 comments »

I’m sure Martin has logged off for the night but will take care of this first thing in the morning…. please ignore the postings. Thanks.

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Part 12: Upcoming FREE Book Draw

10-22-2009 04:39 PM by MsDebbieP | 1 comment »

Oct 22/09 Once again, there will be a FREE DRAW in our next eMag…. watch for it! And you still have until the end of the month to get your name in for this month’s draw—for “The Great Book of Wooden Toys” by Norm Marshall. Check out October’s eMag here, for information on how to enter. .

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Part 13: Get-together 2012 (planning ahead)

02-26-2011 02:13 PM by MsDebbieP | 27 comments »

(2/26/11) THE BIG EVENT- NEXT YEAR, 2012 : a get-together for GardenTenders has snowballed and I decided that it might as well be an event for all of our CreativeHands sites: LumberJocks, GardenTenders, HomeRefurbers. Location: MsDebbieP’s – Southwestern Ontario, Canada (Brant County Region) Date: To be determined .. early-mid September, 2012 (Sunday, Sept. 9th?) Accommodations There is room for trailers in the laneway There are also many hotels just 1/2 hour aw...

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Part 14: International Day of the LumberJock

06-05-2011 12:00 PM by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

6/5/11 Back in 2007, on June 12th, we had our first ”International Day of the LumberJock”. This day celebrated the milestone of reaching a membership of 1,000. Now, here we are today, just four years later, and we’re sitting at over 28,000 members. On this special day, June 12, members are invited to don their LumberJock clothing, (hats, shirts, etc.) and have a picnic, get together with other woodworkers, make a toast to the site, build something special, or any o...

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Part 15: International Day of the LumberJock

06-12-2012 07:56 PM by MsDebbieP | 7 comments »

6/12/12 Today is our “International Day of the LumberJock”. “The what,” you ask? Well… way back in 2007, we were anxiously awaiting the milestone of 1,000 members. And on June 6, 2007 we finally reached that (then) big, big number! It was exciting times. In honour of that achievement, Martin proclaimed the day “International Day of the LumberJock”, in honour of our members around the world. So put on those LumberJock shirts and hats, tie u...

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Part 16: Tomorrow's Get-Together

09-08-2012 03:56 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

Sept. 8/12 Looking forward to chatting with members of LumberJocks and GardenTenders tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that the rain has cleared by noon tomorrow and the afternoon is lovely! If not, well, the little cabin is going to feel mighty fine!

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Part 17: Get-together 2012

09-10-2012 12:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 11 comments »

Yesterday, Sept. 9/12, I hosted a get-together for all of our sites. Although I was expecting about 30 people we only had six people show up. Thanks to LumberJock Andy for making the trek and bringing some wonderful pieces of wood to share! It was a lovely afternoon, with conversations ranging from woodworking, to trees, to hunting, to gardening. Oh—- and it didn’t rain!! Photos of the day are here (at GardenTenders).

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Part 18: $500 Prize!!!!

01-15-2013 12:06 PM by MsDebbieP | 11 comments »

January, 2013 Did you know that there is a $500 prize waiting for the Award Winner this winter? Yes, indeed: $500. For the creation of handcrafted wood jewelry!(And there is a runner-up and a random prize as well). You haven’t heard about the Awards? See our Awards Page for more information Do you still have time? Of course you do! The deadline is January 31st, 2013 … at 3 PM CDT.

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Part 19: 2012 Revisited

01-17-2013 09:37 AM by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

2012 was a great year for and its members. We had the honour of seeing tons of extraordinary projects and learning from the experiences of others through discussions, tutorials, and classes. Thanks to everyone for making 2012 a fantastic year!   Looking back… Most Favorited Project of 2012 Most Discussed Project of 2012   Most Favorited Blog of 2012 5 Cuts to a Perfect Cross-cut Sled Most Read Blog of 2012 Woodworking Brain Teaser M...

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Part 20: 7th Anniversary of Our Site

02-26-2013 12:11 PM by MsDebbieP | 27 comments »

Feb. 26/13 Today is the 7th Anniversary of Seven years ago Martin Sojka opened the doors to The stats began as 0/0/0/0/0/0 and have grown to: 59,937 woodworkers making 2,015,793 comments on 78,561 projects, 32,485 blogs, 3,126 reviews and 45,533 forum topics. This growth and success of the site is due to the wonderful design of Martin’s and the extraordinary projects, stories, and interactions of the members—of you. Thank-you. Congratul...

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