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Martin Sojka

Martin Sojka

As the founder and creator of, Martin had a vision of bringing woodworking artisans and craftsman from around the world to a common place in order to showcase their talents and share their experiences.

Martin has a great admiration for those who can create such beautiful work and enjoys the time he spends browsing through the many projects posted to

Prior to developing, Martin graduated from EUBA in Bratislava with a Masters Degree in Auditing. Martin is also the Founder, Senior Designer and Vice President of Website Development for newline Creations, a web marketing company specializing in business website design and development.

Martin is a web applications architect, designer and developer. He is particularly interested in Ruby on Rails, user interfaces, niche community Websites and utility Web applications. His specialties are, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, web design and development as well as architecture and marketing.

In his spare time, Martin enjoys travelling with his wife, photography, bartending, cycling, working out and streetball.

Martin’s presence on the Internet: LumberJocks | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter
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Debbie Pribele

Debbie Pribele
Community Manager & Emag Writer

Debbie loves new challenges and ideas and is always looking for ways to make things better. Ready for semi-retirement, Debbie started researching potential hobbies, including woodworking and gardening. When Debbie discovered, she fell in love with the concept and was eager to help in any way she could.

Debbie is a Life Guide & Consultant, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Her positive attitude, friendly nature and endless ideas helped with the formation of what LumberJocks has become today.

Now our supportive community manager and Emag writer for both LumberJocks and GardenTenders, Debbie has become a valuable member of our team.

Family means the most to Debbie, although her own family are number one in her life, Debbie is thrilled to have her other families; that of LumberJocks, GardenTenders, and HomeRefurbers.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys gardening, photography as well as poetry and book writing.

Debbie’s presence on the Internet: LumberJocks | GardenTenders | Facebook

Our Features At Glance

  • Blogs - an ongoing journal of your woodworking experience
  • Blog Series - connecting related blog entries for continued storylines
  • Buddies - designate other Members as Buddies and receive notification of their postings via email
  • eMag - a monthly online magazine available for members to read and share
  • Favorites - mark projects and blog entries as a "Favorite" for easy reference
  • Forums - a variety of discussions, from questions, to site suggestions, to off-topic discussions
  • Help - have a question about how works? Check out the Help Files
  • Members - a list of all LumberJocks
  • Messages - send/receive private messages to other LumberJocks
  • Online - see which LumberJocks are currently online
  • Projects - sharing projects with others by story and photo album
  • Pulse - keep up to date by viewing recent postings
  • Search - let's you do a specific search for something on the LumberJocks site
  • Shop - post pictures and descriptions of your shop and your tools
  • Shuffle - check out projects from the past with this random search option
  • Spread - "Spread the Word" using the tools provided
  • Tags - labels added to topics to help others find related information
  • Videos - view "Vlogging" entries created by fellow LumberJocks

Thank You

We'd like to thank following members for helping us to test the site in its early days:

Ellen, handi, harvey, teresa

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DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

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