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Here’s your chance to showcase your latest woodworking projects and vie for the title of “Best Overall LumberJock”. The rules are simple and, like everything else at LumberJocks, there’s no fee to enter. The best part of this competition? There will be no designated jury of experts. You and your fellow LumberJocks will cast the votes. This creates a truly democratic voting process from our exceptional woodworking community. (See below for information on the rules and point system.)



  1. One Man's Junk – ... is a LumberJock's treasure! We're testing your creativity on this one. So, put your woodworking caps on and think of an innovative way to reuse some old hardware, reclaimed wood and/or recycled junk and turn it into something unique and special. In the description of your entry give us a bit of history on the "junk" and how it inspired you to create the end product.
  2. Serve It Up With Class – Summer is the time to take your meals and refreshments outside. Use your woodworking skills to create a serving tray using at least 2 different varieties of wood. Use inlay, marquetry, carving, stains and/or any other woodworking technique to turn your serving tray into a piece of art!

Best Overall LumberJock Honor

  • Unique LumberJocks Rosewood Trophy

One Man's Junk - Category Prizes

1st Place

  • “Get The Most From Your Router” Prize Package, home of “The Woodworker’s Best Values”, is thrilled to sponsor the LumberJocks 2008 Summer Awards. Our prize package will help you get the most out of your router, the most versatile tool in your workshop. You will receive our 70-Piece Master Router Bit Set (1/2” Shank) which should meet a ton of your routing needs, as well as a Router SignPro which will help you make beautiful signs for yourself, family and friends. This package has a retail value of $299.94.
  • Unique LumberJocks Rosewood Plaque
  • LumberJocks T-Shirt

2nd Place

Serve It Up With Class - Category Prizes

1st Place

  • “A Cabinetmaker’s Dream” Prize Package
    Eagle America, the premier source of professional-quality American-Made Router Bits, is pleased to sponsor the LumberJocks 2008 Summer Awards. Your prize includes your choice of one of our 5-piece Cabinet Door Construction Router Bit Sets as well as our Model 3000 Coping Sled which will help you make perfect rail cuts every time with your new set. This package has a retail value of up to $349.94.
  • Unique LumberJocks Rosewood Plaque
  • LumberJocks T-Shirt

2nd Place


  1. You may enter one project per category and you may enter the same project into multiple categories.
  2. By entering, you verify that your entry is your own creation (Note: is NOT responsible for monitoring authenticity).
  3. Entry opens on July 1, 2008 at 6 AM CDT and ends on August 3, 2008 at 3 PM CDT.
  4. Voting opens on August 4, 2008 at 6 AM CDT and ends on August 7, 2008 at 3 PM CDT.
  5. Each vote must list top five entries per category in order. You cannot vote for your own entry. (Note: When you sign in to vote, you will not see your own entry listed.)
  6. You are allowed to vote only if you have at least one project listed on the
  7. You can vote only once.
  8. Top woodworkers will be those with the highest point scores following the voting system. (See point system below.)
  9. Award recipients will be required to provide their mailing address in order to receive their Award gifts.
  10. Results will be announced on August 8, 2008 at 6 AM CDT.

Point System

  1. Points will be assigned to each vote cast with the following values:
    • 1st place: 5 points
    • 2nd place: 4 points
    • 3rd place: 3 points
    • 4th place: 2 points
    • 5th place: 1 point
  2. The Category Winner will be the member with the entry with the highest points in that category.
  3. The Best Overall LumberJock will be the member with the highest combined points from both categories.
  4. In case of a tie, the top honors will be given to the member with the most 1st place votes and if there is still a tie, the highest number of 2nd place will be the determining factor, and so on. reserves the right to amend the rules at any time in case unanticipated circumstances arise. is not responsible for authenticity of entries and/or voting outcome.

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