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Here’s your chance to showcase your latest woodworking projects and vie for the title of “top woodworker”. 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.)


The woodworker receiving the highest combined points from both categories (see below) will be honored as the Top Overall Woodworker and will receive a 14” band saw with granite top donated by Steel City Tool Works.


  1. Not Just Any Box – There are boxes and then there are “boxes”. Whether you are a beginning woodworker or a skilled craftsman, a box can provide a challenge to bring your woodworking skills to a new level by mixing technique with artistry. It’s time to “step out of the box” and create “not just any box”. Entries for this category are to be boxes with dimensions (height, width, depth), each not to exceed 18 inches / 45.72 centimeters.
  2. The Multi-Purposed 2×4 – One 2×4; One Project. Put your creativity and technical skills to the test by building a project from a single, eight foot long, 2×4. You can secure the pieces with glue, dowels, screws – whatever your heart desires; you can decorate it with paint, stain, or some other medium; you can add mechanical do-dads. What you can’t do is add any other building material to it (wood, plexiglass, sheet metal, etc.) One 2×4; One Project.

Top Overall Woodworker Honor – GRAND PRIZE

Not Just Any Box Awards

Top Woodworker Honor

2nd Place Honor

  • LumberJocks T-Shirt donated by
  • $50 Amazon gift certificate by

The Multi-Purposed 2×4 Awards

Top Woodworker Honor

2nd Place Honor

  • LumberJocks T-Shirt donated by
  • $50 Amazon gift certificate by


  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 January 1, 2008 at 6 AM CST and ends on January 31, 2008 at 3 PM CST.
  4. Voting opens on February 1, 2008 at 6 AM CST and ends on February 7, 2008 at 3 PM CST.
  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 February 8, 2008 at 6 AM CST.

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 Top Woodworker for each category will be the member with the entry with the highest points in that category.
  3. The Top Overall Woodworker recipient 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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