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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. A Knot Like No Other – It's creativity time! Don't let that big old knot get you down - incorporate it into a project, highlighting it's beauty or uniqueness. You can knock out the wood (if there is some) and use just the hole or keep the wood intact and include it in your design. It's time to get knotty with your woodworking. Be sure to describe how the knot inspired you.
  2. A Secret Compartment – Sshhh!! It will be just our little secret -- where have you hidden that special storage compartment in your woodworking project? Whether you are building a box, a chair, or any other creation, use your design and woodworking skills to add a secret compartment that no one will find unless they know it is there! This project is all about the "secret".

Best Overall LumberJock - Prizes

A Knot Like No Other - Category Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

A Secret Compartment - Category Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd 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 January 1, 2009 at 6 AM and ends on January 31, 2009 at 3 PM CDT.
  4. Voting opens on February 1, 2009 at 6 AM and ends on February 7, 2009 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 February 8, 2009 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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