LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2008 #2: PRESS RELEASE: LumberJocks Announces Winter Woodworking Event

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 12-13-2007 09:01 PM 1707 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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LumberJocks Calling Woodworkers to Compete for Special Prizes

The Grand Prize of a 14” band saw with a granite top, donated by Steel City Tool Works, is being vied for by woodworkers in the latest Woodworking Awards Event held by

Twice a year, hosts a Woodworking Awards Event where woodworkers from around the world enter projects into two designated categories in hopes of being voted top woodworker of one of the divisions.

This year, not only are the woodworkers seeking the honor of being voted as the best in each category but they are also hoping to be selected as the top “overall” woodworker.

Winter Awards 2008
This event is free and is open to all woodworkers. To enter and vote one must be a member of Joining the online community is easy and is also free.

The Winter Woodworking Awards is an interactive event, with participants discussing their projects and writing blogs about the creating process at The Award recipients are then selected by the LumberJocks themselves, using a simple online voting system.

Submissions to this event’s project categories, “Not Just a Box” and “The Multi-Purposed 2×4”, will be received during the month of January, voted on during the first week of February and the Awards announced on February 8, 2008. For the Winter Woodworking Awards’ official rules visit

In honor of the respect shown by fellow woodworkers, the top woodworkers in each category will receive tools, gift certificates, magazine subscriptions, and t-shirts provided by the event sponsors. Martin Sojka, the founder of, is thrilled about the support supplied by sponsors. Steel City Tool Works, Grex, Freud, Microplane, and Canadian Woodworking have all provided amazing products and services for the Award recipients.

The Grand Prize
The special excitement for the Awards event this year is the inclusion of a “Grand Prize”. After the voting is complete, the woodworker with the most points, combined from the two categories, will be named as the top “overall” woodworker and will receive the 14” band saw with a granite top donated by Steel City Tool Works. Sojka says, “The “granite top” line of tools by Steel City is one of the most talked about new innovations in the LumberJocks’ forums this year and we are really excited to be have it as our special Grand Prize”.

About is part of the growing network of online communities hosted by Martin Sojka. The rapidly growing is comprised of men, women, children, and youth from around the world who are actively involved in woodworking. The members are a combination of professionals, skilled hobbyists, beginners and everything in between. They are furniture builders, artists, home renovators, and wood explorers.

The woodworkers join to share their experiences with wood, ask and answer questions, seek and post their personal tool reviews, find and share resource information, and blog their woodworking journeys.


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#1 posted 12-13-2007 09:02 PM

Thanks Martin. This will make it easy to “spread the word”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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