LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2008 #4: Cast Your Votes

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 02-02-2008 04:26 AM 1575 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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January has been an entertaining and inspiring month, as the entries for our two Awards categories came in. I am very pleased to see the excellent response – with 50 boxes and 34 2×4 projects. Also, the challenges that we host throughout the year are intended to provide woodworkers the opportunity to expand their own skills. I think you have outdone yourselves. Very impressive work. You are all winners already. Congratulations.

And now, an exciting week is ahead of us as we meet the biggest challenge of all – the voting! With all the amazing entries it is going to be really difficult to select a top 5. But, this is what it’s all about. It’s time to select our Award winners.

So, you have until February 7th at 3 PM Central to make your selections.

Only LumberJocks who have posted at least one project in the past are allowed to vote and, for those of you who have submitted an Awards entry, you will notice that your project is not listed when you make your selections. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic when you do not see your entry in the list for voting purposes – others can pick your entry without any problems.

Then on February 8th I will announce the Award Recipients. Good luck everyone (with the voting and with the Awards).

Click on the big VOTE AND WIN button on the Awards pages to cast your votes now. Yes… the button caption contains WIN word since the three lucky random voters will win our stylish LumberJocks Shirt ;)

Once again GOOD LUCK!

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Ryan Shervill

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#1 posted 02-02-2008 04:37 AM

Voted…man…lots to choose from :) Took me a bit just to go through the entries again.

(Its tough…....Have fun everybody!)

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here:

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#2 posted 02-02-2008 04:40 AM

I think the real winner is those of us who get to admire these projects. There’s some very cool stuff there! ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#3 posted 02-02-2008 06:15 AM

Looked, listed, relooked, reconsidered, and then went with my first choices. IT IS TOUGH. Amazing talent here and this contest just touches the tip of the iceberg IMHO!! And after you look at them you have the Post Contest Stress syndrome of :”So many ideas, so little time!!” (Of course for you young whippersnappers, time is not critical problem!!)


-- Go

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#4 posted 02-02-2008 08:13 AM

WOW! Some great projects there! I’m still stunned by some of the 2X4 entries, it’s amazing what we can see in something as simple as a ‘board’! Great contest.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 02-02-2008 01:12 PM

well.. I did it.. I can’t believe it. Now, I’m not looking again because I’ll feel guilty about my choices. They are ALL so deserving of recognition.

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

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#6 posted 02-02-2008 02:39 PM

Great job Martin, this has been very entertaining

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#7 posted 02-02-2008 06:53 PM

Congratulations to all who entered!!!!!

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#8 posted 02-02-2008 07:42 PM

Good luck to all those who entered. So many great projects to choose from, it is hard to decide.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Bob Babcock

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#9 posted 02-03-2008 05:27 AM

Wow….difficult to choose…..I could have easily altered my voting order and even made different choices completely. Great projects all. Hope I have time for the next contest. Good Luck

Great job Martin….

-- Bob

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