LJ Woodworking Awards - Summer 2008 #4: And The Winners Are...

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 08-08-2008 04:27 PM 4558 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Our great Summer 2008 LumberJocks Woodworking Awards are over so allow me to officially announce the winners. The winning projects were selected from 84 total submissions in an online voting held from Aug 4 to Aug 7. 211 votes by 110 voters were cast during this period.



1st PlaceGaryK (448 points)

2nd PlaceMichael Brailsford (142 points)

3rd PlaceKarson (133 points)



1st PlaceRex Billiard Table by Michael Brailsford (142 points)

2nd PlaceMy Woodworking Bench from Salvage materials by Karson (133 points)

3rd Place'Safety' A Clamp made from a shipping crate by GaryK (97 points)



1st PlaceA Faberge Inspired Serving Tray by GaryK (351 points)

2nd Place'woven' cutting board in wenge, quartersawn white oak and honduran mahogany by DAN (115 points)

3rd PlaceFleur de lis Tray by CharlieM1958 (101 points)


Click here to see the complete results.


I’d like to thank our sponsors for their support once again, so here they are:

Jack Rabbit Tool
The Wood Whisperer


And following are the three lucky winners of our stylish LJ shirt (randomly selected from all the voters):

  • kewald
  • windofthewoods
  • Bigbuck

Congratulations, everyone! I’m going to PM the prize winners shortly.

THANK YOU LUMBERJOCKS! I’m already looking forward to the next Awards edition in the winter…

23 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 04:37 PM

no comments so far ?

CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!! those were some pretty awesome projects

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 05:03 PM

Congratulations all!

-- Eric at

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#3 posted 08-08-2008 05:17 PM

deserving winners… congrats!

-- making sawdust....

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#4 posted 08-08-2008 05:22 PM

Great contest Martin. Thanks!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 08-08-2008 05:22 PM

Kudos to all! It was a great contest.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 08-08-2008 05:58 PM

great job everyone…I think what is neat is that everyone got points…that tells me that we have such a large number of skilled people…and a wide variety of tastes that includes everyone…congrats to the winners—-and truly everyone…and once again…Martin great job!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 08-08-2008 07:00 PM

that was so much fun and the anticipation this morning was driving me crazy!!!
I feel so honoured to be on this site with such amazing woodworkers. You sure do keep challenging me to get better and better!!!

Congrats to everyone who participated and voted
and to Martin for yet another successful event.

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

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#8 posted 08-08-2008 08:05 PM

Wow, What a great bunch of talented people…

Congratulations to all who participated and contributed, and WON, of course!!!

The talent here it really quite amazing.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#9 posted 08-08-2008 08:09 PM

An absolutely fantastic experience. The winners deserve the honors as do all who had the gumption to participate. A good time had by all.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 08-08-2008 09:53 PM

I want to congratulate everyone who entered the contest and I thank you for your votes!

Your votes mean very much to me considering the fact that you are my fellow woodworkers!

It was a great contest.

It wouldn’t have been possible were it not for Matrin. Three cheers for Martin!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 08-08-2008 10:48 PM

Hip hip Hooray
Hip Hip Hooray
Hip Hip Hooray :)

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

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#12 posted 08-09-2008 12:33 AM

Thanks for having these contests Martin. I was not able to enter this time but I have before and I will again. They are a lot of fun.

Congrats to the Winners!

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 08-09-2008 04:12 AM

Okay…I already commented…and I am still excited to have taken part in my first contest…Here is a qwuestion I have about FUTURE contests…so forgive me for not enjoying the fact that LJ’s just finished a great one…

Here is my question: Will we ever repeat a contest??

Such as an annual 2×4 contest…and annual summer outdoor projects…a furniture style contest (as opposed to thorsen side table—-a style accessible by a wide variety—like thorsen, but changing each year…

And then one or more NEW ones…

Just currious if that has ever been discussed…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 08-09-2008 04:27 AM

Great contest.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Lumberjocks is great place for woodworkers to hang out.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 08-09-2008 05:49 AM

I would like to say great job to the winners. I would also like to thank every one who voted on my project. I can’t wait till the next one. Good job to every one who did a project it was fun to see all the nice things every one came up with. Good luck to every one. Dave

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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