Welcome to the January 2013 - issue #65 - of the LumberJocks eMag Click here to view the LJ eMag archives ~ Click here to view eMag in web browser

     
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Welcome to the January 2013 - issue #65 - of the LumberJocks eMag
Click here to view the LJ eMag archives ~ Click here to view eMag in web browser

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It's a new day, a new year -- one that will be filled with new projects, new challenges, and new learning opportunities and when it comes to woodworking, what better place to share the journey than at LumberJocks.com!

For this issue of our eMag, I took a look back at 2012 to find the "most favorited", "most commented on", etc, and, as always, I am amazed at the talents, the knowledge, and the willingness to share that is showcased here in our woodworking community. And, once again, I have to say: "I am proud to call myself a LumberJock."

~Debbie

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Just a little teaser - we have a few little things in the works behind the scenes. More information to come soon.

And, of course, there is the Winter Awards.You still have a couple of weeks to get a project entered. Lots of nice prizes!! (See below for more information.)

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LumberJocks' Winter Awards

Our LumberJocks' Awards celebrate woodworking skills and creativity. The events are open to all members, of all levels of abilities. Participation is the goal - Award recognition (and prizes) is a bonus! For our 2013 Winter Awards the Grand Prize is $500!

Wooden Wear-ables

LumberJocks’ creations - you can sit on them, eat at them, sleep on them, use them, look at them .. and wear them. Our Winter Awards this year recognizes the creativity and skills involved in making wooden jewelry.
Please include a picture of the item being worn as well as a description of the creative process (inspiration, intention, etc).

Read all about the Awards here >>>
(Deadline for entries is January 31 at 3PM CDT)

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"Most Favorited" Project of 2012

WoodLe's Simple and cheap bottle cutter was "favorited" 168 times last year. I am assuming that there are now a lot of really cool drinking glasses around the world thanks to WoodLe.

Thanks for the inspiration and "how to" and congratulations on this high honour from your peers!

See more recaps of 2012 here >>>

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FREE Book Draws

Information about how to enter your name for the free draw below is located on the review page.

Relief Carving Projects & Techniques
Donor: FoxChapelPublishing.com
Book review and draw information, here

The random draw winners for last month's book,Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook, is: cdkoch Congratulations!

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Side-Chair Class

CLASSES

NEW!
Kevin Rodel's Side Chair - Facilitator Grampa_Doodie

SEE ALL CLASSES HERE
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Interested in facilitating a class? Send me a message.

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Ribbons in Wood

TUTORIAL OF THE MONTH

Ribbons in Wood: Patron shares this "how to" on creating a ribbon design from wood.

(See projects tagged as ribbon)

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LUMBERJOCKS' BLOGS ...... and ...... PROJECTS

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Marquetry: shipwright shares his experiment with conical cutting on the chevalet
Shop Organization: Organization takes time and sometimes it is two steps forward and one step back as shared in this blog by emart.

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Danish Soap Finish: Soap? As a finish? CalebJames explains the history, the benefits, and the method of use in his blog.
Octagonal Birdhouse: Rance has created and shared plans for making an octagonal birdhouse.

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Marquetry - Letters: You can call him crazy - shipwright used the label first when he decided to cut letters out of veneer for a marquetry project.
Harvesting Drift Wood: OregonBurls shares some tips on how to harvest wood found on the beach and what a treasure trove he has at his disposal!!

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Sliding Panel Door: Lots of photos and wisdom in this blog by Smitty as he continues with his tool cabinet build.
Advertising: How do you get the word out about your business? Social media? Online sales services? Sheila shares some of her experiences in this blog.

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Video of the Month
* Wood Inlay Banding: Bob Simmons shares "how the Cosmati design is applied to wood inlay banding in Part 3 of this woodworking series".

Review of the Month
* Ridgid 4510 portable: bbasiaga gives this tablesaw a 4.5 star rating from a "beginner's perspective".

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Shop Tour of the Month
* SethJChristian: We head to Canada, today for our shop visit. Start small, add when you can, and then, before you know it, you need to focus on organization and storage!

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INTERVIEW WITH A LUMBERJOCK

Gfadvm shares his journey with us. Who would have thought that training horses would be comparable to woodworking?!
Read gfadvm's story here >>>

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LumberJocks readily share tips, tricks, plans, and tutorials on anything and everything related to woodworking. The following Gateways have been created to compile information for easy access.

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LJ Stats

January 1, 2013

55,266 woodworkers making 1,923,377 comments on 75,176 projects, 31,429 blogs, 2,987 reviews and 43,258 forum topics.

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2012 was a good year for our online community.

We saw a fairly big increase in projects showcased: a total of over 18,000 more projects for 2012 than in 2011. That's more than double the increase seen the year before.
That's a lot of woodworking!

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Get Your LumberJocks' Sweatshirts Here!

Our LumberJocks' CafePress Stores (USA) and Canada), along with hats and coffee mugs, have a variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts including this one featured here.

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