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Welcome to the November 2012 - issue #63 - of the LumberJocks eMag
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The Mighty Tree
The description on Wikipedia says, "In botany, a tree is a perennial woody plant with a single main trunk taller than about 2 metres, with xylem tissue in the trunk and branches that continues to enlarge during the life of the plant by the process of secondary growth."

To a woodworker a tree is the beginnings of possibilities. It is colour, texture, grain, strength and durability; it is a "Michelangelo's canvas" or block of stone waiting to be sculpted.

The might tree - a part of the possibilities in the wild as well as in the hands of a woodworker. Thank-you trees!
~Debbie

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Editor's Choice: Coming Soon!

Our LumberJocks' members make some amazing creations. To recognize the skills and creativity we currently have "Daily Top 15" acknowledgement on our home page.

Now, throughout the week we will be making an "Editor's Choice" and sharing it via the online social network world: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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LumberJocks' on Pinterest: Coming Soon!

We are proud of our members' projects and we enjoy showcasing them to the world. We are really excited to announce our new Pinterest page. We will be using this resource to promote our members' projects in a variety of ways throughout the year. More information coming soon!

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LumberJocks' Winter Awards - Sneak Preview

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! This winter the Awards category is:

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).

More information coming soon!

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October's LumberJocks' Challenge:

We had 8 entries for our Balancing Act Challenge. Very creative entries, I might add! Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who supported the participants.
SEE ALL ENTRIES
(And a reminder, that although the "official deadline" has passed you can still add your "balancing" projects to the list, just tag it as challenge-14)

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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.

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Donor: FoxChapelPublishing.com
Book review and draw information, here

The random draw winners for last month's book, Shaper, is: russeller. Congratulations!

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CLASSES LISTING

SEE ALL CLASSES HERE
Learn a new skill and build a special project with our online classes facilitated by our members.

Volunteers

If you are interested in facilitating a class send me a message.

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

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Standup Paddle Surfing: JordsWoodshop shares the creation of a paddle in a video format.
Parquetry: what better way to make use of scrap pieces of wood than putting them together into some parquetry art. Check out this blog by BertFlores58

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The Sharpening Cart: organization is the key to efficiency. Here, JL7 has put all of his sharpening equipment and materials in one place for easy access.
Joinery: TimC shares a video blog on the "Half Lap Joint"

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Cigar Box Guitar: What a pleasure to see a cigar box guitar being built through a blog series! Thanks for sharing the process with us, FreddyS.
Workbench Changes: BerBer5985 shared his build of a workbench with us and now he has some "what I'd do different" suggestions.

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Finish: members shared tips and strategies with Purrmaster who had asked about getting a high gloss finish with lacquer.
Signing Your Work: how do you sign your work, if you do? Share your experiences in this forum discussion initiated by EPJartisan.

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Video of the Month
* Refurbishing Wood: Superdave721 shares "some of the things I have learned through the years".

Review of the Month
* Bandsaw Blade: In this review, Tennessee gives this blade "5 Stars" due to its longevity. How long has it been on the machine? Too long to remember!

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Shop Tour of the Month
* Paulg's Shop: Today we head to England to check out Paulg's work space - and what a beautiful space it is, inside and out!

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LJ: Grizzman

INTERVIEW WITH A LUMBERJOCK

"I love wood" - that really is what sums up Grizzman's story with woodworking, but, of course, there is so much more. Read his story here >>>

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GATEWAYS OF THE MONTH

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

November 1, 2012
51,098 woodworkers making 1,838,599 comments on 71,983 projects, 30,575 blogs, 2,898 reviews and 41,325 forum topics.

Milestones
* October 15, 2012 - 50,000 members

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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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