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Welcome to the July 2012 - issue #59 - of the LumberJocks eMag
Click here to view the LJ eMag archives ~ Click here to view eMag in web browser

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Summertime, Summertime

It is definitely summer these days here in Ontario Canada. The humidity levels are high, the rain levels are low, and the desire to do anything other than sit in the shade or go swimming makes the thought of working in the shop a little less than inspirational!

For some people, however, summertime is when the woodworking tools come out. For others, everything is put away waiting for cooler temperatures to return.

What about you? How much woodworking do you do in the summer months?
(Take a moment to participate in our quick/fun survey re: summertime woodworking.)
~ Debbie

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LumberJocks' Summer Awards

Two weeks left to enter.
Deadline for entries: July 31, 2012 - at 3 PM CDT
Voting: August 1-7, 2012.

Personal Picnic ButlerSummertime means outdoor eating and outdoor eating often means having a plate and a beverage in hand and no where to set them down - until now! Build your version of a "personal picnic butler", some type of plate and beverage holder for outdoor eating. Perhaps it sticks in the ground or maybe it is a table for one; perhaps it hangs from a tree branch or .. well, there are lots of possibilities! Be sure to include a photo of the butler in action.
Read more 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.

Woodcarving Magic
Donor: Fox Chapel Publishing (FoxChapelPublishing.com)
Book review and draw information, here

The random draw winners for last month's book, Make Your Own Ukulele, is: dpoisson. Congratulations!

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CURRENT LUMBERJOCKS' CLASSES

Looking at learning a new skill? Building something for a first time? Our LumberJocks' Classes are just what you are looking for!

Current classes:
* KoryK's Intarsia Class
* Sheila Landry's (ongoing) Scroll Saw Class

SEE ALL CLASSES HERE
and be sure to subscribe to your classes so you do not miss a lesson.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Do you have a project or woodworking skill that you would like to share with others? We are looking for class facilitators for the upcoming months. If you are interested, send me a message and I'll add you to our list.

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

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Teamwork: working alongside your partner can make the job go faster, more efficiently, and with a few laughs. Sheila Landry shares her story in her blog.
Straw Box: a box decorated with straw? And it's glued on with horse sweat? Did I read that right? Check out Stefang's blog on this beautiful and fascinating piece of history.

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Cutting Plywood: with a hand saw. Check out the "sawhorse" adaptation demonstrated in littlecope's blog.
Flyfishers: here's something for you, but I can't tell you what, as stefang made a little game out of his blog.

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Pegboard Game: with a twist - an added storage compartment for the pegs! A great "how to" video. Thanks GarageWorks.
Heirloom Tool Box: full of memories and inspirations. This treasure was passed down and then passed along to reedwood.

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Garden Stakes: here's some inspiration for making fun and effective markers for your garden. Thanks, RavinHeart!
Stain or Dye?: what about mustard - just one suggestion to Monte Pittman's question about staining wood that will be in contact with food.

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Video of the Month

How To Build A Folding Stool: WoodJediNTraining shares the "how to" in his blog and video.

Review of the Month

5 Stars for Customer Service: lumberjoe shares his experience regarding problems with some sandpaper.

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Shop Tour of the Month

Shop Space: Is your work space efficient? Do you have enough storage space, work space, and lumber space? RusselAP takes a look at his shop to start a re-organization. I hope we get to read more about this process in upcoming blogs.

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INTERVIEW WITH A LUMBERJOCK

Engineer and artist - that's how richgreer feels when he is doing woodworking. Different types of woodworking require different skills and for Richgreer they have different affects as well... read more 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.

Safety Tips Gateways
Ex. Here are safety tips for the table saw
Project Gateways
Ex. This Gateway takes us to everything tagged as display
Tips & Tricks Gateways
Ex. Here is a list of tips for the beginner carver

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LJ Stats

July 1, 2012
44,924 woodworkers making 1,689,857 comments on 66,723 projects, 28,732 blogs, 2,736 reviews and 38,057 forum topics.

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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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