Welcome to the May 2011 - issue #47 - of the LumberJocks eMag Click here to view the LJ eMag archives "Patience is a virtue" they say, and a woodwo

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Welcome to the May 2011 - issue #47 - of the LumberJocks eMag
Click here to view the LJ eMag archives

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"Patience is a virtue" they say, and a woodworker often has to use patience while working on a project. I'm picturing the time spent sanding an item, taking the sandpaper to finer and finer grits, waiting for that perfect smoothness. And in the end, the patience and the work all pay off and those admiring the project appreciate the efforts.

We, here at LumberJocks.com, appreciate your patience as well. Over the past little bit, there have been a few incidences where different browsers haven't been "seeing" our site properly, with some photo viewing difficulties, for example. Martin and other behind-the-scene wizards have been hard at work, trying to keep up with browser updates and eliminating any compatibility issues. Thanks for all your patience as we head back to smooth sailing!

Also, regarding our site, we are in the process of revamping the posting rules. There have been lots of discussion lately about what you the members would like to see happen on the site. We have listened to all the suggestions and I, for one, look forward to the new possibilities for LumberJocks.com

And now let's look at what has been happening in our woodworking community over the past month.

~ Debbie
(as always, feedback on the eMag is appreciated!)

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In Memorium

Our thoughts go out to family and friends of fellow LumberJock,
Duane Moore.

Duane fought a good battle and has been an inspiration to us all.
Condolences may be made on his profile page.

 

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Summer Awards

I'm thrilled to announce our 5th Annual LumberJocks' Summer Woodworking Awards. The category this year is:

Birds of a Feather
Yes, we are talking birdhouses. Build a birdhouse, any birdhouse. It can be a decorative style suitable for indoors only or constructed for the birds to use. It can be big, small, chip-carved, scrollsawed, painted, and the list goes on. It can be made by (or assisted by) little hands, or built for professional purposes.
The sky is the limit - or at least tree tops and posts.
The official rules will be posted soon but you can start building now. Have fun!

Gorilla Glue Contest

What? A Gorilla Glue Contest? Where???!! --- you'll have to wait and see. Keep checking your email for a Special Announcement

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FREE DRAW

FREE Book Draw

Thanks to Fox Chapel Publishing we have another free book draw for our members: Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning.
Read the book review here and find out how to enter your name in the random draw.

The random draw winner of last month's book: "Outdoor Furniture" is: microsuffer

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also from last month: Hollow Form Turning

CURRENT LUMBERJOCKS' CLASS

Cutting Boards

Class Instructor: degoose
Class Blog: Sign-Up & Class Information Here

COMING SOON!!

Scroll-saw Candle Holder with Sheila Landry. Watch her blogs for the Class Announcement.

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From 2010

LUMBERJOCKS' GET-TOGETHERS

Michigan, USA: event date is May 21st.
Check out the discussion here for more information

Georgia, USA: date to be determined for the month of May
more information here

Arizona, USA: if you are interested in attending an event in Arizona, post a comment here

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LUMBERJOCKS' PROJECTS

The following are some other projects posted by our fellow LumberJocks:

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INTERVIEW WITH A LUMBERJOCK

Napaman recently celebrated his 4th Anniversary as a LumberJock and in his blog he shared with us how he has grown as a woodworker: "the biggest thing I am noticing is being less afraid to try new things and techniques…and just basically have fun".
Very wise words and that quote is the inspiration behind this month's interview. Read the interview here.
 

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JWags' Shop

SHOP TOUR OF THE MONTH

So you want to build a shop... but you don't have a shop... so how can you build a shop?
You aren't alone! JWags talks about this very problem in his blog and where there's a will there is a way!

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TUTORIAL OF THE MONTH

The Marshmallow Catapult - you know you want to!!
Lockwatcher shares his version with us so we can all play along. Play nice, my friends. Play nice!

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Tool Chest

PROJECT OF THE MONTH

There are tool chests and then... there is this one by Fernandoindia. As Lew says in the feedback comments, "Gorgeous tool chest, Fernando! What a wonderful tribute to the salvaged wood." Yes, indeed, a wonderful tribute!
 

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BLOG OF THE MONTH

In this blog series by GaryK, we get to watch the Master at work as he builds a dining room set - including his first ever attempt at making a chair!
The journey begins here...
 

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VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Sheila Landry, in this video, works with her new scroll saw, "cutting two layers double stacked of quarter inch oak [...] using the size 2 reverse-tooth Olson scroll saw blade".
 

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GATEWAYS OF THE MONTH

Bowls (See all projects/skills gateways here)
Planer (See all safety tip gateways here)

 

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LJ Stats

May 1/11
27,529 woodworkers making 1,203,647 comments on 47,003 projects, 21,272 blogs, 2,014 reviews and 25,776 forum topics.

Milestones
2,000 Reviews: April 25, 2011
47,000 Projects: April 30, 2011
28,000 Members: May 17, 2011

 

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Our LJ Store

More than just t-shirts!

Our LumberJocks' CafePress Stores (USA) and Canada), along with t-shirts, have such things as travel mugs as shown here, with our treasured LumberJocks logo on them.

 

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