General musings #5: I'm still here. Just working on something.

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 01-03-2012 04:20 PM 1258 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve not posted a project for a few days. I’ve not even got started on the Accordion refurb’ yet. The reasons are various; a cold all over Christmas, playing with new designs in my head and building something. I started my current project on the 4th of December and I’m only half way through. Unusual for me but this one requires thought, taking my time, a lot of jigs to be made and a heck of a lot of work. Your only clue is that I hope I get it finished this month. I will not be revealing what it is until I post it, if it works and I don’t screw it up.

Meanwhile this is my 3000th post!

In 700 Days.

Don’t time fly when you’re having fun.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 04:28 PM

Congrats Martyn.
Who says LJ’s is addictive?

I’ll be watching and waiting with bated breath.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 04:29 PM

Looking forward to the unveiling, Martyn!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 04:44 PM

Martyn, you and I joined LJ on the same day. Happy 700th day my friend!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 05:25 PM

Congrats on the 700th day achievement, guys :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 06:22 PM

Happy 700th Cozmo

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 08:26 PM

Happy 700 / 3001 Martyn.
It has been a pleasure watching your work. I look forward to what awaits.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 09:24 PM

You are certainly a valued member here… thanks for joining and hanging around… and inspiring all of us with your fabulous boxes and other projects…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 09:49 PM

Congrat Martyn,
Glad the cold is over.
Time fly this period of year.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 10:05 PM

Glad to know you still here!
I hope you will be here for many years to come.

Happy new year!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 01-03-2012 10:45 PM

Looking forward to it.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 01:52 AM

Congratulations on your achievements! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us the next 700 days. You have been a great role model for so many of us here and a good friend to me since I arrived. I wish you all the best and look forward to your new and exciting projects.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 01-04-2012 03:35 AM

Congratulations Martyn on your 3000th. Looking forward to your 68th project.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 03:52 AM

. . . waiting, Martyn. I just know it will be good!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#14 posted 01-10-2012 03:51 AM

Waiting as fast as I can.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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