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General musings #6: Two years on

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I looked in at my home page, today.

I’ve been here two years. The figures say it all. I don’t think I would have achieved half of the above without the support of the people who read, write and actively contribute to this site. I don’t think I would have explored half of the avenues I have, the inspiration of my fellow LJ’s has been invaluable. I wonder what the next year will bring?

I’d like to thank you all and especially Martin Sojka for creating the most fun playgroup I’ve ever belonged to.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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majeagle1

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#1 posted 932 days ago

Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!!
What you have contributed to this site in those 2 short years is amazing! A wealth of talent, creativity and fantastic art! Thanks for being here !!! and I agree, this “IS” the best playgroup around!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 932 days ago

Well, look at you, Martyn! Ready to go through the “terrible twos!” I am sure it is going to be filled with fun and adventure for you and all of us who are here watching. I for one can’t wait to see what you have planned for us. Your own creativity and talent has been inspirational to us all. Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to this site. It is always thrilling to see what you are working on and what you accomplish. You are quite talented and we appreciate all the help and advice you so freely share. Congratulations! I hope it is just the beginning!

Sheila

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

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patron

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#3 posted 932 days ago

well happy birthday boy !

this year we got you some long pants

you deserve them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SPalm

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#4 posted 932 days ago

Happy Birthday Buddy.
It has been a real pleasure to travel along with you.

Here’s to many more,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 932 days ago

Happy lumberday mate :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 932 days ago

Good timing, David. The cold weather has just hit, here.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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hairy

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#7 posted 932 days ago

Time flies when you’re having fun. Keep it up!!!!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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stefang

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#8 posted 932 days ago

Congrats on two well spent years of your life Martyn, and looking forward to more!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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degoose

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#9 posted 931 days ago

Inspiring and being inspired at the same time… congrats on hanging out there for 2 years…

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

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amagineer

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#10 posted 931 days ago

Happy anniversary. You contributed your expertise to a lot of us.
_don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 931 days ago

I couldn’t have said it any better, Martyn. It is all because of the Jocks like you, Jordan, GaryK, Andy and the whole fam damily of people who love working with wood that keep us inspired and challenged while having fun! I can get excited about seeing what other LJs have been up to. Keep up the good fun, everyone ! ! !

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

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lanwater

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#12 posted 931 days ago

Congratulation on your 2 years.

Hopefully you will be here for many years more. You do really neat stuff and on the top of it you share your knowledge.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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littlecope

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#13 posted 931 days ago

Rocking Two Years Martyn!!
“For He’s a Jolly Good…” and etc. my Friend… :D

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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robert triplett

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#14 posted 931 days ago

You have certainly crammed a lot of activity and creativity into 2 years. I have enjoyed the ride with you. This site has become a daily adventure for me. Here’s to seeing more from everyone.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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shipwright

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#15 posted 931 days ago

Well deserved kudos Martyn.
You are truly one of the “respected elders” at the tender age of two here on Lumberjocks. It’s people like you that inspire the rest of us to expand our imaginations and stretch our limits.
Your projects are always highly creative and of excellent technique and craftsmanship.

Bravo, Happy birthday!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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