What a three months it has been since I stumbled onto an online community called LumberJocks. I leafed through the project pages amazed at the craftsmanship of this group. I began to question whether or not I was worthy to join this group. Did I have any knowledge, ability or skill to share?
Like Sparta, facing the hords, I was afraid that like so many forums you find disagreement met with hostility and unsupported bias. Projects lacking for whatever reason not met with constructive criticism but hate and discord. I started to read comments left by folks some currently active and some who seem to have been lost for what ever reasons. My comfort level immediately went up. Because I found so many words of encouragement and disagreements handled wisely with supporting information to show the options. You, collectively, have shown professionalism and courtesy among hobbyist and seasoned craftsman alike, a rare gem in the online world.
I decided to go ahead and create my profile and toss my hat in the ring, somewhat expecting it to be danced upon. To my joy, you made me feel welcome as part of what I think, in its own special way, the LumberJock Family.
Thank you Martin for putting together an awesome site!
Thank you LumberJocks for all you do as craftsman, and some of the most courteous humans I have met in person or otherwise!
I stand ready to lace up my boots, don my hat, and saddle up for what is sure to be a great ride into the future of LumberJocks!