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General Topics #6: It's My LJ Anniversary Too...

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A number of people I try to keep up with on LumberJocks have either had a birthday recently or their LJ anniversary date has come to pass. This is the case with me. As a matter of fact, one of those folks sent me a PM about it today. Here’s a shout out to Dorje for the reminder. Thanks!

I’ve been quite busy with things lately both woodworking and regular work and so my blog I started on the Hand Tools Journey has woefully not seen any entries… I’ve also enrolled in a Continuing Studies Furniture coures at one of our local colleges. This has been a great experience so far mostly because I have a warm space to work. It’s also been envigorating since the class is led by a successful custom furniture studio owner. So we get a little theory and also a little practicality too. My project is quite complex and maybe more so than it should be for a 10 week course but I’m getting the support I need from the instructor so I’m blazing forward.

Hopefully I can carve some time to take a few progress photos soon. I do have a SketchUp file of the project and wil post that for feedback. Let me just say that SU has been a saving grace for me on this. There are many things I would have messed up so far had I not had this as a prototyping tool.

Lastly, thanks to those, especially Martin for the site, from whom I’ve received encouragement, feedback, and excellent knowlege over this last year.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2324 days ago

Happy anniversary, Jeff. I am glad to hear that you are taking advantage of the furniture course. I realize that these are expensive and take a lot of what limited time is available but they pay enormous dividends in the long run. Good for you.

Thanks for all you have done here at LJs during this past year. Good luck in your course as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2324 days ago

Well, congratulations Jeff. I hope you’re around for years to come. Nice to hear that you like your course.
Good luck with that.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 2324 days ago

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! and may many more come!

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#4 posted 2324 days ago

Happy anniversary, Jeff! It’s great to hear that you enrolled in the courses. And SketchUp progress? Perfect and just in time because something big is coming soon ;)

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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#5 posted 2324 days ago

Happy woodworking Jeff!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#6 posted 2324 days ago

Happy 365! That class sounds great!

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#7 posted 2324 days ago

Happy LJ Anniversary Jeff.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 2324 days ago

Thanks everyone. It’s good to be a LumberJock.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 2324 days ago

Congratulations Jeff!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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#10 posted 2324 days ago

Congratulations Jeff…look forward to seeing pictures of your class project.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#11 posted 2324 days ago

Happy Anniversary, Jeff. Be it under the Caliper avatar, or as Jeff, you have always been a solid contributor and a fine Lumberjock. Here’s to your next year!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 2324 days ago

Thanks to Eric, Greg and Douglas for the additional support and well wishes. I hope to continue with the solid contributions.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#13 posted 2324 days ago

Martin, you’ve tweaked my curiosity… Anxiously awaiting an update!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#14 posted 2324 days ago

I’ve always appreciated your presence here! Thanks Jeff!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 2324 days ago

Happy anniversary Jeff. If Martin really does something ‘big” none of us will get anything done anymore.

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