My buddy Shawn pointed out this statistic. It represents my average number of posts per day since becoming a LumberJock in December ‘06.
He accused me of being addicted, and I responded with, Maybe I do have a problem.
First, I want to apologize for being a blog-hog. Now that Shawn has brought this to my attention, I can hear the collective LumberJock groan every time I make a post.
I can hear my Buddy Mark DeCou protest that if I only posted something with content, and my arty/farty friend Frank suggesting that if I took time to connect with the ‘spirit of the wood’ or our lovely Canadian ‘Sheila’ encouraging me to be working towards the Summer Woodworking Awards, or my Mate Obi telling me to just finish that box for your Californian friend, maybe my British Buddy, Philip, suggesting that I learn how to make hand tools.
I know that I can hear Dr. Dave from Oregon putting an absolute positive spin on my addiction. (You’re such an encourager Dave.) And there is no doubt that our senior statesman (sorry Dick, but I think that’s you) is sitting back wondering when the Aussie/Canuck (can you think of a worse combination?) is going to run out of gas. Then there’s the collective muttering of N.H. Scott, Woodsong Dennis, Chubby Karson, Louisiana Mark, Big Mike, RHM Ethan, Arts & Crafts Dusty and all the rest of you great blokes and bloketts.
Yes, all of you are to blame for my condition. I’ve been blogging on an Aussie site for about five years. My posting total is not even twice what I’ve done here in a little over two months.
So just what is the problem? Well, the answer is very simple – you people are addictive. I’ve met about the greatest bunch of woodworkers since I’ve become serious about working wood. There is more talent here than I’ve previously met. And although all of you enjoy an occasional giggle, the thing that I like most, is that it’s woodworking that remains the focus of this community. People with the highest levels of talent, respect people of all skill levels. I’ve not once detected any animosity from the pro’s as we learners ask sometimes inane questions and/or make ignorant comments. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
So to all of my LumberJock Mates, I salute you for being great friends and a pleasure to know, even though only vicariously. So I know none of you will protest when I send a collective invoice for my asylum charges. LOL
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/