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Blog entry by Don posted 2799 days ago 729 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry gang – guess I got carried away with enthusiasm. I’ve bee posting new projects almost daily since I joined LumberJocks. I didn’t mean to be a LumberJock hog. So I’ll perhaps revert to one project per week. Does that sound like a good idea?

Oh, did you know that the term’ lumber’ is not used in Australia other than to describe a walking style, as in, “He lumbered along the path.” And the word ‘wood’ is not used very much either. In both cases, the more common term is ‘timber’. Almost every case where a Canadian or American would use these terms, an Aussie would substitute the word ‘timber’.

Just a little trivia. There are other linguistic peculiarities vis-a-vis woodworking if you are interested. By the way it is “woodworking’ and not timberworking.

TimberJock Don

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/



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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 2799 days ago

Interesting, Don.. so now I need to register TimberJocks.com as well ;)

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

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Don

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#2 posted 2799 days ago

Might not be a bad idea, just to protect your intellectual property.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2799 days ago

Martin beat me to the punch. You Old Timberjock, or is it Canuckajock ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#4 posted 2799 days ago

I bet, Don would like AussieJock as well. Would you, Don?

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

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frank

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#5 posted 2799 days ago

Hi Don;
I always have felt closer to timber, since a tree is what I am felling, when working in the woods. Having worked with post and beam, timber is the object I move and carry when lifting an 8” x 8” x 12’. Ha! Used to go for the bigger ones also but I was younger then. When I stand inside a barn and stroke those bents, its not wood, its a piece of timber. And yes, there is “woodworking” and then there is “timber framing”.

Interresting piece of writing you have turned out as I prepare to ‘lumber’ off to my woodworking duties.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Obi

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#6 posted 2799 days ago

I always considered timber in the “tree” state, as to where lumber has been milled

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Obi

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#7 posted 2799 days ago

On my web site i have a scrolling status bar that reads “Taking big sticks and making little sticks, taking little sticks and making big sticks again.” So I guess I’m a “Worker of the Stick” So how about StickJocks.

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Don

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#8 posted 2799 days ago

Yes, but can you really have it both ways?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2799 days ago

Another thing Don, don’t feel guilty about entering to many projects, that’s why we have this forum. Although I’ve been trying to pace myself. I have so many projects that I’d like to show, I think it would equal the total number that are now entered. So enter some more so I won’t feel the guilt of being a hog.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Gary

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#10 posted 2798 days ago

I second Dick’s though—enter all the projects you want. There’s lots of bandwidth out there.
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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scottb

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#11 posted 2798 days ago

Please, post away Don. I was just teasing, partially for Donna’s amusement, partially yours, but mostly for mine! You have a backlog to share, while I have a log out back to make into something first. I need your inspiration (as well as the rest of the gangs here) to get back into the shop (needs a mighty cleaning, before I mess it up again!)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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darryl

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#12 posted 2798 days ago

definately keep posting your projects. it covers up my own guilt for only posting two!

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scottb

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#13 posted 2798 days ago

uh oh, Darryl… we’re tied… race to three? Good thing Frank stepped up to help us represent NH!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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