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Blog entry by Greg3G posted 05-01-2007 08:04 PM 919 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to get away today and headed to the nearest WoodCraft store, it’s only about 45 minutes away. While picking up a few things like router bits, router table switch, measuring rule, etc. I told them about the Thoreson Table Challenge. Would you believe that they had not even heard of Lumberjocks. I was amazed. I suddenly had the feeling that I was standing among a tribe of amazon indians who had never seen civilization (I know, a bit over dramatic.) Anyway, I talked to them about the challenge project for a while and then one of them actually pulled up the site at the computer they had at the front counter. One of the guys liked the idea the other one said it just wasn’t his favorite style. Long story short (again, I know its too late for that.) I shared the site and the project with them and in the process, I ended up spending a couple of hundrend more than I planned, the longer I stay in a place like that, the more I spend.

I think I may have made a few converts in the process. Now go and spread the word.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 05-01-2007 08:07 PM

lol sounds like a costly process—- shouldn’t PR people get PAID to bring in new members?? hehehe

well done. I never thought of doing that while I was at Lee Valley. Too late now.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 05-01-2007 08:08 PM

Thanks for spreading the word. Greg. We’ve got so many people here now we can’t keep up LOL.

I don’t think the people at Woodcraft in Delaware are aware of LumberJocks either. When I was there I took the Woodcraft masgazine from their shelf, that had my cradle, and showed it to them. “This is from Delaware.” I said. I mentioned that it was a Lumberjock contest. So maybe it sunk in there also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 05-01-2007 10:12 PM

When I was in my local Rockler store about two weeks ago, I told 3 of the sales people about LJ and told them they have to check it out. They all said they would.

Last Saturday, I wore my LJ T-shirt (hoping to see Giz) and there was not one word from the sales people. Sad, but true.

I proudly wear my LJ T-shirt.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#4 posted 05-02-2007 04:47 AM

I now have two LJ shirts that get frequent wear – and now that it’s getting to be summer weather, potential new jocks won’t need X-ray vision to see them! I also just joined the Guild of NH Woodworkers. might be able to easily (and exponentially) increase the NH LJ presence.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 05-03-2007 01:19 AM

Thumbs up to the LJ PR group! Thanks.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 05-03-2007 05:18 AM

I recently posted picture in our local newspaper online. & posted a link to this site.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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