I signed up with Lumberjocks less than a week ago after following a link to a very cool video review of the Incra Miter Express by Tom (mot). It had just the information I was looking for and was really well done. (Thanks, Tom!) I thought Lumberjocks was probably worth checking out more later. But the work week kicked in and pulled me under and I forgot all about the site.
Tonight I checked my email and saw notices that I was getting comments on my Lumberjocks profile. I wasn’t even sure what that meant exactly, and was actually a bit alarmed. I thought I’d better sign in and check the situation out. Waiting for me were 9 “welcome” messages from guys across the country, including one from my home state and another from a fellow who lives about 5 miles from my childhood home.
I’ve been a lurker on a couple of other sites for a long time, but never felt comfortable posting—partly because I’m such a beginner at woodworking and partly because I didn’t want to go through the “outsider trying to break into a new social group” ordeal. This was the first site I’ve ever been to where folks came out to meet me. If such friendliness is standard operating procedure, I’m definitely impressed, and looking forward to getting to know the folks here. I hope you’re tolerant of dumb questions, because I’ve got a bunch of them.