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A one year anniversary

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Blog entry by Woodbutchery posted 08-02-2009 08:26 PM 962 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A year ago, yesterday, I logged into a site that showed a lot of promise. Pictures of projects that looked like they would inspire me to other projects, other ideas of what to do with wood and woodworking.

And now a year’s gone by, and I continue to find myself humbled by the number of projects that are submitted on a daily basis, and the quality that speaks of the work in each of them. Every time I log in here I learn something new, and am reminded of how much more I have to learn.

It’s a slow process, as summer’s in Houston do not encourage working in an non-air-conditioned garage, but between reading the blogs and the projects, some of the fine documentation of what one can do with wood I continue to find pleasure every time I log in.

My thanks to those who share their knowledge, their projects, and their love of their craft.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery



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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 08:33 PM

Congratulations on your anniversary. I know what you mean by the heat and summer. I am looking forward to Fall and winter so I casn get nack in my home shop more.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 08:59 PM

Congrats on one year with LJ! I look forward to seeing more of your projects and blog posts.

I remember the heat and humidity at FT. Hood. It was oppressive!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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JoshO

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 09:29 PM

wow. It is unbelievable how right you are. Our fellow LJ’ers make anything look possible.

-- What do you mean it's square? How did that happen?

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majeagle1

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 09:31 PM

Happy Anniversary with LJ’s !!!!!!!!!

I know what you mean by trying to work in the heat, not very productive and/or much fun.

Hopefully you will be able to get back at it once it starts to cool down.

It will be a year for me in a few months and wow, have I ever learned alot!!! I just hope that I have also shared some insight to a few people to help them out.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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huff

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 10:39 PM

I know what you mean by being humbled by the projects posted by all the Lumber Jocks here. I’ve been woodworking full time for the past 23 years and I’ve been more imspired by what I’ve seen here in the past 60 days since I’ve been a member then all the years in this business…..... and I realize how much more I would like to learn. Good luck on your next year and keep us posted on any new projects.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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mmh

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#6 posted 08-02-2009 10:59 PM

How humble and warming, very nicely stated. Congratulations on your anniversary. And we must realize that this is all Martin’s fault! Thanks again Martin.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 02:08 AM

Happy anniversary and many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dbhost

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#8 posted 08-03-2009 03:28 AM

Happy Anniversary!

Depending on your workshop layout, getting A.C. into your shop might be a lot easier than you might think…

I run an honestly too small Goldstar window unit A/C in a “mini wall” I fabbed up a few years ago that fits in my garage door opening to hold the unit, and breaks down and stows in the attic in the cooler season. (That week between heat waves in January.)

Yeah my HOA hates it, but they haven’t said anything about that yet…

There’s a guy on Sawmill Creek that had a great idea for ducting a large window unit through the soffits using plywood ductwork. Very interesting design, looked like a good clean install, worth copying…

Just be sure you insulate, insulate, insulate!

I’ve been abusing myself and forgetting about the Window unit until today as I clean up and remodel the shop. HUGE difference it made!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 08-03-2009 04:29 AM

congrats on one year

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 08-03-2009 08:18 AM

Congrats on the FIRST year, with many more to come.

You are right in saying there are some very tallented people on this site. I have learned more since I joined then I ever thought I would. Allways going over the projects and proccesees that are employed to learn something new. Have tried more new things just because some one posted it here and I wanted to learn.

This site is FILLED with people that are very willing to help, with info and advice for all us newbys. Thanks to all of you.

Congrats again.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Rustic

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#11 posted 08-03-2009 04:52 PM

Happy Anniversary

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Mark Shymanski

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#12 posted 08-03-2009 04:54 PM

Congratulations.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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