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Blog entry by a1Jim posted 04-23-2009 06:23 PM 1339 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ‘m a relatively new member to lumber Jocks and I really enjoy all the projects and camaraderie of all the fine folks that belong. But sometimes I’m surprised at some of the post and comments, such as post about political topics or religious ferver or a new car . Then there some people lecturing others how to behave,
I view and read Lumber Jocks for It’s wonderful project it’s friendly group of folks getting together on line to talk about my passion Woodworking. Although I know there is not bad intent for the most part I would hope that The subject matter stay on woodworking. If I want to know about religion I’ll read the bible(and I do) and
If I want to know about cars I’ll look at motor trend. and If I’m of ill temper and prone to negative comments
I’ll try to stay off line. I’m afraid I’m falling into the”lecturing others how to behave” category. All I really want is to have LJs be and remain to be about woodworking. I’m I an offender regarding these list of thing I’d rather not see on LJs ? I’m afraid so. Lets not loose the good site we have and enjoy this great hobby/living we have called woodworking lets keep it our daily treat.

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture



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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 06:54 PM

Jim, I agree with you with the exception, and maybe I am wrong, the “Coffee Lounge” forum where one can chuckle, chat and let off a bit of steam as long as there are no personal attacks, (and there seems to have been some of late). I also enjoy all the LJ’s and the sharing and learning of a passion that we all have. In nature termites and wood bores are a pain in the bottom but they can make some beautiful wood. I am not reading a lot of the forums that are negative anymore (non woodworking) nor add to the fuel of them.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 07:46 PM

Hey Kindlingmaker I really liked those little tables.
Well see how new I am I’ve never even know about the “Coffee Lounge” part of the forum. I would guess that would be a place were almost anything go’s. Thanks for the enlightenment. We always have something new to learn On LJs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 08:33 PM

If there were only more hours in a day to read all the forums and projects from day one, oh the knowledge and information that is here, (and the different views of each).
a1Jim, thanks for the kind words for the simple little tables.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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kiwi1969

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#4 posted 04-24-2009 12:15 AM

I kind of agree with you for the most part. Within reason ,members are free to post what they like providing it,s posted in the appropriate section, like the coffee lounge for example, ironically where this post should be had you known about it. Blogs sometimes mention things you refer to, but these are peoples experiences in their pursuit of their craft, business or hobby and if somebody mentions that they offer a prayer to the deity of their choice before they swing a hammer then all power to them. Providing its not too overt, blogs tell peoples story, which sometimes stray away from actual shop time, but to me thats part of the personel experiences that we all sometimes have and I find it just as interesting a read as a great project or how to posting.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 04-24-2009 12:23 AM

Jim, I totally agree with what you and the others here have said. I agree we should stay to what this website was meant for. After seeing the one last weekend on blasting a well known manufacturer, I too am staying away from the negative posts and not adding fuel to the fire. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

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

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patron

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#6 posted 04-24-2009 01:27 AM

jim ;
im new to this site myself , and tend to agree with you .
i joined to learn and experience others views about my main love , carpentry !
there are obviously many other blog sites on the net , i think that posibly some people are so into blogs ,
that it doesnt seem to make any difference where they do it .
yes the coffee forum is like a break at work , we can talk about anything in that site , and i feel that some are getting to know each other in spite of their distances and differences . this is a good thing .
i have been able to answere a few questions for begginers here and to me that is the point of it ,i have been in this business for 45 years and back in the day , it was more like the unions ,if you didn’t go thru them , you didn’t get to work .
i tried to learn carpentry from the age of 12 , but had to wait until i was in a federal penetentiary ( smoking pot ),
and fight with them for a year ( they made me a plumber ) , before i got into carpentry . my master , Lincoln Morinaga , told me to turn my back when i did my work on the streets , or the guy next to me would take my job away from me the next time.
i thought about that for a bit , and told him that that was the problem in the world , nobody wanted to help anyone
in fear of losing their job ( i had to suffer , so , so do you ).
i told him that if i could help just one poor guy to not have to go thru what i had been through , that i would shout it off the rooftops !
since then i have helped numerous kids , men , women , and anyone interested in learning woodworking everything
i can teach them , and still not one has taken my work away from me !
lets share more skills and work solutions , we are not competing with each other . we are creating more awareness
of the beauty of our craft , witch makes more work for us all !

by the way jim i added you to my buddy list as i liked your profile and personal ethic , hope that’s allright .

take care buddy , have a good spring !

david

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 04-24-2009 06:27 AM

All your comments are welcome . Kiwi I agree you should be able to reflect you personality this is America and I didnt mean to say ending a post with god bless is Bad I am blessed by God. My point is lets make our main focus on woodworking except forums made for just visiting. Jerry thanks for your input I like the friendly atmosphere best also. Hey David I already signed up as your buddy thanks for adding yourself to my list of Buddy’s. I’m surly impressed with your work and sharing attitude ,although I’m only a 20 year woodworker I try to share with neighbors friends and students in my woodworking class I teach also ,what could be more fun. I learn something new every day when I log on to LJs there’s so much talent here. We all have such a great partnership.
Thanks to all

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 05-09-2009 06:17 PM

Thanks for the treat, & the very good advice.

-- -** 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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Schummie

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#9 posted 05-23-2009 04:39 PM

Jim,

I’m not agree with you.
This website is about woodworking and the people behind woodworking and I find it nice to hear what people keep busy.
Off course the main subject is woodworking, but in the time i’m here I feel that this website is a great family and
I find that it is good thing when we help each other, regardless the subject.
There are people on this forum who are older and have a lot of knowledge about life and from woodworking and I find it very nice when the try to help you and tell things.
In many other country’s the older people have a high appearance in the daily live and that is what I sometimes mis in our country’s. We can learn so much from our older people.
Maybe because your (I also) are here such a sort time that you not feel that family feeling (yet).
Sorry, but when I see your messages from the last weeks, I have more the idea that you want a high number off messages, than that you want to really “say” something.

I hope that this website keep this family feeling, that is what this website gives something more.

Schummie.

sorry for my English.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 05-23-2009 05:22 PM

Hey Schummie
You are entitled to your opinyon as am I .As for not feeling a sense of community on LJs your dead wrong
I have many friends on LJ that send privet messages and I spend sometimes hours helping them with questions . There a lots of fine people here and I enjoy the humanitarian efforts of our members, including all the drives to help sick little boys to members fighting cancer,individuals that have zero power tools and people who work with physical disabilities. I feel for them and care for them all. In one of the post in this blog pointed out that there’s is the coffee clutch blog I still think that’s were non woodworking subjects should be posted.
Have a great day

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Schummie

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#11 posted 05-23-2009 09:58 PM

What is than the problem? You said “But sometimes I’m surprised at some of the post and comments”
Let everyone free what they want to comment, this people find there post of comment important.
But more than 120 comments a day, Jim!! :-)
Have a nice weekend Jim and try to reed over it.

Schummie

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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screwge

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#12 posted 05-23-2009 10:27 PM

Hey Schummie, yes, Jim probably should have posted this in the coffee lounge (now he knows about it). But I do agree with Jim that this site was created for WOODWORKING and the conversation should be kept to such things. This is the first site that I have ever signed up for. I don’t have a facebook myspace or any other type of online forum or blog account. If I wanted to have conversations about cars or whatever, I would subscribe to one of those pages. If I did subscribe to the auto enthusiasts website, I certainly wouldn’t discuss my shop or whatever else that didn’t have to do with cars on that site.

As I said in my profile page, I spent about 2 weeks looking at LJ before I decided to sign up, because I felt like there was that sense of family and friends through the discussions of woodworking.

As for you’re accusation that Jim is just trying to bump up his posting numbers. I totally disagree. If the truth be known. It is because of people like Jim, that I joined this site, because I felt that he and others are truly intrested in woodworking and helping others.

Anyhow, no hard feelings. I really like this site and at this point all the LJ’s even you Schummie!

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 05-23-2009 11:49 PM

Hey Schummie You have a great weekend and god bless.

Hey Screwge Thanks for the kind words and welcome to Ljs,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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