One year and counting - Thank You All

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Blog entry by bfd posted 12-23-2008 06:32 PM 1254 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is hard for me to believe that a year ago today I decided to join Lumberjocks. Little did I know how profound that decision would be for me as a woodworker. I would say up until last year that I considered myself a self taught woodworker with formal training in design, however, after being on Lumberjocks for a year I find it hard to continue to make that statement. Everywhere I look on this site I have been influenced as a designer and a woodworker seeing what is possible and realizing how each of us brings to the site a unique wealth of knowledge, ideas and experience be it from the novice to the seasoned artisan and craftpersons here in this community. I feel that I am a better woodworker then I was a year ago learning from each and everyone here. I hope that others have learned from me as I have learned from others. Happy Holidays to all and thank you for the wonderful year.

PS almost forgot the most important thank you…...To Martin for conceiving the idea behind the greatest Woodworking site around. Thank you for constantly adding and improving LJ.

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 06:39 PM

Time goes fast when you are having fun!

Looking forward to more of your projects and posts

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 07:35 PM

Brian, I can’t agree with you more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I joined only a couple of months ago and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in a very long time. The information sharing, the humor, has definetely improved on both my woodworking skills and just a plain ole’ ” Good Feeling” for each day I get onto LJ

Happy Holidays you you and all the rest of the LJ’s out there.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 12-23-2008 08:06 PM

congrats!!! your work is phenominal…and you are so right how this is a place where everyone adds a piece to the puzzle of the endless puzzle…its like a puzzle with no edge…just keeps going out and growing…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 12-23-2008 10:34 PM

BFD: Welcome and congratulations your your year.

It made me go look and see when I joined. It’s coming up on three years and yes this is a great site.

Learn something new every day and stretch the mind with new possibilities.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and the best of New Years.

-- 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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#5 posted 12-24-2008 12:01 AM

Congratulations on your first year. It is amazing how “addictive” this site can be.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-06-2009 04:47 AM

Happy belated anniversary. I am glad you are a part of the community.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 01-17-2009 09:50 PM

Sorry I missed the big day. Am I too late for cake? We are glad to have you here too… the feelings are mutual.

-- Happy woodworking!

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