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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 09-05-2010 01:44 PM 1087 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is it just me ?
I am contemplating quit reading LJ for awhile.(NOT REALLY)THIS IS THE REASON.
EVERY DAY I READ AND SEE PROJECTS THAT ARE FANTASTIC.
(In the 60’s it was “far out” 70’s was “cool” 80’s was “right on”, 90’s was “KEWL”)
(I guess the 2010 word might be AWESOME) hard to keep up with political correct words.
I then go out to my workshop and rather do the work that I should be doing I start to build the Jig that I saw on here or I look for material that I could use to build the project that I just saw !(English teachers might say “have seen” but saw is a woodworking pun.)
I went through this several years ago when I discovered home reno shows on TV saturday mornings. (Rather than doing the honeydew list I was watching these programs.
Someone told me when I joined that this site is addictive !
I do enjoy the blogs.
The projects.
The forum topics.
EVERYTHING.
Keep it up people, for some of us that don’t get out much, this is an outlet !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"



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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 02:05 PM

Yep, Lumberjocks is definitely an enjoyable and inspiring place.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 03:25 PM

You could make this ‘or some’ other thing.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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DenverDave

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 04:59 PM

I look forward to the day when I make something worthy of posting on LJ. That day will come later this week (unless I totally screw it up :) ).

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cranesgonewild

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 06:03 PM

You have a good point. Awesome blog, eh!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 10:42 PM

I too have the problem of spending so much time reading and looking that I don’t have the time to do anything!

Mind you, for me that’s a good thing, as my health also keeps me out of the shop most days, and this is the closest I can get. It helps. It’s no substitute for the sound of the tools and the smell of the wood, but it helps…

I swear that if I built every jig I’ve seen on here that I liked, there’d be no room in my shop to move, let alone work! :)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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DavidH

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#6 posted 09-05-2010 11:49 PM

i agree, this site is an addiction that is hard to tame.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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Maveric777

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 12:20 AM

Ha! Ha! Ha! You have the same “Woodworking ADD” as I do…lol

I feel your pain my friend….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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docholladay

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#8 posted 09-06-2010 04:20 AM

I often go to my computer and login to LJ’s to look for an idea of something I might want to build. Then I wind up running out of time to build anything because I can’t decide what I want to try to make.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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