I actually made it into the Daily Top 3?! You guys are nuts....

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 11-17-2011 05:05 PM 1173 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I got to looking at Martin’s recent changes with the projects section of the site. And I was kind of drilling around the pages at my stuff, when I realized a couple of my projects had the Daily Top 3 badges…

Now I know what kind of woodworker I am. Pretty bad at it, but I have fun, and I get stuff done. Slowly, with a lot of mistakes, but I learn to hide them pretty well…

The only thing I can figure is I must be posting up projects on days when nothing else is being posted… There is no way any of my stuff deserves that kind of notice…

Well, thank you anyway, I really do appreciate it that it seems that there’s a few folks interested in my stress relief efforts, but compared to what so very many of you are producing, I am nothing more than a hack sawdust maker… I mean its been what, almost 2 weeks since I started my library project, a fairly basic, painted box hung on the wall with french cleats… I know most of that time has been away from the shop earning a living, but still…

So again, thank you for your clicks. It makes me feel a little bit better about this whole thing, now I don’t just think that I am talking to myself online… And hopefully, maybe… just maybe I can inspire somebody else even a fraction of a percent as much as so many of you inspire me…

I see so many of you with your projects, blogs and posts so often, producing such great work, and giving out priceless advice, you have been far more helpful than my old High School Wood Shop teachers ever were. Not that they weren’t helpful, just overwhelmed…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 05:13 PM

Just goes to show, perhaps most of us are just like you Dave, bit time ww and therefore we really enjoy looking at the efforts of like minded and in the same position types of guys.

I’m sure professional guys can post fancy projects of cabinets or wood turnings, but so they should, that is what they have been trained in. I’m sure like you, most of us are self taught form books, mags, TV sows and the like.

So, keep up the good work and enjoy the praise.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 06:15 PM

OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY… of my projects got the Dailey Top 3, also…..Thanks ya’ll….YEE HAA…!!

My friend bluekingfisher is such a wise old owl… if I could just teach him to spell…...:))

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 03:08 AM

Hey, my potato cannon also made the DT3. Take that, Fine Woodworking!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 07:36 AM

I say ‘Congrats!’, my friend. Enjoy, and know we’re all in this together… Great words, thanks for posting…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 11-18-2011 07:59 AM

I didnt vote on this so its not my fault but i will look over your projects to see if they aew awful which i doubt . I would have to say you did the project and on a given day it was near the best

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 01:26 PM

Hmmmpf, I’d be happy with an honorable mention.

-- Joe

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#7 posted 11-18-2011 09:40 PM

I’ve only been a member for a couple of days now and one of my project was #11 I almost fainted.I am really enjoying this site a lot more than wood central. I’ve also noticed that this website is as busy as facebook.

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#8 posted 11-19-2011 04:01 AM

I voted (viewed, favourited, etc) your projects a dozen times or so, that’s why you made it!!

JUST KIDING!! But! I’m really pleased that “Every day Hobby Type Guys” are in there. No offence to the Complex stuff intended.

Keep it up! If you can’t there’s always Via ….forget it. That’ll get me “Flagged and Removed for sure!!

Don’t Forget! ”Everyone needs Something To Believe In! I Believe I’ll have Another Beer!”

Merry Christmas All !!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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