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RECEIVING COMPLIMENTS #1: THANK YOU

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In the past I have received many of compliments from a lot of my friends here on LUMBERJOCKS. Every time I receive a compliment it raises my spirit and shows me that people still care about one another. At first I thought I was doing really good with ALL YOUR COMPLIMENTS AND THE WAY MY FAMILY carried on. well I thought that maybe I had something going. THANK YOU!!!!!!!. From that I kept burning, and burning, and burning, lolol until I had to many burnings. I would do them just to have something to do, here while back I went through all my older burnings and looked how bad they were. They weren’t that bad but ALOT WORSE THAN I thought they were. it seems as one FRIEND PUT IT, I HAVE ESTABLISHED MY OWN STYLE OF WOOD BURNING. I GUESS I DO. anyways, I feel that I owe a lot of my friends and new friends here on Lumberjocks a giant THANK YOU FOR YOUR COSISTANCE OF COMPLIMENTS. You can keep some of us going, with your ( what is the word or words I’m looking for),. anyways I owe all of you a lot. I have enjoyed being a part of this group and will continue to keep an eye on al of your works, every now and then I’ll throw in my two cents worth or maybe even another burning. So to ALL YOU WOOD WORKERS, KEEP UP ALL OF YOUR EXTRA GALLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL PEICES OF WORKS. Keep sharing your ideas, even your piece of art with us so we can see what everyone is doing. So at the end of this compliment and thank you I want to say LUMBERJOCKS I SALUTE YOU ALL.

YOUR FRIEND

JIM EARL

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5



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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 315 days ago

Jim, I learned to appreciate your work a great deal more since I took a wood burning class at Woodcraft in Tulsa back in June. It takes a great deal more time and talent than it appeared at first glance. You do an outstanding job of creating wood burnings that are art. Keep it up and keep posting. Thanks for sharing! Hillbilly

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Napaman

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#2 posted 315 days ago

Jim…you capture my sentiments exactly…I too feel as though some of my work has not deserved a lot of praise…but the encouragement and “atta boys’ over the years keep me going and I do feel (some) my work has gotten better…I wonder if this place had only been set up to post pictures…would it feel the same? Its the comments, praise and critiques which keep me motivated…and I am still here!!!

So glad to see you healthy…and happy!

God Bless Brotha!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 315 days ago

This lets us keep a visual record of our ‘progress’ as woodworkers. Comments and all. Of course there are no pictures of the ones that fed my wood stove. I don’t post as often, but I do enjoy seeing others do so.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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stefang

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#4 posted 315 days ago

We all benefit from the praise of our fellow woodworkers which encourages us to keep at it. We can usually find a thing or two we don’t like about someone else’s work if we try hard enough, but thankfully LJ members are positive minded people who look for the good parts of someone’s work and I think most realize that folks who make things are usually painfully aware of any shortcoming in their own work. The good parts almost always vastly outnumber the not so good parts. So I believe all the compliments are sincere and folks just don’t see the need to point out any anything negative which can kill someone’s spirit.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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amagineer

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#5 posted 315 days ago

Jim: I always say “the flaws are in the eyes of the artisan”. When we create a project we see the little imperfections, do to a mistake or a piece of wood that didn’t want to do what we wanted to, but when we post it to our peers, they will be there for praises or suggestions from their mistakes or experiences. Through this we are inspired to create another project that is better then the last. Remember LJ’s are your true woodworking friends who will be honest and helpful.
Your friend -don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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scarpenter002

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#6 posted 315 days ago

Jim, You hit the nail on the head. This Lumberjocks family is wonderful. So many encouraging words, rather than criticism. And SOOOO many great ideas. My project list for continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Now if I just had the money and time….

-- Scott in Texas

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