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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 02-21-2009 01:48 PM 1054 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m going to have to get used to LJ not meaning “LiveJournal,” as it has for me these last 5 years. Interestingly, it’s the evaporation of all my friends’ comments on my other LJ that has me so excited to find this place. I think they’re past their limit on hearing about woodworking every minute they’re around me, or reading my journal. They’re all computer nerds :)

How have I not found this place before?! Actually, I have. I’ve stumbled onto particular discussions many times these past several months while searching for things, but I didn’t realize how awesome this site is until I took a deeper look tonight. It’s like someone reached into my brain and created for me exactly – to the letter, and then some (Firefox toolbar!? INSTALLED!) – the place I’ve been wishing would exist. And they did it years ago. I don’t know much about this Martin guy yet, except that I think he’s my hero.

I should have been in bed 2 hours ago, as I have about 5 projects to work on in the shop starting tomorrow morning, but I’ve just gotten lost in here, filling out my profile, reading through the years of posts, feeling all at once way out of the loop, and as though I’ve finally found home :)

You guys are all really talented. I’m going to have to step up my game, starting right now. I can tell I’m going to be living on this site, when not in the shop, or at my day job. I look forward to getting to know you all more and more.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 02:12 PM

Gary, I have to warn you that this site is addictive. It simply gets harder to find shop time when there are so many wonderful projects to view, blog and forum questions to answer and comments to be made. And, of course, lets not forget the workshop posts to review as well. This is a special treat for those of us who are avowed shop addicts anyway.

Martin does a tremendous job with this site and we all are indebted to him for keeping this site “a cut above the rest”. My only disappointment with Martin is that I have asked him repeatedly to try and find a way of programming additional hours in the day in order to be able to balance shop time, time here and take care of those “non-important” other things that come up around the house (usually projects that my wife feels it is her responsibility to “assign” to me). Twenty-four hours just simply isn’t enough time to work everything in. But, as yet, he has been unable to come up with a solution but I am sure he is working on it. :)

Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 02:30 PM

I have to dido Scott’s comments. But I have to admit, I am in the shop all day but not my homeshop. My to-do list here at home is getting bigger and bigger by the day. But not enough time in the day or heat in the shop to get me started just yet, so here I am….................LOL

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

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 06:04 PM

welcome aboard. I’m looking forward to seeing your contributions, as I’m sure the rest of us are!

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Gary Fixler

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 10:29 PM

Thanks all for the warm welcome. It was nice to wake up to, even if it is past noon, meaning I’ve lost several shop hours already. And Scott, I have an idea about getting more hours in the day, but it would require me to learn a bit about clock making, and persuading people around the world to trust in the accuracy of my finely-crafted wooden clocks, without noticing that the sunset keeps shifting radically from day to day ;)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#5 posted 02-22-2009 02:08 AM

Gary Welcome aboard, I solved the time problem, I simply begin my day on california time and as the day progresses I slowly move across the pacific to New zealand where it,s the next day until I get to the Philippines which gives me another 5 hours. It plays hell with your sleep patterns but you get two days into one. I,m glad they grow coffee here!

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

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 02:46 AM

Gary, this place is awesome. I’ve been hear almost a year, and I still can’t see or keep up with all the stuff. There is so much stuff to learn, so much stuff to do… it’s really an amazing place. The people are are really cool too. Welcome aboard!!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Gary Fixler

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#7 posted 02-22-2009 04:11 PM

kiwi1969: Brilliant!

SteveKorz: A YEAR? Why didn’t you tell me about this place? You’ve been holding out on me.

And thanks!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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