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Blog entry by grimt posted 09-03-2008 03:41 AM 772 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first joined LumberJocks It was pretty much with the same intention I have when I join many other forums, take what you need then bug out.

I have a sneaky suspicion that LJs will be different.

Welcome comments from 10 people I have never met before in my life, within 6 days of joining the site!

Thank you all for your warm welcome. It appears there is much to enjoy within this community and I reckon I’ll be around for quite a while before I “bug out”.

As mentioned in my profile, my experience level is such that I’ll be much more or a pupil than a teacher. At the age of 42 (I think) my voyage in to the lumber journey is in its infancy.

My workshop certainly leaves much to be desired and desiring is something in which I can truly say I excel.

So thanks once again for your welcome, I hope I’ll have something worth contributing in the future and until then I’ll continue to enjoy the education and entertainment that your wonderful forum provides.

13 comments so far

View PurpLev's profile


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#1 posted 09-03-2008 03:47 AM

welcome to the site, but be careful – if woodworking is your hobby – this site could be addictive!

The nice things about this site, is that THERE ARE no pupils and no masters – we are all just people with a passion/admiration/interest in woodworking – all in various aspects of woodworking, and all at different levels or experience, and knowledge – but we all get to learn from one another, and share with others.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View RobS's profile


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#2 posted 09-03-2008 03:48 AM

Make that 12! Welcome to the shop. Enjoy the site.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

View lew's profile


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#3 posted 09-03-2008 04:00 AM


Look at some of the Jocks and see how long they have been here! Addicitve is right!


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

View SteveKorz's profile


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#4 posted 09-03-2008 04:04 AM

Hey, let me tell you… this site is Super Addictive… the people here are great, and PurpLev said it best- there are no pupils or masters, or “clicks”... just decent people with a common passion. I’m not sure if you’ve met or even know Steve, but he is from your neck of the woods too!

If you need anything, let us know!


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

View Eric's profile


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#5 posted 09-03-2008 04:24 AM

As a fellow “pupil” I can say that you will be pleased with the education you get here, not to mention a healthy dose of encouragement!

-- Eric at

View ryno101's profile


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#6 posted 09-03-2008 04:34 AM

In the past 111 days since I joined, I can’t say that more than three or four days has gone by without me checking in… and I was in the same frame of mind… a place to find some info and move on.

Well, let me add my welcome and say that it’s good to have you join us!

-- Ryno

View Karson's profile


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#7 posted 09-03-2008 05:15 AM

LJ can be habit forming and a time waster.

-- 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 †

View scottb's profile


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#8 posted 09-03-2008 05:25 AM

despite all our growth – in numbers and features here – we’ve pretty much maintained a neighborly attitude and feel. If anything we’ll help keep each other motivated to get back to the shop, but addicted enough to spend any quality shop time online. – Oh and we’re really good for helping each other find that bit of info we just can’t put our fingers on.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

View itsme_timd's profile


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#9 posted 09-03-2008 06:02 PM

I know what you mean… I’ve joined online forums before and they start to stagnate after a while, I find that is not the case with LJ’s.

I’m an infant as well and I’ve never ran into an issue that this awesome community was not able to offer solutions or at least great suggestions on. There’s definitely a sense of “community” here.

Welcome and enjoy!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

View jockmike2's profile


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#10 posted 09-03-2008 11:37 PM

Welcome to LJs. It is a great place and a great bunch of people.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View daltxguy's profile


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#11 posted 09-05-2008 02:20 PM

The next New Zealand Lumberjocks picnic may just have to move out of my shop and into something bigger. It’s getting crowded in here! Welcome Graeme!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

View MsDebbieP's profile


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#12 posted 09-08-2008 07:19 PM

ditto what the rest said! Welcome; the site’s definitely addictive, and everyone helps everyeone… !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Rustic's profile


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#13 posted 09-08-2008 07:46 PM

Welcome I am on it all the time. Feel free to pick our brains apart.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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