The old time woodshop journals #42: My website is complete!

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Blog entry by jjw5858 posted 04-04-2013 06:21 PM 2263 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello friends, I am proud to introduce you to my new website. It has taken me a little while to get it all together and I am learning as I go.

I hope you may join me on here for my continued blog work and extras not shown on lumberjocks.

My work on Lumberjocks will carry on and I will use both arenas to display my ideas, projects and share comments!

This website will be informational (I hope), entertaining, as well as a store to sell my works or finds. The theme will continue to be the use of traditional hand tools, spoons, and various woodcraft projects including turning, cabinetry, tinsmithing, and any other thing I find of interest to share!

My sincere appreciation for all of my LJ buddies and their continued support, talents and inspiration. This is a fine web community and a big thanks to the creators of Lumberjocks for giving all of us artisans this wonderful platform to showcase our talents, get questions answered and have some laughs along the way as well.

As much as some of my writings may go on about the over amount of technology, endless electric handheld gadgets, machines etc. Life moves forward and it is important to keep traditions alive but also embrace what the future brings. If not for the invention of the internet all of this would not be possible, and for that I am grateful.

With that said I hope you will not mind joining me on a website that brings back the focus of the woods, the old trades and sounds of shavings soaring from the bench to the piles on the shop floor! The colors of all seasons, the tales of better days, those special hand tools used, and crafts displayed for sale and made by hand.

Welcome to

Be well, and enjoy!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 10:12 PM

Looks good. Well done and keep it up.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 10:58 PM

Awesome! The site looks great. I bookmarked it right away. I look forward to seeing it grow.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 01:41 AM

Site looks nice. Did you design it yourself? What software did you use?

We used Adobe Muse along with their other Creative Suite applications. Great software!

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 08:31 AM

Congratulations on your new website Joe. It is very nicely designed and user friendly. I wish you the best of luck with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 09:37 AM

Great looking website Joe. Hope it goes well for you.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 11:37 AM

Very good. Good luck with it JJ

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Don Johnson

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 11:37 AM

Smart and classy website – congratulations.

One small technical point – on my screen, the colour change when hovering over menu items makes the text very difficult to read. At my age, even the short time involved is long enough for me to forget what I was looking at !! LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#8 posted 04-05-2013 12:03 PM

Great site Joe. Nicely laid out, uncluttered and orderly. I love how you’ve added the recipes and some of your music too. From one guitarist to another, you rock! You hooked me in and I hung around until I’d clicked on everything. I will definitely be checking back to see what you’re up to. All the best my friend.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 12:10 PM

One suggestion for your site that I thought of while reading some of chef Jenn’s recipes was that it would be nice to see a photo of some of the dishes with some of your spoons being used (e.g. poking out of a bowl of creamy potato leek soup). Of course we all like to see the photos of your spoons with the tools that made them and a few shavings scattered around, but it would also be good to show them being put to use eating some of that delicious food.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 04-05-2013 12:49 PM

Thank you all! Great suggestions everyone!

So funny Andy,,,we were just discussing getting pictures for the recipes…lol. Thank you for bringing it up we will get that updated in the future.

I appreciate everyone’s input and we will keep creating and having new things in the upcoming months!

Be well everyone!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#11 posted 04-12-2013 01:11 AM

Great site Joe, may your spoons find many worthy owners.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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