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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1350 days ago

We’re glad your here Jordon how could we do without your great talent.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hairy

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#2 posted 1350 days ago

Amen, brother!

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1350 days ago

There is a whole lot of stuff on Lumberjocks from many woodworkers of many different skill levels. It is a good place for giving and receiving comments, advice and suggestions. Lumberjocks has grown to a huge membership base just in the year and a half since I discovered it..I think it was less than 10,000 back then. With so many members it becomes like a big box store of woodworking projects, blogs and reviews. Most people, myself included, have certain things there that are of interrest and certain things that I walk past because it is of no interest to me. I go there and get what I need and go…my workshop is where I want to be having my fun. I have a neighbor who will go to the Orange big box store and spend hours wandering the aisles and probably knows the store better than the employees…sort of like people who spend countless hours reading every project posting, blog and review.
This is bound to happen when so many people are involved.
It is 1am and my computer is in my upstairs part of my workshop. I personally take a break 4-5 times a day for 10 minutes or so to check emails and go to view the stuff on Lumberjocks that is of interest to me.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1350 days ago

:—)) LOL:—)) Jordan thank´s for giving us a big smile on the our face
this will surdently give me a better sleep (after 15 hours on the road)
I think this and David Craigs Monkey blog are some of the best blogs
to explain/show/nail/glue what we all think L J realy is
where wuold we have been if we hasn´t seen your work and where
wuold we bee if we cuoldn´t enjoy it with you
you´ll bett you belong here and we are realy glad you are here and share your knowledge
and thoughts with us
you´ll bett you have to stay and don´t run your way or you will be hunted down
bruoght back like an escaped …....from a farm/ranch and every one of us will send
all the dust/shaves and ships from the wood we have destroid so you can learn it

thanks for being here Jordan
have great weekend both of you
take care
Dennis

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David Craig

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#5 posted 1350 days ago

Love the post Jordan, it explains our “hidden” life very well. I can say that LJs has made me love the internet all over again. We get to reading all the world’s troubles in the newspapers or hear about the poor state of our youth on TV. I go into work, deal with people hoarding information because they want to maintain their status at work or hold on to their jobs. I get depressed and so I come here and read about the gift giving between woodworkers. Tutorials where people not only share their knowledge but break it down for us and show us how they accomplished those “impossible” feats in wood. I see the latest posts from Charles and take a break from news regarding any stereotypical youth related mischief and know there is one young man who is spending his Saturday either building something nice for his mom or building his skills hand cutting mortises for a chair. People here don’t just build projects, they build character, morale, friendships, knowledge, inspiration, and a support group.

Thank you for a pleasant read this morning :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 1350 days ago

((starts singing)) “I’m a LumberJock and I’m OK, I sleep all night and I work all day…”

I agree, David—there is the “real world” that we see through the news, showing humans as thoughtless, selfish, power-hungry, greedy, abuse individuals and then you stop by one of Martin’s online communities and you are reminded what people are REALLY like – good folk, caring folk, self-less folk. And there is hope.

~Proud to be a LumberJock,
Debbie

and I, too, wash my face with steel wool – it has a pretty bow on it, but it’s still steel wool
((ending with a Tim The Toolman Taylor man-grunt—with a feminine twist to it, of course))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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degoose

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#7 posted 1350 days ago

And so say all of us…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 1350 days ago

Great post to wake up to, Jordan! I have only been here a couple of months, but I agree one hundred percent with what everyone said. I keep my computer on all the time and since I have a relatively compact place here (office, shop, studio and home – all in one area) I get to see posts and answer stuff immediately. With working here at home so many hours every single day, LJ’s has really added so much to my life. I have not only learned a lot, but I have met many friends from all around the world who are like family to me. This is social networking at its best! It is great to share and inspire and be inspired by you all. :) Jock or Jockette – it’s a great place to be!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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spanky46

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#9 posted 1350 days ago

Be careful Jordan! I’m very sensitive and stress gives me permanent wrinkles!
Can anyone tell me what grit to use on wrinkles? My hair stylist thinks I should use
less eye make-up because saw dust and shavings stick to it! The person that does
my nails says I have let myself go! More permanent wrinkles, damn!!!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1350 days ago

So true Jordan, I’ve been here over 4 years and it is the same caring, sharing, supporting and loving, yes loving, I think I have a crush on the Grizz, I can’t help it, it’s those damn dresses he wears, my wife says I wake up screaming sometimes, and all I was dreaming about was Grizz. I don’t know if its fear or a crush. I must seek counseling, David when you coming over. By the way I have a present for you. mike

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

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Karson

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#11 posted 1349 days ago

Jordon: You you are able to express all the wishes and hopes and fears that us LumberJocks share.

Thanks for being so understanding.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Rustic

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#12 posted 1349 days ago

Spanky—anywhere between 60 and 4000 grit depending on how deep they are and how smooth you want your skin. LOL

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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huff

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#13 posted 1349 days ago

Jordan, Great Post!
Spanky, Do you plan on staining after you remove the wrinkles? Don’t use too fine of a grit or the stain won’t take well.
When I have my nails done, I always use a polish that matches the stain that’s trapped under my nails.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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wiswood2

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#14 posted 1349 days ago

great post.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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patron

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#15 posted 1349 days ago

thanks jordan ,

i’ve been wondering what was wrong with me lately ,

after a couple of shots ,
of lacquer thinner ,

in my coffee ,

i feel so much better !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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