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Blog entry by Jordan posted 08-07-2010 06:49 AM 1826 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch



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#1 posted 08-07-2010 07:00 AM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-07-2010 07:41 AM

Amen, brother!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 08:06 AM

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.

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 08:14 AM

:—)) 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

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 11:53 AM

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 :)


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

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#6 posted 08-07-2010 12:11 PM

((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,

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 (

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#7 posted 08-07-2010 12:12 PM

And so say all of us…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 08-07-2010 12:32 PM

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!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 08-07-2010 12:37 PM

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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#10 posted 08-07-2010 01:37 PM

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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#11 posted 08-07-2010 01:57 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 08-07-2010 03:26 PM

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

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 08-07-2010 05:03 PM

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 @

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#14 posted 08-07-2010 06:10 PM

great post.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#15 posted 08-07-2010 06:22 PM

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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