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Blog entry by Jeff posted 08-14-2007 01:25 AM 1008 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a member of for about a week and a half now and I have enjoyed my time so far. I am getting ready to post a few of my projects, and now the nervs are setting in. From what I can see so far this group of Lumberjocks are very talented. The projects that I see posted are amazing and overwhelmingly great, so I am nervous about showing my work, I am sure that some people get like thins, but I don’t know if my work is of the same caliber, as most evryone at I will post a few things I am hoping by next week, but it will come with some apprehention. Of course one of the main reasons that I joined was to learn things and get ideas to exspand my personal abilities. And I have learned so much already, one day I may accualy post a project on that someone else is amazed by, and I will say I learned it all right here.


-- Jeff B.

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#1 posted 08-14-2007 01:30 AM

Hi Jeff;
—-no reason to be nervous, we all start somewhere and this is all about a family of woodworkers here who love working the wood….so post away!

Also may I welcome you here and….
Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 08-14-2007 01:37 AM

That’s right, we all started sometime – and for many of us, it was a lot sooner than you’d think. Plus, you may have noticed all us jocks tend to be of the “positive encouragment” camp, rather than those over in “what’d you do that for”

We all have our own experiences and perspectives, and the old guard can learn just as much from a newbie as vice-versa.

Always looking forward to future posts!


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

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#3 posted 08-14-2007 01:39 AM

Hi Jeff and welcome to lumberjocks , Nothing to worry about like Frank said we all had to start somewhere.
I look forward to seeing your work.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 08-14-2007 01:43 AM

Here are a couple of mine. You should be free of any fear after you see them. LOL.

The important thing is to share what your thinking about and working on. It is also a good way to look back a year later and see how you have progressed.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 08-14-2007 02:25 AM

We’d love to see your projects. Chances are…you’ll inspire and teach us something! ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 08-14-2007 03:00 AM


Welcome aboard.

I’ve only been here for 33 days myself and I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed too. I was very hesitant to post my work because I am so not on the same level as the vast majority of the people here.

I took that first step though and posted several projects for everyone to see and you know what? There has not been one single negative comment or snicker at my work. In fact, the comments have been all positive.

Please feel at ease and go ahead and post your work.

We are all looking forward to seeing it.


-- Jesus was a Jewish carpenter.

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#7 posted 08-14-2007 04:14 AM

Jeff, welcome aboard, as Os says!
I am, like you, a rookie and I am learning so much just by looking at other’s postings, and then trying to just duplicate some of what they are accomplishing. We are all a big family here, sharing our joys and .. hurts.

You want to see some rough projects, check out mine…. LOL
Most of my projects the last 20 years or so have included a fair amount of Harley oil and grease under my fingernails and sometimes along the roadside!

Welcome to the (cleaner) hobby/calling of woodworking!

God Bless,
P.S. I realy like your icon!

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 08-14-2007 04:40 AM


I just started getting more serious about my woodworking a few years ago. I joined LJ just 4 months or so ago and already it has changed how I work. The support and encouragement here have as much to do with it as the skills that are shared. I’ll try almost anything now. The worst I can do is screw it up and learn a lesson from it. If that happens (and it has and will) then I’ll share that too.

Post away!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 08-14-2007 04:50 AM

Just look at some of WayneC’s projects! That should give you confidence to post just about anything! (Ducking)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 08-14-2007 04:52 AM

Yeah, what Mot said….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 08-14-2007 05:21 AM

Ditto. I’ve only read one “critic” horror story here and I think the outcry probaby silenced him/her.

Lots of graceful supportive people here.

-- Paul, Texas

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#12 posted 08-14-2007 02:12 PM

I’m a real newbie to woodworking and feedback on my beginner (and I mean beginner) projects have always been supportive. I have NEVER felt like I didn’t belong here. Yah. It’s nice to hang out at the LJ shop – no matter what the skill level.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Damian Penney

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#13 posted 08-14-2007 03:12 PM

I really wouldn’t worry, I’m sure even Maloofs first project was junk :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#14 posted 08-15-2007 02:23 AM

Real cool everyone, I can feel the support already, the nerves are still there, but I look forward to everyone seeing what I have to offer up. Sorry it took so long to respond back, had some internet problems fixed now for the moment. Again thank I think I am ready.

-- Jeff B.

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#15 posted 08-17-2007 03:55 AM

Come on buddy, get ‘em on here. Haven’t heard any one being nasty at all. You’ll be made to feel like one of the boys.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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