A Thousand Posts Later... #1: Still Having Fun!!

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 06-30-2010 01:38 PM 1316 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A Thousand Posts!! Not much at all, compared to the more prolific here, but it’s somewhat of a landmark for me… I’ve been reflecting on what my time here has taught me…
I’ve learned better and faster ways of doing things. The combined skills of the members here on LJ’s is unparalleled!! Their willingness to share those skills is truly a breath of fresh air, in what seems an increasingly hostile and unfriendly world…
I’ve learned that those same people are the absolutely nicest group of people to be found, bar none. I have a theory that the patience required to do woodworking naturally translates into patient individuals. Patient people make good listeners. Those who listen are the lucky ones in this world, they are ever-learning…
I’ve learned to be very careful with the written word. Without the nuances of facial expression and tone of voice of speech, it’s easy to “Say” the wrong thing, or to be taken the wrong way…
I’ve learned how to Blog!! That sounds silly, but I’ve been working with wood my whole life but am a relative neophyte to computers. The challenge of telling the story of my journey has been an enjoyable one. Though fraught with learning yet another set of skills, it also led to new discoveries and other challenges. That others have enjoyed my blogs to some measure, is a complete surprise to me… and tremendously appreciated…
I’ve re-learned that people are the same wherever they’re from. We all want the same things in life. A good job with decent pay, a nice place to live, a better future for our children… Not to get political, but it seems like governments and, yes, even religions are what encourage and promote hatred and jealousy on this wonderful World we all share… It’s a pity… Humans, as a species, seem to get along fine… until they’re told not to…
I’ve learned that those who greeted me when I joined here were not kidding, Lumberjocks is indeed an addictive place!! I sometimes find myself reading more about woodworking here, than actually doing it!! Is that a good thing? I don’t know… On the one hand, my work has improved from what I’ve learned. On the other, I produce less work… I have to work on that, maintaining a happy balance…
Martin has provided us with a wonderful platform for sharing here, and for that I’d like to thank him, but it’s YOU, my Friends, who make this Site what it is!! God Bless You All!! And for Heaven’s Sake, Work Safe!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 06-30-2010 01:49 PM

well aren’t you up to good today !
i must say i do enjoy your posts and your positive attitude .

and yes , we are all very fortunate to have found this site ,
and all the great people and encouragement they offer .

have a great rest of posts mike ,
more boxes , more hinges ,
and more flatter boards (LOL) !

-- 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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#2 posted 06-30-2010 02:36 PM

Here, here, Mike

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 06-30-2010 02:44 PM

don´t put yourself in a hole
you ain´t that stupid yourself
there is a lot of us who has learned from you
your blogs is always great to watch
you does a great work to contribute to this site

take care Mike
best toughts from Ærø

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#4 posted 06-30-2010 03:21 PM

I have experienced the same as you Mike and I’m also grateful to have met so many nice and helpful people. I always enjoy your projects and blogs. I do think that even though the theme is woodworking there is a huge element of just being social and enjoying each others company, and in fact, as much as I love woodworking, the social part has become even more important to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-30-2010 03:30 PM

1,000 posts later and I still enjoy reading your posts Mike.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 06-30-2010 03:39 PM

Very well said, Mike!

I have really enjoyed your post, blogs and projects. Looking forward to reading many thousands more!


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

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#7 posted 06-30-2010 04:54 PM

oohoo congrats… nice round number. problem is – next post will ruin it all ;)

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

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#8 posted 06-30-2010 04:57 PM

A 1000 good post too, may many thousand follow.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 06-30-2010 06:32 PM

Well said and how true about people…............
This is the best site on the internet and it has the best people and you are ONE of them!

Look forward to many thousands more of your posts Mike !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 06-30-2010 08:12 PM

Thanks, All!!
I had to go do some “Happy Balancing”, between Play and,well…Play!! LOLThe Cherry Box begins...The work continues...
I decided to cut up an old scrap of maple that was underfoot into Spacer Blocks to use to mark the finger joints this time… It worked so well and fast, that I forgot to snap a picture!! Ah well, next time…Spacer BlocksFour Sides up...

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 06-30-2010 08:24 PM

Nice and true words you wrote there, Sir!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 06-30-2010 09:00 PM

And so say all of us..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 06-30-2010 09:09 PM

You said it all in just a single blog.
I just read all the comments and they reflect the kindness and goodness of woodworkers in general and this site in particular. I’d like to add my thanks to you, Mike, and to all the wonderful people who understand the heart and mind of a woodworker. You all make this world a better place.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#14 posted 07-01-2010 12:23 AM

always enjoy you’re posts mike – i often post on sports sites and run into some of the most obnoxious people , hiding behind a p.c often brings out the worst in people – most here are bigger than that

-- -erik & christy-

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#15 posted 07-01-2010 07:32 AM

Congrats Mike, enjoy reading your blogs!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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