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Blog entry by maplerock posted 270 days ago 710 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a member of several on-line forums. I belong to a photography forum, Notre Dame football forum, A Military forum, and LumberJocks.

I am retired, with a computer within easy walking distance to my refrigerator, I visit them all on a daily basis. Each forum has its benefits.

The photography forum is a place to learn photographic techniques and post photos.

The Notre Dame site is a place to discuss all things Notre Dame football. Frequent trolls make that place annoying at times, and the way the Irish have been playing make it annoying at other times.

I have two sons in the military and my third son wants to follow their footsteps, so the Military forum helps me keep up with policies, procedures, and news from the military.

I enjoy them all. Since a friend (aka Boxguy) led me to LumberJocks, it has become my most frequent forum. I thoroughly enjoy checking the new posts several times during the day. I also post a project every now and then. It is very gratifying to hear compliments on my work and to learn from so many fantastic woodworkers.

The bickering, boasting, and boorish behavior found on my other forums just doesn’t exist here. I am drawing the conclusion that the most generous, caring, and sharing folks tend to be woodworkers! Since I’ve been here I have been fortunate to learn from so many of you. I can’t name you all, but the talent level here is astounding. My mentor Boxguy, Greg the Cajun Boxmaker, Gary the Wiz, Wanda Sowry, A1Jim, Delayne Peck, Blackie, Monte Pittman, and so many others have been real inspirations.

So this is my thanks to all of you. I really appreciate having such a friendly and helpful place to spend time. I look forward to seeing more of your creations and hope to meet more of you.

All my best,


-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 270 days ago

Thank you as well. I agree that this is a great place to be.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 270 days ago

Ditto what Monte said. I haven’t been here very long but I find it a pleasant place to be. I think the moderators must do a great job!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#3 posted 270 days ago

I think there are very few moderators. I think it is truly the attitude of the members of the site. It has been like this sense when I joined (some where around 400 Jocks)

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

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#4 posted 269 days ago

I recommend this site to anyone I talk to about woodworking . What a great site.

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#5 posted 269 days ago

Thanks, and I agree great site.

-- Guy,PEI

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#6 posted 269 days ago

Jerry…Lumberjocks is a fine forum in my opinion also…I have joined other blops but tired of them rather quickly…however i have a member here for some time now…

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#7 posted 269 days ago

Jerry, thanks for the kind words. All your posts have certainly been in the spirit of this site. I especially enjoy your knack for telling good stories and your non-assuming persona for writing about your shop adventures. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 269 days ago

This is the place to be. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Steve Kreins

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#9 posted 143 days ago

Amen Jerry! Most people on Facebook think I already died. ;) I’ve only been here on LJs since Nov., but I have had the same experience as you have.

My wife Judy and I will be praying for your boys. We have had two in the Army and One Air force. One currently back from 3 tours with First Cav and is teaching ROTC for a while. Mom feels much better with him being stateside for a few years. I am Vietnam Vet and as far back as I know someone in my family has been serving in the military. Tell your son’s we said THANK YOU!

God Bless,

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#10 posted 143 days ago

Hey Jerry, I just want to echo my buddy Steve’s words. Both you guys are first class all the way in my books. I’m not military but I very much appreciate them. I couldn’t imagine a nicer neighbour next door than you guys.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#11 posted 143 days ago

Steve & Denis…
Thank you guys! I am so blessed to have three great sons. Two went to Navy and the 3rd has applied and waiting for news of an appointment. They have been such a joy to their mom and myself. Denis, my middle son is teaching also this tour… like you that makes us very happy. Before that he hunted pirates for two years and then headed up a river patrol boat in Iraq. Whew.
My oldest son is a helicopter pilot. Those boys have had a lot of adventures.

Thanks again for the kind words. You guys are great!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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