Kinda Lonely Over Here

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Blog entry by Eric posted 01-17-2008 02:11 PM 730 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That’s me down there in the middle. Over 2,500 Lumber Jocks on this site and the closest one is a quarter of the world away.

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 01-17-2008 02:29 PM

well I guess you’d better get spreading the word over there in your piece of this planet. Get them to have a peek and they’ll be hooked in no time.

Welcome to the LJ Shop – bringing the world together.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 01-17-2008 02:33 PM

Hey Eric.. it’s not so bad ;)

You must check page that is listing all workshops (home page is showing only latest 50). Enjoy ;)

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 02:47 PM

Man, this thing is GLOBAL!

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 03:05 PM

Hey Martin, that IS better! Now I’d only have to travel 7 hours by plane to see the nearest Jock, instead of 12! :)

-- Eric at

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#5 posted 01-17-2008 03:25 PM

it sure is growing fast!
I wish I’d did snapshots of this for each month of the eMag. Would have been nice to see the change since June of last year.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-17-2008 04:12 PM

But it is a small world after all, isn’t it? Glad to have you here!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 04:54 PM

And here I was lamenting that the nearest Jocks I found were a three hour drive away! Thanks for putting it in perspective for me ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#8 posted 01-17-2008 05:07 PM

Does look like the middle of nowhere, but you still have company there in your computer.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-17-2008 05:17 PM



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 01-17-2008 06:34 PM

I don’t think you lack people where you live.

Isn’t it the most highly populated area per square mile in the world?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 01-17-2008 08:04 PM

The bright side is that you should get dibs on some local lumber that would be considered exotic over here in the states.

MsDebbie, got that shop tour scheduled yet?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 01-17-2008 09:06 PM

It’s a big lonely world – thanks to LJ it’s getting smaller every day.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 01-18-2008 11:46 AM

Hey I am from the same part of the world. About 4 hours by plane.

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 01-18-2008 12:59 PM

Yeah Eric, get some pictures up of the local lumber. I’m sure you will get the same drool response from woodworkers worldwide. Everything the Aussies have shown us has been tasty.

And some shop pictures would be a good too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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