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Blog entry by A.W. "Pappy" Ford posted 10-10-2007 10:35 AM 1103 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What better way to start a LumberJocks blog than by greeting the community?

I’ve spent the last few days browsing the site and I have to say “wow”! What a great conglomeration of people, knowledge, humor, and real human interaction. It’s quite a bit of fresh air over the other forums and online discussion groups. Both the staff and members of LumberJocks have much to be proud of in what you all have built here.

I’m looking forward to adding my own little slice to the pie, although you may all decide rather quickly that it won’t necessarily improve the taste :)

So that’s it I’m afraid. Short and sweet. I’m here, and all that. If I see you around the forums or bump your blog with a comment to two, please remember I’m a newbie woodworker – I needs molding and tutoring, and maybe even the occasional spank.

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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#1 posted 10-10-2007 01:36 PM

Welcome to the Shop :)
Yes, it’s a pretty cool place to hang around. Don’t think I’ve ever met a nicer bunch of folk anywhere!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 10-10-2007 01:39 PM

Howdy Pappy, Glad to have you on board. I’m a relative newbie here myself. I look forward to seeing some of your stuff and having you join in on all the fun.
Doug in AZ.

-- If you need craft books - please visit our small business at

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 10-10-2007 01:48 PM

Well, Pappy,
Welcome to Lumber Jocks. If you have a question, this is the place. The only dumb question is the one you never asked. Someone here will help you. It seems that the wrong people are not comforable here and leave. We will make you comfortable, so come on in and have a seat. Enjoy the warmth and fellowship. Not much that is free is this good.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 10-10-2007 03:19 PM

It is indeed a good group of people Pappy, welcome.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-10-2007 03:20 PM

Welcome, Pappy! It’s a pretty special group!

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

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#6 posted 10-10-2007 03:31 PM

Welcome Pappy – Come on down to the shop anytime!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 10-10-2007 03:48 PM

Hello Pappy,

Welcome aboard. You’ve found a special place. The only thing better would be to have everyone here as neighbors.Then I could borrow Tom’s dominoe…..:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#8 posted 10-10-2007 03:49 PM

Glad to see you made your way here.

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

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#9 posted 10-10-2007 03:57 PM

Welcome aboard – be sure to invite all you woodworking friends…

-- Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all!

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#10 posted 10-10-2007 05:05 PM

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. Makes me feel all fuzzy inside. Or was that the 13 day old pizza I found in the ‘fridge for breakfast this morning?

Once I can get me hands on a camera that can take a picture that is usable I’d love to get your advice and critiques. I’ve only done 2 projects since I got started, and have no idea how they rate compared to someone who has a clue. And tools. And ten fingers. Okay, so the last one was a stretch; I had 10 fingers during the majority of the first project… :)

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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#11 posted 10-11-2007 04:24 AM

welcome pappy!

this is definitely the best woodworking forum sight around. you’ll definitely enjoy any time you spend here although the downside of that is you certainly may find that you spend too much time on occasion. love to see your projects as soon as you are able to post them. are you serious about the ten fingers bit?

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#12 posted 10-11-2007 04:42 AM

Hehe, I knew the “ten fingers” bit would get somebody :P

Nope, I have all my digits for the time being. My shop is in my garage in a manufactured home park, so unfortunately my most usable hours (after 9pm) are too late to use any loud tools at all, so I get plenty of time in the evenings to soak up all this great community’s knowledge. I’m hoping all this online time may translate into “experience by osmosis” to make up for lost project time.

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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#13 posted 10-11-2007 05:19 AM


This place is getting so crowded that things move off the screen before you get a chance to read them.

But no matter what. We have a good time.

Some responses are long and some are short. Id doesn’t mean that we do or don’t like you any better than someone else.

We love everyone here except the spammers. and you may find a few of them trying to sell things. But our contests are great and a lot of fun.

-- 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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#14 posted 10-11-2007 05:31 PM

Hey, Ya wanna buy a car? Naw! Just ribbin’ on Karson’s comment. Yeah, your right to have landed here. This website has been nothing short of great for me. And Woodchips puts it right saying that you can find yourself spending too much time here. The wifey-poo had to pry me away with a 2×4 last night. Wait…That didn’t sound right.

So anyhow…WELCOME!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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