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#1 posted 09-24-2010 08:08 PM

Hear, Hear, Charlie,
Like our parents told us as youngsters, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.”
I’m just getting started in woodworking and I have a long road ahead of me to even approach the talent I see here. And even I can see the difference in true talent and ability, and kindergarten level talent and ability.(me being in the latter). Even an atta boy here and there is encouragement for us newbies to try harder.
The members I appreciate the most, are the approachable ones that are willing to offer gentle critiques and encouragement.
We all make mistakes everyday. And we know it. We don’t need to have it hammered in over and over. It is much more upbuilding to have guidance to improve our abilities and knowledge of woodworking.
The first to correct me on another forum was a true gentleman, knotscott. I followed him here and have not left. I have found many gentlemen and gentle-ladies here that are fantastic mentors, critics and teachers.
Charlie, your help and suggestions on my little project were invaluable, and I thank you. I could run several pages just listing the names of other friends I have made here.
It is as the Bible says, “A gentle word turns away wrath.” Thank you senior woodworkers for your gentle words. Please know that I appreciate you and your leadership eminently. Thank you, Rand

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