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#1 posted 12-03-2012 08:40 PM

My post was just for general locales and not specifics to avoid the situation renners mentioned, which is why I suggested even a State or at least a Continent. I want everyone to feel as welcome as I did when I joined just a short amount of time ago relative to others who have been on here from inception. Since we now know where BigYin is, are we all going to rush out to stalk him? Not hardly. Since I have lived in so many states and travelled extensively by vehicle in the upper Midwest of the USA, I was always on the lookout for woodworking resources, i.e. local lumber mills, tool stores, etc. If I know somebody’s location, I may even be able to direct them to some of those resources. One poster stated they couldn’t find a specific hardwood in their area and I knew better. I posted 2 specific vendors in the area that I knew had the materials they were looking for. Knowing that Benji Reyes is in the Philippines lets me experience his project from his frame of reference for his inspiration, local resources he used, etc.

I appreciate all of the assistance other LJr’s have given me and would like to pay it forward so to speak by providing a similar level of assistance when it is warranted. I believe having a general idea of where someone is provides a world of knowledge about what they can expect from their woodworking experiences. Knowing a LJr is in the Pacific NW vs the Phoenix, AZ area lets you know right off the bat that humidty, or lack thereof, is going to play a big role in how wood will react. Won’t make a difference on the HP of any given tool or a blade/bit selection, but it will for a wood inquiry.

What I try desperately not to do is infer that my way is the only way to do it, as I have seen some uninformed LJr’s do in their posts. I try to only offer my advice as having worked / not worked for me as the case may be. I am constantly striving for continued process improvement in everything I build. My brain never shuts off, thus my insomniac postings at all hours of the evening/night CST/CDT. How can I do it better, faster, cheaper (buying a quality part for less money – not substituting an inferior product to save money), or different, to meet buyer’s expectations.

To all LJr’s, if you are going to make an inquiry on the Forum, please provide your general location for those of us who give a darn about a possible response. It has gotten to the point where I may just go on “strike” so to speak and not provide whatever potential response I may be willing to share unless they are willing to share a location. Thanks for letting me vent.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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