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We're edging up to 249,000

by caboxmaker
posted 02-03-2018 01:44 AM


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 02:22 AM

Most of them use Alder wood.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 02:26 AM

AlaskaGuy, of those that use Alder, how many are active daily/weekly users of this site?

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 02:50 AM

I wonder how many are the same people.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 02:54 AM

Rick_M, are you suggesting that management uses dopplegangers to increase numbers?

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#5 posted 02-03-2018 03:01 AM

I would guess less than 300 active. Seems to be the same few people answering questions from someone that will not login again once they have an answer.

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#6 posted 02-03-2018 03:16 AM


I wonder how many are the same people.
- Rick_M

A LOT OF THEM!

Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#7 posted 02-03-2018 03:19 AM



I would guess less than 300 active. Seems to be the same few people answering questions from someone that will not login again once they have an answer.

- joey502

And my answer for them?

use Alder wood.

- AlaskaGuy


-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 03:46 AM



Most of them use Alder wood.

- AlaskaGuy

MORE “Alder Wood” From My Alaskan Buddy!

DEFINED: North temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant!

There You Go Guys!

Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 02-03-2018 04:19 AM



AlaskaGuy, of those that use Alder, how many are active daily/weekly users of this site?

- caboxmaker

I am active on this site, and I use Alder.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 02-03-2018 04:23 AM

woodbutcher, are you a real person?

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#11 posted 02-03-2018 04:26 AM

All 83 of my “AKA” use Alder at least once a week.

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Rich

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#12 posted 02-03-2018 04:34 AM


woodbutcher, are you a real person?

- caboxmaker

woodbutcherbynight is as real as it gets. As are AlaskaGuy, TheFridge and jbay. When you’re lying awake at 3am, wondering whether to use Arm-R-Seal, shellac or a waterborne finish, these are the guys you want in your corner.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#13 posted 02-03-2018 04:38 AM

Rich, just making sure I wasn’t responding to a doppleganger.

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Rich

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#14 posted 02-03-2018 04:45 AM


Rich, just making sure I wasn t responding to a doppleganger.

- caboxmaker

Maybe we should be wondering about you. Can you prove you’re real?

P.S. You should look up doppelgänger. I do not think it means what you think it means.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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caboxmaker

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#15 posted 02-03-2018 04:54 AM

dop·pel·gäng·er
ˈdäpəlˌɡaNGər/Submit
noun
an apparition or double of a living person.
“he has a doppelgänger named Donald, his invented twin brother”

Rich, I suspect that some of the 243,000 folks on this site use two (or more) sign-ins. Just wanted to know who I was talking to.

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#16 posted 02-03-2018 04:55 AM

My doppelgänger is Ronald McDonald :>/

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#17 posted 02-03-2018 04:59 AM



woodbutcher, are you a real person?

- caboxmaker


That depends, according to Rich I am a respectable guy. (thanks Rich!) Now if you inquire the same of my ex wife I suspect the answer will be, let us say somewhat different.

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#18 posted 02-03-2018 05:03 AM

I wonder if anyone here is real?

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Rich

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#19 posted 02-03-2018 05:12 AM


Now if you inquire the same of my ex wife I suspect the answer will be, let us say somewhat different.

ROFLMAO

- woodbutcherbynight

LOL. Yeah, bring in the exes and I’m real for sure. A real asshole. They’re entitled to their opinion.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#20 posted 02-03-2018 05:16 AM

I would suspect that some look at the projects here and think that anything they make is not worth posting, so they don’t. For forums the same idea. We have some extremely creative people that post amazing projects. Many way beyond my ability but they have inspired me to try something new or build this or modify my plans for that.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#21 posted 02-03-2018 06:02 AM

We’re strayin’ people. How many folks actually use the site on a continuous basis. 243,000 sounds kind of outrageous. Do 486,000 eyeballs actually see the ads on this site? I wonder what their approach to potential advertisers is? Do they use the 243 number to entice them?

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#22 posted 02-03-2018 06:20 AM


We re strayin people. How many folks actually use the site on a continuous basis. 243,000 sounds kind of outrageous. Do 486,000 eyeballs actually see the ads on this site? I wonder what their approach to potential advertisers is? Do they use the 243 number to entice them?

- caboxmaker

Maybe it’s 485997. Accidents do happen.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#23 posted 02-03-2018 02:03 PM



Maybe it s 485997. Accidents do happen.
- Rich

On the basis that 97% of the people here are male, that number jumps to 721,707.

That’s a lot of balls.

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lew

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#24 posted 02-03-2018 07:23 PM

It’s easy to find out. Just look at the “Jocks” tab at the top. Everyone is listed by their contribution numbers.

A few of the higher numbers belong to Lumberjocks who have passed but most of them are still active. Like any site you will have this disproportionate ratio of active vs. inactive members.

There are approx 630 members who have posted 1000 times. However some of those may no longer visit here or may visit and not post. Sort of difficult come up with an actual number of “active” members

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#25 posted 02-03-2018 07:44 PM

Wow, I’m in the top 20 and I very rarely use alder.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#26 posted 02-03-2018 09:57 PM


Now if you inquire the same of my ex wife I suspect the answer will be, let us say somewhat different.

ROFLMAO

- woodbutcherbynight

LOL. Yeah, bring in the exes and I m real for sure. A real asshole. They re entitled to their opinion.

- Rich

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#27 posted 02-03-2018 10:02 PM

Scroll to the bottom and you can select “Who’s Online” and see members currently logged in.

I don’t think this site is “active” by any means but very similar to other forums I have been at. Core group of guys that participate and you can divide that core into a several sub groups.

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#28 posted 02-03-2018 10:23 PM



I wonder if anyone here is real?

- 1finger


-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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AlaskaGuy

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#29 posted 02-04-2018 12:16 AM


Scroll to the bottom and you can select “Who s Online” and see members currently logged in.

I don t think this site is “active” by any means but very similar to other forums I have been at. Core group of guys that participate and you can divide that core into a several sub groups.

- TravisH

Just because it says I’m online doesn’t mean that I am. I often times leave the house and my computer is still connected to LJ. Who knows we may have 50 people online that aren’t online. That just tells you who’s computer is online. And then what happens when computers take over the world?? Nothing’s ever easy.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#30 posted 02-04-2018 01:50 AM

A lot of members are one-hit wonders. Some people join and never post a project. Also, I know that one of the guys here is a shop teacher, and his students will post a project, but then they move on and post no more. I don’t doubt the number all that much.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Rich

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#31 posted 02-04-2018 04:41 AM


Also, I know that one of the guys here is a shop teacher, and his students will post a project, but then they move on and post no more. I don t doubt the number all that much.

- Dark_Lightning

Is that where all of the step stools came from?

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#32 posted 02-04-2018 12:59 PM

hard to post regularly when you work daily, and work in shop daily. lol

I came on a few months back to find out about a drum sander, as my inquiry delivered me to this sites dicussion forum. Lots of help here, and as with all forums quite a gathering of a …holes, lol, and i fit right in, on occassion.

incredible amount of information here, even though i’ve been doing this a life time, if only 40 years ago this information was at my finger tips the world for me would have been amazingly informative.

again, thanks to all for the info, and the laughs, i so enjoy the sometimes jovial discussion.
happy sunday
Rj in az.

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#33 posted 02-04-2018 01:23 PM

Wow, I’m currently number 234. How come I knew I would see Jim’s picture in the number one slot before I even opened the Jock tab?

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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Kelly

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#34 posted 02-04-2018 10:18 PM

Depending on the day, 5 to 500,000

;)

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#35 posted 02-05-2018 12:16 AM


Of the advertised 243,000 woodworkers I wonder how many are active? There s never more than 30 or 40 active at any given time.

- caboxmaker

Yes it would be interesting to know. I guess for me Lumberjocks is somewhere to archive my work. Somewhere to catalog and store my projects for the long term. On this note I hope the servers dont loose my pics and stories behind my projects. Can anybody shed light on if this is possible? (Is it possible that we wake up one day and all the info surrounding ones profile and projects could be lost?)

Further to Lumberjocks membership numbers and why I am on here. Apart from the obvious that its a perfect place to find woodworking tips, design inspiration and have technical questions answered. For me I would actually like to meet and visit more woodworking enthusiasts. Living in Hong Kong i dont come across any. I certainly think I am the only Hong Kong based guy on lumberjocks. With my real job I do travel the world and in actual fact I am in the US as often as twice a month, I was fortunate to meet one guy in Brooklyn, he took me to his brilliant workshop, it was a great thrill to meet someone from Lumberjocks in person. (Seems i am going to have to go to Pittsburgh for my next visit, Cheers Bill if your reading).

Anyways that is my blog if you like. Good day to all. And if anyone visits Hong Kong , please stop by to see my work and my smallest workshop in the world.

Kind Regards
Anthony HK

EDIT:* Further to my blog above, Maybe the management team could introduce a membership search in which a particular area could be used. Eg) a search for members in a certain city. Just a thought.

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#36 posted 02-06-2018 07:08 PM

OK, ive been on alot more than I’ve ever posted. Mostly I read just to follow the wit, wisdom, and the knowledge that comes from decades of experience. I also agree with Woodbutcher; a lot of us feel we have nothing worthy of public exposure. For example, I’m taking Advanced Handtool Techniques at Red Rocks Community College. Our first project was to make 90 straight and plumb cuts with a backsaw. Who wants to see that? Im showing improvement, but at something most of the frequent posters could do while they sleep. The second project is to make a handy straight edge. I’ve screwed mine up, in part because I made a poor choice in wood, and I’m not handy with a rasp. Does any one want to see that fiasco? Is my second effort (self impose) worthy of a project blog? Somehow, I don’t think so?

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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#37 posted 02-09-2018 12:12 AM

At this moment there are 32 jocks online. That’s a pretty standard count if you look frequently.

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#38 posted 02-09-2018 12:49 AM

yep, ditto BC, its a shame some set your standing on the site with your post count and projects you have posted as if its a badge of sorts.
I’m a fairly accomplished carpenter, and a decent wood worker, while i have been away from it for a while, i’m back, and working to gain my skill that has wandered off, or perhaps it was never there and i’m fooling myself.
but eventually i may post some of my projects, especially once i re learn how to use a wood lathe, in the mean time i read, watch, review projects of some of the incredibly talented individuals who frequent this site. and am very thankful of their posting of their accomplishments, especially well done pictures, it helps one to appreciate the detail of some joints and finishes and well i’m working on finishes also,

So in the meantime, i’m gonna continue my site visiting, and commenting, and deal with the a holes that are under the impression post count is the most inportant as is a picture or two of a build.
again, no other site quite like this one for information.
thanks to all
Rj

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#39 posted 02-09-2018 01:02 AM

Interesting post from BC and KonIt, for me I like to see projects from all skill levels and in actual fact some of the most articulate work posted here doesn,t interest me at all because I know that its been done by machines. Hand skills and having a go is what interests me. Posting a FIRST project of 90 straight and plumb cuts using back saw would get my attention actually. Thats the truth.
Sorry Caboxmaker maybe Im creating thread drift.
Good day to all.
Regards
Anthony

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Rich

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#40 posted 02-09-2018 01:53 AM


So in the meantime, i m gonna continue my site visiting, and commenting, and deal with the a holes that are under the impression post count is the most inportant as is a picture or two of a build.
again, no other site quite like this one for information.

- Knockonit

A-Holes? I could say the same thing about poseurs who insist they are experts in all things, but post BS and have no credentials to back it up. Like it or not, unless you have a name in the industry (and plenty of folks on LJ do), a zero project count is kind of a red flag.

Let me be clear that I’m not talking about you personally. It’s pretty easy to pick out the BSers and you’re clearly not one, but there are a fair share on here who I doubt ever build anything, and are just armchair quarterbacks who think they know what and how to give expert advice no matter the topic.

I do call them out on it from time-to-time and if that makes me an a-hole, so be it. I’ve been active in these forums since the old USENET days 30 years ago and have a low tolerance for BS.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#41 posted 02-09-2018 02:17 AM

Some people’s kids. :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#42 posted 02-09-2018 02:24 AM



Interesting post from BC and KonIt, for me I like to see projects from all skill levels and in actual fact some of the most articulate work posted here doesn,t interest me at all because I know that its been done by machines. Hand skills and having a go is what interests me. Posting a FIRST project of 90 straight and plumb cuts using back saw would get my attention actually. Thats the truth.
Sorry Caboxmaker maybe Im creating thread drift.
Good day to all.
Regards
Anthony

- anthm27


I have much respect for hand too guys….........I have no respect for hand tool snobs.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#43 posted 02-09-2018 02:30 AM

LOl, it takes all kinds to make a forum work, I don’t judge anyone unless its a direct effect on my self as an individual, I do however enjoy everyones post and pictures, even the detrimental ones, with them you learn about folks, and their path in life.
anyhows, I”m proud to be called an LJ member, figure if i even get close to some of the projects i will have achieved much.

Rich, I never thought you mean me, nor did it matter if it was so, I respect all comments, and will if necessary respond accordingly, everyone has something to add to any conversation even if it is controversial, it sometimes brings a little life to the party.

Keep them coming, i never tire of seeing completed projects, as my wife said many years ago when the cabinet shop was under way, do you ever get tired of building the same kitchen cabinets, vanities, ect. lol.
She didn’t get it then, but now she does as she helps me in the shop with band saw boxes, sanding, and just yesterday had her using the scroll saw, me thinks she enjoys it more than she lets on. lol

Happy thursday to all, and again, thanks for the projects
Rj in az.

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#44 posted 02-09-2018 02:40 AM

I just like messing with the one hit wonders. Especially when they ask “what kind of wood is this?”. Other than that. I do my thang with my Alder.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#45 posted 02-09-2018 02:47 AM

now whot wuz we talkin about again. Oh! I am alder now than I wuz last year.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#46 posted 02-09-2018 02:49 AM



now whot wuz we talkin about again.

- mudflap4869


We talk about everybody :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#47 posted 02-09-2018 04:59 AM



now whot wuz we talkin about again.

- mudflap4869

I can’t remember.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#48 posted 02-09-2018 04:59 PM

Only 46 people of 243,000 online. Something doesn’t add up.

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#49 posted 02-09-2018 08:04 PM



Only 46 people of 243,000 online. Something doesn t add up.

- caboxmaker


That represents 0.00018% of users. Pretty rarified air! We are special.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#50 posted 02-09-2018 10:38 PM



Only 46 people of 243,000 online. Something doesn t add up.

- caboxmaker

Hi Caboxmaker,
With respect I am left wondering what point your trying to make?
Kind Regards

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