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MILESTONE: 40,000 Projects!

by Martin Sojka
posted 12-13-2010 09:31 PM


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lew

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#1 posted 12-13-2010 09:37 PM

WOW! I love this place !

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

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degoose

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#2 posted 12-13-2010 09:45 PM

It is all due to your foresight regarding what we wanted from a woodworking site… congrats.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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rance

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#3 posted 12-13-2010 09:58 PM

That’s LOTS of projects for Inspiration. Thanks Martin for all your time and effort.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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mafe

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#4 posted 12-13-2010 10:06 PM

Congratulation.
You have made a fantastic place for us to be, I’m grateful.
Hope we will just grow and grow.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ellen35

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#5 posted 12-13-2010 10:18 PM

Martin,
You have made all this possible. We are a worldwide organization of incredible people with a common goal.
Thank you, Martin, and thank you fellow woodworkers.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 10:29 PM

My hat is off to you Martin!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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GaryL

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#7 posted 12-13-2010 10:34 PM

This a is a great place with great people making great projects! Thanks again Martin for all of this.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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DaddyZ

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 10:39 PM

Congrats to all, Love looking at all the projects !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Div

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 10:43 PM

That’s a lot of woodworking inspiration!

And a lot of wood! Congrats to you Martin for creating this space and all for the projects and inspiration.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 10:57 PM

Wow
I think Degoose, Mafe and Patron account for about 39,999 of them LOL :))

Congrats to Martin and to all that make LJs what it is.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GMman

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#11 posted 12-13-2010 10:58 PM

Very nice great job everyone.
At the very same time a1Jim hit his 40,000 comments.
Congratulation to Martin, a1Jim and to all members.

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GMman

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#12 posted 12-13-2010 11:02 PM

Come on Jim you have to give credit to all members here.

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#13 posted 12-13-2010 11:04 PM

Great site.glad it’s here ,Thanks Martin.

-- In His service ,Richard

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richgreer

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#14 posted 12-13-2010 11:36 PM

This is a great site and, thanks to you, Martin, it will stay that way. We’ve seen a few bumps in the road but they always get taken care of and we move on.

Thank you, Martin

Jim – - I see there are 40,004 projects and you have 40,002 posts. What are the 2 projects you did not post on?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#15 posted 12-13-2010 11:36 PM

How did you manage 40000 comments Jim wow you must be at it 24 7 he he commenting I mean.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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patron

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#16 posted 12-14-2010 12:23 AM

way to go martin
and all you LJ’s

nothing better

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#17 posted 12-14-2010 12:58 AM

Rich I guess I missed those two hmmmm. LOL I wish I had that many projects under my belt and that I had made some of the things that all of the talented LJers have made over the years.

The comment part is just talking too much.

Alistar I have commenting down well enough that I do it in my sleep. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dennis Fletcher

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#18 posted 12-14-2010 01:25 AM

Wow, I am going to have to take the year to look at them all.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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ND2ELK

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#19 posted 12-14-2010 01:29 AM

40,004 projects. No wonder my new posted projects don’t even last a day on the first page any more. I would have to come out of retirement to keep up. NOT! I guess I will just have to enjoy seeing the other peoples great projects on the first page. Thanks everyone for sharing your projects.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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richgreer

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#20 posted 12-14-2010 02:26 AM

It seems like the pace of new projects has been picking up recently. I assume some people are cranking out Christmas gifts and posting them as projects.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#21 posted 12-14-2010 02:43 AM

I dont think i would have come along as far as i have without this site … thanks Martin .. and heres to 40,000 more posts !

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#22 posted 12-14-2010 02:43 AM

Thanks Martin! 40,000 projects in less than 5 years is a sign that you are doing something correct! Thanks for all your hard work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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sras

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#23 posted 12-14-2010 02:59 AM

Looks like we are pretty consistent over recent years…
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I come up with just over 37 projects a day and just under 13,650 projects per year

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Chelios

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#24 posted 12-14-2010 03:08 AM

This is a huge milestone to which everyone contributed a little bit. It is 40,000 projects which translates into

I ask 2 questions to LJs per every project- 80,000 questions answered
I measure twice and get it wrong at least 1 – 40,000 short boards
I start 3 other projects that I can’t seem to get to- 120,000 potential projects out there
I use about 1000 curse words per project, sometimes more….oh man I can’t even do the math

Congratulations to all

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Napaman

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#25 posted 12-14-2010 03:30 AM

crazy!!! very cool…congrats martin…so much to be proud of!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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conwaydog

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#26 posted 12-14-2010 03:42 AM

you can scan all the woodworking sites for input, but none come close to LJ’s, its like having breakfast and discussing your projects with your friends. Congrats on the 40k and thanks for a wonderful site.

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Grumpy

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#27 posted 12-14-2010 03:49 AM

Go Martin. Great result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#28 posted 12-14-2010 04:08 AM

WOOOOOO HOOOO!!!!!

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#29 posted 12-14-2010 04:14 AM

Congratulations on the milestone Martin! Well done fellow LJs! Maybe I should get more of mine than the three I have posted. LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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TJ65

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#30 posted 12-14-2010 06:41 AM

Without LJ’s my woodworking would not be in the place it is now. I have learnt and grown so much in the past 12 months, that now, I can hold my head high and be proud to say that I am a true woodworker.
As you said it is just great for inspiration.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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okwoodshop

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#31 posted 12-14-2010 07:00 PM

Congrats Martin, All LJ’s are in your debt. I have had a ball with ya’all

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#32 posted 12-14-2010 08:46 PM

Thanks Martin for creating a wonderful site.Bringing people together to help and encourage each other
Is very admirable and a very difficult project in itslf.Well done Martin and thank you all LJ’s.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#33 posted 12-15-2010 03:53 AM

awesome!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#34 posted 12-15-2010 04:32 AM

Thanks for making the best site EVER!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Mark Shymanski

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#35 posted 12-15-2010 05:35 AM

Martin, you’re not going to change your avatar every 40 000 project are you?! It will get so confusing LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#36 posted 12-15-2010 12:13 PM

Mark – that is hilarious!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Martin Sojka

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#37 posted 12-15-2010 03:11 PM

lol Mark. I think I change my avatar once per 2 years (very rough estimate). not that bad haha

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#38 posted 12-15-2010 03:12 PM

Nice going, Martin. I hope that next year will be even better, so best of luck in 2011!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#39 posted 12-16-2010 03:40 AM

Thanks Martin for giving us this place to share our projects! I have received a lot of inspiration from the projects posted here and a lot of knowledge from all the information shared.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Kristoffer

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#40 posted 12-20-2010 05:05 PM

Congrats on the milestone, Martin! And, thanks to all of the LumberJocks for the 40,000 + projects that have helped to inspire me.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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darinS

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#41 posted 12-20-2010 09:26 PM

Thanks Martin. Through you guys and gals I have been inspired to try new things. I look forward to much more inspiration.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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