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A lot to LIKE about Lumber Jocks- PLEASE COMMENT!

by StumpyNubs
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Roper

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#1 posted 1164 days ago

My favorite part of lumberjocks is seeing all the cool projects. I do miss the coffee lounge though it was a fun place to vent and bs with other LJ’s.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 1164 days ago

Lumberjocks was designed, in part, specifically for the kind of project gallery we have here. It’s unique to the internet woodworking world and a great way to show off your own work, and see the work of others. That alone is a reason to stay here- you won’t get anything like it anywhere else.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#3 posted 1164 days ago

I enjoy the projects, blogs and shops. I especially appreciate LJs who take the time to use blogs to detail the build experience.

One of the things I did shortly after discovering LJs was to review all the projects that have been submitted from the beginning. It took quite a while but it was really interesting.

I ejoy the helpful and funloving attitude as expressed by 99.9% of the LJ community.

I like it that many LJs go that step beyond and become friends via this site.

Well, that’s enough from me for now. Just remember, keep up the good wood working and…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Delta356

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#4 posted 1164 days ago

HOW TO DESCRIBE LJ ? Theres nothing bad about it…
Its a place were the the specking of woodworking comes together..
Were people know what the heck your talking about…
Were you can get noticed by woodworkers..
And the best TOOOOOOOOOOOOL TALK….. OH YAAA

MY 2 CENTS….

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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#5 posted 1164 days ago

to me lumber jocks is the best wood working web site there is, and like i said that is my feeling, when i joined there were 8000 members, now there are over 28,000…that’s a lot of folks, but i love to see all the projects done here,, it gives me inspiration and it gives me joy to see so much creativity..and when you need help, its here and offered freely, ive made some wonderful friends here, and i needed that..i will say in the beginning..i loved the coffee lounge as well…but things changed and so did that…i to love to chat with my fellow jocks, and maybe some day there will be a place for that, but now its not something offered here…so i hope folks will just come and enjoy what this site has to offer…and to me there is a lot here…wonderful people, and the vision for this site is for all wood workers to be able to show what there doing, and to come here to help others…and within the right places, there is good exchange,,,ive seen it. and enjoyed it…respecting everyone who comes here is important…and having regard for who they are, there feelings is an important thing for all of us to have…its pretty simple…lets all just be nice to one another…and share our love for wood working…that’s the essence of lumber jocks….as i have said before…i am grateful for what we have here, and im grateful for those who make that happen for us.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 1164 days ago

I love this site. I ‘ve learned so much here from many different folks. If I see a topic that I don’t think would interest me, I just don’t read it. Some folks blog every day and tell you their life story and-no offense intended- I just don’t have time for that. I’m more interested in reviews and projects. Other folks come on to try and provoke others into a disagreement and it sometimes works. It is a public website. You’re going to have that. I don’t know Martin and have never had a conversation with the man, but I must say that this is maybe the best site I visit. No matter whether we may agree or not, we all share a common passion and I think that helps keep things civil for the most part.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 1164 days ago

Other forums like Sawmill Creek are just forums. This site is a lot more visual, much better organized and far more interesting. Another feature is the “personal page” each member has where he can post his projects, shop photos, and his very own comment thread which can contain whatever type of conversation he likes.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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derosa

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#8 posted 1164 days ago

The gallery is the best part but I also appreciate the wealth of information. I always stared longingly at the old planes when antiquing but being here gave me the knowledge I needed to recondition and use them and navigate through all the varieties.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1164 days ago

I don’t have too much problem with LJs. I do spend more time on LJs than on any other woodworking website so I guess that says something. Do I think LJs is perfect? NO! Are there things about LJs that I would like to be different? YES!

Hey, I’m realistic – I could probably say that about 90 % of the things that I deal with in life.

Like most people that I know, I don’t have too much power to change many things in the world.

If you are going to wrestle with things you cannot probably change much anyways you need to limit those things to a few things that are really important else you won’t have time to live your life.

LJs is not one of those things that is what I call a thing that is important enough to wrestle with so I take LJs as it comes. I’ll try to enjoy what I can out of it (including the people), use it as a tool to learn from, let it entertain me when it can, and whatever about it that irritates me just try not to let it get under my skin.

-- 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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#10 posted 1164 days ago

Yes stumpy LJs is a great place for woodworkers to meet. I like all the cool projects that you LJs do. Even yours stumpy, nice chair BTW. And love to have a place to come and find out how it’s done sometimes. I logged on today to post a project, it’s done. Might start a forum post, “the real cost of reclaimed wood”. Checked on the hottest thread in the forum section, ended up here. Now I have to go look at a fellow LJs planter on casters to see what I’m going to do with all the leftover redwood that I planed. Y’all have a good day and see ya tomorrow.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 1164 days ago

To sum it up …............. I like the whole package!!!!!

The gallery showcase is just fantastic, the blog section is just a wealth of information, experience and it also has a personal touch to it. The review section is fantastic as you get actual reviews from true woodworkers that have actually used and experienced whaterver item is being reviewed. The forum section, like the blog section, is again just a wealth of information. Ask a question and it will shurely be answered!!!

The format of this site is so much more than the other woodworking forums. Like has been said, it is alot more visual.

I also miss “a part of the coffee lounge”....... I would love to see it back, if we could just keep the negativity and personal attacks out of it, it probably still be here.

LJ’s is my first “go to” site when I turn on my computer each morning, I love it !!!

Thanks again to Martyn for all you do !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#12 posted 1164 days ago

For me, the part that i love the most, is being tutored by the more experienced people around here. I started wood working about 3 years ago and while i could get my way around just about any tool i had no idea about joinery, wood movement, different types of lumber, so on and so forth. By reading and asking questions ive progressed quite a bit in my abilities. So much so that every project i work on is better than the last. The willingness of the people to help any and all on this website is what i like the most about being a Lumberjock.

-- "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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Dan

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#13 posted 1164 days ago

I have visited this site almost every day since I joined a year ago. The first thing that appealed to me about Lumberjocks was the site format and ease of use. Navigation is simple and easy on the site. The ability to add photos is also great and very easy to use. The site is well organized with the sub pages for the reviews, projects, blogs and forums. This is a very well built site and that is a big advantage over most others.

After a year on this site I will also have to say that I have learned a lot of things from the other members who 99 percent of the time are very willing to help and offer advice. Sure there are some arguments and differences of opinions here and there but its nowhere near the amount as on some other sites I have seen.

In my opinion nothing has happened on this site that was so bad that someone felt they needed to close their account. I assume the people who leave are ones who’s feelings were hurt over something not worth getting upset over.

This is a fine site, with endless valuable information and many great members. No reason to get into a fuss over some nonsense.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#14 posted 1164 days ago

Projects, videos, expert advice whenever you need it, nice folks…. even though I may have a minor nit to pick every now and then, THIS IS STILL A GREAT SITE!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 1164 days ago

I visit this site daily and have really learned a lot from looking at all of the projects and reading the forums. I am fairly new to woodworking and this website has taught me a lot! My favorite parts of this website are the project gallery and the reviews. The project gallery has given me a ton of great ideas, and the review have been very helpful when trying to decide what I should purchase next. I hope that everyone enjoys this site as much as I do.

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#16 posted 1164 days ago

I like that I can log on whenever I like and leave some wisecrack on somebody’s thread. It makes me laugh.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#17 posted 1164 days ago

I have followed this site for years, and there is a lot to like about it. The amount of knowledge that can be gained from fellow woodworkers is astounding. There is a tremendous amount of information here about tools, and techniques. I dont buy any tools without at least some research from this site. The project gallery is inspirational. I probably most enjoy reading about the gloats, either tool or wood to see what types of deals people have been able to come up with. I like to look at the pictures of people’s shops and tool setups. This site has helped me in all aspects of my woodworking, none of which would be possible without the large diverse membership base and the people who created and maintain this site, I am thankful for all of it. It is a wonderful thing, eventhough it is not all perfect to all people, it is pretty close to me.

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#18 posted 1164 days ago

I love LJ!

LJ is a place where I see tons of great projects. I get a lot of inspiration from those projects.
It’s a place where I see the work of many great people.
It’s a place where inexperienced woodworkers get help, advise and encouragement (Thank you all). It’s a place where I get opinion on tools before I buy, yes the reviews.
It’s a place where I see compassion.
It’s a place where you can make great friends.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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StumpyNubs

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#19 posted 1164 days ago

was that a poem, lanwater?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#20 posted 1164 days ago

I like openness of the forums where everyone can comment. I like the ability to post projects. I like the ability to maintain multiple blogs (although I have not done so yet). I like the ability to cross link between blogs, posts in forums and projects.
Most of all, I like the LumberJocks themselves (or is that ourselves). There is always someone ready to give advice where needed, to correct bad advice if given, to offer encouragement to beginners, or kind words on a project. They/we are spread around the world and gather here to discuss a common interest. LumberJocks even has a member from China who managed to post a project. It is truly a unique site.

Good idea on the thread Stumpy. Who is thinking of leaving? Anyone I know? PM me.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#21 posted 1164 days ago

It was Bertha- he posted a request for Martin to remove his account. I’ll miss him, but it’s his loss…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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dbhost

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#22 posted 1164 days ago

What do I like about LumberJocks?

For starters, the sheer size of this site, meaning there is a large amount of fellow woodworkers here, which leads me to…

#1. Ability to get inspiration from the many excellent, and sometimes not so excellent projects posted. #2. Ability to get inspiration for refining my shop by your workshop posts. (those that haven’t put up a workshop post, plesae do, I check them frequently to glean ideas for making my shop a better place, and I hope that my post helps others out.). #3. Plentiful, and mostly constructive feedback on my own projects. Not just yes men saying simple good work replies. But things like an idea here or there I may have overlooked. You guys help point out what I miss, without slamming my work. I appreciate that. #4. Relevant and insightful, at least most of the time, reviews of products. Admittedly there are a few out there that are simple I have it and like it reviews, but the ones I appreciate the most are the brutally honest ones. I own it, here are its strong points, here are its weak points reviews. Typically if a tool is completely flawless either the reviewer is wearing rose colored glasses as it were, OR the tool is well out of my price range… #5. An overall feeling of encouragement and community, to and from all levels of proficiency. This community pushes ever so gently for all members with expertise ranging from absolute newbie, to 50+ year veteran to be the best woodworker they can be. #6. Moderation style. As a moderator on another forum, I know the task that Martin has before him. And I am stunned that he hasn’t appointed a moderation board. He has been very even handed, and fair about what little moderation he has had to do from what I have noticed. (pulling offensive material offline relatively quickly etc…).

I hope whoever is thinking of leaving considers what LJs has been to them, and decides to stay put…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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knotscott

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#23 posted 1164 days ago

I’ve participated in several woodworking sites in the past, and still do frequent quite a few when I get the chance. LJ’s was by far the most welcoming I’ve ever visited…the number of welcoming comments was very uplifting. I like the friendly atmosphere, the format and look of the site, the activity, and the variety of forums including blogs, projects, reviews, tools, shops, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#24 posted 1164 days ago

I love all the different ideas that I get from posted projects. I have a band saw because of this site. When I saw all of the band saw boxes I knew I had to have one. I’m building a drum sander because I saw several posted on here. Before LJ’s I would have tried to save enough money to buy one, because I wouldn’t have a clue how to design it myself.

I also love the tool reviews. It gives me that extra little bit of comfort to know that I’m spending my money on a good product.

These aren’t the only things I like about LJ’s but there are too many to list and I’m at work and should probably be working instead of being on here. That’s another thing I like: I can check out LJ’s while I’m at work!!!!!!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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StumpyNubs

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#25 posted 1164 days ago

Wow, Pdub- you have a boss who pays you to surf the web? Must be nice!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Jack_T

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#26 posted 1164 days ago

Never mind Stumpy I already know. That really stinks!

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#27 posted 1164 days ago

I like the part of Ljs where people show and talk about woodworking

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#28 posted 1164 days ago

I agree a1Jim. However, don’t you also like the part where you were able to talk about your son. I know that I did. It is part of what makes us a community.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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StumpyNubs

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#29 posted 1164 days ago

I think the point is LJ’s is a place where we can talk with people who we have something in common with. Mostly it’s about woodworking, sometimes it’s about something else that’s interesting.

(A side note that was missed in the Coffee Lounge debates is that LJ’s does still have a place for idle banter on any subject- it’s the Blogs. So there’s still room for everyone!)

I also like the format of the forum pages. Some of the other forums on the internet are not nearly as nice looking and user friendly.

AND- where else can a guy like a1Jim have his photo upside down and nobody make fun if it!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#30 posted 1164 days ago

glad you asked stubs

like in the world around us
we get to be who we are

some of the work here
is comparable to the work out there

like the pyramids
and the taj mahal

and the people too
from the little hitlers
to sister teresa
and daffy duck

it’s all good
it changes everyday
just the way
i like life

got a problem
ask a friend

need advise
better hide
you will get more
than you can abide

you want to be happy

go ahead

i’ll help if i can

and just like musicians
if we aren’t all
playing together

then we are just
making
allot
of
noise

-- 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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#31 posted 1164 days ago

Hey Patron- email Roger and cheer him up. He could use it I think.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#32 posted 1164 days ago

StumpyNubs,

I didn’t make fun of it yet because I didn’t see it.

Thanks for letting me know. Now I’ll have to figure out the best way to tease a1Jim about his misdirected avitar.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#33 posted 1164 days ago

He’s just trying to turn the Lumber Jocks world on its head…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#34 posted 1164 days ago

Hi Jack
To answer you question .No I did not enjoy talking about my son’s health problem,but I was most grateful for all the help and support all of my friends on Ljs . That post was a call for help not just placed for conversation sake, My family needed help and my friends on line came to the rescue I will always be grateful for all who helped or tried to help. I’ve tried to post only things that have something to do with woodworking rather than things like boy did you see that last shuttle take off or how many people like the color blue. Yes I have posted off subject but this is not my daily experience and existance on Ljs.These are just my thoughts right or wrong.
Herb and others I turned my Avitar upside down to conform with the rest of the world :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#35 posted 1164 days ago

I already posted this a few days ago but this topic would seem to be an appropriate place for it:

Here’s to you, all you LJs
Though a poet I am not
A few rhymes in your praise
I’ll try to concoct

Here’s to you Mr Grizzman
Fifty projects in two years
In the same period of time
I’ve …..ah…. drank fifty beers

Here’s to you Mr Mafe
Your skill and your cunning
I just can’t keep up
you’ve become my undone-ing

Here’s to you Mr Jamie
No square and no rule?
Anyone who would fault you
Would seem quite the fool

Here’s to you Mr Roger
Your courage and wit
Have certainly brightened
My life quite a bit

Here’s to you Rivergirl
Your rustic creations
Have given us all
Much needed inspiration

Here’s to you Mr Stumpy
You’re a vile caustic lad
Or so you’d have us believe
Were we that easily had

Here’s to you Ms Debbie
Your tact and your charm
Have interceded to prevent
Angry words that might harm

Here’s to you Mr Martin
You started LJs
Without this refuge
We’d all know darker days

Here’s to you LumberJocks
Though I’m new to this site
If you want me to leave
You’ll have a hell of a fight

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#36 posted 1164 days ago

Like alot of other people above. I use to go to another WW forum but I liked this one better because it’s so visual. I also like seeing how long a1jim can stand on his head. One thing I will mention is that there have been a couple of times when someone dosen’t see the comment they were maybe hoping for and have been offended WITHOUT finding out the reason why. Because we all have different back grounds and skill levels, we also have different taste. Ford/Chevy, I personally don’t appreciate getting chewed out either publically or privatly because they didnt like my opinion. Since I first discovered this site I have collected alot of pics for ideas that I wouldn’t have been able to come up with on my own. I have alot of experience but lack alot ot imagination and this site helps me tremendously. I don’t comment alot because alot of what I would say has already been said and just to type all this is pretty painful.

Thanks to all

John

-- John

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#37 posted 1164 days ago

StumpyNubs: Shhhhh. Don’t tell him, he doesn’t know i surf the web at work. I sit at a desk when I’m not in the field doing evaluations and it gets pretty boring. Gotta have something to keep me awake!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#38 posted 1164 days ago

One reason I thought this thread was appropriate was because Martin has gotten a LOT of criticism lately about things he did, or didn’t do wrong. But I came to realize that there is a LOT he and the others involved in running this site has done right. And so, since this is the Site Feedback Forum, I thought we should point out some of those good things.

People rarely put positive comments in the “suggestion box”.

Oh, and Pdub- your secret’s safe with me ;)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#39 posted 1164 days ago

LJ’s is a very useful site for me. I’ve been doing woodworking for 5+ years now, and still consider myself a beginner in need of guidance. I get a lot of that here. I like different aspects of LJ’s on different days … it just depends.

The first I look at every morning is Workshops … don’t ask me why, I just like to see pix of what others have done with their shop spaces.

Then I check out the Projects gallery … some projects are more interesting to me than others, and a lot of the projects I look at are just interesting. In some cases, they give me an idea for something I may want to do some day.

Other times, I hit the forums, especially if I have a particular question. And when time permits, I peruse the forum postings to see if someone else is dealing with an issue or problem that I have either encountered myself, or may in the future. I like to help people when I can.

Every so often, I check out reviews … usually when I am contemplating a purchase.

I never paid much attention to the Coffee Lounge, and very seldom do I look at the Blogs. Nothing against either of them … I just don’t have the time.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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cranesgonewild

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#40 posted 1164 days ago

This is a great site for project ideas and inspiration. And it’s fun to see how other woodworkers make things on the other side of the world. The blogs have a lot of useful information on ‘how to’ etc. This site is visually pleasing as well. I’m just repeating what has already been said. However, I will add this.

Pdub, I’m guilty of checking out LumberJocks at work as well, on the iPhone. And reading up on my latest magazine in the crane. Shhhhhhh!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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StumpyNubs

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#41 posted 1164 days ago

I just thought of another thing that makes this site great- The tool modification and jig ideas posted here. It used to take years of apprenticeship to learn the “time savers” and little “tricks of the trade”, but many of them are free for the taking in the project section of this site. I’ve learned a LOT!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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StumpyNubs

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#42 posted 1164 days ago

crane- My great grandfather and his brothers were early Iron workers. One of his brothers ran a cable style crane. He used to lay his hand on the big spool of cable next to his seat in the cab and use “feel” for accuracy. He was so good that they sought him out when they built the Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan (1950’s).

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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mrg

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#43 posted 1164 days ago

I have been a member of LJ’s for just over a year.

I have become addicted to the site, it has a lot of great information. The people are nice and willing to help. You see lots of great projects that give inspiration. Easy to search, great mix of talent from the pro to the hobbyist. Reviews by users not a magazine. I could go on and on.

Its a great mix of personalities and people from all walks of life and from all over the world. I think that is what makes this site so great.

Back to the addiction part, guilty of checking LJ’s from computer, iPad and my Droid phone.

Oh and some of the posts make me laugh.

I changed my avatar to me from my cat in the dresser draw.

-- mrg

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Gene Howe

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#44 posted 1164 days ago

LJs: Good, helpful people, great projects, wonderful font of knowledge and creativity.
And A1Jim, You are NOT a conformist.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Paul Pomerleau

283 posts in 1292 days


#45 posted 1164 days ago

I’m new at LumberJocks and new in the woodworking world.
I have a hard time trying to picture a project that I want to do.
I decided to try making gifts for friends out of wood, candleholders for instance.
The first thing I wood do is go to this site and search for candleholders.
Many wood pop up and I wood choose one and modify it a bit as to not have an exact copy.
My first attempt didn’t laminate properly and had to be destroyed, I needed better clamps.
Once again, back to LumberJocks to search for clamps, and once again many useful posts appeared.
Bought the new clamps, made a second attempt at laminating and voila a beautiful candleholder (at least to me it is).
I visit LumberJocks many times a day, both from home and from work, and I feel that I will continue doing so for a long time yet.
Thanks for being here LumberJocks !!!

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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SteveMI

845 posts in 1893 days


#46 posted 1164 days ago

I am real glad this post was started. NO site is going to be everything to everyone and losing people over time will happen. It was terrible when socal and some others left due to some porn things were posted, but that is in the past.

This site is unique and a valuable resource for wood knowledge. There are many social sites for discussion and debate of every issue.

LJs who blog or inject some personal items related to health or circumstances make this a community and I appreciate that. The site being world wide means that none of us can travel to just any LJ to see how they are doing or comfort them. I don’t want to mention any of them becauce I will remember one missing right after the enter key is hit.

Hopefully 10 years from now the site will be still at this robust level and we can reminise about the day A1Jim flipped.

Steve.

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Richard

789 posts in 1289 days


#47 posted 1164 days ago

I love this site, it is so full of information and yes even some humor now and then. So I guess if someone has a really big problem with the site I would say, Don’t use it and go make your own site and see if somewhere down the road somebody dosen’t complain about your site.

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JAGWAH

929 posts in 1683 days


#48 posted 1164 days ago

I’m not posting as much as I have but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the great work people do. I’m always popping in and looking around. Just anymore if it’s not about woodworking I’m not interested.

More than the great woodworking projects, I’ve gained a few friends and that I truly appreciate.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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gfadvm

10567 posts in 1289 days


#49 posted 1164 days ago

I too am addicted to this site and visit it daily. I hate some of the bickering that goes on but thats not Martyns fault.Most of what I know of woodworking, I have learned here. No one makes fun of you if you ask a dumb question or one that has been asked a hundred times! I hold this site up as the Gold Standard for web sites in terms of visual impact, organization, and user friendliness.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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KMT

591 posts in 1261 days


#50 posted 1163 days ago

I found LJ while looking for shop photos … and wow did I find shop photos! I really enjoy looking at others shops and projects. You’ll notice that I don’t comment or reply very often but, I would like to give LJ a two thumbs up!

-- - Martin

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