1000 days of LumberJock SawDust!

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Blog entry by robbinscabin posted 08-04-2011 03:54 PM 1388 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are days when I cannot believe that I am a Woodworker! I never imagined that I…A wife of 17 years, a Mother of 3, a full time Caregiver to my daughter with Epilepsy would’ve found a hobby that I enjoy so very much…a hobby that has now become a small (tiny) new business! Woodworking has opened a whole new world to me. A world where I can confidently say…”I CAN DO THAT!” But then invariably, some unexpected challenge occurs mid-project and I say…”I can’t do this!” That’s when I turn to a woodworker’s best friend…LumberJocks!

Today, I celebrate my 1000th day of LumberJock membership. 1000 days of sharing my woodworking interest with like minded people. 1000 days of learning from some of the most knowledgeable woodworkers I’ve ever known. 1000 days of project inspiration, woodworking camaraderie, and workshop envy! And LumberJocks actually got me my first online sale! The Customer Googled, saw my LumberJocks Project, Tracked down my Facebook and E-mailed me from there! A Determined Customer for Sure…but without LumberJocks I wouldn’t have made the sale!

In 1000 days I have seen LumberJocks change dramatically yet one thing that stays unchanged is the attitude of the members. I have seen very little of the nasty one upping, or mean spiritedness that tends to infect other “Online Communities” instead I am constantly surprised by how many kind, thoughtful, and helpful suggestions I receive when I post a project or blog. I hope that I contribute to the kindness of the site…while letting other “real” woodworkers contribute their expertise.

To all those who have helped me these past 1000 days I sincerely say Thank You!!! I especially want to thank Martin who had the Wild LumberJock Dream. I am so proud to be a LumberJock.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 04:12 PM

this is wonderful Robbin, i didn’t realize you had been here that long…and i can truly say that when i first saw your doors show up here on the scene, i thought that they were amazing..and now you have started a small business that is letting others have access to your beautiful work…...congrats for the wonderful milestone…..i hope your doing well, and i think with your determination , your business will grow and become what you want it to be, thanks for being my buddy and that allows me to follow your work and watch you grown and become a wood working artist…....yes sir…wood working artist….....grizz

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

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 04:16 PM

Congratulations for what you have done and are doing!! Your story is an inspiration. THANK YOU!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 06:01 PM

Congrats, I’m right behind you and also have enjoyed the ride.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 06:05 PM

Congratulations on your hitting the 1000th day. I’m glad we are all here together. God bless.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 08-04-2011 06:13 PM

Thanks Everyone! LumberJocks Rock!

Awww Grizz! You were one of my first buddies and you’ve always been so encouraging! Thank You!!!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#6 posted 08-04-2011 07:18 PM

Congrats on 1000 days. An even bigger congrats on being ‘mom’ and successful businesswoman!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#7 posted 08-04-2011 09:44 PM

KayBee~That’s the first time anyone has called me a businesswoman! Is that what I am now? How weird! The Mom thing…that’s weird all the time! LOL.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#8 posted 08-05-2011 03:39 AM

Yes, you are a businesswoman now. Congrats on realizing your dream of working at home so you could take care of your daughter.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#9 posted 08-05-2011 03:43 AM

Dale~Awww! Thanks! You know that’s the real important thing to me. I wish she was well…but her Epilepsy led me to woodworking. So, it’s a tiny consolation when I’m worrying about her.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 06:02 PM

Congrats Robbin. I know you’ve been a help to me. I am really enjoying Facebook. I can totally relate to the “I can, I can’t, I can” experience.

Also, my son seems to have outgrown it, thank God, but he used to have passing out/seizure spells where he would stop breathing, pass out, and start again. Scarry stuff. I hope your daughter has found some medicines that help.


-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Tom Godfrey

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#11 posted 07-02-2013 12:38 PM

Can’t say much more than what has been already written, but I admire your work and what you have been able to do. God has blessed you in some many ways and I hope you find time in your busy schedule to give thanks to the one that all of us owe our talents no matter how big or small.
Your work will live forever and that gives me great pleasure to know that members of this site will continue on years after all of the present members are dead and gone.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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