Moral of the Story: Don't Click too Fast!

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Blog entry by robbinscabin posted 11-11-2008 12:52 AM 997 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dinner was on the stove doing it’s thing…It wouldn’t need my attention for a while so I thought I’d give myself a bit of time with my new hobby…checking out the new happenings on LumberJocks. It’s nearly as addicting as woodworking itself!

So here’s where things went wrong! I glanced at the featured Lumber Jock and his 5 projects. Very nice. I love the random Lumber Jock feature! Then I scrolled down to the “Recent Projects”. I saw one of interest to me (The Mantle Clocks for Christmas ~~aren’t they nice!) and clicked away. That’s when my brain said, “Wait a second…was that a picture of a wall cabinet? Did it hold a cell phone charger? Did I see a bill sorting area too?” Oh no! I don’t know who the Lumber Jock was! I don’t know the name of the project! That’s okay. I’ll search the keywords/tags. I’m sure I’ll find it there.

It’s been an hour! My soup has boiled over! And All because I’m click happy!

Oh yes, the search will continue…

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 01:13 AM

Happens to me all the time, I literally ask myself the same things that you asked above. I got to where I TRY to right click to open a persons projects, so I don’t pass up something nice again. I thought I’d seen every project on this site, but once in a while something that I didn’t remember pops back up so I can favorite the project. I have no idea how many favorites we are allowed, but I’ve got close to 150 so far. I doubt I’ll make many of the projects but just in case, I’ll know where to look first.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 01:34 AM

I hate when that happens. It is most annoying when you notice something just as you’ve clicked away from it.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 04:00 AM

It’s happened to me more times than I can count. I wish that when you hit the “back” button, it would restore things just as they were before you navigated away from the page. It even happens with banner adds. Usually I don’t even notice that they’re there, but I always seem to see one of interest right after I’ve clicked on another link.

I use the right click button as well. Sometimes I end up with about a dozen tabs opened, all with pages that I want to look at in more depth. So much surfing to do, there’s not enough time to actually get out to the shop to put to use the things I’ve learned on here.

-- Daddy always said, "Try not to bleed on the wood."

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 11-11-2008 05:17 PM

Shoot. I just realized that I’ve been mentioning my cell phone charger station on the other ones I’ve run across, but not vice.versa. I know there’s been at least one, maybe two more, but here's a really nice one from Douglas Krueger.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#5 posted 11-11-2008 06:38 PM

Thanks for the links Dan! I really loved both of those projects! Somehow, though I got the impression that it was a wall mounted unit. I’m still searching…

-- Robbinscabin,

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 07:05 PM

you just can’t have too many :)
(be sure to check for words already used—it’s hard to search when there is more than one term used such as: link and links and linked)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 11-11-2008 08:11 PM

Here’s a couple projects that come to mind…

Click for details

Click for details

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 11-11-2008 11:45 PM

Getting Closer! But still I’m not sure that is exactly what I saw…Thanks for all the help though. This has been a painful but valuable lesson.

-- Robbinscabin,

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