Do you ever want to make projects just so you can see them on lumberjocks?

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Blog entry by spaids posted 12-11-2008 04:18 PM 736 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am finding that I LOVE looking at my projects on lumberjocks. Its terribly vain I know. Like staring at yourself in the mirror and being in love with yourself. Its like when I finish something part of the finishing process and shamefully a large part of the excitement it seems is snapping off some pics and putting it on lumberjocks. Then when I am making one of my daily checks to see whats new and impressive on lumberjocks I will often look at one of me own projects. I know what my stuff looks like but still check on it. Weird. Anybody else suffering with this incredible vanity?

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 04:26 PM

Yep….lol, that’s me as well! I think it comes from a feeling of accomplishment and wanting opinions from other wood workers.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 05:05 PM

So, besides having Wooditis, you’re a Wood Huzzy with narccisstic traits? Show and Tell has always been fun. Welcome to the club.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 05:22 PM

Aint that why we’re here?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 05:42 PM

I don’t copy what I’ve seen on this site, I tend to make what is needed to fill the need at the time. But I make some of the ones that I’ve seen as my favorites. Don’t know if I’ll ever make some of them, but I’m impressed with the work and the skils that were present in the creation.

And yes! Show and Tell is fun. We have it every meeting of the woodworkers club.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-11-2008 05:44 PM

Nope. I do like to post of projects and share though. No vanity there, my stuff is not of a caliber to generate any vanity or false hubris :)

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#6 posted 12-11-2008 06:19 PM

Don’t get me wrong. I fully understand the rookie characteristics of my projects but I love em all the same. The members of this site are very gracious to the newbies. For instance one of my projects is a board. All I did was mill some stock and edge glue it, rabbet the edges and round the corners. I still like it. :D There is no hubris to that. Your allowed to like your work Doug. I even like to admire a piece of stock that I have done nothing to other than mill it from rough sawn. Hmmm I’m going to have to resist the urge to post pics of my cut offs now.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#7 posted 12-12-2008 03:36 AM

See, I recall saying insightful….LOL. I have the same affliction to a degree. But I do enjoy just the milling of the lumber. Seeing the transformation from rough, crooked, bowed to a smooth evenly dimensioned piece has its own rewards. But posting picks of cutoffs, I don’t know.. LOL.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#8 posted 12-12-2008 06:19 AM

While I get a kick out of the very VERY few times I’ve seen my stuff come up on the front page roll a dice feature, maybe 3 or so times. I can live without “admiring” my work online. Mostly because very little of what I produce is something I sell, it’s stuff that I make to make my woodworking easier, or life easier for those around me. I see it in person, and it’s somewhat nicer to see in person, than on line, in some cases. I post so little of what I do, and actually have projects waiting to be posted, when I feel the need to show what I’ve been up to lately. That said, it’s not a lot as my real job as a chef, is taking most of my woodworking time, not to mention that the cold weather doesn’t allow me a lot of time to do that stuff.

Is it ok to like your work? Absolutely. I like my work, if it helps me, but I REALLY like my work, if it makes me money to further my hobby of woodworking, and live in general.

What I LOVE to see, is when someone makes a project based on something I made and not only credits me, but makes the project even better than what I originally made.

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

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#9 posted 12-24-2008 05:35 PM

and it’s nice to go back and say “wow, look at how much better I am, now”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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