I originally posted the following as a forum topic, but decided this would better fit as a blog. My intent is to do an annual update. You can find the comments to the original posting here . This will be a slow blog – only one post per year! Should be fun as it builds over time though ..
A little more than a year ago, I found a link to a LJ project posting from another web site. I spent several weeks looking at all the great projects. Finally, I decided to share the Lazy Susan my dad and I built. I was surprised by how many wonderful comments were posted and immediately felt very welcome.
I spent way too much time on this site (I guess that is a matter of opinion ;) in the first few months. I learned about making end grain cutting boards (imagine that) and found tools and guidance to help me make my own cutting boards . I also managed to post by first blog on the build. Again there were lots of comments and support – what a fun place to be!
Not much later I started another blog on building kitchen stools . I was not sure how many people would be interested in watching me take next to forever to build one project. I do not mind taking months and months to finish a large project, but I was not sure it would make for a good story. Again the comments and suggestions showed up with each new post.
Most recently, I posted some shop jigs – I had mentioned in my shop description that I would do this and I had not gotten it done. Even after nearly a year, I find it fun to see how people respond to my work. I know I certainly enjoy seeing what others are doing. I even got to experience the honor of being on the top of the “Hot Projects” page for a while!
I finally have enough projects posted that I am waiting for my projects to show up on the “Roll the Dice” feature on the homepage! I wonder how long it will be…
Thank you all for a enjoyable first year and especially thank you Martin for a wonderful site!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive