Year Book - Sras #1: My Year Book

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Blog entry by sras posted 11-03-2010 04:19 PM 4820 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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View shipwright's profile


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#1 posted 11-03-2010 05:56 PM

Good idea to post this as a blog Steve. Most of your projects were posted before I joined and a blog like this serves as a look back into past work. Sometimes looking at a body of work at once gives a better perspective and a better basis for comment than just a single project posting. On that note, I like your work and I also enjoy your comments on the work of others.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 06:28 PM

Steve – nice idea to update your year’s experience. So glad you’re here!


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#3 posted 11-03-2010 07:17 PM

I am glad I have had the opportunity to see your projects and comments.
Lets all hope we all have many more years as productive and enjoyable as your here at LJs!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 09:41 PM

Always a pleasure to see your posts. I still love the chair(s) build the best!
What a project!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 11:52 PM

this is an excellent idea … and next year you can look back to see how much you have created/grown etc.

Looking forward to your 2011 blog already :)
You should set this up as a blog series

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 03:12 AM

Thanks for the comments all,

Bureaucrat made a comment on the original post about his upcoming 3 year anniversary and I realized I would be having a post each year – “Shoot – this should be a blog!”

Autumn – I expect I can use the help to spot my projects on “Roll the Dice” The odds get longer as we get more members!
Shipwright – Thanks for the compliments – I also got perspective when I reflected on the past year.
Barb – I’m glad you’re here too! Maybe someday I will find myself in Wenatchee…
Dez – Thanks – By the way I figured out your signature acronym all by myself – except for the last “E”. I saw where you explained it – now I know!
Ellen – Likewise! The chairs are coming along. I had a side project that I needed to fit in. I plan on posting a short blog and project on that soon. Fall is coming and that usually means more shop time…
Debbie – You read my mind! It will be a series that grows by one chapter a year! Next one scheduled for Halloween 2011…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 03:26 AM

Well – that just stinks. Hopefully it will be deleted.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 06:53 PM

Good review of some very nice projects Steve. Keep up the good work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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