Year Book - Sras #2: A second year on LJs

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Blog entry by sras posted 11-01-2011 05:07 AM 5469 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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10/31/2011 It’s another Halloween evening and it is time for a yearbook entry. A good thing to do while waiting for trick-or-treaters.

This year was a little harder to find LumberJocks time. Several personal events took time away. The site’s popularity has grown (a good thing) and that has made it a challenge to keep up with all that is going on.

I finished out last year’s entry by saying I was waiting to see me up on the “Roll-the-Dice” part of the front page. It wasn’t long and I found it!

A little longer and I found it again!

I think it was good luck since it has been several months and I have not seen it again. Of course there are a lot more projects on the site now – that might have something to do with it.

Martyn (aka BritBoxmaker) reminded me of one of the events of the last year. He and I had a chance to collaborate on a lip feature for one of his boxes . He did a blog on the technique. It was a treat to have a part in one of his creations – a true high point of my LJ year! (Thanks for the reminder Martyn!)

I added a couple blog entries to the kitchen stool project . The project is taking plenty of time to finish. On the other hand, the blog entries move right along – you have to look at the days between posts to know how slow it moves ;)

I started another blog series (another slow mover – notice a trend?) I have a special box of Koa wood and I thought it would be fun to show how I use it over time – lots of time.

I added two more projects – one was the first Koa project and the other a set of Christmas gifts . The nice thing about the Christmas gift projects is that they were inspired by other LJ projects.

I have also spent a good deal of time upgrading a travel trailer we got. I’m not not done yet so I haven’t posted anything.

I look forward to another year of sharing my work and learning from all of you on the site!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 11-01-2011 05:13 AM

Congrats Steve, I just passed my first but I was away and missed it.

I for one love to follow your work and always find your comments insightful.
Happy birthday and many returns, my friend.

-- 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 11-01-2011 05:27 AM

Thanks Paul! Congrats on your 1st year.

I too enjoy seeing what you share and often learn from your posts.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-01-2011 06:19 AM

Congrats Steve. Don’t’ll be 3 before you know it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 11-01-2011 06:31 AM

Thanks Gary! I see that 3 is coming up fast for you – thanks for the advice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 11-01-2011 09:49 AM

congrat´s Steve :-)
it has been a pleasurre to follow right behind you
man how how times fly fast when having fun :-)

take care

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#6 posted 11-01-2011 12:39 PM

Congratulations, Steve. It has been a pleasure being your “buddy” and following your projects.

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

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#7 posted 11-01-2011 02:04 PM

Congrats Steve. Nice name.

It has been a pleasure watching your work, and thanks for all the help and comments you have thrown my way. I appreciate it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 11-01-2011 02:08 PM

it is always a pleasure to look at your projects. keep on makin dust. wishing you many more gr8 years

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 11-01-2011 04:20 PM

Thanks all!

Dennis – yes time flies and I am having fun!

Ellen – Right back at ya! A tea box is moving up on my project list – thanks to you!

Steve – Your projects seem to get me thinking about ways to improve my woodworking

Roger – Thanks – No matter what I make, I always make dust!

Edit note: I added a paragraph at the beginning about my time on the site (I just missed it the first time around ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-01-2011 05:47 PM

Don’t forget the lipping method you came up with for my boxes!.

Thanks and happy birthday

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 11-01-2011 05:51 PM

Happy birthday Steve, glad you are around.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 11-01-2011 09:06 PM

You’re right Martyn – I’ll add that this evening (when I can find the link). It was a plesure to work with you this year.

Thanks Roger! I enjoy your contributions to the site.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 11-01-2011 10:31 PM

Nice rolling pins ;^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 11-02-2011 03:16 AM

Hey Steve – like your anniversary blogs – good idea! I, however, am still waiting to see my “roll the dice” fame….but I certainly have seen yours come up. Always appreciate your projects and input….keep it rollin’...


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 11-02-2011 03:46 AM

Thanks Lew – (grin)

Jeff – Thanks! I think I remember seeing you on “roll the dice”. If I see it again, I’ll grab a screen shot and send it your way.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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