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Forum topic by Billp posted 09-23-2009 05:11 PM 1483 views 0 times favorited 43 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Billp

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09-23-2009 05:11 PM

Have you noticed that the most talented people seem to be the most helpful. I am just amazed at the skill people like Dennis Z,Gary K, Lee J and Andy,Mark S,Tommy M just to name a few people have and how willing they are to share with us hackers. Thats what makes this such a great community. Hell my family thinks Iam the greates woodworker in the world, little do they know. We will just keep that between us ok. I just wanted to say thankyou to all the talented people I receive insperation from and maybe some day sit down and have a cup of coffee or a beer with them. We could have a convention of our own in say Vegas we sure have enough members. Wouldn’t that be cool.

-- Billp


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#1 posted 09-23-2009 06:21 PM

I second that ;)

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#2 posted 09-23-2009 06:27 PM

Bill, I agree with you completely!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 09-23-2009 06:29 PM

Bill, like you, I have learned so much from everyone here! They have shared ideas, techniques, tips and materials that have helped me create most of the projects I have posted.

Lew

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2009 06:32 PM

Amen Brother! Well said.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 06:48 PM

Well it could very well be that you realize that no matter how much you know the fact is that you still know nothing and also to be thankful that all you have come to know and the inspiration to use it also comes free from our Creator.
So if freely you have received so we should also give.

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#6 posted 09-23-2009 07:07 PM

Hey, how about us guys without any talent. Sometimes we’re helpful too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 09-23-2009 07:08 PM

Second, third, fourth or whatever number I end up. I wholeheartedly agree. I think it has something to do with the “We’re all in this together” mentality. Regardless of the talent level or experience level it is us and the wood (note how I avoided “against” the wood). I think that puts us all in the same camp and we are willing to help those going through what we are or have gone through before.

Thanks everyone!!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Walnut_Weasel

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#8 posted 09-23-2009 07:26 PM

I would take it one step further – I am over an hour from a large city with very little spare money making woodworking “classes” out of my reach. In addition I do not personally know anyone that does woodworking. If it were not for the internet, I would probably not be into woodworking at all. I cannot thank everyone on this site (and others such as the Woodwhisper) enough. All of your help and feedback is greatly appreciated!! Keep it up!!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 09-23-2009 08:01 PM

We need to make our reservations for when? I’ll stop after work and gas the truck and pack when I get home. Hummmm… A LumberJocks Convention…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 09-23-2009 08:06 PM

a lumberjocks convention sounds great , i nominate Denver because it’s in the middle of the country and it’s the most beautiful place.this site is a great wealth of knowledge, i don’t think i have ever posted a question that didn’t get at least 10 answers and most of them different. you guys and this site ROCKS!!!!!!

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#11 posted 09-23-2009 08:31 PM

I say “yea” to all fo the above. Great site, great help, and great guys. I’ve learned a lot, and still learning.

Now about the convention: Let’s do it in Arkansas. I won’t have to leave home that way!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#12 posted 09-23-2009 09:13 PM

Like the old saying….I’ve never met a woodturner I didn’t like…well that goes double for LJ’s here. Even with the skirmishes when opinions clash, everyone is always doing their best to give information and help. I find that I learn something everytime I read a blog or review on this site.

Considering that I have always believed that the brain is just like a muscle…(work it and it gets stronger….keep it dormant and it atrophies)....here is lots of information for a brain to get it’s excercise. I have found this site to be one of the best sources of information on the subject of wood crafting. There is such a diversity of members, including our friends from different lands, that you can get excellent useable information from.

I would suggest that we have a regional convention every year or so….one in the East, Middle, South and West. One of the software vendors I use does that and everyone gets a chance to attend at least one….Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know how we could accomodate our breathren from lands not part of the Americas.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#13 posted 09-23-2009 09:16 PM

I agree there are great talents here and great giving attitudes also. I would add at least another two or three dozen more to the list. That’s what makes LJs so great. I seem to learn something new every time I’m on LJs.
Thanks to all that help and give of themselves.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 09-23-2009 11:35 PM

You maybe right talent but mentality of the people here is what count.
You can have all the talent in the world but without good mentality it is not very helpful.
Like Jim said too attitude counts.

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#15 posted 09-23-2009 11:57 PM

I have found that in most trades. The most talented and proficient are willing to help the hackers out. Sorry I can’t help here and I’m a hacker in Wood World:-)) I seem to learn something new everyday just watching and listening. Thanks guys ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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