LumberJocks

Who are they?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 11-02-2009 07:40 PM 1245 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Roger Clark aka Rex's profile

Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 2897 days


11-02-2009 07:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

Lumberjocks has a membership of over 13,000 members – outstanding, but what was it like when memeberships started?
It would be great to identify the pioneer members of LJ’s – maybe the first 12 or 20 members and have them relate how it was in the beginning, their first LJ projects and of course their opinions of changes they have seen and what Lj’s has become. We all would be interested in the history of LJ’s, so if any of those old farts are still with us, please give us that walk down memory lane.

-- 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.


34 replies so far

View lew's profile

lew

11337 posts in 3217 days


#1 posted 11-02-2009 07:43 PM

Karson and Scott are 2 “old timers”

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

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 3284 days


#2 posted 11-02-2009 07:44 PM

Roger, Here are the first 12 pioneers. Just go to the most recent tab and they are on the last tab (383).

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

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

16242 posts in 3681 days


#3 posted 11-02-2009 07:57 PM

So what page are YOU on folks? From newest to oldest, I’m on page 377 of 383.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View lew's profile

lew

11337 posts in 3217 days


#4 posted 11-02-2009 07:59 PM

Sorry, Charlie- didn’t mean to exclude you!!

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

View john's profile

john

2362 posts in 3844 days


#5 posted 11-02-2009 08:21 PM

I came a few weeks after Karson . I am on 382 of 383 :)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 2657 days


#6 posted 11-02-2009 09:30 PM

I think the question should be to the active old timers. I looked at the list and there are a lot of people here more than 1000 days with 1 or no posts and nothng in their profile. Guys like Karson, Scott, and Charlie should be further up, or down depending how you look at it, the list.

These are the guys who had made this site work to begin with and the growing active community of today are the ones who keep it going. Go to the Jocks page and order by most active. Those are the LJ Superstars.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

16242 posts in 3681 days


#7 posted 11-02-2009 09:34 PM

Yeah, yeah…. Wake me up when the cash prizes for longevity and verbosity are being handed out. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Karson's profile

Karson

35035 posts in 3863 days


#8 posted 11-02-2009 09:44 PM

I’m with you Charlie. Our prize is and has been the priveledge to gain the most knowledge over the longest time. All you younger whipper snappers (in time) have a lot of reading to do to catch up.

Rex if you lock at the jocks icons and view it in most active order you will se a lot of the Gray or missing hair people that are usually around and have been here for quite a while.

I’ve always wondered what happened to the real early people that signed up for this site and never came back. I know a couple were Martin’s friends that he had sign in as a test. But then again there are a lot of people that signed in a week ago and haven’t posted anything else either.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

1510 posts in 3587 days


#9 posted 11-02-2009 09:47 PM

I feel like such a newbie at page 372! I’m also somewhat amazed that apparently I’ve posted a message for every two days I’ve been a member; I don’t feel nearly as active on this site as all that.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

View Karson's profile

Karson

35035 posts in 3863 days


#10 posted 11-02-2009 09:58 PM

On the last page of Jocks Phillip Edwards and Ellen show up every once and a while. Phillip makes hand planes in England and he does some fantastic work, Ellen makes boxes and also does some fantastic work.

On the next page back Mark Decou, Pat Sherman, John of birdhouse fame and myself are the only one active. Matt shows up ever once and a while when he isn’t on his web site doing his pod cast.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115202 posts in 3039 days


#11 posted 11-02-2009 10:51 PM

Interesting question Roger
I just looked under members and checked out how many days they have been here.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View GuyK's profile

GuyK

356 posts in 3541 days


#12 posted 11-02-2009 11:03 PM

366 of 383 here.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

View dbhost's profile

dbhost

5604 posts in 2694 days


#13 posted 11-02-2009 11:11 PM

Page 62 of 383 newest to oldest here. I guess I’m not an old fart then…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 3777 days


#14 posted 11-02-2009 11:26 PM

Karsons been here so long some of his projects are for steam trains.

View Dan Lyke's profile

Dan Lyke

1510 posts in 3587 days


#15 posted 11-02-2009 11:26 PM

So to the original question: The thing I notice now is that I read the titles of the Forums and Blog entries, but only click through when something catches my eye, and almost never browse the projects. Thus there are a number of people I used to run across all the time that I rarely see any more: Karson, MsDebbieP, GaryK, dennis mitchell and a few others.

Because of that, I think we’ve lost a bit of the intimacy that the early site had. When oscorner died it was a big deal, but with thirteen thousand members, and the demographics of woodworkers, I’ll bet other jocks have died since and I’ve not noticed.

In fact, I need to use the “Watch” feature, because there are a bunch of woodworkers that I didn’t bother following back when I could keep up with everything happening on the site, that I’m reminded of now in going back through some of the early member lists. On the other hand, several of those folks haven’t posted anything of their own, just been commenting on other people’s stuff, and I don’t think the “Watch” brings those messages in…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

showing 1 through 15 of 34 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com