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Forum topic by Clarence posted 12-03-2009 10:22 PM 1214 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Clarence

125 posts in 1861 days


12-03-2009 10:22 PM

I found this Lumberjocks site just a couple of weeks ago and I already hate it. My wife hates it. The people I work for really hate it.

There is simply too much interesting, useful information here for any one guy to absorb, no matter how many hours of the day he spends trying. There’s no such thing as just checking in every so often, perusing the new posts and projects, and then taking care of business. Oh, no–you’re hooked, for hours. And even when you pull yourself away, you do so knowing that there’s still a lot of good stuff you’ve missed, and you WANT IT ALL!!

Oh, well, so long as I’m here I might as well take full advantage. I’m going to be asking a bunch of questions as time goes by. In fact, I’ll probably have one up in just a few minutes.

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.


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Peik Löf

115 posts in 2127 days


#1 posted 12-03-2009 10:25 PM

Indeed this site really sucks…

Sucks up all my time that is :D

-- My signature is awesome.

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BlankMan

1487 posts in 2108 days


#2 posted 12-03-2009 10:26 PM

Yep, no doubt about it. I find myself coming back when ever I have a free moment.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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RetiredCoastie

999 posts in 1938 days


#3 posted 12-03-2009 10:26 PM

Welcome to LJs! It is very addicting, and yes there’s probably more info and variety here than any other website dealing with woodworking. There are a lot of great folks always willing to give help and advice. It’s a great site!

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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patron

13187 posts in 2096 days


#4 posted 12-03-2009 10:33 PM

the only way i can get anything done ,
is to leave the computer on in the next room ,
one with a chair , and check it out when i hear the little ‘ping’ ,
that way i can cut cut a piece of wood once in a while ,
and run back to comment while the glue is setting !

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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nailbanger2

969 posts in 1898 days


#5 posted 12-03-2009 10:37 PM

Yeah, sure, it works for you. But what if your computer is in another whole building? How are you supposed to get any work done with the shakes and cold sweats goin’ on? (all in complete jest, of course)

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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pommy

1697 posts in 2446 days


#6 posted 12-03-2009 11:37 PM

WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS LOL ….........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Jim Jakosh

12383 posts in 1860 days


#7 posted 12-03-2009 11:43 PM

Hey , clarence,I hear ya….......BUT it is much better than spending that time watching the boob tube. There is nothing on there worth your time like this site. And you can talk to fellow woodworkers all over the world!

.........................Jim

ps, I’ve just been here 2 hours when I have a project going in the shop.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rustedknuckles

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 11:57 PM

My wife calls this site my wood porn, “got wood?”

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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daltxguy

1373 posts in 2669 days


#9 posted 12-04-2009 12:02 AM

I’m installing wifi into my forest so I can be close to LJ even while out cutting wood :)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2577 days


#10 posted 12-04-2009 12:03 AM

It is hard to find time to work in the shop when there is so much to do here. But there will be plenty of time to work in the shop after I am caught up here. LOL

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 12-04-2009 12:32 AM

Have a piece of aromatic cedar next to your computer, & take a sniff once in awhile.

You’ll think you’re out in your shop…...<(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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bruc101

589 posts in 2297 days


#12 posted 12-04-2009 12:57 AM

I use to lurk on the other forums, was so boring I would fall asleep at my computer, then I found LJ..no words to describe it except not boring. like a text and troubleshooting guide, woodworking family, like being in a woodworking class being taught by masters…I don’t drink, don’t smoke, never done drugs, never chase other women…but…I call LJ my dope now..that’s about the total of my vocabulary..

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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Rick Dennington

3614 posts in 1949 days


#13 posted 12-04-2009 01:16 AM

If you need help with the least little thing—no matter how big or small, just click on LJs and ask the “masters of woodworking”. These guys really know their stuff when it comes using the right tool, how to finish, which wood is best for what project, on and on and on. Everybody is here to help, so don’t hesitate to ask. Oh—and welcome to the “Jocks”, cause there is a bunch of them on here!!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Brian Havens

194 posts in 1861 days


#14 posted 12-04-2009 01:51 AM

Yeah, I have to admit, I kinda hate it too.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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BeeJay

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#15 posted 12-04-2009 01:56 AM

I love it. Its the CFO who hates it. She thinks I spend enough time on woodworking now. Ah but I’ll not be running away got many moons of reading and admiring the great work to go.

-- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

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