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Forum topic by Dadoo posted 12-07-2009 04:24 PM 1381 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2009 04:24 PM

I got a problem…Ya see, there’s so many LumberJocks on here posting so many projects vs. the fact that I’m away for several days working that I find 15 pages of projects to go thru when I return! So how can I view these more often without retiring? Maybe it’s time to retire?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 05:40 PM

Get a Droid or iPhone, and check up on us while you are away.

(Or get rich and retire, which I like a lot more.)


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 05:47 PM

I feel a bit guilty about not seeing everyones projects, but there just isn’t enough time to have a job, do home stuff, work the wood and be on LJ. What a juggle…

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

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 07:26 PM

I don’t follow projects any more. I read at least the subject lines of the forums and the blogs, but there’s way too much stuff flowing through projects for me to keep up with it unless it’s a project from someone I’ve found interesting from those first two places.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 07:32 PM

We must set priorities and learn to let some things go. Isn’t life fun?

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 07:52 PM

I gave up on keeping up a long time ago. At one time I could keep up with all the posts and have time to look at the comments as well. But now I am lucky to just keep up with the blogs and forum topics and some of the projects. I just wish I could get to more but it is almost impossible to find time to do so.

I keep waiting for Martin to program some more hours into the day in order to improve this site but so far he has let this request slide. I guess even he has his limits when it comes to adding improvements. :)

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

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 07:53 PM

I have an addictive personality or so I have been told-so as part of my cure I joined Lumberjocks—-I love it when I do my own therapy !! What a great (and addictive site) !!!

-- Tony --

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 07:57 PM

Maybe it’s time to divide the project page into different categories; furniture, turnings, shop accesories/jigs, outdooor projects etc. I for one don’t care to look at 100’s of pens (nothin against pen turners)and alot of other things that get posted. I guess you gotta sort through alot of rocks to find the real gems.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Rob Drown

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 08:45 PM

One man’s mead is anothers poison.

Ya just have to skim.

Regionalizing might work but it is really cool to see stuff from all over. It often makes me thirst for yellow pine from the south but I have to remember we (west coast) have Claro Walnut, Western Maple and Douglas Fir.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 08:49 PM

Go through the projects when you need some inspiration on a new project that you have in mind. Work is good weather you are retired or not.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 12-07-2009 09:58 PM

I look at the things that stimulate my curiosity, or that I may learn from, or sometimes just to give an attaboy (or attagirl (-: ) to a newcomer or beginner. I work still, so my time is limited. I look at projects when I have the time and interest, but I wouldn’t attempt to look at them all.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 12-07-2009 11:37 PM

SCAN THE PICTURES. Select those that attract you. If you want to follow A certain craftsman make him a buddy. and you get an email every time he posts. same with blogs, reviews, forums etc.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 02:12 AM

I just look at the thumbnails on the main pages and open a few that look interesting. Too many of open every one.

-- 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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#13 posted 12-08-2009 02:49 AM

Use an RSS Reader and subscribe to the RSS feed for projects. Makes browsing SUPERFAST and you can be sure to not miss a thing. (LJ rss feeds ae listed at the top of the Pulse box on most pages… like at the bottom of this one!).

I use NetNewsWire (mac) but you might also use FeedDemon on the PC. Best part is that these apps sync with Google Reader, so you can view them on your computer, on your iphone, on someone elses computer etc. and it keeps track of what you’ve seen and what you haven’t seen. So… anytime you have a few minutes you can check on LJ—wherever you are.

Perfect for the OCD crowd :)

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 12-08-2009 12:22 PM

get jiggie with it ! Buddy !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 12-08-2009 12:27 PM

I have the same problem. Just have to learn to skim through and find those that spark your interest.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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