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I have had a number of places that I get news letters from and as time goes on I have unsuscribed to most of them because there either boring , not interesting ,have 99% adds or they don’t have much content or all of the above. I have two I still look forward to The LJs newsletter (great job MSdebbie it gets better each month ) and Charles Neil, his news letter is chock full of great woodworking tips and all the amazing projects Charles has been working on (A one man high end furniture machine) plus access to past news letters if I remember right ,and the best part is it’s FREE here’s a link
while your there take a look at his web site. pretty impressive . I favor Charles because not only for his great talent but because he is accessible and very helpful. If you have a question he gets back to you with help(whens the last time Norm or one of the other guys got back to you?)

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 07:54 PM

Thanks Jim I subscribed to Neils news letter and I’m going to order his cases & bases Dvd set ,if it wasn’t for you I would not have known about him . I like the way he teaches its like he’s talking to you one on one !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 08:37 PM

Hey! I get questions all the time and answer them all.

They’re all by PM though, and I don’t have a newsleter :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 09:05 PM

Thanks Jim. I will check it out.

-- I like boxes!!!

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 09:16 PM

Great site Jim.
Signed up today.

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

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 09:42 PM

Thanks Jim

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 11:08 PM

I just love Charles Neil and his down to earth approach… I subscribe and have his doors and drawer DVD and am waiting very patiently for his Cases and bases DVD… One reproach is the turn around time on the DVDs… 6 to 8 weeks… I reckon I could walk over to his shop and back in that time…. lol… but they are well worth the wait….
And I too have been questioned on several occasions… (only twice by the POLICE LOL) and I try to answer all as soon as I see them…
thanks for the post Jim… more useful info for the newer members…with nine months up… I feel like an old hand.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 11:12 PM

Hey Larry your feet would get really WET trying to walk to Charles’s shop. LOL

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 11:50 PM

Sherri here – degoose – All Cases and Bases have been shipped, could you email me with your real name so I can find out where yours is? Thanks.

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 12:19 AM

Thank you Jim,

I’ve seen some of his safety tips on utube,

I just signed up.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 12-22-2009 12:36 AM

thanks Jim, wow feel honored
if ya would like to see what we do , here is a sample

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#11 posted 12-22-2009 02:59 AM

Thanks Jim, i signed up :-))

-- 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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#12 posted 12-22-2009 03:01 AM

Hey Gary
I know you answer questions your helpful to all the LJ folks, I did not mean that there are not good folks here that don’t help others I meant to compare others that put out their own newsletters. If you end up writing one Gary, I guess that would three I would be interested in.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 12-22-2009 04:42 AM

Message sent to Sherri… was actually only just on 5 weeks from payment to arrival of the DVDs and I now have them… that is the problem with international orders… actually I have things take longer to arrive from Brisbane… 4 weeks…. and that is only 1 hour away….
looking forward to having some time to watch them all….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 12-24-2009 04:18 PM

Thanks for the tip, Jim. I think that I get two other mailings and I don’t get too much out of them. I don’t suppose anybody knows of a newsletter that gives you tips on how to work with minimal tools and scraps??? Maybe?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#15 posted 12-24-2009 04:33 PM

I get a lot of good info from Charles Neil … as others have pointed out, Charles is accessible (he has answered a number of questions I emailed him) and his DVD and video presentations are like he is talking directly to me one-on-one. He is a gifted craftsman and teacher.

Another newsletter I look forward to is from Marc Spagnoulo ( Marc is an excellent communicator and has a number of very good video presentations available on his website.

Each of the magazines I subscribe to does email newsletters of one sort or another … some of them are quite good also.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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