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Mark Wilson

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01-26-2016 10:14 PM

How many of you have heard of this fella? It’s an interesting read. Give it a tumble.

http://lumberjocks.com/about/story

-- Mark


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peteg

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#1 posted 01-26-2016 11:23 PM

It’s great to be reminded of Martin’s tireless work & dedication to promoting LJ’s, we all owe him & Miss Debbie a lot
Good work mark
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 11:28 PM

Yeah, Pete. I guess I always imagined a WW Club, somewhere near Boston or Philadelphia starting all this. A lone guy in a small town in Slovakia. For some reason, this knowledge makes it even more dear to me.

-- Mark

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lew

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 11:29 PM

Not only did he work tirelessly to build this site, he was always accessible. He would personally answer questions, field problems and assure the site was running smoothly.

If you would like to see what he and Ms. Debbie are up to, check out- https://woodworkingweb.com/

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

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mafe

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#4 posted 01-26-2016 11:35 PM

Martin are missed by many.
Back then we had a contact to the site and were a part of where it was going, this meant dedication and a feeling of belonging.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 01-26-2016 11:51 PM

Oh, great, Lew. Another place to spend time away from my work. I have BMd it, though I’l wait some time before diving into yet another deep end. It’s a very big pool, this “community of woodsmiths.” And it gets deeper and deeper. Did he sell LJs, and is no longer involved here? If so, good on him.
Lew, and Mads, you guys are true lifers, aren’t you? I’m such a newby. But you two, along with my one-hundred-plus other Beloved Buddies, have made me feel really comfortable here. I get such a thrill (won’t say where), whenever my cage rattling has an effect. (I’m like a three-year-old, in that regard – any kind of attention is a positive thing, in my disturbed mind.)

-- Mark

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lew

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#6 posted 01-27-2016 12:45 AM

After Martin got married, I suppose his priorities changed. Lumberjocks changed hands to a larger web group (not sure if it hasn’t changed again). It’s still a great site but some of the “hominess” is no longer here.

Many of the original members have moved on- Karson is one of the few “originals” still here. Lots of talented new members but a lot of great people no longer post and that’s a shame.

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

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#7 posted 01-27-2016 12:52 AM

Mark Ijust read your post,as I’m new to the Lumberjocks and found your post very informative. Thank you.

-- Paddy North Carolina http://wwwPwoody70

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 01-27-2016 01:02 AM

Homeyness, Lew? In my view, being a late-comer, it’s literally like I’m sitting in a comfy chair, having a conversation with a cup of coffee in my hand.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 01-27-2016 01:24 AM

Im with Lew on this one, don’t get me wrong, Lj’s is great and I still love it but there was an epic sense of community here when I first joined, I guess it was just smaller and more tight knit, its still great and were all woodworking brethren but something that I cant quite put my finger on is different. I am very happy this place still gives out that cozy feeling for all the people finding this place for the first time, the main thing is we all enjoy it here and were all here to help each other. I Still love it here and it is still one of the better woodworking forums in my books, I wont be going anywhere anytime soon.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#10 posted 01-27-2016 01:50 AM

A man of much dedication. Have not heard from him for awhile.
Hope he’s not too much under the thumb.
Only kidding Martin.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 01-27-2016 01:52 AM

Hey LJ’s Martin made something happen that is a world phenomenon in woodworking. I have met many folks from around the world from here in rural MN. Don’t ask how I got here. LOL!

It’s good to remember but not lament.

Thanks mark!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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CharlieK

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#12 posted 01-27-2016 03:24 AM

I didn’t know that. Thanks for posting this Mark.

-- Adjustable Height Workbench Plans http://www.Jack-Bench.com

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Mark Wilson

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#13 posted 01-27-2016 07:39 AM

I’m still a honeymooner here. So, for me, it’s all rainbows and unicorn farts (same thing – did you know that? Yeah. unicorn vapor trails.)

-- Mark

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 01-27-2016 07:59 AM

Yup, I have heard of him, the inventor of LJ. ;-)

-- 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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#15 posted 01-30-2016 08:06 PM

LJ’s used to be more “interesting”. Many of the “interesting” folks are no longer with us.

-- If it's doable, I'll do it...if it's been done, I've done it...if it's impossible, I'll try it.

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