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Forum topic by jeffswildwood posted 02-21-2016 12:55 AM 958 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2016 12:55 AM

I have to admit that the projects I have seen on here lately have really been beautiful. Is it just me or do I see an increase in quality and imagination on recent project posts. Just beautiful, well done all.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 04:30 AM

Alot of unique projects being posted as of late.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 04:36 AM

I agree Jeff. Lately the quality of projects has been fantastic. There are a lot of pros out there that know some awesome craftsmanship. I’m one who thanks them for sharing it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 09:46 AM

It means you’ve picked the right Buddies, Jeff. A house is known by the company it keeps. That, and the fact that pretty much all of us here at LJs are fairly passionate and serrious about our endeavors. We’re a group of people (like you, yourownbadself) who sense that, if we’re standing still, we may as well be going bassackwards. I, for instance, have fairly-well dropped what I’ve been doing to concentrate on improving myself in an altogether different branch of the wooden arts. I may get frustrated with that (and, don’t doubt that’ll happen – possibly several times, in the process), and return to my familiar ‘hood. But, that’s the way we (most of us) move on, and up, in our skills. That is to say, we reach a plateau, where there’s no obvious improvement happening, and, like the easily-distracted species we are, we turn our attentions and affections to something else. And, when the aforementioned “frustration” takes place, and we return to our cozy “devil-I-do-know,” we find ourselves on a plateau that is, once again, on the rise. In short, the first thing I said, about passion, and seriousness, is the driving force behind it all. If one is passionate about improving one’sownbadself, improvement cannot be avoided, even if one believes one has reached one’s limits. Examine your own journey, thus far, Jeff. I welcome any argument to what I’ve set forth herein. It’s not just about woodsmithery. It applies to any endevour in life. There was never a kid who hated math who went on to become a physicist, for example.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 02-22-2016 02:01 AM

Mark, I agree. I too seem to seek self improvement in every project I do. I think many on here do also. I have hit a point of whats next, and I will see a skill on a posted project and think, “I want to try that on my projects someday”. It may take many tries but I find a way. I think that is what makes wood working so much fun! Challenging myself to do better. Still, nothing compare to the look on someones face when they receive one of my projects. That tells the whole story. I too love to compliment people on their fine work on here. I hope by doing so it motivates and rewards them for their work. Thats where the passion come in. Why we love doing this!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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