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Forum topic by Mark posted 06-15-2010 05:57 PM 1189 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-15-2010 05:57 PM

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Being on this site for just a few days after one year, I have to say that this site full of amateur to experts has well advanced me and pushed me further to try new things. I am now a lot more meticulous in my work and a lot of patience to do it right. How about you?

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 06-15-2010 06:12 PM

You said it, Mark! I have found the same things to be true for me, also.


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

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 06:17 PM

LJs has been a great source of information and a opertunity to share a little and a whole other community and family were I have gained many freinds of whom I may never meet in person but still hold dear as life long friends

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 06:21 PM

This site is like an encyclopedia of knowledge. Its also a great place to share expieriences with others addicted to the sport.. :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 06:30 PM

Well, for starters, my income has really been boosted by that $10 per post Martin pays me as one of the site comedians.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 06:35 PM

Pretty shrewd, there, Charlie, specifying per post, and not per funny post. Don’t count on Martin renewing your contract without some changes. ;o)

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 06-15-2010 06:43 PM

Hey Mark. Thanks for raising this question. One of the best benefits I have reaped from LJ is to be a better (i.e., wiser) consumer. I quickly learned that just about no one on this site pays full price for anything…or so it seems anyway. I was the type of tool and lumber purchaser who would look for a sale but if I didn’t find it, I would simply accept the non-sale price. Not any more. I recently waited for an item from Woodpeckers to go on sale. When it didn’t I contacted them and asked if it ever does and included that I was interested in buying their product but was hoping to get it at 10% (or better) off. They quickly contacted me, asked if I was a member of their e-something or other club and extended the most recent sale price to me which was a bit over 10% off. Two years ago, I never would have thought to do that. A tip of my cap to LJ and its wise and frugal members!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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David Craig

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#7 posted 06-15-2010 07:10 PM

LJs has had a major impact on my life. I have some close friends that can relate to my hobby and this last year I have definitely gained quite an education. Time in the shop is spent with a completely different mindset. My thanks to all of you for that.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#8 posted 06-15-2010 07:17 PM

Lumberjocks has drained my wallet.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#9 posted 06-15-2010 07:22 PM

I have learnt more, in the short time I have been here than I have learnt in all the books I own. There is always someone ready to give good advice.

On a lighter note, we have Charlie and yourself (Mark) as comedians and flirts, where else could you get such good entertainment and for free.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 07:59 PM

Found an excellent source of exotics.
Got some good leads on tools.
Made some swell friends.
Found some good Scotches to try.
Life is good on LJs.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 06-15-2010 08:07 PM

It has opened up a world of knowledge and inspiration. I have found small tidbits in most posts and it has aided me in a way that has made me push my talents to higher limits.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#12 posted 06-15-2010 08:39 PM

I got to see Grizz in his red dress. Believe me, that has changed my life!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 10:48 PM

before LJ’s ,
i thought i would probably just hole up and do my art work , and be happy the good lord let me see and do these things .
now i am exited and revitalized with all the other woodworkers i have found here ,
so much beautiful work , lots of help , where and how to’s ,
and the best people i have had the privilege to know .
my work has improved in teaching here ,
thank you all for all of this , let’s keep it up , this is good !

-- 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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#14 posted 06-16-2010 04:28 AM

Inspiration, information, inflammation & imitation. All of it lots o fun, Mostly friends! If it takes a village to raise a child then this village helps us one man shop folks to keep the faith.

-- $tudie

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 04:50 AM

so whos the village idiot?

-- M.K.

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