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11-01-2010 03:30 AM

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A little more than a year ago, I found a link to a LJ project posting from another web site. I spent several weeks looking at all the great projects. Finally, I decided to share the Lazy Susan my dad and I built. I was surprised by how many wonderful comments were posted and immediately felt very welcome.
I spent way too much time on this site (I guess that is a matter of opinion ;) in the first few months. I learned about making end grain cutting boards (imagine that) and found tools and guidance to help me make my own cutting boards . I also managed to post by first blog on the build. Again there were lots of comments and support – what a fun place to be!
Not much later I started another blog on building kitchen stools . I was not sure how many people would be interested in watching me take next to forever to build one project. I do not mind taking months and months to finish a large project, but I was not sure it would make for a good story. Again the comments and suggestions showed up with each new post.
Most recently, I posted some shop jigs – I had mentioned in my shop description that I would do this and I had not gotten it done. Even after nearly a year, I find it fun to see how people respond to my work. I know I certainly enjoy seeing what others are doing. I even got to experience the honor of being on the top of the “Hot Projects” page for a while!
I finally have enough projects posted that I am waiting for my projects to show up on the “Roll the Dice” feature on the homepage! I wonder how long it will be…
Thank you all for a enjoyable first year and especially thank you Martin for a wonderful site!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 03:45 AM

Congrats Steve Happy 1st year at LJs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 03:46 AM

Yup yup yup! Tis a good site for sure!
Happy Halloween!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 03:56 AM

Congratulation on your 1st year. Glad you enjoyed being part of this great site.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 04:04 AM

Jim, Dez & Tom – Thanks! I even managed to get some shop time in today. The stools are a little closer to being done.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 04:14 AM

Grats on the first year Steve! It’s weird how time flies when you are having fun….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 04:23 AM

Thanks Dan!
Dez, You know I had forgotten that I did my first post on a Halloween night! I now remember doing it while sitting around waiting for Trick or Treaters to show up. From now on, it makes it easy to remember when I started…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 04:35 AM

Congratulations Steve! Being an LJ is more of a treat than a trick. lol

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 04:49 AM

Thanks lilred – You are definitely right on that one!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 05:50 AM

It’s going to be almost a year before I will be able to have my first anniversary Steve, but you are definitely one of the reasons that I will still be here then. I’m still in that “spend way too much time on LJ’s” stage but in my case I don’t see an end to that in sight. There’s too much going on here. I have looked at all your projects and am suitably impressed. I also enjoy your insights on the many comments you offer. You always seem see something that I missed. I hope you stay a long while.
Congrats on your anniversary!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#10 posted 11-01-2010 05:55 AM

Thanks Paul – I expect the next year to as fast as the last. I have to say the same about your projects. The only wooden boats I built are a couple kayaks (I have to admit they are covered in fiberglass ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 11-01-2010 10:19 AM

Yea, Congrats, it doesn’t take long when you are enjoying yourself.
This place is way good for info and help and even the camaraderie. I feel as tho I have many friends from all over the world as well as enjoying/learning all about woodwork.

-- Theresa,

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 10:59 AM

Happy “1”.
I was just thinking that with anniversaries around here, “we” are the ones who get the presents—all the blogs and projects that you give to us throughout the year! Thanks.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 12:10 PM

It is a pleasure to have you here and to be your buddy! You add a great deal to the site.
Congratulations on your first year! It does seem to fly by, doesn’t it!!

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

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#14 posted 11-01-2010 12:25 PM

Steve, we have all learned quite a bit from you during the time you have been a member. Congratulations on your first year. I definately look forward to seeing more of your posts and comments in the upcoming year.

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

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#15 posted 11-01-2010 12:34 PM

Congrats on your first year here Steve. Your contributions have all been ‘top of the class’ , interesting and much appreciated. I’m sorry I missed some of your postings while I was away. I loved your bar stools and I just took a peek at you TS sled, which, I must say is the most beautiful I have seen to date, and it no doubt works as good as it looks. Looking forward to see what you come up with in your second year!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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