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Planeman40

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05-08-2017 01:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trick

I am proposing that Lumberjocks add an additional section like the present “Projects, Blogs, Forums, Reviews, Videos, Shops, Jocks” for Tips and Tricks. I as well as other old timers have accumulated a number of ways of handling things that others would benefit from. Noting these in a thread in the Forums section doesn’t work as it appears once and, if not commented upon, becomes lost in the backlog of old posts, never to be seen or found again. How do the rest of you feel about this? Can we convince the management of Lumberjocks to add this?

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!


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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 05-08-2017 02:32 PM

If I see a woodworking or other TIP or TRICK anywhere on the internet, I usually bookmark it. If really good I try and print it out in PDF format and then save it in my TIPS & TRICKS folder on my computer. Trust me … I have a lot of those folders.

I know what you mean as far as having a number of techniques to accomplish a task in the shop. There are times when I’m doing something in the shop and wish I had a son or grandson that was interested in woodworking that I could pass my knowledge and experience to. So far no one is interested enough.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 03:26 PM

That’s a great idea.

-- 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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jimintx

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 03:53 PM

YES – fully agree

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#4 posted 05-08-2017 03:58 PM

Great idea!

-- Tim - Austin, TX

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 04:01 PM

We’re on the same accord, agreed!

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 04:39 PM

It seems that this needs some care in design or will end up with another endless list of tips. The more sub topics the better I think. Maybe a multi level structure as well…

Hand tools, Power tools, choosing lumber, design tips and so on

And then inside hand tools (for example)——-> Planes, saws, drills, marking tools etc.

And maybe even another breakdown inside hand planes——> Techniques, adjusting, restoration etc.

The more topics the longer it will take for a topic to be flooded with entries…

Just a thought.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 06:49 PM

I do agree.

It is a good concept and having different sections for different types of projects is also a good idea.

I use drawer lining material on top of one tool kit to hold small items in place easily for fast sanding. I just taped it down with the better masking tape. It works well and I actually found that accidentally as I had a piece lying on a bench and sanded on top of it

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Planeman40

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#8 posted 05-09-2017 03:03 PM

All positive answers!!! Anybody else want to reply? The more positive replies, the better our chances of getting this set up. I am going to PM Cricket (the website administrator) in hopes of getting this done.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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RobS888

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#9 posted 05-09-2017 04:30 PM

Sounds great, could it be monitored, so there aren’t arguments?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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Cricket

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#10 posted 05-09-2017 05:02 PM

The only thing I could do (possibly) is add another forum section called Woodworking Tips and Tricks.

Would something like that work for you?

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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jimintx

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#11 posted 05-09-2017 05:30 PM

IT WORKS FOR ME, Cricket!

I don’t feel a need for all the sub-categories. I prefer to scan the entire list of titles entered and open the ones I might find of interest.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Planeman40

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#12 posted 05-09-2017 10:11 PM

That would probably work. Anything to be able to see new ones when posted and be able to easily pull all of them up together and read and search through them.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 05-10-2017 11:47 AM

Cricket,

Ya done yet?

-- 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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Dustin

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#14 posted 05-10-2017 11:53 AM

This is a great idea, I can’t wait to see it!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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Desert_Woodworker

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#15 posted 05-10-2017 01:00 PM



It seems that this needs some care in design or will end up with another endless list of tips. The more sub topics the better I think. Maybe a multi level structure as well…

Hand tools, Power tools, choosing lumber, design tips and so on

And then inside hand tools (for example)——-> Planes, saws, drills, marking tools etc.

And maybe even another breakdown inside hand planes——> Techniques, adjusting, restoration etc.

The more topics the longer it will take for a topic to be flooded with entries…

Just a thought.

- sras


I agree-
Cricket: No, if you added a “tips and trick”, separate forum, would the original forum, still have Craig’s list and tool sales posts? Then we could escalate to more divisions and more. LJ is special, like Coca-cola, and the lesson they learned when they changed the successful “Coke” to the “new Coke” Also, to further to help you with your decisions here on LJ- “you can please some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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