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Jack_T

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05-16-2011 06:00 PM

I was having a really good day today until Someone (name to remain anonymous) stopped the “fight”. So I love wood, woodworkin, woodworkers, and in particular LubmerJocks. So who else wants to comment. Remember the post must at some point reference one of the foregoing, even if only in passing.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."


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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 06:22 PM

Jack, I would love to love wood more but at this time we are kept apart much by the medical profession.
I have however made several brief trips to the wood shop, albeit sometimes just to smell old sawdust, but I did manage to glue up 4 pieces of scrap wood with the view of actually making project.

I’m pleased to say that the glue up seemed to work and that the project has got off the ground.

It is now positioned on a table.

More to come …...........

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 06:34 PM

i wood love to help jack
been having a hard time with health
for a bit too
shop sits empty
waiting
getting to know you guys
about all that brightens my day sometimes

i still comment where needed
and help with wood related questions as i can

just can’t comment on every
‘look what i did’ post
sad but true

hope you get to feeling better
along with us all

-- 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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Bertha

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#3 posted 05-16-2011 06:41 PM

I love you, Jack.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jack_T

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#4 posted 05-16-2011 06:42 PM

Roger it is good to see you doing something with the wood anything is better than nothing. I think you have the beginning of a very nice project there.

Roger, having psoatic arthritis I can surely sympathize with your pain. Hang in there – well maybe not hang but rest easy on a piece of cushioned wood.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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Bertha

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#5 posted 05-16-2011 06:44 PM

Jack, I let my e-mail do the commenting. I expect this to be my last day here.

I was most impressed with your website until now and you’ll notice that I’m quite active, supportive, and support your advertisers. Are you upset about the content or the argumentative nature of the title? I’m a moderator on another popular website and i consider the closing a bit brash. It could have been handled with a bit more poise. What does New Zealand have to do with anything? Simply bragging? I’m sure you’ll do just fine without me but I’ve said my piece/peace.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 05-16-2011 06:51 PM

Know just what that’s all about Patron.
Don’t beat yourself up about being unable to follow your dream for a while in respite. There are many of us senior (and some junior) LJ’s in a similar boat, but as hard as it may be you have got to look forward and not dwell on your temporary incapacities, just keep that “computer” in you head working overtime and join in with whatever you have to give or share. Every little thing is appreciated (by some). Do what you need to do, we’ll all be there cheering you on.
You have the makings of a superb wood be encyclopedia, the only thing better than thant is to be able to charge for the answers. :-) titter

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#7 posted 05-16-2011 06:53 PM

Bertha, please reconsider …... I will miss you so much

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Jack_T

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#8 posted 05-16-2011 06:55 PM

I think I can speak for many of the LumberJock members when I say that we would hate to see you leave (even if a certain unnamed Someone doesn’t). Your skills contributions have always been appreciated (appropriate forum reference). I hope you will consider. Of course there is always Sawmill Creek.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#9 posted 05-16-2011 06:59 PM

Speaking of loving woodworkers, and in relation to closed posts….

This morning I saw a post from long-time Lumberjock GMman stating that he had passed away. Presumably, this was posted by a friend or family member from his computer. The post was removed rather quickly, which seems odd unless Martin knows something that we don’t.

His posts were a little odd at times, but I don’t think he was a bad fellow at heart. If he truly did leave us in that manner, it’s a shame the announcement of that fact was removed.

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

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Bertha

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#10 posted 05-16-2011 07:02 PM

Charlie, I noticed that, too. It is particularly Un-lumberjock to delete a post like that (of course, unless there’s more to it).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#11 posted 05-16-2011 07:07 PM

Cessna, someone protecting us from emotional content maybe? Is the WW2 gun case still around?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 05-16-2011 07:20 PM

thanks roger
actually as i get to know you guys
i have found that my physical reality
is just me being whiny

what i have learned is that i can and will grow
with the truth of my life

and i owe most of it to you all
for showing me how to stand and be happy with life today
regardless

al it will surely be a sad time for us if you leave
please reconsider as roger says

-- 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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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 05-16-2011 07:29 PM

Yes. it’s a sad day for LJ’s…. I originally thought the Coffee Lounge was closed because of too many arguments. But that thread (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26253#reply-282279) was SPECIFICALLY designed to prove we are not children and we can come to THIS site to be part of a community of fellow woodworkers without abusing any sense of decorum. I even titled it “I’m looking for a fight” because I knew it would show fights don’t start easy- not even when the thread invites one! Nearly 1000 posts and not one single fight, disagreement or problem of any kind. ANd we spoke often about woodworking related subjects.

LJ’s boasts tens of thousands of “members”- but more and more it appears to me that people are signing up, making a few comments and then leaving. How many are actually continous members of the “community”? I’d argue a lot less all the time because when you try and control the discussions in such a rigid way, you destroy the “community” feel of the site. And all you’re left with is a bunch of “members” who post more on other forums than here. I’d bet if you deducted everyone who hasn’t posted on here in the last 30 days from the membership roles, you’d find the total to be FAR less. And that’s just sad. This site could have so much more potential.

I also note that MANY of the most experienced, most knowledgeable woodworkers have left over the last year or so. All of that wisdom, gone. Often it’s been over unfair treatment by the moderators. (As I have been told on several occasions by some of them.)

So, a woodworking site with an ever shrinking number of experts, and an intentionally destroyed sense of community… what’s the point?

It’s time to rethink things, Martin. If you look at my record, I have ALWAYS backed you when you assert your right to make rules. I’ve received a great deal of criticism when I’ve stood up for you and this site. And I’ve NEVER complained up to now. This site is quickly losing it’s appeal for a lot of us. Please fix it.

BTW- This thread will be removed soon, I suspect. So tell your friends while you can.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Jack_T

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#14 posted 05-16-2011 07:34 PM

Perhaps one of Gman’s buddies could send him a message to check to see if he is alright. I noticed that he hasn’t posted in two weeks. Out of character for him.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#15 posted 05-16-2011 07:35 PM

Hope everything’s OK- wonder why THAT thread was censored?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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