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WayneC

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1081 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question tip resource

It would really cool to have a user generated woodworking Wiki as part of Lumberjocks. We could use it to document the knowlege of the community. For example, I saw a question about having a section for wood identification. This could easily be accomplished with a Wiki. I think it would be very useful and would bring more people to the site.

Tools and their use could be documented in the Wiki
Techniques – jointery, finishing, design, sketchup, etc.
Wood identification
Jigs

Anyone else have any ideas?

What do you think about this idea?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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rustfever

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#1 posted 1081 days ago

Gr8 Idea. Wayne, why don’t you get Miss Debbie involved. You could be the Curator of the Wiki Site.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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WayneC

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#2 posted 1081 days ago

Thanks August.

I’m hoping Debbie and Martin will see this.

How have you been Ira? Getting lots of shop time?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Grumpy

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#3 posted 1080 days ago

Sounds good Wayne. It might be worthwhile sending Debbie & Martin a private message to make sure they see your blog.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 1080 days ago

Good idea. Why not ?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1080 days ago

We will see if we get any traction.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mafe

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#6 posted 1079 days ago

Great idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 1079 days ago

this idea has been mentioned on and off again for the past 4 years …
still not sure how it would work on the site…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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WayneC

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#8 posted 1079 days ago

It would be a tab similar to the ones above. There would be topics or articles about woodworking…. Information would be provided by the members. It would be similar to wilipedia…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Tim Kindrick

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#9 posted 1077 days ago

This is a fabulous idea Wayne!!! I’m always seeing questions in a forum that leads to new forum topics and so forth but older forum topics get forgotten after a day or two.

I recently started a topic about “rubbing out” a finish simply because I was asked by numerous people in other forums about this process. I knew a little about the procedure but not enough to give people the answers they deserved. If we had a Wiki section people could go there for quick answers to questions without clogging up the forums with the same questions or same type of questions. Then the forums could be used for more expert or precise questions or for things not found in Wiki (Yet)!!

Let’s try to keep this topic fresh so more people will see it and hopefully it will serve as a type of petition for this Wiki idea…... Thanks Wayne!!!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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WayneC

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#10 posted 1077 days ago

Your welcome, Martin has been silent as of yet…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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superstretch

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#11 posted 1072 days ago

Having been a moderator on some large wikis, I can say that it would probably triple the administrative load. Once you start a wiki, it tends to turn into an HOA, where everyone wants the lawn cut in a certain direction, fences painted perfectly, and no vehicles left in the driveway at night. You may laugh, but content formatting and consistency across pages turns people into enemies faster than religion and politics discussions.

Perhaps instead of a wiki, a more structured ‘knowledge base’ would be appropriate. It sounds like it would accomplish the same purpose, but with a pre-existing structure and less administrative load.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 982 days ago

here's my rendition of the “wiki”—now it’s up to the members to add to the list.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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