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692 days ago

Hey Lumberjocks,
I know this is going to sound a bit goofy but I wanted to take a minute to say thank you….to every single one of you. I am just returning to woodworking after 22 years and am finding myself more and more interested every day. To the point where I have developed a voracious appetite for woodworking techniques and have purchased a bunch of new tools. I kinda realized this was happening the other day and when asking myself why I realized it’s because of you. Yep, all of you. Every time I come to this site I get a new inspiration. I love browsing the project pages and never realized there were so many talented people in the world tied to one art form. That alone is an uplifting thought. Anyway without your projects, information and inspiration I would be playing some video games tonight not heading to my shop to work on my first major project (which will be posted here in about a week). So thanks to you all for the inspiration and I mean that sincerely.

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#1 posted 689 days ago

Thank you and you’re welcome. We’re here for the same reason. Can’t get enough. Can’t stop thinking about it.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#2 posted 689 days ago

Nice post. There are people on here from all over the world and the projects being posted coupled with the
professional advice makes it a great site.
Looking forward to seeing your start-back project.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 689 days ago

I am with you BlueGhost. I have gotten so much inspiration from the projects on this site and learned so much from reading the blogs and forums. I am ready to try a lot more than I would have dared on my own. Thank you for saying it for a lot of us.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 689 days ago

You’re welcome!

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

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#5 posted 689 days ago

Thanks and your welcome! I to feel the same way!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#6 posted 689 days ago

Nice one BG, and when you have the knowlege and pass it on the whole becomes a wiser place, and ones hand to eye coordination is the better for it.



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#7 posted 689 days ago

I have the same addiction! The artistry on this site is amazing, the camaraderie is outstanding and the learning potential is limitless! Thank you lumberjocks !

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#8 posted 689 days ago

I agree BG! This has to be one of the best sites for learning about all forms of woodworking there is!

My dad and my step dad beat into me that I needed to learn at least one new thing everyday.

Some days I learn how to do something new and other days I learn that I’ve been doing or looking at something the wrong way. Either one is great because as long as I’m alive I want to go on learning and the people here provide me with knowledge, hope and the ability to see through others eyes.

Thanks for posting!

And Thanks LJ’s!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#9 posted 689 days ago

Agree here too.
I’ve meet folks on here that I would never have crossed paths with in my normal life.
I hope to one day meet some of you folks face to face.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#10 posted 688 days ago

As a craftsman I would go as far as to say, that this comunity to me, is worth more than all the cheapness from China, and its loss to a corporate way of thinking, isn’ t my line of thoughts at all, community is paramount.

Wo/men have always made things of beauty and they always will, their creations are all different, but what is important is, they are their own to share without asking for recompensce, I have often thought, is there really that much difference between the weaving of silken cloth by hand or the building of a spece craft.

We are different from all of the other animals and from machines, because of our imagination, our creativity, our visions of how things might be in the future, as we so call advance, what we may loose is our closeness with nature, our link with the earth and the range of the human spirit.

A little joviality.


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#11 posted 688 days ago

Multiply it and pass it on.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 688 days ago

Glad to be of service.
Inspiration and talent are just overflowing in this site.
Humbled by everyone’s expertise.

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#13 posted 688 days ago

Hello Kay AKA Kookaburra

I was trying to work out where in Australia the great lakes were, but it appears that you may be in Canada some where, which then leads to the question how our Kookaburra managed to get so far from home!



-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 688 days ago

This L.J. site and it’s Canadian Woodworking partner are what all of us woodworkers are all about. Show our ideas and help each other . Let’s hope we can keep this going forever. Don’t forget Keep Smiling . John

-- retired and smiling

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#15 posted 688 days ago

Ha ha Robert! Yes, this Kookaburra has flown very far from home. I found a lake that reminded me of the Tasman Sea, but I was wrong.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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