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Forum topic by shipwright posted 09-26-2012 08:19 PM 5260 views 0 times favorited 61 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2012 08:19 PM

I just realized that tomorrow will be my second anniversary on LJ’s and thought some thank you’s were in order.

So first of all Thanks to Martin and his team for creating this great place to meet friends and share experiences, ideas and opinions.

Second, thanks to all the friends, buddies and acquaintances that I have met here for your support, your encouragement and your inspiration. I truly would never have pushed myself to achieve what I have been able to achieve without your contribution.

And lastly but by no means least, thanks for the friendship to those few of you that I have had the pleasure to meet in person. Life is so much fuller when you can make new friends. I hope to be here for many more anniversaries and meet many more of you.

When I joined Lumberjocks, I was starting a new “retirement” form of woodworking, not knowing where it would lead. I’m still not sure where it will ultimately lead but over the past two years, with your encouragement and inspiration, I have made inroads into the world of marquetry.

Many of you have followed my journey from stumbling around with a router to creating some much better work with the chevalet. I hope you have all enjoyed the ride as much as I have.

Most of all I hope that I have given you cause to smile occasionally.

Thanks for all of this.


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 08:24 PM

Thank you Paul…

You are a class act, and a MASTER woodworker.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 08:26 PM

Happy anniversary Paul, and thanks for the huge inspiration :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 08:27 PM

Thank you Paul for all your contributions.

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 08:29 PM

Your help is appreciated Paul and congratulations on your

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 08:29 PM

I agree with Lee. You’ve been so generous with all your learning and techniques; a Real asset to this woodworking community. Congratualtions on your two years, and I’m so glad you’re here!


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#6 posted 09-26-2012 08:32 PM

yes sir Paul, you have made me smile and sit in awe of your talent and the projects you have made are outstanding, the last one, the table, should be in a museum somewhere, maybe the Smithsonian…well at least that’s what i think, you have delighted and inspired us, and im grateful your my buddy…when i saw friendship and the videos of you sailing her, it brought back so many memories of my time in Alaska, and i so much enjoyed seeing all of your pictures of her build…your a wonderful man Paul…ive loved your kitties and hope you will be around for a very long time…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 08:35 PM

Gee, doesn’t seem a day over 729 days! Congrats and really glad you’re here. You are a great source of info and inspiration yourself

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 09:01 PM

Happy anniversary Paul! I just realized that I have been an LJ for a little over three years. Most of that time you have been an unwavering source of support and encouragement. You have allowed me to laugh at myself and propped me up when I needed a lift. It has been such a pleasure to view your amazing work and your selfless instruction to help us all. You have enriched my life and I feel honored to know you. CHEERS TO ONE REALLY GREAT GUY!!!!!!!!!!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 09:04 PM

Congrats on 2 years of sharing your wonderful input and super talent, we all look forward to more to come in the years to come.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 09:17 PM

Congratulations on your two sets of 365 days in lumberjocks. Without you old timers, new comers like me won’t have the proper guidance in the world of woodworking. Your mistakes and successes are our inspirations as we go further.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 09:39 PM

wow—-”just” two years? It seems that you have been here much longer, but in truth that is because your contributions have been so great to the community…

keep on enjoying retirement! May it lead you to greater and greater destinations…

thanks for being so willing to share on the level you do!


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 09-26-2012 09:39 PM

We are all richer in knowledge for your joining Paul, I am not a woodie as such bit a turner but I always read with envy at your practical answeres, so freely shared, to the types of problems we all face.
Great to have shared the forum with you my Canadian friend, :: ))
Go well
(Kiwi) Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 09-26-2012 09:48 PM

Thank YOU Paul for all the great projects you have posted and the numerous blogs were you shared your knowledge with us.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 09-26-2012 09:48 PM

Great post, and congratulations on 2nd anniversary.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#15 posted 09-26-2012 09:53 PM

From where I’m sitting, It is US that should be thanking YOU!!!

THANK YOU!!!, for the many contributions and inspiration.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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