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653 days ago

Dear Facebook,

I don’t know how to tell you this, but I’ve been cheating on you. In fact, when I brought my coffee to the computer this morning, I didn’t even think of you. I’ve been spending time with someone new – his name is Lumberjocks.

Now Facebook, I could tell you that it’s me, not you, that I need time to grow, but that would all be a load of crap. Truth is Facebook, I really don’t care if Bitsy did great at her recital or that Dove is giving away body wash if I click ‘like’. Those two pieces of information do not change the course of my day. And another thing Facebook, I don’t need to be reminded of who I went to high school with, nor do I want to be their friends.

Don’t get me wrong though, you’re not all bad . You’re always good for a laugh, and you’ve helped me stay in touch with family far away and for that I’ll always be grateful. I hope we can still be friends.

Lumberjocks actually has a job. He builds things and is very generous with his knowledge without being stuck-up. Now he doesn’t always have cooth, but to be honest, his candour is refreshing. He is who he is. Sometimes he gets political, and I just ignore him. Very rarely, he gets heated under the collar but I can choose whether or not to engage. He’s the first one who comes to mind when I’m considering buying a new tool, and he’s with me in spirit in my shop. Because of him, I’m brave enough to stand tall and say “NO, I don’t want to use plywood on those shelves” and last night, Facebook, I even bought a Dado set.

So Facebook, I guess this is goodbye. Lumberjocks and I have work to do.


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#1 posted 653 days ago

Here here, amen, and all those other things people say.

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

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#2 posted 653 days ago

Now thats a funny post Sandra. Facebook … soooo 3 years ago.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 653 days ago

Bet you’re glad didn’t buy FB shares.

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#4 posted 653 days ago

Great satirical post Sandra. I think the two of you could have separated amicably until you mentioned the dado set. That was just going for the jugular. I think I hear FB weeping in the corner :(

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#5 posted 653 days ago

My sentiments exactly. Of course I am somewhat obsessed here. I get to talk to some of the greatest woodworkers on the planet and learn from them. I get to see creative works of art I never would have before. Oddly enough, because of the people here, I sometimes believe that one day I can create one too. I talk to nationally known artists and people like myself who are just finding our place. I have dozens of new friends that like to get dirty just like me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 653 days ago

Sandra, My friendship with “Jocks” predates my short flirtation with Facebook. I found Facebook shallow and petty, as you describe. “Jocks” personality, on the other hand, is real, certainly multifaceted and far less self centered.

-- 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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#7 posted 653 days ago

If I had a dollar for every time I heard a version of that speach, I could shop at the LN store.

Pretty funny!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 653 days ago

who needs dove

when you have black walnut
followed with a maple rinse

-- 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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#9 posted 653 days ago

I guess Facebook was my starter marriage….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#10 posted 653 days ago


LJ’s can be fickle too? But it’s where I have my morning coffee, and say “Wow.” Blogs, woodworker websites, email, and facebook serve a purpose. My family and friends around the globe now contact me, or share their thoughts there.

Glad you found a place for you. I look forward to the journey.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 653 days ago

What’s Face book??? :)

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 653 days ago

Completely agree with you in every way. Left Facebook years ago.

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#13 posted 653 days ago

I also have to ask, what is Facebook? Actually it is meant as satire since I live less than 20 minutes from Facebook HQ, know where Zuckerberg lives, and went through all of the “drama” of the IPO!

I have seen Facebook pages as my wife is a “lurker” (she never posts anything) on Facebook to keep up with friends and family scattered in the Midwest and Northwest.

I have never understood why it exist! Much like twitter, I don’t want to follow anyone (who cares what Lohan or Spears or Tebow or his coach Ryan are doing every minute) and I certainly don’t want them to follow me!

Good topic Sandra!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 653 days ago

Amen!!! I have all but abandoned Facebook too. While I have been member since the days when it was only for college students I just can’t handle it anymore. I used to like being able to keep up with my classmates but now I could care less that their cat and child can both walk. ... ooo, so can mine!!

-- Bobby

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#15 posted 653 days ago


Made my day.



PS what about twitter?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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