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Forum topic by derosa posted 11-26-2012 01:53 PM 1279 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2012 01:53 PM

To counter the drag of a thread asking to be removed I decided to make this thread. List here why you like it here and what keeps you here.
For me it is
the cast of characters many of whom show just how caring they can be on a daily basis.
All the wonderful pieces that I aspire to reach the skill level of, don’t want to duplicate but want the ability to make something equivalent.
All the helpful suggestions and pointers when trying to figure out a design or solution.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 02:16 PM

I belong to a few forums, but this in the only one I really ever post on because it is visually appealing, the moderators are hands-off and it’s full of nice people willing to share. I also like the ability to show off projects and see the work of others. No other site has the same sort of galleries. I like the way tool reviews are prominently featured too. All in all there is everything I could ask for here, and any of the things I don’t like are a small price to pay for the good I get out of it!

-- Subscribe to "Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal"- One of the crafts' most unique publications:

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 02:24 PM

LJs is educational, fun and inspiring.
What more can one ask?

-- 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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#3 posted 11-26-2012 02:30 PM

Mostly, I like looking @ the new projects. I get a lot of great ideas from there. I also like reading the forums. It can be very informative & entertaining.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 02:36 PM

I’m with Gene and Mike, this is the Best.

-- 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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#5 posted 11-26-2012 02:37 PM

LJs PLUS factors:

  • Access to a multitude of task-specific opinions/suggestions, often WITH an explanation why you should do it this/that way.
  • Ample “humble pie” when I see such fantastic WW-ing that others have and do accomplish.
  • Shared interest in WW-ing, and yes SOME of the social networking can be “positive”
  • Have made local WW-ing friends and WW-ing contacts/sources from having met them via LJs

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 02:51 PM

I get inspired to do projects worthy of posting. I check the new projects gallery at least once a day to see what’s new and I check the forums to see if I can add something there. I have noticed that many of my favorited projects are of shop projects like jigs, saw tables, router tables and the like—there are some very creative LJs with great solutions to woodworking situations. Great camaraderie, willingness to share, lots of pride but always with a touch of humility among LJs and good motivation for a relative newbie like me.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 03:01 PM

When I first started woodworking, I joined several different message boards and websites. This is the only one I’ve kept coming back to. The people here are, for the most part, very friendly and helpful. A lot of them produce projects that are downright amazing. They give me something to aspire to. I like the overall format of the site. As long as you’re logged in, the ads aren’t too obnoxious. I like having all the reviews and having the ability to write reviews of my own. Overall, Lumberjocks is a great place!


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#8 posted 11-26-2012 03:09 PM

LJ’s rocks in a lot of ways. I joined the site almost 3 years ago and my knowledge base has increased so much from just reading and asking questions its amazing. Rarely does anyone ever get put down around here, theres no primadonnas. Mostly everyone is willing to help out in any way they can.

Ive also made a bunch of e-buddies, whom, if i had the chance in real life, id love to hang out with. Ive receieved a bunch of LJ packages in the mail from a grease box, to a mallet, to a baby rattle, wax cakes and handsaws. Without this place i never would have had these items so proudly displayed in my shop.

Im a LumberJock. Are you?

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 11-26-2012 03:27 PM

Real people giving real advice.

I get to see works of art that normally only a few would see otherwise. It opens up your mind to possibilities that i simply wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. The really great thing is those creators are actually willing to talk to me.

I have learned from people all over the planet. The thought a year ago of talking to someone in Australia or South America about a common topic was not even a possibility.

It has been a great experience for me.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 11-26-2012 03:29 PM

All of the above but the big ones for me are the ability to share ideas and innovations and the “support group” of fellow woodworking obsessed individuals, many of whom I consider among my good friends and a few of whom I have come to know in person….......................priceless!!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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Raymond Thomas

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#11 posted 11-26-2012 09:40 PM

This website is priceless when you compare all of the people who contribute their knowledge, experiences, suggestions and show their talents. I belong to three different forums but this one keeps drawing me back. I really enjoy the people who have made this site what it is and stand in wonder of how far it will go.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#12 posted 11-26-2012 10:40 PM

1) Non-shop talk, where you can freely whine about your feelings hurt by someone else leaving the site.
2) Great bunch of nasty sarcastic characters.

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Steve Esterby

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#13 posted 11-27-2012 01:35 AM

I don’t even know another woodworker in my area. This site is an unbelievable resource for woodworkers. Can you believe it’s free.You can feel the good spirit of so many members ( I’m thinking people like Monte pittman), and the inevitable whining from a few others ( Unfotunately you probably don’t know who you are). Just like real life!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#14 posted 11-27-2012 02:01 AM

because i learn a lot.i get a variety of opionions on tools,finishing,etc.this is stuff that woodworkers have tried wether its a hobbist or a profesional.i have looked at other forums but like many have said this is the one i keep coming back doesn’t matter how stupid the question i ask or how common knowledge something is no one acts like your an idiot.

thanks for the awesome sight.marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 11-27-2012 02:33 AM

Because the best people on earth gather here. Great woodworking projects to admire. Fantastic place to get info. Fun to help others but also to watch some grow. Lots of entertainment on the forum site. And some of the best friends ever. Anyone that doesn’t like this place, needs to just leave. Don’t make a show of it. Just go

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

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