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Monte Pittman

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12-31-2012 02:12 AM

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One year ago I joined this community. At the time I was egotistic enough to think I was of intermediate skill level. Shortly after looking at the projects and the skills required to produce them on this site, I realized that I wasn’t even a strong rookie.

After a year of asking lots of stupid questions to lots of of wonderfully skilled people I have learned an enormous amount and I can visibly see how I have improved through the year. Although I wouldn’t consider myself as good yet as i originally thought I was a year ago.

Not only have I been inspired by the dozens of LJ’s I have talked to, but by dozens of LJ’s that didn’t even know that they helped me. From a few hundred emails and questions I have only had one person refuse to answer a question. I know I am impressed.

I can only say thank you to the entire group. You have been my instructors, my inspiration and my friends. I hope the future brings much more of the same. My hope in the future is to take trips around the country and get to physically meet many of the LJ’s I have been blessed to talk to.

I hope someday to inspire others as you have done for me.


-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 02:13 AM

Happy anniversary!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 02:19 AM

Happy Anniversary Monte!

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 02:40 AM

Thanks for your inspiring works Monte, and happy anniversary!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 02:48 AM

Congrats on your first year Monte.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 04:14 AM

happy 1st year anninersary Monte…we all have learned and beneffited from lumberjocks.

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 04:22 AM

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have many more to celebrate.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 04:36 AM

Great first year for you! Enjoy having you here!

-- jay,

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#8 posted 12-31-2012 04:36 AM

Happy Anniversary Monte!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 12-31-2012 04:38 AM

My experience is similar to yours, Monte.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 12-31-2012 06:49 AM

4418 posts in 365 days. Some kind of a record, no doubt.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#11 posted 12-31-2012 12:52 PM

Happy Anniversary Monte.

-- John @

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#12 posted 12-31-2012 12:54 PM

Happy Anniversary Monte!

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 12-31-2012 02:15 PM

Happy Anniversary Monte. I enjoy your projects, thoughts, etc., and friendship. This is definitely one big inspirational extended family. Wish you many more years of finely built projects, and to do it safely so you can continue to inspire.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 12-31-2012 03:10 PM

Well said Monte. Aiding others of ALL skill levels should be our prime objecive.


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#15 posted 12-31-2012 03:16 PM

Happy anniversary Monte!
I have learned a lot and been inspired by you and so many others on this site.
Thanks to all.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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