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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 500 days ago 814 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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500 days ago

Well, that’s up to YOU to decide.

Personally I have only one thing to say that matters about LumberJocks, and that is that it has made me a better woodworker.

Thank you admins, and keep up the good work, (even if you don’t like my suggestions, ;)

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 500 days ago

LJs has provided info, motivation, friendship and inspiration. Love it!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Brandon

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#2 posted 500 days ago

It’s a great site with a lot of great contributors!

The admins aren’t too keen on suggestions no matter how good they are. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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RussellAP

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#3 posted 500 days ago

brandon W I have yet to meet an admin who did take them.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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moment

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#4 posted 500 days ago

Administration has made you a better woodworker ? That’s metaphysically impossible .


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Sandra

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#5 posted 500 days ago

You can’t please everyone, but I think LJ comes pretty close.
It has been singlehandedly the biggest influence on my woodworking.

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 500 days ago

I too like it here. I have made many good friends here and like to look at and learn, comment on ,what I see, and read, about regularily.It is not perfect but damned good I give it high marks.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Don W

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#7 posted 500 days ago

I agree Russell, its a great site. I do hope the administrators keep up with the needs. I know as you post more, it becomes harder to find things. I find I often reference my blog instead of the same post on LJ just because its easier. Not a complaint, just an observation

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 500 days ago

Seems user friendly and laid out well. Lots of help and talent, for sure. Since I am happy with what LJs has, I really don’t look at other sites. There are some things that could be better, but that will always be the case. Plus, the price is right.

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 500 days ago

Yes, good woodworking sense and a cast of characters from the good, the bad, and the ugly …. I decline to make a list in any category … chuckles everyone!

It fun here!

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

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TravisH

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#10 posted 500 days ago

Not for sure a best out there ever exists. Everyone has different interests. Large percentage of a site contains topics and posts that some have no use for at any given time. I end up hitting a lot of different places (too many hobbies) and concentrate on a few sub forums and then will check out about any thread if I notice certain names. (Then there are threads that I don’t click on for the same reason.)

There appears to be a good diversity of skill sets represented. There are definitely thosel on this site that have remarkable works that I find very impressive. Some guys are very creative and have interesting ways to address issues they encounter and do what I find most important make me think about things. Then there are guys that are very good general knowledge guys, reminds me of a few shop teachers, not really skilled persay in actually physically doing the work but wealth of information on how to do it. They are like picking up the typical wood working book at the book store.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 500 days ago

I think this is the greatest wood working site on the net!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I enjoy the challenge of neat project posted here!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 500 days ago

Not only is it the best woodworking site out there, it is the most user friendly for us non-computer-literate types! I appreciate it every day!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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muleskinner

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#13 posted 500 days ago

If there’s another site that has the breadth and depth of woodworking information and inspiration we have here, I’d sure like to see the link.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 500 days ago

Muleskinner here is a link .... go you didn’t I?

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

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vipond33

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#15 posted 500 days ago

muleskinner has said it best.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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