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Forum topic by Circleswoodshop posted 07-12-2013 03:58 AM 886 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2013 03:58 AM

All I can say is I am starting to really enjoy this site! Thank you all for generating this community! What are some of the reasons you like this place?

-- The one thing about time is that time is always on time.

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#1 posted 07-12-2013 04:30 AM

It is the sense of community. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 12:41 PM

3 major reasons…
1) Inspiration … the woodworkers here do some amazing and beautiful things with wood
2) Distraction …. I work alone all day, and this gives me a social outlet.
3) Education … there are so many ways to accomplish a task.. and with everyone sharing, I learn new things here every day. And I get to share what know as well.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 12:48 PM

Because its cheaper than crack but just as addictive.

-- "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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#4 posted 07-12-2013 05:01 PM


-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#5 posted 07-12-2013 11:23 PM

It’s comforting to know there are people even more unbalanced than myself. Beyond that, I’ve learned so much on this site (for FREE) that it boggles the mind. Definitely grateful for the experienced brain trust here and the varied styles and projects.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 07-16-2013 12:18 PM

Not only the projects and talented people but, the format.

No other website looks like this one. The layout, the colors, the ability to add pictures bigger than 4MB., the numerous comments are usually friendly compared to other sites and the view count is kind of satisfying.

Where else can you build a portfolio of all your work that looks this good and is easy to use – FOR FREE!?

And then, there’s our dear mother figure….....Debbie. : )

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#7 posted 07-16-2013 01:19 PM

There are some amazingly talented artisans here. I just look at their work and say maybe….some day….I can be half as good.

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Don W

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#8 posted 07-16-2013 01:24 PM

I agree with all of the above….

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#9 posted 07-16-2013 01:36 PM

#1=there’s no snobbery here,specially tool snobbery.

#2=if you have a question ,you’ll almost always get your answer,members line up to help you out.

#3=There’s very little of”I’m more experienced because I did this,this and this,therefore you are wrong” here.

#4=there’s mutual respect amongst members .

#5=no one is begging for donations,membership fees .

DKV,NGK,Danum style,Charlie M1958,scrollgirl,Dusty,hellofawreck,Horizatal M,toolie,A1jim,Montie ,jfadvm,and the list goes on and on.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 07-16-2013 01:43 PM

I like the layout, as Reedwood said. Other forums are stuck in the way-back, and the bulletin board interface(and tiny fonts) just isn’t for me. Also the civility displayed between the vast majority of those gathered. These things are bound by the common interest thing: working wood and discussing the tools and processes used to work the wood.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 07-16-2013 05:47 PM

First of all WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is an encouraging place to come to and the folks on here are just great!!
You make friends with L’s all over the world!!
Also, it is the easiest site to navigate that I ever work on!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 07-16-2013 06:07 PM

haha chrisstef hit the nail on the head

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#13 posted 07-16-2013 06:25 PM

It is a nice site. There are a lot of knowledgeable people and nice projects and the people are very nice. Welcome aboard and enjoy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 07-16-2013 07:11 PM

I’m not addicted. I can quit any time I want;)

But I don’t want to make any LJs sad.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#15 posted 07-16-2013 08:50 PM

Have been really enjoying LJ also due to:
- incredible knowledge base freely given
- not too many ‘hot heads’ or snobbery
- project photos galore!
- fairly high caliber of regular tongue-in-cheek humour
- overall friendliness
- coffee lounge category gives you lots of free reign when you need to blow off steam, rock the boat or digress creatively

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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