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Circleswoodshop

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405 days ago

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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WayneC

12260 posts in 2723 days


#1 posted 405 days ago

It is the sense of community. :)

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

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EPJartisan

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#2 posted 405 days ago

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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chrisstef

10641 posts in 1632 days


#3 posted 405 days ago

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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Jimbo4

1130 posts in 1388 days


#4 posted 405 days ago

DKV

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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BTimmons

2110 posts in 1111 days


#5 posted 405 days ago

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 - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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reedwood

869 posts in 1301 days


#6 posted 401 days ago

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. : )

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1131 days


#7 posted 401 days ago

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

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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Don W

14829 posts in 1193 days


#8 posted 401 days ago

I agree with all of the above….

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

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distrbd

1057 posts in 1072 days


#9 posted 401 days ago

#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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

9761 posts in 1244 days


#10 posted 401 days ago

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

11287 posts in 1731 days


#11 posted 401 days ago

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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MaroonGoon

280 posts in 584 days


#12 posted 401 days ago

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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helluvawreck

15582 posts in 1492 days


#13 posted 401 days ago

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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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BigRedKnothead

4680 posts in 608 days


#14 posted 401 days ago

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

But I don’t want to make any LJs sad.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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redSLED

687 posts in 518 days


#15 posted 401 days ago

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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