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Kindlingmaker

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11-05-2008 05:05 PM

I have been looking over many of the great ideas, jigs, projects etc. and having been reading many books. What I found was that there is a lot of information out there and its scattered everywhere so what if there was a new book compiled, ”The LumberJocks How to Book” ? The proceeds to help keep the site going and many a Jock could be published. Martin, how does this sound? Jocks?

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings


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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 11-05-2008 05:22 PM

That’s not a bad idea at all, you could use lulu.com to publish it (or something similar)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#2 posted 11-05-2008 06:31 PM

I still having the idea of a calendar bouncing around in my head.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#3 posted 11-05-2008 06:57 PM

Sounds like a great idea!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Sawdust2

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#4 posted 11-05-2008 09:00 PM

Just watch o0ut that you don’t run into copyright claims.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 11-05-2008 09:11 PM

How’s this for a new name then ”LumberJocks’ Favorite Woodworking Tips, Jigs and Projects” ?

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Roper

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#6 posted 11-06-2008 12:28 AM

go for it. i’ll order the first copy.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 11-06-2008 01:33 PM

Who would write it?

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 11-06-2008 04:47 PM

“Who would write it?” How about each Jock that would want to submit their contribution could send it to Martin for his approval and then to a commitee of Jocks for editing then back to Martin for final approval. This would only work if there are many Jocks who would send their pictures with descriptions. They could be and maybe should be something that is not as pretty as we find in other books but the REAL shop photos and the REAL how we do things and… that’s one idea. As my great grand Daddy once said many times, “Simplicity doesn’t break.”

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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map

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#9 posted 11-06-2008 05:08 PM

Having written a couple of books as well as some chapters for reference books (not about woodworking), I can say with some knowledge that there is a lot of work involved in publishing a book. Might there be a way to set up a tab on the site where folks could post their tips, jigs and projects with some sort of indexing thingy? Someone would still have to moderate such a beast, but it might be less time consuming that actual publishing.

-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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cpt_hammer

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#10 posted 11-06-2008 05:44 PM

I think you should have two sets of moderators. One for woodworking critics and another for grammar and style.

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cpt_hammer

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#11 posted 11-06-2008 05:45 PM

How about a chapter on mechanical engineering of items. Not so much project based book, but design and building focused…I don’t often build off a project, but adapt a project based on what my needs really are.

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Kindlingmaker

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#12 posted 11-06-2008 09:10 PM

I too have pulished a book and also not on woodworking and it is time consuming and sometimes just a flat out pain in the bottom but when done, there is a book and something that will be forever. This idea is just an idea to see if there is interest. Since the first book is already spoken for I will put my name in for the next four.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Martin Sojka

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#13 posted 11-14-2008 09:43 AM

Good idea.. I can see LJ publishing house in the future ;) However we’d first need one leader with some experience in the book publishing process.

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rtb

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#14 posted 11-14-2008 05:43 PM

I agree witheverything said and, while I don’t know that I have anything worth publishing I will gladly help with anything that can be done on computer and or phone Put me on the list or in the wastebasket, as needed. Martin I give Ms Debbie as reference, I think that we both know we can trust her judgement.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Padre

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#15 posted 11-14-2008 06:46 PM

When I was into hot glass, I volunteered to do a calendar for the WarmGlass.com forum site. We had people submit pictures of themselves in their ‘shops’ and email them to me. I then sized them got them print ready, submitted everything to the printer, shepherded the entire process, got them back, took orders, mailed them out. All payments went to the website who was prepared to accept Paypal, credit and of course, personal checks. It took a long time, a lot of work, it cost more than $10.00 a copy and was a real pain-in-the-neck.

To publish a book would be an awesome thing, and I think if it was done this site would be financially sound for a very long time. It is definitely a labor of love. It is also very rewarding (as Kindlingmaker said) to see your hard work come to fruition….... just like wood working!

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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