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Forum topic by Gannicus posted 08-07-2013 02:05 PM 996 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2013 02:05 PM

I’m only posting this here because it has the most views and replies…

But where is the section to post general woodworking questions?
I have a question regarding glue ups, but there is really isn’t a “catch-all” section to just toss out a question and have someone with the knowledge answer.

Nearly all forums I use have a “general” section where such questions are asked and answered, I’d think this forum could certainly use one as well.

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#1 posted 08-07-2013 02:07 PM

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#2 posted 08-07-2013 02:10 PM

It could fit in “skill sharing” or “joinery” or really anywhere you want to put it. Unlike a couple of other forums I’ve been in, nobody here will run you out of town if you post a question in the wrong spot. (They might suggest you move it to a particular forum but only to help you get more responses.)

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#3 posted 08-07-2013 02:12 PM

Jim... how is this copy-paste response helping here? the OP has been here for over 100 days and I assume he already got that copy paste message from you when he joined is that no so?

Gannicus – I think you have a valid point. Personally I would consider the “woodworking skills share” the “general” “catch all” forum for anything that doesn’t necessarily fit into any of the others, but I suppose it’s name isn’t as clear for that purpose. glue ups I would consider to be part of “joinery” and could fit in well in that forum.

you could post a suggestion in the “LJ feedback” forum to rename one of the forums to be called “general”, or add a new one with that purpose in mind which will be reviews by site management.

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 02:52 PM

Thanks guys…see, I’m really green to woodworking, and most times, probably like other noobies, we don’t know enough to put things in the right place, the right lingo etc.

A general forum I think would solve this…I literally spent 30 mins staring at the list of possible forums to put my question in, and in my frustration, started this one instead. LOL

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 01:32 AM

Lev – I noticed that reply from Jim in another forum, not the usual “welcome new member” area. Although I respect him, it could be considered a type of spam. But hey, it keeps the number of posts up.

Gannicus – just choose what most closely matches your question/topic.

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 01:46 AM

There is no such thing as a general woodworking question.

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 09:11 PM

But Gannicus, what’s your question? Enquiring minds want to know! :-)

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#8 posted 08-08-2013 09:14 PM

Dude!! All this and you still haven’t asked? Ask away, man… ask away :-)

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#9 posted 08-08-2013 09:14 PM

Just pick a spot and post it. Herr is good.


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#10 posted 08-08-2013 09:17 PM

Maybe that was it… “Where do I ask a question?”


But I think it’s a glue up question. Hope he posts it and provides a link to it here, as I could use some ‘tips and tricks’ for better glue ups. I have a chair in pieces at the bench, for example, and am dreading that glue up as it includes four back slats and nine sub-seat ‘rungs.’ Yuck.

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#11 posted 08-08-2013 09:17 PM

Haha! Here’s the post with my questions!

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#12 posted 08-08-2013 09:20 PM


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#13 posted 08-08-2013 09:38 PM

Shoot smitty I just glued one up, as a repair… I am looking to see if I have pics, but it took some creativity and a lot of clamps, but I got the whole thing in one session. I remember doing things in a way that some clamps were used as cauls to clamp in the other direction, and then those frames used as cauls clamp the back down…. hmmm

OP Since all the forums show up on the main pulse page, just ask you question, and add the appropriate tags. Joinery would be a good place to ask, but it looks like you got that.

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