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HandsOgold

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2598 days ago

The opening page indicates that just over a thousand woodjocks have posted only sixteen hundred projects. Since even lowly me has posted half a dozen already, and im still generating sawdust lol. How many of you have not shared your talents with us? It is great that many of you are here to learn. But we posters want to learn too. AND from YOU. One of the joys of wood work is that it aint always perfect, like factory crapola. Ive read hundreds of comments and havent seen anything of criticsm, except to suggest new ideas or techniques.
And, when someone says, “Hey, I wanna make one also,” man that feels so good. And you betta believe that im browsing the projects lists looking for ideas that i can steal. so post something and let me steal it already.

-- Dan


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oscorner

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#1 posted 2598 days ago

I believe in supporting my fellow LumberJocks in their effort to become better woodworkers and in that light, I try not to critisize, but instead, may offer an alternative to what was done or how it was done. I agree that there are many holding back on showing their work, but at the same time the current postings of projects, forums and blogs is overwhelming. The more I browse the more I see how limited my skills are and how much more I need to learn.

By the way, you are more than welcome to use any ideas you can get from my projects…NO NEED TO STEAL THEM. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#2 posted 2598 days ago

Overwhelming is an understatement. We’ll soon need LJ-West, and LJ-East and I’ll visit LJ-East 2 weeks out of the year on vacation. LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2598 days ago

what’s the new trend??? the house swapping for vacations?
We could do a “shop swap”.... :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2598 days ago

I think there are also a lot who sign up and then let their accounts lapse.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Karson

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#5 posted 2598 days ago

I agree Giz. If you look at the Jocks starting from the back and look at the posts or comments. There are lot over 300 days old.

Mot when you say you do LJ East and LJ West. Are you referring to the Great Country of Canada. or do you visit the lower 48 States?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2598 days ago

Dan, I am limited physically how much I can generate as far as projects, but if you take the time to check my project pages I’ve put up quite a few since I’ve been on LJs. I’m mostly a lathe man so I like to turn project, but I’ve also tried my hands at making 3 chairs, and a hope chest, plus the thorsen project. I like Mark don’t like to critisize, I think offering alternatives or suggestions is a much better approach to teaching, and I used to teach. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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woodspar

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#7 posted 2598 days ago

The projects come when I have time to stage and photograph them. Right now I am in a big production mode and not done with my latest yet. I did take some time out from the “big project” to do a band saw box which seemed to generate some interest – that was fun.

I think that in response to the “critique” comment, one of the things that makes Lumberjocks so special for me is that it is a very supportive atmosphere, and even in the event of 1000 Jocks we still seem to have that, and I do not want to lose that.

Once I went to a Les Paul concert. There must have been over 500 people there. Les Paul at one point asked if there were any guitar players in the audience. Only a handful of people raised their hands. Les Paul said something like, come on there must be more guitar players out there in the audience? Somebody said – do you think we would admit it in front of you? The point is that it can be easy to get intimidated by greatness – but I hope that people get inspired, not intimidated.

That is what Lumberjocks is for me, inspiring, not intimidating. I think people know by looking at the pictures who really knows their stuff – we have some true artists and professionals here – the rest of us are just trying to learn, practice and get better. By posting our projects we can show our progression and people acknowledge that, and it is very rewarding.

-- John

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2598 days ago

I agree we do need more folks posting. At the same time, I’ve been here since March and I just got caught up on Gizmo’s great cabinet series. There is still a lot of content I haven’t managed to get to yet.

I’m hoping for criticism of my work. My ego won’t be bruised by someone with 1000’s of more hours in a shop than I telling me I screwed something up….so criticize away. It’s nice, feels good, to get praise of my work…but it’s more valuable to me when people question my methods or point me to a better way.

I have been inspired by the support that LJ offers. Having folks who’s work I admire take the time to comment on my humble attempts has pushed me to attempt projects that I might not have otherwise…my pseudo morris chair is a prime example. I would not have tried to build it 4 months ago.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2598 days ago

Maybe a lot of the newer members are a little shy.

I kind of lay-ed back on posting when I first joined Lumberjocks.

I didn’t want to wear out my welcome, but as I became more acquainted with the group, you’ll notice I don’t hold back anymore.

All of you just have to put up with me.

I also don’t mind compliments, or criticism. (Although compliments are my preference.)

If anyone has a question about anything, I’ll gladly try giving you an answer the best I can.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 2597 days ago

Yeah…I guess we are “stuck” with you Dick…just like I’m stuck with my neighbor….you know..the one that helps me whenever I need it….always has time for some friendly conversation…lends me the wisdom of his years….shows me how to do something I couldn’t do before…of course that horrible habit he has of mowing my lawn while we are gone on vacation has got to stop.

We could use a blog on your carving techniques!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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HandsOgold

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#11 posted 2597 days ago

There was an old movie, im sure some of you could provide the title, in which the head policeman (French?) states, “Round up the usual suspects.”. and once again if you look at those replying to my topic the lowest number of posts attained is 367. The “usual suspects” have once again stepped up to the fore and shared their thoughts. It would have been so much more satisfying had i heard from newbies like me who are making their first few posts. GET involved. Its your (OUR) group. in fact, one group Im a member of REQUIRES a weekly post or comment to maintain membership. even if its only “Nice work fella.” If you havent posted , you dont know how cool it is to see your work or words in print. Years ago there was no way i could share with friends my woodworking output. With lumberjocks, all my old northern buds can see how ive been spending my retirement. And the people to whom Ive given some of these objects d’art have also been thrilled to see their pieces showcased. (In fact one friend thought i was auctioning off “his” piece and was flumoxed.)
Write, Post, share, ask questions, and in some way participate. it will do us ALL good.

-- Dan

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2597 days ago

Here, here, make that a double. Especially what Bob said about Dick Cain, don’t the guy get on your nerves, always asking if he can help you out in some way. Inexcuseable, I say, maybe we should go to Hibbing Minn. and take his carving chisels away. jockmike, Naw , then no one would learn a damn thinig. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2597 days ago

Thanks to you Mike my head got swollen, & I might need a new hat.

Just think, If every member posted one project tomorow., we could almost double the number of projects in one day.

So lets give it a try.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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scottb

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#14 posted 2597 days ago

Yeah, Dick has posted a couple of projects for those early jocks who fell off the map, and the friends or family members who may have signed up to comment once or twice.

I remember back when anyone having over 50 posts was a really high number. We were a much quieter group back then. Many projects remained uncommented on for weeks/months. No longer the case. I love how we get feedback, and a number of confirmed “reads” within seconds of posting. So much more satisfying than posting out in the other blog-o-sphere!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2597 days ago

members will contribute when they are ready – always good idea to give them a nudge once in a while..
Some people just love to be a part of the process by reading. That’s cool.
Glad to them here benefiting from all that LJ has to give

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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