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11-26-2013 07:14 PM

I don’t know if I’m putting this in the right place, but is there a section of the website that I can find out how to make some of the things that I see on here, and is it bad form for me to ask how a member made a certain item? I love this site and don’t want to offend anyone, but I dying to make some of these projects and I’m a novice woodworker.

Thanks in advance,

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 07:29 PM

I think you’ll find most LJ’s post here just for that reason. I can’t speak for everyone, but everything I’ve ever asked has been answered.

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 07:34 PM

I don’t think that there are any proprietary issues on LJ.
Don’t be bashful. Nobody else is. :)


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#4 posted 11-26-2013 07:38 PM

If anybody has a problem, they will tell you. The other option is to get out a piece of paper and create something that you need or want instead of copying someone else’s work. At that point, you will get more help and ideas than you can use.

There are classes here and other places, Stumpynubs has some online classes – he is a little crazy but he has a gift that you don’t see very often (I don’t think he gets out much) where it comes to woodworking. ;>)

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 08:12 PM

When folks go into detail about the construction, they will put it in the Blog section to show the progress over time. Just ask any questions, and you will get lots of help.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 11:02 PM

The biggest “problem” you might run into is that a lot of things are just designed on the fly, with no kind of drawing or plans to share. I know that is how I do a lot of small to medium size projects.

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 03:25 AM

Ask ANY Questions You want to Ken.

I think you’ll find that LJ Members will be more than willing to share whatever Knowledge they may have.

You’ll Not be Offending Anyone.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 03:31 AM

This web site is a store house of information. Everything you ever wanted to know about wood working. Never had a question go unanswered. just a great bunch all around. Love it…Love it.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 11-27-2013 04:17 AM


I’m very new to this site, but have already found folks here are not only willing to help, but many are eager to lend a hand by providing great advice. In fact, folks are so willing to help those of us just getting into woodworking that I have already recommended the site to a friend.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#10 posted 11-27-2013 06:06 AM

Thanks everyone, for the good advice, and the kind words. I’ll be in touch with tons of questions, I’m sure. I hope I’ll get to a point where I’ll be able to post a project on here soon.

You all are awesome,


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#11 posted 11-27-2013 08:28 AM

Welcome to LJs

Our reason for being here is to help each other. I can only speak for myself, but if you have a question for me, ask away.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 11-27-2013 11:54 AM

I echo what everyone else has said. I’ve been on LJ for a bit over a year and I love this site. There are some great woodworkers on this site and they are all as helpful as anyone could ask.

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#13 posted 11-27-2013 01:23 PM

Ken, welcome, and I know for my part, usually when I post a project I usually encourage people to copy it. I copied a bandsaw box from a very talented artist in Australia, and when I posted it here I gave him credit for the design. Not only did he thank me with a post, he also included some tips on how to produce it easier!

This is absolutely the best website for woodworkers on the planet.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#14 posted 11-27-2013 01:31 PM

Ask away, all part of the fun.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#15 posted 11-27-2013 02:17 PM

Enjoy Lumberjocks and learn all that you can. Lumberjocks are friendly and helpful. There are also tutorials and blogs on here about techniques and materials. Welcome aboard.

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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