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Forum topic by jeffswildwood posted 12-25-2013 10:26 PM 894 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2013 10:26 PM

Wow, I noticed tomorrow will be one year I have been on lumberjocks. What a great experience it has been! I have learned so much by being on here. Things a year ago I would never try I now look forward to the challenge. I have to thank other members on here for the inspiration and encouragement. I see other wood workers do things and I realize I can do that too. Plus if I need help they are ready with a tip or trick to make it easier. A year ago the butt joint was king, now I do so many others. A year ago hinges were put on the back of the box, now they are neatly mortised in. A year ago 1/8th of an inch off was OK, now a 1/32 or 1/64th off and I’m upset. A year ago I didn’t worry about screws showing, now the goal is not only not showing but not needed. I have made some really good friends and received such positive reinforcement on my projects. I recommend this site to anyone that wants to up their game, I have, and just have fun doing wood work. Thanks everyone for being friends, teaching me new ways to do things, all the wonderful comments on my projects and for just allowing me to be a member of this GREAT site. Jeff (jeffswildwood)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 11:53 PM

Congratulations Jeff on your one year LJ anniversary. I whizzed right by mine but just checked and in a little more than a month I will have been a member for two years. Everything you said about upping your game in woodworking is true for me also. I have made so many friends and like you have learned so much I feel truly blessed. It is a pleasure having you as a friend Jeff. I am looking forward to the new year and making sawdust with you and the rest of the LJ guys and gals.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 12-26-2013 02:54 PM

Ditto. Seeing everybody’s projects here makes me realize what’s possible and, more importantly, how it’s done using different tools and techniques. I love the fact that there are so many ways to achieve the same result. I use what’s worked for me in the past, but have really enjoyed using new methods I’ve picked up here in an effort to up my game beyond “good enough”. One great thing about this forum is the level of activity. You can post a question or problem and quite a few people will chime in very quickly with enough different ideas and suggestions that you can quickly get back to your project armed with their experience.

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#3 posted 12-26-2013 06:01 PM

Congratulations on your year of being around here! As the anniversary of my Fine Woodworking Online subscription comes up once more and I have to decide whether to call them and tell them I’m cancelling, or do nothing and let them hit my credit card yet again, I’m realizing that I’m getting more inspiration and education here than there.

I’m extremely grateful to my fellow LumberJocks who offer so much, and teach me so much.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#4 posted 12-26-2013 06:05 PM

Great attitude. Maybe you could help out richgreer with his.

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