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Forum topic by Al posted 01-06-2014 01:40 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2014 01:40 PM

Hi to all,

I am fairly new to this forum in a posting kind of way at least but I have just finished a task that I must say has been inspirational, tutorial, eye opening, funny, frightening and sometimes moving.

My task I set myself was to look at ALL the projects ever posted on LJ and I have just finished doing it.

I would heartily recommend doing this, though it has taken many weeks of long nights and the odd bit of time in the day when circumstances permitted.

If you do decide to try this I advise you to start at the last posting and work backwards through them, if not you will likely never know where you started as so many new posts will have been made since your long but enjoyable task began.

You will also learn much and be inspired to create so much that you may never have time to finish the jobs, but what you learn (even a master woodworker cannot know everything) will be well worth the effort and you will also see how people have grown in confidence and skill as the pages pass.

I just wanted everyone to see the benefit of doing this, even if it takes years to look at the projects, as it may if you have limited time, I guarantee that what you find will be of use and often give you ideas to make things in a totally different way.

Anyway thats the end of my rant about the projects and please please keep on posting them, no matter how small or humble you think they are there will be many of us out here that enjoy and learn from them.

Thanks to all you LJs out there. Al

-- I am an insomniac, but I don't lose sleep over it!

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 02:57 PM

kudos to you—- that is quite the undertaking!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 03:32 PM

Did you accumulate a list of favorites that you would share? Top 10, etc.?

-- PaulMayer,

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 04:07 PM

Thanks Debbie and Paul. Paul, I don’t know if I could whittle it down to 10. I must have bookmarked 100s but I will give it a go. :) Al

-- I am an insomniac, but I don't lose sleep over it!

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 04:20 PM

I did the same thing when I first joined ,I would guess there has been thousands more since then. As you stated a very worth while and enjoyable venture .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 05:08 PM

I did the same thing last winter, and since then have been keeping up with the new posts. Took quite some time, but I also wasn’t working then so it probably took me less time than you.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 05:21 PM

I know this is bad, but I spent most of my class time in school last year going through every project tagged “jig”. No, school had nothing to do with wood….

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 03:24 AM

I did the same thing when I first joined. It was a tremendous learning experience.

Then a buddy sent me the entire Shopnotes collection on DVD and I looked at ALL of those!

Then I got the entire Wood Magazine on DVD and looked at all of those!

It was like getting a PhD in woodworking (but I still try to learn something new every chance I get)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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