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Forum topic by Steve Kreins posted 01-20-2014 07:12 PM 1398 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steve Kreins

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01-20-2014 07:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ljs helpfulness question resource

My list of benefits, especially as a newbie with no one to help teach me, would take pages. Let me share the top five in the short time I’ve been here.

5. Always someone willing to answer my questions.

4. The Projects section stimulates my mind to find a direction I would like to move in.

3. Great place to learn new skills and get referrals to other sources of training.

2. Psychological Therapy while I battle this darn cancer.It helps keep my mind off drugs, doctors, hospitals and believe it or not, I actually have more energy and less pain because of LJs being the foundation of my woodworking experience. They don’t even charge me for the therapy!

AND #1. All of you wonderful LJs! Someone said this site is like a social media similar to Face Book except we have a common interest. NO! Your wrong if you think that! This site has been an answer directly from God for me!

”Friends” on fb are just buddies, Buddies on LJs are really “Friends” who care, encourage and have been a great blessing to me!

Thank you all for your kindness towards me and thank you to the staff that makes this site available!

Now, your turn. What do you find Helpful About LJs?

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 08:41 PM

I think the people in the penthouse need to go read some of the posts suggesting disapproval on the changes recently made. I’m in that camp.

I am a fan of the projects page. I love the creativity and the ideas for solving problems. I also enjoy reading the forums. Again, much creativity and much helpfulness.

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 09:58 PM

BREADBOARDS! I don’t make them but I’m constantly gobsmacked by the quality and variety of work. I’m tempted to try one like this. It’s a very high free standing shelf in my music catch all room. All the best Steve.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Steve Kreins

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 11:49 PM

Texcaster my wife would love that keyboard table next to her piano.!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 02:24 AM

Steve, You summed up what I like about LJs better than I ever could!

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

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 02:59 AM

I find EVERYTHING but the Coffee Lounge helpful. I have a lot of real life friends on here and have met a number of great people. Many of my projects have ideas taken from other people here, and you also learn about things you won’t find in magazines or books on here.

Just heed my warning to stay out of the Coffee Lounge if you want to stay positive about this site.

P.S. an Adblocker will help too.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 03:06 AM

IF you can reach down near the end of some of the epic threads going, there is a LOT of info going on.

Coffee lounge is NOT for the weak of heart. Should be more like a Combat Zone for a title. Some of the “Regulars ” there are just spoiling for a fight, any fight. Seems they think the place is their private chat room???

Easy to find topics on whatever woodworking you might be interested in. Not nearly as stuffy as some other sites.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 03:09 AM

You pretty much nailed it Steve… And you’re in my prayers for a complete recovery.

Just remember, when the Almighty selected an earthly father for the King of Kings, He chose a Lumberjock :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 03:14 AM

I’m new also and you summed up the quality’s of the forum. I am on a lot of forums, for various different things and the only complaint I have is the style of this forum is the most difficult to navigate that I have seen.

-- Earl

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 03:44 AM

I like Matt and Bandit and Lucas and Andy and about a hundred other folks here. I have made some real good friendships on this site. I have lost a few to. But am a better person for knowing them before they passed on.
LJ’s will always have a place in my heart. I hope to make new friends and learn from them.
The Coffee Lounge is an area that I will not go. It will spoil your experience here.
Steve I do hope you get better and it is nice to meet you.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 04:06 AM


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#11 posted 01-21-2014 09:29 AM

You said it all.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Fred Hargis

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#12 posted 01-21-2014 12:37 PM

I keep coming back because of the folks here and their wealth of knowledge. That, in spite of the fact that this software platform is as inconvenient as any I’ve ever used (no offense to the members intended). The other thing I like is the amount of traffic. I belong to another site that might get one post in 2 days (and another one or 2 that’s as busy as this one)! Lots of discussions to follow.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#13 posted 01-21-2014 01:01 PM

I love the helpfulness, the wealth of talent in fellow LJ’s and willingness to share their almost infinite knowledge.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#14 posted 01-21-2014 01:04 PM

Inspiration first and foremost! I’m probably the worst wood butcher on the planet and to see so many amazing woodworkers inspires me to try harder every day

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 01-21-2014 01:13 PM

“Design solutions” would be my addition to your list.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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