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Forum topic by Furnitude posted 34 days ago 712 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Furnitude

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34 days ago

There’s too much belly-aching and not enough gratitude for the inspiration and community provided by Lumberjocks. For all the people behind the scenes who never get thanks and only get grief from complainers, I want to thank you for providing this amazing resource FOR FREE. I can’t express how much I’ve prospered by it through learning and friendship. I hope others will join me in expressing thanks.
Mitch

-- Mitch, http://furnitude.blogspot.com Also blog at http://www.craftsy.com/blog/author/mitch-roberson/


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Cricket

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#1 posted 34 days ago

Thank you for your kindness, Mitch.

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Buckethead

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#2 posted 34 days ago

Well said, Furnitude.

I don’t mind a bit of grumpyoldmanism. We are primarily a bunch of garage/basement dwellers. It’s to be expected.

But still… A bit of joie de vivre is in order. Share some today!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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jinkyjock

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#3 posted 34 days ago

+1 on that Furnitude.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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Dallas

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#4 posted 34 days ago

Furnitude, Please, don’t hold back….. tell us what you really think! Lol!

On the other hand, I learned a few years back nor to sweat it and never go to the ”Off Topic” section. It is full of hate and discontent on just about every forum in existence! That’s why they are off topic…. they have nothing to do with the subjects that are of interest to the forum in general.
I’ve found that that is the only way to keep what little sanity I have left!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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JADobson

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#5 posted 34 days ago

While I agree that we should be thankful for the site’s moderators I don’t think we are at all out of line if we complain about not liking something. As members we create all of the content for LJ including the inspiration and community mentioned by the OP. We should have every right to say to the owners who profit off of our free contributions that we do or do not like something about the site.

-- James

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 34 days ago

Thanks for posting this Mitch. I have to believe that the majority of members are very happy here. In any group there are a few “the sky is falling” types. I have advanced to where I am because of here. Honored to be part of here.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 34 days ago

great thread,i really like the site.there is things i wished were different,but its still the best ww site period.if the owners didn’t make money they couldn’t keep the free site up,to them i say thank you!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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moment

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#8 posted 34 days ago

some may obfuscate , defer , or ignore ,.....unless there is a compliment to be appropriated of course .

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mudflap4869

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#9 posted 34 days ago

I am cautious about joining any group or association, and when I do it always after carefull consideration. I joined this board only after attending a gathering of NUBBERS in louisianna. Even then I hesitated for a time and read many pages of the thread before signing on. I found that 99.9% of the people on here are honorable and talented artists who love nothing more than sharing their love of woodworking with others. The moderators ask nothing of the members than to respect the dignaty of all who come here. Personalities differ throughout the thread but the basic premiss remains. Share your knowledge and respect the different styles of art. We joke and pick at each other on a daily basis and that is a major asset within the community. We also share our lives good or bad with each other. and hold each other up emotionaly when we are troubled. I am totaly thankful for the site and the opportunity it affords me to become a member of this FAMILY of caring supportive people.
Now I need to go and see if my sanding sealer is dry. BYE Y’ALL

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 34 days ago

Another +1 on what Firnitude posted.

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

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TiggerWood

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#11 posted 34 days ago

Thank you LJers.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 34 days ago

Mitch, Amen to that! Cricket really seems to be on top of any concerns that come up.

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

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Cricket

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#13 posted 34 days ago

I feel very blessed to be a part of this incredible community.

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bondogaposis

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#14 posted 34 days ago

I agree, it is a great and positive place to hang out.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Bob Current

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#15 posted 34 days ago

Amen

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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