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Forum topic by chetrog posted 07-05-2014 08:25 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2014 08:25 PM

Not sure what forum I should ask so im just going to ask here. I am very new to woodworking. I had a stroke a few years ago , and I’m going to make some projects . My projects are going to be basic . For example I need to make a workbench, and and a shelf if my shed. I would like to make them projects on the website here, but is there a way i can store the project and not let people see what I have made. I know it’s going to be horrible stuff and people are not going to want to see the projects . Thanks for your time.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 10:21 PM

I don’t think there is any way to make a project that is uploaded to Lumberjocks “private,” which is what it sounds like you want to do.

There is an option to exclude a project from the Gallery Viewer, but I think the project will still be visible in the normal project listings.

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 10:54 PM

I don’t think you should worry about people seeing your project. We all started somewhere. Yours cant be worse than some of my first projects. Besides, if you post it, it will create a picture of your growth as a woodworker

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 11:25 PM

Please do not hesitate to post all your projects,we all get motivated by looking at them ,for all you know,your project could inspire someone else to build something similar for a different application.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 11:51 PM

I strongly agree with what Gary and Ken said.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#5 posted 07-06-2014 02:31 AM

If your worried about it being bad, I could post some of my projects to take that attention off of yours.

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 05:22 AM

Ok, Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 09:25 AM

The good thing about projects that look good or bad is that the process of making it involves dexterity and concentration which are great therapy for any residual effect from the stroke. There are people like me with Parkinson’s, men confined to wheelchairs, folks with broken backs who are in constant pain and we all subscribe to the idea that time spent woodworking relieves many ailments. I hope you find the same to be true, Good luck

BTW, after viewing your avatar, I think you are holding your nail gun the wrong way. I get an occasional blow back nail from mine but it looks like you ain’t getting many nails in the wood. Just an observation.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#8 posted 07-06-2014 09:38 AM

I can guarantee right now there are Lumberjocks with years of experience having a little smile at your post.
They will be thinking about the hole they drilled too deep,
the mitre cut on the wrong side,
the tenon too small for the mortice,
I could go on and on and on….....
My point is we are all on a learning curve, just like you.
So strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#9 posted 07-09-2014 11:58 PM

If you spend the time making a wood project, please post it. The folks here are like family- not critics. We all like to see what everyone makes out of wood. We all have different approaches to a project and we could learn from everyone after seeing how they did it. Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 07-10-2014 05:48 AM

Thanks again guys. I have a few projects that i just did in my new shed. I will post them after I build my shelving storage rack. My new shed is messy without shelving :)

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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