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Blog entry by tunk valley custom woodworks posted 02-11-2010 12:32 PM 1686 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

good morning every one i have just spent the last half hour on here reading some responces to a young man on here from australia and i have to say i was saddended by the way some of us have acted towards him.
yes i did include all of us mainley because we are responsible for our own actions.this young man is thrilled to be a part of our group and wants to tell us his ambitions and goals in life and what do we do we belittle him for his grammer.why do we do this when we should be encourageing him and helping him to reach his goals.
shame on us.all of us.we as a group own jacob an apoligy.we should be very proud of this talented young man.i know i am.its safe to say not one of us here on lumber jocks are perfect and none of us ever started out in the business or hobbie as good as we are please lets not allow this to happen again when we see our younger friends on here lets help them in any way we can we are carrying on a legacey here that is as old as the earth and these are the next generation that will keep alive what we cherish and love.p/s papadan and norv sorry i was kinda harsh in the emails i sent to you guys but some one had to do it.thank you to every one that reads this blog together we can help these young minds grow.oh by the way jim shouldnt we be out in our shops working right now.i want to say thank you to every one who has replied to this blog it just helps to show that we are a comunity of people who want to help people young and old no matter what their background race age or ststus symble is.lets keep it up and maby we will be able to enjoy this great site for many more years to come.

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 12:46 PM

I think I made my points clear in other blogs I just have to step down for now
but maybee later I´´m just tierd for now


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#2 posted 02-11-2010 12:47 PM

I agree 100 %

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 01:14 PM


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#4 posted 02-11-2010 03:05 PM

Well said!

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 03:42 PM

Concur all brother!

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 03:48 PM

if we don’t share ,

we haven’t built anything !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 04:07 PM

Well said! No doubt the appalling behavior of a few make a lot of folks—young and old—hesitant to post or just plain leave without trying.

I was glad to see that, at least in Jacob’s case, the negative voices did not drown out the encouraging messages.

#8 posted 02-11-2010 04:13 PM

right you are patron…right you are

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 05:58 PM

Like I said in that post young folks and new woodworkers need to be encouraged not criticised.
On the other hand we have no control over others on this great site and can’t have them expelled
for wrong thinking, In the past I have fired off PMs telling someone how wrong they were and have come to find that I’m wrong any time I tell someone how to post. What’s the answer? I think it’s to focus on the positive and not to give negative people the attention there looking for. There kind of like naughty children who keep acting out just to get attention.

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#10 posted 02-11-2010 06:05 PM

hello a1jim.i hope the positive attention we give to the young man will out weigh the negitive things that are said here.

#11 posted 02-11-2010 06:14 PM

well i hope what i wrote didnt offend any one and i do feel bad about sending off the emails to two of them i hope they didnt take it the wrong way i was just trying to defend this young man we all share in this site some thing wounderful and i hope by posting this blog that it will make people think next time some one posts something here that it will not happen again. i am impressed with the number of hits my blog has had.over two hundred in less than six hours so i know my message is getting out please if i have offended any one i am sorry that was not my intention.Randy Hudon

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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#12 posted 02-11-2010 06:18 PM

Good point Lou
How about sending Jacob some positive encouraging PMs

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#13 posted 02-11-2010 06:24 PM

ohh i have jim quite a few he seems like a good kid and so far he is doing a real good job did you see his turning he did i wish i could do that good on the lathe

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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#14 posted 02-11-2010 10:42 PM

When I was a young boy back in the 1950’s I became interested in woodworking. I had a lot of encouragement from everyone…family, neighbors, friends and teachers. No one was negative. Obviously this was way before the internet that gives us all the chance to reach others with similar interests around the world. If I would have received negative feedback of any sorts at such a young and impressionable age it might have affected my interest in woodworking…most likely not but gladly I will never know.

We all need to keep it positive … The people running this website can and will delete any comments they disagree with or find negative whenever they choose. Woodworking is an enjoyable and positive business and hobbly/passion for most all of us here, otherwise we would not be spending out time and money doing it.
So, lets wholeheartedly support and encourage woodworking to everyone and not brainfart about what someone feels is another persons shortcomings.

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#15 posted 02-11-2010 10:49 PM

Yes Greg
That’s the whole point encouragement

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