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Blog entry by woodsmith posted 03-02-2009 04:55 PM 883 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am always looking at an interesting project or blog and after thinking about it for a few days or weeks I want to look back at it and can’t find it. I wish there was some way to find what I am looking for or maybe there is and I haven’t found it.

-- woodsmith

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#1 posted 03-02-2009 04:58 PM

Just plug it into your Favorites…....then after a while you can always go back and get rid of it, I had the same problem for a while, I would see projects that I wanted to follow or come back to and then have trouble finding them again.

This helped me

Hope you find this useful


-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 03-02-2009 04:58 PM

Hi woodsmith, if you find it interesting and want to get back to it in the future, just add it to your favorites.

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#3 posted 03-02-2009 05:12 PM

When I find something on the internet that I want to keep, I make a tiny url ( and send myself an email and then file that email in an appropriate folder.

-- Phil in British Columbia

View TraumaJacques's profile


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#4 posted 03-02-2009 05:14 PM

You can also bookmark the page you like and then just go back when you want. Favorites works well too.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 03-02-2009 06:17 PM

Hey, it’s easy. In the search field at the top right of the page type what you’re looking for. for example, I typed the first few words of your message:

I am always looking at an interesting and clicked search and yours came up along with a few others.

If I read an article on cutting tenons I search ‘tenons’ I get the article I read and probably 10 other that I missed and are just as good or better. If you can remember the guy’s name or anything in text that would make it stand out it brings it to the top of the list; like: ‘chainsaw tenons’. Definitely separates it from the pack (fictitious by the way).

Actually I just did a search for chainsaw tenon and got a hit…. amazing.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View PurpLev's profile


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#6 posted 03-02-2009 06:21 PM

I actually do what Martin suggested here – I keep things that I like, or things that I may want to go and look at in the future in my favorites… you can even add a note to remind you of exactly why/what you were looking at on that page, so that 2 months from now you can go back to that page, and remember what you wanted to look at on that particular page.

you can also do searches, and limit those to projects/forums/blogs which can also help you get to a certain page.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 03-03-2009 02:40 PM

Thanks for the tips guys. At the time I read the project or blog I don’t know I will want to go back to it but I may just send everything to favorites and go through and delete after 2 or 3 months. I haven’t tried the search mode yet, may try that today. I knew somebody would know what I needed to do.

-- woodsmith

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#8 posted 03-24-2009 12:34 AM

I’ve also used my LJ homepage to go back through things that I have commented on. That’s worked.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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