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Blog entry by Div posted 05-13-2010 10:13 PM 1119 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am astounded, flabbergasted, amazed and completely impressed. I joined LJ’s only a few days ago and within hours my mailbox started overflowing with welcome notes. They still keep trickling in. This is representative of the kind of woodworker I know; a friendly passionate guy (or girl) who likes nothing more than to talk about wood and his craft, who is more than happy to share the knowledge he has. That is a real woodworker in my mind and a real woodworker is also a humble woodworker. Because I believe this wonderful craft/art that we practice will keep the true woodworker humble. How can one not be humble when working with this incredible organic material we call wood? How can one ever know everything there is to know about our craft and the various disciplines in it?
In stark contrast to this overwhelming response is my experience with THAT other woodworking site. (To stay on the safe side, I will not mention any names). I have been a member for many months and not once did a single person welcome me. I started thinking it could be politically inspired!
Can anyone explain it? Well, I WAS a member there. As one LJ put it: “Welcome home”. That is exactly how I feel. Many dust collector bags full of thank you’s to all the LJ’s who has so warmly welcomed me.

Whilst I’m singing praise, congratulations to Martin Sojka and the guys behind the screens. I’m no website guru but I think the LJ site is extremely well designed and very user friendly. Exactly what a techno impaired woodworker like myself needs.

Yours in sawdust, Lumber jocks

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 05-13-2010 10:52 PM

Well, let me add +1 to the bag: Welcome to LJ. this really is a different vibe of a bunch. Enjoy it

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

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Swede

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#2 posted 05-13-2010 11:52 PM

Welcome but I need to warn you this place is addictive.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 01:02 AM

Welcome to LJ and all the awesome projects the members put out and all the wonderful tips, advice and help from them as well! I love it here and it is the only thing I go to regularly.

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 02:08 AM

Yes welcome to LUMBERJOCKS: I do agree this place is real addictive!!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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poroskywood

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#5 posted 05-14-2010 02:16 AM

Hey Div, Welcome, you made that sweet rabbet plane out of PH. Awesome!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 05-14-2010 03:06 AM

Best woodworking show on the planet, welcome aboard Div….Blkcherry

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dan abalos

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#7 posted 05-14-2010 03:39 AM

Welcome Div,
You’re gonna love this place, I promise.
S. Africa, wow. I used to work with beautiful young thing from down there.
Welcome home my friend.
Dan

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, that and my family! (Aurora, IL) my blog: http://justanaveragedad.wordpress.com/

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Will Stokes

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#8 posted 05-14-2010 04:24 AM

Welcome, I know the feeling, how do people know you’ve simply created an account? It’s almost spooky, but nice. :-)

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 05-14-2010 06:12 AM

Welcome
You ain’t seen nothing yet enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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