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Blog entry by BB1 posted 01-30-2021 03:23 AM 531 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Looked and noted I’m a few days past 5 years as a LJ. So glad I stumbled on this resource and community. I continue to be amazed at the projects I see and the vast knowledge and experience of many. So many talented woodworkers! Appreciate all the insights and answered questions over the years.

The other day I was thinking of all the various backgrounds. Some LJ are professional woodworkers while others are coming from the hobby side. For those of us who woodwork as a hobby, I started to consider if our “real jobs” are related or if our shop time is an opportunity to step outside our comfort zone and learn, build, and enjoy developing a totally different skill set. That’s my view – my woodworking is such an different outlet and I’m hooked.

Anyway…THANK YOU to all the LJ that have made me feel welcome and have helped me develop my understand of this wide world of woodworking !!

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#1 posted 01-30-2021 04:29 AM

Yup, it’s a fun place. I hope it lives a long time.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 01-30-2021 05:58 AM

so well said my friend.i came here looking for guidance and i ended up with friendships that i hope will last my lifetime.what ive been given here is more than i can ever hope to give back and i give thanks too all that have helped my journey to be a better woodworker. and i mean even the noob that thinks he doesn’t know anything,you did and you may have opened my eye’s to see something i never would i say too all jocks,you all have something too give,so please dont be afraid to contribute!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 01-30-2021 11:45 AM

+1 Pottz
This is a great site to be on, so many ideas, from setting up shops and getting them organized. Building questions and feedback. Seeing beautiful craftsmanship in projects, along with the simple projects. Ideas for the woodworkers that would like to use their skills as a side hussle, to supplement a retirement (like me in a few years) hopefully.

And I have to say it “No political BS” this is more of a normal site which is refreshing from other social media sites, aside from the sarcasm every now and then.

-- Eric, building the dream

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2065 posts in 1898 days

#4 posted 01-30-2021 03:35 PM

And the patience most have with the questions that resurface shows the passion LJ have – sincere desire to help with everything from what equipment will “be best” to the joinery and finish questions. I have learned so much just from reading the wide ranging questions and responses.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 01-30-2021 11:47 PM

Hi Barbra. Time sure flies and this is the best place to be for woodworking…no matter what you ever did before.

Cheers, Jim

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

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2065 posts in 1898 days

#6 posted 01-31-2021 10:46 PM

Pre-retirement still so weekend woodworker is my destiny for a few more years! Weekends are far too short!!!

Hi Barbra. Time sure flies and this is the best place to be for woodworking…no matter what you ever did before.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 02-05-2021 03:16 PM

I am glad I found this community also. Seems really rich in resources, experience and support :-)


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