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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 07-28-2010 05:13 PM 2159 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all. Yesterday was a doubly eventful day for me as my ‘Snakes’ cutting board topped 1500 reads. At the same time the ‘Zee’ box topped 700 in 1day. I am staggered, especially when I remember my first thousand reader took 57 days!. I’m really, really happy with this but I must take a moment to thank all of you who take the time to look at and comment on my work. When I joined LJ’s I never expected anyone would be this interested in my ramblings. Thank you all very much, from the bottom of my heart. I expect that others amongst us have had greater acheivements but this is a real mind blower for me.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 05:19 PM

you are the best professor we got ,

good that you can put up with us ,

keep it up !

-- 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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David Craig

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 05:19 PM

Congrats on the reads Martyn. Just for the record, I not only read, but I think I also held a bic lighter in the air at the same time…


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 05:20 PM

Stop it you two. I’ll get all big headed and I hate that. Thanks all the same.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 05:31 PM

Your projects and postings are both beautiful and extremely informative. It is your willingness to share your talent and knowledge with others that keep us coming back and waiting anxiously for more! Congratulations, Martyn! You deserve it!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 05:56 PM

i would agree with all tht has been said…and now add my won comment….i was certainly impressed with your work form the first project on…and you have been such a good inspiration to me and so many…it a wonderful thing when we keep getting talented wood workers bringing there talent to lumber jocks…and your s is getting better all the time…wish i was in your area..would enjoy some tea with you and enjoy watching you in your work process…ill fix the work…lol…in fact i think i should fix some nice dansih too while you work…lol…now i just need to figure out how to have such an impressive signature like…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 06:15 PM

Congratulations on the reads, Martyn. Like everyone else has said, I enjoy reading your tutorials and the insights you give on your creations really spark a lot of pondering for me. Keep up the good work!

-- Robb

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 06:15 PM

Congratulations! On top of being a really nice guy, you are a fantastic woodworker and an inspiration to us all

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 06:21 PM

Appreciate the blogs and other post as well.
Keep on teaching!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 06:51 PM

It is mostly because of you that I started down this path of complicated cutting boards. So it is with mixed blessings that I say thank you :-)

Thanks Martyn on being an inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 07-28-2010 06:52 PM

why shuold we stop , ainĀ“t mad proffesors always bigheaded
and grow six inche every time they had the neanderthalers bowing and scraping in the sand….LOL

ceep let the beam be high and let us be impressed and inspired to make our best every time

one of your humble students


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Martin Sojka

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#11 posted 07-28-2010 07:34 PM

Congrats Martyn – from Martin ;) And keep your excellent posts coming!

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#12 posted 07-28-2010 07:49 PM

Martyn, you have set the bar pretty high around here. They say a rising tide raises all boats, you make us all better by example.

You have made it harder on youself than us. You have to keep up the good work you have begun here. Good luck! and thanks.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#13 posted 07-28-2010 07:52 PM

Thanks all of you and all of you out there looking in. Come on in the water’s lovely. Get posting and commenting. We all have something to contribute and we all, certainly, have an opinion on things.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 07-28-2010 09:34 PM

Keep up your fantastic work Martyn! I always look, most of the time too blown away to comment or everything has already been said.

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

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#15 posted 07-28-2010 10:15 PM

I like your project and I view it several times. On the other hand, I am also interested on how other LJ comments on your projects. All the time you are under eyewatch. Congratulations! Keep it up

-- Bert

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