LumberJocks is Depressing Me...

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Blog entry by Dekker posted 10-11-2007 07:40 PM 1356 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

But that’s a good thing!

You see, I’m a rather tech-savvy woodworker. A few months ago, I was surfing looking for woodworking community-type sites. Well, I was rather disappointed, could only find sites that specialized in forums, or products, or were somehow too narrowly focused on one topic.

So I thought to myself: “Hey, I’ll build it!”

Off I went, and I started to do some writing, and eventually put together a website (WoodworkDetails). It’s still a LONG way from being truly ready for public consumption, but it’s a start and it’s fun.

What I really wanted was an INSPIRATIONAL site. A site where users could showcase their projects. I also wanted to have a section for inspirational commercial projects, things that were not user-created, but rather things like museum pieces, collections, or just items out of catalogues that were beautiful. I wanted forums and user-blogs. Tags linknig everything together.

And then I found LumberJocks.

-- Dekker -

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#1 posted 10-11-2007 07:55 PM

I think Martin has done a great job. Use this to fuel your inspiration.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-11-2007 08:15 PM

Yeah, just think, now you don’t have to do all that work! More time for woodworking! LOL. Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 10-11-2007 08:37 PM

Yep, hyar we is in all our glory!!! And we’re a bunch of dandies,too. Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Pard. Set up shop and do your thing. We’ll even help ya.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 09:05 PM

From one new member to another, welcome welcome!

Let me tell you these people are awesome, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, humble, experienced, patient, loving, kind, courteous, considerate, empathetic, inspirational, and rumor has it some of them even smell kinda pretty! :)

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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#5 posted 10-11-2007 10:13 PM

The LJ shop is definitely unique, isn’t it!!!
Gotta love it.

We welcome you and all your creativity and passion and vision :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 10-11-2007 10:15 PM

Welcome to the one and only LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 10-11-2007 11:08 PM

Quick, somebody send Pappy a dollar. Such understanding and appreciation of our marvalous qualities needs to be rewarded.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 10-12-2007 12:28 AM

Yep pappy is right LJs are all those things, but I’m not so sure about ”smellin purty” as Thos. would put it.

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#9 posted 10-12-2007 01:40 AM

Pappy forgot, or had not yet found, those that are funny, humorous, wise, sagacious, creative, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#10 posted 10-12-2007 01:51 AM

Welcome a – board.

-- BLOG -

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 10-12-2007 02:46 AM

Lordy, Lee, we sound like a bunch of Boy Scouts!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 10-12-2007 02:51 AM

at least you didn’t find us after months and months of coding, on the eve of your sites launch! Now your to-do list just got a lot easier – and a lot more fun!... can still do something with your site – many of us have our own sites and blogs – but the feedback, interaction and ease of use here is so much better…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Bob Babcock

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#13 posted 10-12-2007 04:19 AM

Ouch!.... I don’t know scott….looks like some time was certainly spent…..some late nights I see there.
Oh well! Welcome aboard at least you’ve found what you were looking for.

-- Bob

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 10-12-2007 05:03 PM

Jeez, Lee. My hand snapped up in the three finger salute automatically! Now I have to do a good deed today.
Tenderfoot Bordner

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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