One Year Today! Thank you Lumberjocks!

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 07-26-2009 10:07 PM 1563 reads 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s hard to believe I have been here on Lumberjocks for a full year today. What a inspiration this web site & the woodworkers have given to me. I have many great friends that I met on this web site. I wanted to thank you for supporting me though good times and bad times. I ended up having back surgery two week ago. I’m hoping to be back woodworking soon. I never thought I would miss working so much. All the woodworking on this site has keep me thinking positive. Thank you Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 07-26-2009 10:20 PM

Happy 1st year Dennis…........... Sorry that you have had to undergo the back surgery but hope all went well and that you will be back to making your absolutely fantastic masterpieces. You and many other LJ’s have been and inspiration to me as well. I am hoping that I will get the chance to “attempt” some of the carving that you do.

Take it easy during your recovery and look forward to more projects in the future!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#2 posted 07-26-2009 10:46 PM


Congratulations on your first year and thanks for all the inspiration you’ve given the rest of us. We certainly wish you a speedy recovery from the back surgery and hope that it will give you a long lifetime of woodworking without pain.

-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#3 posted 07-26-2009 10:57 PM

Congrats on the first year, Dennis.

Take it easy and let the back heal at its’ own pace.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-26-2009 11:24 PM

Happy first year Dennis always good to have your input my friend and here’s for many more years CHEERS….....


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 07-26-2009 11:39 PM

How time flies when your having fun! Congratulation on year one.

God Blesss

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 07-26-2009 11:39 PM

Howdy Dennis, I too say Happy Anniversary. Your work is so remarkable and always a pleasure to look at. I hope your back surgery recovery is a swift one for you so that you can get back in the shop, as it is obvious by your work you were indeed meant to be an artist of wood. Good Luck to you! And again Hppy Anniversary!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 07-26-2009 11:47 PM

Dennis, it has been great getting to know you on LJ. You are a great asset to the LJ community.
Thanks for all that you share and get well soon!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 12:35 AM

Congratulations on your first year. May you have a fast and painless recovery from your surgery. I for one am glad you’re part of LJ’s because seeing your work keeps me motivated to press on to excellence in my work. You are a inspiration to many of us here.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 07-27-2009 12:46 AM

Happy anniversary, Dennis. Mend up at your own pace. The work and the wood will be there when you are ready. Like everyone, I’m glad for what you add to LJ’s, and I certainly consider myself fortunate to have met you. Can’t wait to pester you with a million questions about marquetry.

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

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#10 posted 07-27-2009 12:56 AM

Dennis I was wondering how you were doing. I’m glad that you are starting to get better and ready to get back to work.

happy Anniversary.

-- 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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#11 posted 07-27-2009 02:24 AM

Hey Dennis – Let me echo the feelings of all the others who have commented, and we share very close the same time frame on the one year anniversary, it is only 5 more days and I will celebrate the same. I have kept up communications with Patti on your recovery, so through her I know how your doing and am very glad to see you feel well enough to post this entry. You have a great sweetheart there, and I know she has been an angel for you with her assistance and help through this ordeal. The prayers are still being said for you, and I wish you a fast recovery, we all miss your fantastic work you do, it hasn’t been the same without you.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 07-27-2009 02:48 AM

Thinking like the others on this! Just, get well soon and we miss your fantastic projects and inspiration.
Happy anniversary, take care…..................Jack…......................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Scott Bryan

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#13 posted 07-27-2009 03:05 AM

Congratulations, Dennis. It is good to hear from you and I am sure that Patti is taking good care of you. Just take it easy with getting back into the shop. Everything will still be there when you are able to get around better.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 07-27-2009 04:19 AM

congrats Dennis. It’s a pleasure having you here. Your projects have been very inspirational. I hope you stick around

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#15 posted 07-27-2009 06:25 AM

Dennis, thanks for your inspiring contributions to this community. Perfect health and healing!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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