Extremely Average #100: Reaching the 100 mark.

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 04-12-2010 04:22 AM 1286 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello Lumberjocks,

Tonight I just want to thank everyone who has been so helpful and supportive in my journey into woodworking. I can’t believe that it has been 100 days since I first started these daily ramblings. I have gotten better at woodworking over that time, though I am still a complete novice. I would like to think that I have gotten better as a writer as well. Both writing and woodworking are fun. Tonight’s blog was more of an exercise in creative writing than a description of my woodworking today, as today’s woodworking was cut short by watching The Masters. Then I tried to chisel out a mortise and it went quite poorly. Oh well. So I quit and did some writing and snacking.

Thanks again,


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 06:11 AM

Brian, you remind me of another tennis player named Vincent Van Patten. He’s the son of Dick Van Patten of “Eight Is Enough” fame and has managed to string together a thirty year acting career and at one time was ranked 41 in the world at tennis. In response to a personal criticism about his acting, he once said something along the lines of “I play tennis better than any actor I know and I can act better than any tennis player I know.” Oddly, that makes him number one in the world at the combination of the two.

I think you’re like him in that you write better than any wood worker I know and you are a better wood worker than any writer I know. That makes you number one in the world!


-- Jim

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 08:28 AM


I loved ‘Eight Is Enough’, and know of Vincent Van Patten and his dual careers. I very much appreciate the comparison. I will not rest on my laurels though. I hope I can continue to improve in both areas.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 01:09 PM

that was a good one Outputter
congrat´s with the nr.100 in a row
you deffently do it much better than I am ….LOL
in both deciplines .
I look forward to follow the next many stories
in your woodworking journey
be safe and stay tuned


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David Craig

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 02:16 PM

Congratulations on the 100th Brian. Of course the next blog will be more momentous because you would have passed Woodworking and Creative Writing 101 at the same time ;)


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

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#5 posted 04-12-2010 06:30 PM


LOL…good one.


-- Brian Meeks,

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