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Blog entry by Wood_smith posted 02-16-2010 05:28 AM 1377 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...I’ve only been on this forum for about a week now, and I can’t begin to say thank you for all the welcoming messages, and the kind comments about my pouches. Another forum (that shall remain nameless) that I stumbled across and joined about a week earlier was pretty good, but had some negative comments at first. The forum suggested new members introduce themselves and talk a little bit about what they do. I did that, and some people said it was blatant advertising. I re-checked the forum rules and it said if you are representing a company, please be up front about it.

In fairness, several members (including the forum moderator) came to my defense and I appreciated that.

A third one I joined about the same time, had comments about my pouches like “hmph, you’ve invented plastic” and “where I come from, we call that a tarp”.

I appreciate constructive criticism and have received some in the past several months, which have resulted in improvements to the pouches, such as the tie-down loops that were one member’s idea.

So, thank you, good folks, for the welcomes and I look forward to trying to be a useful member of this forum. I would also like to say that Lumberjocks is, by far, the most professional looking, and well done of all the forums I’ve seen and/or joined.

Keep up the great work.


-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 08:40 AM

Lloyd, I wouldn’t worry too much about being a “useful” member. Just being here and looking at all the great stuff people post is enough because that’s what the majority do. You are obviously more than the pouches you make too. I saw that stick you made for the guy in the dress. Nice work there. Plus, I like typing the same letter twice when I typed your name, Lloyd. Cool. Welcome aboard Lloyd. Lloyd. Cool. ;-)


-- Jim

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 03:07 PM

You will find Like I did that LJ’s is by far superior in all aspects. Here not only does all the friendly people make you feel at home but it comes with perks. You post your very own Blog here….FREE, you get to post your shop,projects,about me. This website rules in the community format. Everybody is just like yourself and me. Regular people doing regular things. Except we appreciate each others company. I am a proud member of LJ’s and I’ll rise to defend it if need be. Welcome to the crew and we look forward to seeing what you do. I myself don’t post many projects. But I participate in anything that I have knowledge in. Isn’t that what all woodworkers do. Give your two cents. We like to hear it.

Skill levels here are from 1(never touched a saw before) to 10 ( give me wood and I’ll build it to perfection)
I fall in around the 6 level compared to some of these guys. Inspiration is one thing you’ll find here at LJ’s.

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 09:48 PM

getneds is 100% correct.

I am much closer to 1 on the scale, and I feel very comfortable here. I am glad you found us. :-)

-- Brian Meeks,

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