Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #1: I finally joined

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Blog entry by William posted 08-14-2010 09:53 PM 1422 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 08-14-2010 10:24 PM


Welcome to LJs. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Don’t stress out about the “quality” of your projects. All of us are just learning as we go along…

Be Careful…


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 10:27 PM

welcome to L J hav fun and enjoy while you share your work with us
and I´m sure you fit right in here and don´t be …...... of your work
I still have to get trugh the first piece of lumber …......LOL


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#3 posted 08-14-2010 10:47 PM

Welcome to the ONLY Online woodworking forum! This place is MUCH more than that, more like family, you’ll see…

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 11:11 PM

Welcome! Do not be intimidated, we are all here to share:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 02:21 AM

Hey Welcome to LJ. I was begaining to think I was the only Vicksburgian doing wood work. Chips

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 03:44 AM

I was insanely happy to me Sir William, and I see that Chips has found you. Welcome to the neighborhood, and I hope you find this site as useful, informative and fun as I have. Also, I’ve noticed with a bunch of people on here, you can watch as their skills progress.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Mark Shymanski

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 05:00 AM

Welcome to LJs! If the quality of the projects posted here intimidate you take a look a both of mine …that intimidation factor should just evaporate LOL!

Enjoy this is a great environment and the folks here provide a wealth of information!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 08-15-2010 11:56 AM

Hey, welcome to LJ’S,
believe me there are many varied talents that range from the basic to the just OMG stuff. People here are very helpful and dont mind newbies asking the so called ‘dumb questions’. I have learnt sooooooo much from being part of this site, with out LJ’s I really dont know what I would do.
Just have fun doing what you do and make heaps of sawdust! :-)

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 08-15-2010 12:33 PM

glad you decided to join us :) Welcome.

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

View William's profile


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#10 posted 08-15-2010 02:52 PM

Thanks for the warm welcomes. To clear up my experience level problem. I don’t exactly call myself a newbie to woodworking. I have skill and confidence to build pretty much anything I set my mind to. My problem is that while I am always willing to learn new techniques, I don’t ever fall into the trap of allowing anything besides my own opinion to dictate how I apply those techniques to my woodwork. I commonly use some techniques that would make some dedicated wood workers cringe. I mostly do scroll work and I love making things like rocking toys, fretwork clocks, scroll related decorative pieces, and a wooden chandelier with another chandelier in the works in the back of the old brain. So, while some of my techniques may shock some people, I’ll try something new, but if it doesn’t work for me, it doesn’t work for me.
Long story short, I am amazed at some of the skill I have seen here at Lumberjocks. Now please don’t get excited if you hear about me doing something like laying a photo frame in the driveway and running over it a few times with my truck to create an interesting depressed pattern, or when you see me running out of bar clamps and piling bricks on top of a project to apply force till glue dries. There’s no telling what you may see happening in my shop. I’m happy as long as the end product lives up to my standards and the coffee doesn’t run out.


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