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I'm Just trying to have fun On LJs ,I hope you are too.

by a1Jim
posted 12-06-2015 06:09 PM


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#1 posted 12-06-2015 06:12 PM

Amen.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 12-06-2015 07:09 PM

Jim,

I’ve appreciated your tips, and I use them. I laugh because it’s better than getting irritated and angry, when someone makes a sarcastic response. Woodworking in general is an individual experience which can be shared (if your sociable or having to work for money :) ) but often people in this area are self made craftsman.

My sense of humor tends to be on the “how ironic” side, and it has wider variety than others. And I generally don’t share that except when it’s about me. Many do not share my view.

My suggestions come from reading the masters and attempting to apply their techniques. Sometimes my advice is not received well. So I do understand that there are many solutions to a problem, and we all have to find what works for us.

I’ve also learned “what’s said on the internet stays on the internet.”

Best wishes to you, and all the many friends I’ve gained since Charles Neil suggested I check out Lumberjocks this holiday season.

Tom/akaDocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-06-2015 07:15 PM

Thanks Jerry and Tom ,I like your post too. I found LJs off of Charles Neils Web site too.
I’ve never told you this but I have PHDs too, actually three,but in my case PHD stands for “post hole digger” LOL

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#4 posted 12-06-2015 08:06 PM

Jim, you’re a great ambassador for Lumberjocks. Your attitude is always welcoming, positive, and professional. I wish the administrators could take a stronger approach to eliminating those who consistently bring negativity to this site, but I realize that’s a fine line. Anyway, keep up the good work, stay positive, forget about the negative people, and have a merry and blessed Christmas.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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#5 posted 12-06-2015 08:07 PM

”I guess I don’t understand folks that act that way and can only guess they are very unhappy people,under the influence of alcohol or other substance or that just think it’s fun to be hateful.”

I think you could have made your point without including this.
Looks to me like your just taking a shot at him.

Believe me, I’m not sticking up for him, I see him in the middle of every controversial thread on here.
It’s just better to let it go than making sarcastic remarks about it.
A lot of people here look up to you, I think your above that.

Happy Holidays!!

-- -

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#6 posted 12-06-2015 08:25 PM

Jim,
I completely disagree with you, how silly can you be to think that! I have never heard of such an absurd thing, I will challenge you on that one. You are by far the silliest person on LJ ;)

I get what you are saying Jim, wish it wasn’t that way too. I think those that just want to argue make it an unpleasant place to share ideas. Hope all is well down there. I keep threatening to come down there and see your place, hopefully one of these days I will actually get to.
Hope you are having a great day. Take care
Brian

-- Brian Noel

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#7 posted 12-06-2015 08:25 PM


I ve never told you this but I have PHDs too, actually three,but in my case PHD stands for “post hole digger” LOL

- a1Jim

Hey! I have a PHD also, except that mine stands for Push Here Dummy

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 12-06-2015 09:11 PM

You keep goin Jim!

-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#9 posted 12-06-2015 09:35 PM

Jim, your right on the money as far as I’m concern. Life is to short to sweat the little things.
Also a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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#10 posted 12-06-2015 11:16 PM


Thanks Jerry and Tom ,I like your post too. I found LJs off of Charles Neils Web site too.
I ve never told you this but I have PHDs too, actually three,but in my case PHD stands for “post hole digger” LOL

- a1Jim

I played that one with a few “intellectuals” on a different site for almost 2 years…after repeated requests to see my doctoral dissertation, including demands on whether it was “peer reviewed” (meaning the guy sitting in the same cubicle read it over lunch and agreed with it), I finally gave up the joke (didn’t go over well). Have you tried that Fiskar’s Phd? Offset handles that let you dig a lot deeper without a huge hole…needed it to plant one of these.

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#11 posted 12-06-2015 11:29 PM

Ignore the idiots Jim. Small % that are haters. So many great people the block option is great for the .0001 %... Some people are so unhappy and jealous the y want everyone around them to feel the same.

Keep posting bud.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 12-06-2015 11:29 PM

Thanks Rob and Bob and Ken
Teejk02

I guess you hang out with a smarter group than I do, but evidently get the same results from our corny sense of humor.

This is the type of PHD”s I have.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#13 posted 12-06-2015 11:43 PM

Many posters on LJs are great: Jim, knotscott, Charles Neil. Yet I have seen them all attacked. I don’t understand it at all. It is like seeing others gettng some respect gets under their skin and they need to attack.

-- I always knew gun nuts where afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#14 posted 12-06-2015 11:46 PM

Like I said Rob I don’t understand it either. Thanks for putting me in such good company :))

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#15 posted 12-06-2015 11:54 PM



Thanks Rob and Bob and Ken
Teejk02

I guess you hang out with a smarter group than I do, but evidently get the same results from our corny sense of humor.

This is the type of PHD”s I have.

- a1Jim

I have one of those too (Craftsman I think). 4’ deep (our frostline) the top of your hole has to be huge. is almost like a drill!

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#16 posted 12-07-2015 12:40 AM


Hi Gang
As the title says”I m just trying to have fun” and I am and I don t intend to let others take that away from me. After being a member here for some time and commenting quite a bit(some would say too much) I occasionally run across members that seem to enjoy challenging everything I say and everyone else says on any subject and sometimes their comments turns into mean and hateful personal attacks . I can agree to disagree with anyone,because a difference in opinion is what makes the world go around, but once it gets personal and the person engaged in what others call Troll like behavior,I have no problem with blocking them and I offer no apologies for doing so . I guess I don t understand folks that act that way and can only guess they are very unhappy people,under the influence of alcohol or other substance or that just think it s fun to be hateful. I know no matter who you are there are those who will dislike you for what you say or at least what they think you are saying,and that s fine, no is liked by everyone. As for me I m a member here like most folks to share,learn and communicate with folks that have similar interest the same as I do and make friends,generally have fun online. For the many folks that I have fortunately had the opportunity to become friends with I m very grateful for your friendship,thank you. For those that dislike what I say or contribute ,I m sorry about that .

To everyone and I do mean everyone, I wish you all the happiest and most joy-filled holiday season and beyond
A

- a1Jim

I always enjoy your input and consider you a voice of sanity and reason. Keep on keepin’ on, Jim!

-- Mike

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#17 posted 12-07-2015 01:22 AM

Jim, I completely understand what you are saying. I have backed away myself. Just not worth my time to put up with the juvenile behavior of a select group here. I still look at the projects and browse “some” posts in the forum and blogs, but for the most part, I have moved on. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Bob

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#18 posted 12-07-2015 01:29 AM

Amen brother.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#19 posted 12-07-2015 01:39 AM

Thanks a lot Mike ,Bob and Jay

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#20 posted 12-07-2015 02:15 AM

Hey mr. Jim
Happy Holidays to you and yours too.
I guess I have been fortunate on here not to have run into much negativity if any really on lumberjocks
That’s what I like about this site so much.
It’s one thing to get some constructive criticism which is a good thing. I’ve noticed that most of the woodworking sites I’ve seen have few of the hateful internet trolls that you see on a lot of other forums.
But I guess there’s always gonna be a few that come out of the “woodwork”. Ha pass the cheese
If I run into any I will be sure to ignore it and when they get no feedback they will go away

-- Cut it chop it rip it....make it!!!!

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#21 posted 12-07-2015 02:22 AM

Thanks for the input Daniel ,I’m glad you haven’t had problems,I think for the most part folks are kind and respectful here too, And a happy holiday to you and yours also

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#22 posted 12-07-2015 02:22 AM

Enjoying myself here is why I stick to select forums and restrict myself on comments on many other things. There is enough conflict in life, I don’t need more here. Lots of good people here to talk to.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#23 posted 12-07-2015 02:29 AM

I enjoy the helpful tips, interesting ideas on how to make something, the over the top sarcasm at times. Not much for the personal attacks. Ignore them Jim, don’t mean nothing.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#24 posted 12-07-2015 02:36 AM

Glad your enjoying Ljs Monte ,I always enjoy your projects, Thanks woodbutcher,most of the time I let them slide,I just consider the source,kinda like dealing with a naughty child the seem to thrive on attention even if it’s for the wrong reasons.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#25 posted 12-07-2015 02:41 AM

I was thinking more like ex-wife. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#26 posted 12-07-2015 02:42 AM

On the other hand, one or two posters appear to be so self-righteous that they can’t handle any comment that they interpret as criticism or disagreement, and throw up blocks.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#27 posted 12-07-2015 02:49 AM

Funny woodbutcher
We all have our own take on things Clint ,I know some folks think blocking someone is like the ultimate sin,for me it’s a tool I use when I have to and it doesn’t bother me at all,if that’s self -righteous so be it.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#28 posted 12-07-2015 03:38 AM

I’m with you Jim. Let’s enjoy it, have some fun and learn something. Not everybody holds a hammer the same way.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#29 posted 12-07-2015 05:41 AM

Don’t get a gray hair over it Jim.

Most are with you than without you. It does get irritating though – so I understand the frustration.

Just keep plugging along cause the great majority of us enjoy your comments.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#30 posted 12-07-2015 05:46 AM

Thanks Dave lets enjoy.
I appreciate it Besty but I’m waaaay late on the gray hair thing :))

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#31 posted 12-07-2015 09:14 AM

I’ve not been around on here much of late, but, as I’ve said before now Jim, there are people that, as a poster of the occasional project, one looks forward to feedback from. For me, you Jim are top of that list. Your feedback is always constructive and encouraging.

There are always going to be the people who just want to start something, for no other reason than to get a reaction. Attention seekers. I guess if you’ve made more than one hundred thousand posts, there will be a greater chance for that! Keep plugging away Jim, you are greatly appreciated,

God Bless,

Garry.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#32 posted 12-07-2015 12:29 PM

Jim, I read almost all of your comments. Your are like the Ann Landers of wood… LOL.
Ignore the naysayers.

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#33 posted 12-07-2015 12:39 PM

Hey Jim,
Remember, 50% of LJs are below the average level of intelligence.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#34 posted 12-07-2015 12:54 PM



Don t get a gray hair over it Jim.

- Betsy

OOPS! Too late :-)

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#35 posted 12-07-2015 02:09 PM

Very well put, Jim. I’ve always said, life is too short, make the best of it by laughing and having a good time. Leave the drama out of your daily routines

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#36 posted 12-07-2015 02:16 PM

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours, Jim. Don’t let a few immature children get you down. Your input is very much appreciated and respected.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#37 posted 12-07-2015 03:47 PM

Gene I know only problem is I’m in the that group. :)

Yep you’re right Joe ,I could dye my hair but what do I do about all those wrinkles .

You bet ya Roger life is to short,lets leave drama on TV.

Your right Chris,Merry Christmas back at you.

I thank each person for taking the time to post and for all of your kind words and support,this shows LJs is a true online family of good folks. Merry Christmas ,happy news years and a joyful holiday to all.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#38 posted 12-07-2015 04:01 PM

Hello and Merry Christmas to you Jim and all you wonderful woodworkers out there, Jim is one of the finest, and im thankful for his knowledge…and lumberjocks is a great place to come and share the craft….I wish all here a wonderful Christmas and a great new year.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#39 posted 12-07-2015 04:11 PM

Thanks Bob, your super contribution to Ljs is alway supportive and helpful,I love your projects made in the wonderful incomparable “Grizz Style” .You are a great example of the finest in our midst. I wish you improved health and a wonderful Christmas and New year. I’m proud to have you as a friend.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#40 posted 12-07-2015 04:15 PM

Merry Christmas to all the fine LumberJocks in the world, and many thanks

to a1Jim for making us feel right at home. Happy New Year everyone.

Rock on

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#41 posted 12-07-2015 04:39 PM

Thanks a lot Jimmy, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#42 posted 12-07-2015 06:00 PM

Jim, my remark WAS NOT directed at you.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#43 posted 12-07-2015 06:20 PM

Merry Christmas to you all. Thanks for this post Jim, I always enjoy your posts, your suggestions carry weight with me….they seem to be backed by knowledge but never critical of what could be a dumb question.

In my LE agency we call trolls, pot stirrers. There is just a segment of the population that derive enjoyment by that. Stir the pot and walk away and watch…..you can see plenty of that here, too.

Not to be political, but we enjoy the right to be a dumba$$ via the first amendment….I think the moderators do a good job pushing and pulling this site to get a good place to be, without over censoring…..anyway, thanks LJers for all the great advice I have gotten, and the friends I have made!! And if we occasionally put up a post to chastise the pot stirrers…that ok too….right?
Mike

-- Mike

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#44 posted 12-07-2015 07:12 PM

No problem Clint

Merry Christmas Mike,I don’t think the Pot stirrers would care if we put up post to Chastise them ,but it does unite us against the forces of evil LOL

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#45 posted 12-08-2015 05:29 PM

Don’t let it get under your skin. I always appreciate your comments and support, as I suspect do most member of the LJ community.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#46 posted 12-08-2015 05:41 PM

I look forward to all your postings. If any body has problems with them – tell ‘em to hit the road ! :D

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#47 posted 12-08-2015 07:12 PM

Thanks for the nice input John
Thanks Jimbo I guess the closest I can get to having hit the road is what I’ve already done, is block em.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#48 posted 12-08-2015 09:47 PM



Thanks for the nice input John
Thanks Jimbo I guess the closest I can get to having hit the road is what I ve already done, is block em.

- a1Jim

Why “block” when you can simply ignore their messages? In the “blog” world (not so much here because I’m not a regular) I find it’s always nice to see what is going on…then wait for the perfect opportunity to use the nail gun.

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#49 posted 12-08-2015 10:16 PM

Teejk02 I’ve been here a little longer than you have and had incidents in years gone by where every time I posted an individual who enjoyed harassing people would post something negative about me and what I said and send me nasty PMs,so after some time of putting up with the nonsense I decided to block him and anyone else that’s know as trouble maker that starts that crap on my posts and won’t knock it off. More times than not I won’t block someone. Each member has the right to block whoever they want for any reason. Some folks feel like your violating the blocked person’s freedom of speech when you block them. I feel that’s ridiculous as far as I’m concerned if I represented the government then that would be another thing.
As I said in this thread ,I come here for fun why deal with some overgrown child trying to destroy your fun.
If others feel differently about blocking they can do what’s right for them.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#50 posted 12-08-2015 10:34 PM

Jim;
We’ve all appreciated the knowledge and smarts you have given to this site. That is something that no one can take away from you.

My only question – with over 113,000 posts, when did you find time to do any actual woodworking? Or maybe the better question is – when do you sleep?

In any case, keep it up, there are a lot of us out there that can only learn from your knowledge and willingness to help.
Thank you.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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