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8 years as a Lumberjock,thanks for all of the great times & friends

by a1Jim
posted 08-16-2016 02:42 PM


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kiefer

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 02:48 PM

Thanks Jim and congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 02:58 PM

WOW …..... 8 years ….....that’s longer then some marriages ….....LMAO …..... GRATZ Jim

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 02:58 PM

You are as much a fixture here at LJs as the site itself, congrats!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 03:03 PM

Thanks gang

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 03:16 PM

Congrats, and thanks for all YOUR posts. They were one of the reasons I originally joined, and remain one of the reasons I’m happy to stay here.

Your freely shared experience and constructive input really DO matter.

Thanks again!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 03:35 PM

Thanks Jim, very kind of you to say
I grew up in Illinois, us Mid-western folks have to stick together :)

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 03:44 PM

Congratulations from another Illinois ex pat.
Grew up near Effingham.

-- 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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#8 posted 08-16-2016 03:45 PM

Well done Jim, your a true friend to all…

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 03:54 PM

Thanks Gene, I lived in Downers Grove about 20 miles south of Chicago .

Thanks Charles
A link on your Web site is how I found Ljs, You have been a great friend to me and a multitude of others sharing a vast knowledge of woodworking,finishing and a prime example of how to treat others.I’m proud to call you my friend.

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 04:00 PM

Congrats on 8 years Jim! LJ needs more members like you willing to share, teach and maintain a level head when others prove incapable. Your wisdom is much appreciated by all!

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 04:24 PM

Jim, you’ve always been a quality contributor. I value your opinions and advice.
Bill

-- [email protected]

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 04:31 PM

You are definitely a very helpful contributor. Having joined earlier this year, I am a bit addicted to seeing new projects and learning from the various forum topics. The LJ community is great!! Are there ever “family reunions” when LJ gather in person?

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 04:38 PM

Effingham- I spent a week there one night when the train from Memphis transferred passengers to the train to Harrisburg. Then the PRR train broke down.

Grew up near Effingham.

- Gene Howe

Keep posting Jim!

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

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#14 posted 08-16-2016 04:38 PM

Hey Jim,

I too an am Illinois boy! ( Chicago) LOL! 8 years? A lot of welcoming? Thanks for your suggestions over the years. Good to see Charles here. He was the guy who suggested I check out LJ’s.

Congratulations.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 08-16-2016 04:40 PM

Calculated your days and it’s 8 years. Just calculated mine and it’s my 6 year???? anniversary.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#16 posted 08-16-2016 04:40 PM

Always enjoyed seeing your work, Jim. I’m getting there in time too…

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#17 posted 08-16-2016 05:00 PM

I been here a while, I think .

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#18 posted 08-16-2016 05:00 PM

well jim im at 7.27 years , so im getting close, but congrats to you , and its just not the years, but its the great welcome you have given so many, its the friendly help you have given others, as it means a lot to them and to us, and personally the friendship you have given to me, so a BIG CONGRATS to your 8 year anniversary, i wish we were closer, we could have a party …..yea whooooo

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

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#19 posted 08-16-2016 05:03 PM

Thanks Bigblock very nice of you to say.

Thanks BB I always strive to help out ,I think there has been a number of get together’s with Ljs members ,I’ve had a couple visitors some worked out some did not.

Thanks Lew you have a 1000+ days on me thanks for all of your get post.That’s the hard way to visit someplace having a breakdown.

Hey Tom always enjoyed your post and PMs The Illinois connection , Congrats on your 6th year anniversary.

Thanks Allen Your work is cool ,I think I might be the one to catch up with your projects.

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#20 posted 08-16-2016 05:13 PM

It looks like your pushing 9 years Charles.

Hey Bob
Good to see you ,Thanks for the congrats as you said your anniversary is coming up shortly.I try to stay on the friendly side and help where I can. I value your friendship too and wished I live closer to you,Charles and Tom and so many others also so we could visit and share in person.Hope your feeling better.

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#21 posted 08-16-2016 05:16 PM

congratulations on your anniversary Jim!

-- 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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#22 posted 08-16-2016 05:17 PM

Congratulations Jim. I still recall how kind you were to a young man who was doing his best to be a woodworker. Others laughed but your kindness did not go unnoticed. You are a good man and LJ is lucky to have you.
Ellen
I just realized that I’ve been here 7.5 years…not quite as long as you!!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#23 posted 08-16-2016 05:31 PM

Thanks Jerry most appreciated.

Hi Ellen
I always enjoyed your cool projects post and support of others too,thanks for your kind words and congrats. I thought you were here before me for some reason,your 8th year is just around the corner. Have a great summer.

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#24 posted 08-16-2016 06:42 PM

Jim, you are just a few month ahead of me!
I have learned a lot by reading your comments and hope to read a lot more!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#25 posted 08-16-2016 06:50 PM

Jim, a reply of your was one of the first I read on Lumberjocks.

You are prolific, and always helpful, kind and considerate when you post.

LumberJocks is better having you here, and I can’t imagine it without you.

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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#26 posted 08-16-2016 06:52 PM


Thanks Gene, I lived in Downers Grove about 20 miles south of Chicago .

Thanks Charles
A link on your Web site is how I found Ljs, You have been a great friend to me and a multitude of others sharing a vast knowledge of woodworking,finishing and a prime example of how to treat others.I m proud to call you my friend.

- a1Jim


Another Thanks for all your Very Helpful post and great projects from Yet Another Illinois Native from Carbondale now in Ca. by way of the United States Navy

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#27 posted 08-16-2016 07:03 PM

Thanks a lot Hans glad I’ve been helpful.

I appreciate your kind words Cyber.

Thank you Richard,I have lived in California too.

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#28 posted 08-16-2016 08:43 PM

Ain’t it great?? Congrats on the milestone!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#29 posted 08-16-2016 08:53 PM

You have been one of the truly decent folks here. Hope you continue on.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#30 posted 08-16-2016 09:15 PM



Ain t it great?? Congrats on the milestone!!

Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Yep it is :) Thanks Jim

Hey Monte You have been a pleasure too I always enjoy you comments and projects.

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#31 posted 08-16-2016 10:47 PM

Congrats Jim! Keep up the good work!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#32 posted 08-16-2016 10:52 PM

Thanks Scott you keep up your good work too.

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#33 posted 08-17-2016 12:04 AM

Congrats Jim! The knowledge and inspiration you have given to me and others has been invaluable! Glad you stuck with us.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#34 posted 08-17-2016 12:06 AM

Thanks so much Jeff

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#35 posted 08-17-2016 12:22 AM

We are lucky to have you here with us. Thanks and keep well.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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#36 posted 08-17-2016 12:33 AM

Congrats, I don’t comment much on here but I have learned quite a bit from reading many of your posts, and the posts many others too.

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#37 posted 08-17-2016 12:54 AM

Thanks for being so nice George.

Glad to hear I was helpful Mas,thanks.

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#38 posted 08-17-2016 01:03 AM

signed up a1Jim’s Profile 08-09-2008 05:45 PM

first post:

#8 posted 09-03-2008 10:56 PM
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The inlay kit is a great tool but it can’t do it all , inlay takes time an patience to end up with a outstanding finished piece that looks like you took your time and is worthy of praise. as to the correct technique beyond the inlay kit . It will differ depending on the shape size of the inlay also the type of material your using and the size and type of router or dremel bit your using. The other suggestions that include free handing with a router ,carving tools are options. You might consider scoring your outline with a knife after a very light pass with the pattern an inlay kit. Some times it can be the basis like cutting in the correct direction with your router bit. The bottom line is what Tim said is practise practise practise and developing your own approach
Jim
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Yep…sounds like the Jim I’ve known since I’ve signed up :) Jumps right in, lays down black and white opinion and experience to help others, while my first post was something like “what? how? saw?”

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#39 posted 08-17-2016 01:08 AM

I guess I can’t remember back to 2008,but thanks for your nice words.

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#40 posted 08-17-2016 01:40 AM

Hey Jim , Good luck on another 8! Have always appreciated your comments and observations…..Joe DeLong

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#41 posted 08-17-2016 01:42 AM

Thanks Joe,I appreciate your comments also.

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#42 posted 08-17-2016 07:30 AM

It has been great knowing you Jim. Time flies when you are having fun ;-) Here’s to 8 more!

LJ is a great site. A rare bird indeed on the WWW.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#43 posted 08-17-2016 11:40 AM

You’ve been a great help to this community Jim, thanks for all you do and congrats.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#44 posted 08-17-2016 12:01 PM

Congrats Jim! 7.97 yrs here

-- Doug...

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#45 posted 08-17-2016 12:09 PM

Thanks for being a great mentor to the fine folks on Lumber Jocks Jim!

Congrats on 8 years and keep doing the good work buddy!

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#46 posted 08-17-2016 12:37 PM

Congratulations Jim. You are an amazing addition to the lumberjocks community and they are lucky to have you here.

-- Brian Noel

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#47 posted 08-17-2016 12:53 PM

Congrats AIJim.
Ive always respected the comments you do. Very informative, very well done.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#48 posted 08-17-2016 01:43 PM

Hey Bob it’s been great knowing you too .
Thanks Blackie your input has been super also.
Thanks Doug
Waho thank you for you nice thoughts.
Hey Brian your work and comments are always a great asset to LJs too.
Canadian every time I see your profile picture I always think of your amazing plane collection thanks for you great input too.

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#49 posted 08-17-2016 02:29 PM

Jim: Your knowledge and kindness I admire as others have stated. However, in this age of “in your face” social interactions, I most admire your gentle manners. Thanks for showing us that being a gentleman is indeed a manly trait.

-- Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

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#50 posted 08-17-2016 02:32 PM

Very kind of you to say,thank you Spindlemaker.

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