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Forum topic by stefang posted 02-10-2019 04:56 PM 1368 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2019 04:56 PM

I was mostly absent for about a year on LJ. When I came back it seemed that there were much fewer posts than previously. Is this just my imagination, or have any of you observed the same?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 02-10-2019 05:01 PM

I’ve noticed it Mike. I don’t post a lot myself these days but I do check in all the time and I think traffic is down somewhat.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 02-10-2019 05:29 PM

I left and came back but have not posted much under the new login. I have been too busy.

-- David in Palm Bay - retired and loving it!

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#3 posted 02-10-2019 06:23 PM

Lots of Talk about weather, illness, and weather, and illness, etc. Redundant.

-- [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-10-2019 06:31 PM

hi mike
i just come around from time to time
since my ‘buddy’ post show on my mail notice
i check them out from that

don’t wander thru LJ’s like i used to
way to many posts to keep track of anymore

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-10-2019 07:38 PM

I havenʻt helped the traffic much either. Took the last half of 2017 and 1st half of 2018 to plan a workshop expansion.

Started project in mid 2018. Still not finished.

Used SketchUp to design the shop expansion (13 ft X 21 ft) with a sunroom above it to keep the rain out. The complex stairs was original thought but ended up with just one long stairs.

This is the back of the house BEFORE work started ….

This is the state of the project as of mid Jan 2019. Got the house painted and gutters replaced. The roof over the sunroom addition is metal which you canʻt really see.

So thatʻs my excuse for not posting much. Will get back to posting after the new shop area is set up.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 02-10-2019 09:00 PM

Great WORK, Tyvekboy !

You have a good excuse… we will wait to see your future contributions…

Thank you for the great update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#7 posted 02-10-2019 09:04 PM

I have not been able to do everything I want to do…

Starting out with back & hip problems, fixed hip problem which also helped my back…

Shop turned into a HUGE MESS… It’s hard to even KNOW WHERE TO START to clean it up!!
Very discouraging…

I hope to get back into it soon…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 02-10-2019 09:13 PM

David I hope you will start posting some projects again

Tyvekboy Sure looks nice. I that you shop under the new sunroom? Looking forward to seeing your posts again.

Joe That’s my problem. The cleaning up is always a lot more difficult that the projects!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-10-2019 09:47 PM

Not sure Mike, too many other things to do. I used to look at every project posted, but how many turings and cabinets does one need to see? Plus, We took the summer off a year ago to tour the east coast in our 5th wheel. I got 6 months behind, too many to catch up ;-)

Aging mom to take care of, buying and selling her houses and moving her, all 350 to 500 miles away. I do post a little nonsense on a couple forums for fun and T-max recovery evaluation. It will be 15 years this year and last summer I finally got to where I am no longer scrambling 5% of the words I type. That is fantastic!

Hope you are doing well, take care, Bob

-- 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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#10 posted 02-11-2019 12:11 AM

Hello Mike,

I tend to agree with you, and concur with the reply posts (apart from Joe’s hip and back problems) I am also getting older with less physical fitness, eyesight being the most annoying, and a general decline in big projects by me these days.

There are other changes which have made the site a little less interesting much along the line of Bob in WW’s comments.

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 02-11-2019 01:15 AM

Hi Bob Yes, maybe we are all suffering from seeing much the same things repeatedly. It is hard to create something unique since most of us are craftsmen not artists, so it’s very difficult to come up with new and interesting stuff, although there are still quite a few who do manage to do just that.

Hi Rob Strangely enough I thought there was too many posts on LJ, now it seems like too little. My biggest disappointment is the blogs. Some like yourself use a lot of photos and make it interesting reading while others just leave text or a link to their Youtube videos and websites.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-11-2019 07:02 AM

Hi Mike,
Noticed it here too, but I did assume that part of it was due to members being too busy creating Yule items, and not taking the time to post their creations.
Now I realize that we were all missing your cheery postings. Things should pick up now that you’re back. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 02-11-2019 11:29 AM

If only John. Personally, I like to see nice projects, but when I do I would like to know more about them. How they are made, etc. Not because I want to copy them, but just to get more insight and just out of interest. The same goes for blogs. Lots of how they did it and lots of photos. For example, the thing that makes antiques interesting and valuable is their history not necessarily their intrinsic value. The same goes for newly made things where the story behind the build makes it more interesting if not more valuable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 02-11-2019 11:43 AM

As someone new to woodworking, I really appreciate the projects and blog posts that give some details and “how to” as I read to appreciate as well as to learn. I continue to be amazed at the knowledge and experience many are willing to share as the detailed answers and descriptions take considerable time to put together.

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#15 posted 02-11-2019 12:08 PM

Stefang – I agree with your comment about blogs. The ones that are most interesting are full of pictures and written in a manner to help the reader get a good look at how the project is being built.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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