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08-11-2019 03:50 PM

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Yep, it’s been 11 years since I joined LJs, it’s been a very positive experience, I’ve learned a lot and shared a lot.
When I first joined Ljs I had been woodworking for 20 years I thought I was fairly knowledgable about the craft, but after being here for all these years I’ve learned how little I knew then and still are far behind the truly knowledgable pros that have been kind enough to share what they know with me. When I first joined I thought myself to be an expert but now even though I teach woodworking I only consider myself an advanced beginner.
Thanks to those who have been here much longer than me and for all of the members who have shared their know-how with me and others,although there are dozens if not hundreds to thank for their great knowledge I have to single out my friend and mentor Charles Neil for first having a link to Ljs and for his continual and tireless help with my and many others woodworking and finishing questions, freely sharing his great expertise.
Thanks to all keep learning and sharing, thanks also to Cricket for a great job of monitoring LJs so many of these last years.


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#1 posted 08-11-2019 04:06 PM

You have been an inspiration to many including myself. Just under 8 years for me and I am still learning.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-11-2019 04:11 PM

Is been a pleasure Jim
And thank you for your friendship , and vast knowledge

Your no beginner by any means, your definitely a master craftsman

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#3 posted 08-11-2019 04:21 PM

Thanks so much, Monte your post have also been of great value to me.
Very kind of you to say Charles, we both know who the real master is. Your friendship has been a great treasure to me.


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#4 posted 08-11-2019 04:38 PM

Isn’t it great Jim that we are all on that learning curve.

Congrats on your 11 years.

And keep teaching others.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 08-11-2019 04:42 PM

Thanks Karson you were here a good amount of time before me and have lots of great advise and knowledge to share that I learned a lot from.


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#6 posted 08-11-2019 05:19 PM

You hit the nail on the head, Jim. Great site! Wish I had more time to do woodworking, but life gets in the way sometimes.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-11-2019 05:32 PM

Probably goes both ways. I’ve not been here near as long, but I’d say you give as much as you take, actually it seems like more. I’m always sad to see/hear someone state they are too old to learn, or I already know what I need to know. So much to learn, if only you keep your eyes open. Especially so in a subject that often offers a number of ways to get the same thing done.

Thanks for your being here, and hoping to see you in another 11.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 08-11-2019 05:32 PM

You got me by 5 months, Jim. It’s been a pleasure to have read your posts and share your expertise.

-- 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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#9 posted 08-11-2019 05:49 PM

You got me by a few months Jim. It’s been a great ride so far for me to. When I found this site I was hooked within minutes! I’ve enjoyed your post and your comments on LJ’s for years and hope to see more now and in the future.
Cheers to all that participate on this site!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 08-11-2019 06:04 PM

GRATZ JIM :<))))))

heres to at least 11 more LOL

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#11 posted 08-11-2019 06:13 PM

Hi Bob hope all is well with you Thanks

Good point Steve,thanks

Hi Tony I was hooked too thanks.

Thanks GR8 Tony


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#12 posted 08-11-2019 06:32 PM

Well said Jim. I appreciate your comments and the site is really good fore. Love to participate here.

-- Petey

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#13 posted 08-11-2019 06:49 PM

Hey Jim I have only been on since Feb. 2012 but you have through there years been an inspiration to me, I always took notice when I seen you had posted something. True LJs is the best of the best wood web sites thanks for all you great contributions, have a Blessed day.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 08-11-2019 07:27 PM

Thanks Petey I remember some of your cool boxes a bowls.
Thank you very much thank you for your contributions too.


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#15 posted 08-11-2019 08:09 PM

Hey Jim,

You’ve always been positive in your critiques and support. I’m gonna speak for Grizz and myself, thanks!. Charles sent me here 8 and 3/4 (just counted) years ago. ( Hadn’t seen much from you in LJ email and wondered how you’re doing. ) This has been a positive place to grow and share and you were one of the folks who welcomed me. LOL!

Hope your teaching is rewarding and you keep on learning.

Been posting on Instagram and Facebook in my daily journey. ( And here when my project is finished, but have to rely on Tony ,cause phone pictures don’t stay vertical…LOL!)

Stay well!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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