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Some time ago we decided we would regularly elect extra Forum Contributors. Our schedule for that came and went but finally here we are. We had said that we would elect two more initially and we’ll stick to that. A discussion among the Moderators decided that it would good to have one of the contributors who strongly represents the CNC side of the forum and the other could represent general woodworking. So we will begin taking nominations now for both. Members can nominate one choice for each or for just one. Please specify which category to make it easier to keep it organized. We’ll end nominations on May 15th at midnight and I’ll start the polling threads as soon after as I can.

Because we are electing new permanent Contributors we are suspending the monthly contributor program until after the election of new permanent ones is done. Stick shared his criteria for choosing monthly contributors and I think it’s worth sharing:

Their length of time here, what they did with it, contributions, willingness to help anyone in need.
They also include how come, why for, with what, issues experienced, and their issue solutions.
How their post keeps the new WW that is just starting out in mind. In other words, how to get the job done without emptying their wallet.
Giving viable help/solutions and not something they may regret later.
Their posts show/have a strong VOE/BTDT factor.
They have they been an enduring anchor.
Ignoring factors like demographics, geography, or popularity.

Not because there is a short lived strong flurry of activity that seems to fade or goes bust in the long haul.
We have lots of members who post projects but some don't go into much detail about how they did it. Those who do theirs as as a tutorial should get preference.

I think those are very good criteria to work with so give this some thought and let the mominations begin. For those who get nominated I will verify before the elections to make sure you want your name to stand. The only job a contributor has besides the help and advice they are already giving is to help choose the monthly contributors so it’s generally a position that honors those who have gone out of their way to contribute and help others.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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For general woodworking, I would like to nominate Charley. He knows a lot about a variety of woodworking plus things that aren't woodworking that will help fix things in the shop. I know he has helped me a lot.

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Have to agree...
Charley (Charley L) for general WW ... the man is a know it all in the best of ways... proves it a lot...
CNC - Mike (MEBCWD)... always there.. always willing w/ his time, energy and knowledge...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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2nd

Now that's done -- what's next??
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Now that's done -- what's next??
Now I am bored!!!

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I think for CNC David (difalkner) would be a great choice, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and I say his videos are worth a thousand times that. His documentation of the CNC build was very informative and fun to follow. Don't forget the Cross Project for the church and the restoration/rebuild display projects for the Military awards. He has also shared videos of cutting some of his designs for other projects. He also posts some really good solutions to help in the shop and just make life easier.

Tom (tomp913) would be a good choice for general woodworking. I know he has mentioned in the past about interest in CNC machines but he has shown his ability to build quality projects and provide great documentation for the entire build of those projects. I know how hard it is to remember to take pictures as you build a project but Tom seems to have mastered that. He has made so great posts for shop cabinets that anyone would be proud to have in their shop.

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Sorry Mike but David (difalkner) is all ready moderator, but would have been a good choice
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Sorry Mike but David (difalkner) is all ready moderator, but would have been a good choice
John (honesttjohn) would also be a good choice for the CNC Contributor. He is always using his machine and showing us what he has been working on. He is also willing to share his mistakes as well as his great projects. We can all learn from mistakes and it helps when we know what not to do form people that have unfortunately had things happen to them. He just keeps on cutting and posting.
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Gee Mike,

Since I'm always asking you for advice and "how to" and "thanx for doing it for me cause it's easier than trying to get it in my thick skull" I think we should skip the middleman and go directly to the brains ..... you.

What version of Aspire did you start with??? I started on 8.

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Aspire was at 2.0.0.0 when I got it and it has really changed. It's a lot easier to use now. At that time things like weaving had to be done with a lot of 2 rail sweeps and a lot of sculpting. Spiral weaves were really a headache.

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