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he was real people, spoke to the audience, not down to/at them ..
he always offered alternate methods and never did the ''this is the only way'' like so many others...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I do doubt that its being appreciated let alone understood!

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Before breakfast!

Those frappacinos really cut into the budget, not to mention the latest iPhone...must have!
You could get a good start outfitting a shop on what some families spend on cell phones and their cell service contracts. But, who am i to talk? A decent bottle of single malt is $100 or so.

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A decent bottle of single malt is $100 or so.
Try this. A drop or two of sloe gin to a shot of cheap booze. Taste that and you'll think you're drinking metheglin, the drink of the Gods.

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I don't think it is as much the topic as the medium as to why we are seeing lower numbers. I have noticed forums everywhere are being less utilized, and many groups have moved to Facebook Groups. The couple woodworking groups out there have quite a bit of activity from a lot of people of all ages. The younger crowd isn't going to come to forums, they grew-up with Facebook. That is what they are going to use.
One of my other forums moved to Facebook. They did it for financial and manpower reasons, but it was a mistake in my opinion. Not only did I have to break my rule of never using Facebook, but the forum has lost it's value as a repository of information.

Facebook forums have no organization, and horrible search functions. If I want to go and find something, I usually don't succeed. Very frustrating. Even though that group is smaller than this one by far, I don't think I have made as many connections there as I have here.

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All the above posts are right, just take a look at "my friends" many, if not most current members won't recognise too many members names. The forum now is nothing like it was. So few members show HOW they made their project. Just another reminder that a picture is worth a thousand words.

**** and Harry--- I know I am guilty of not taking enough pictures! I am usually halfway done before I think, "I should probably have taken a picture of that". I am getting a little better, I think.

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You could get a good start outfitting a shop on what some families spend on cell phones and their cell service contracts. But, who am i to talk? A decent bottle of single malt is $100 or so.
I enjoy the beverage strictly for medicinal reasons.... but I am frugal, I have been told. A couple of good ones well below $100

Glengoyne 12 yr Highland is a great Single Malt for the price

Auchentoshan Three Wood is a real tasty bottle I try to grab every I go to Glasgow (lowland)

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest is one my wife (teetotaler) loves the smell of, tastes great too! (Islay)
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One of my other forums moved to Facebook. They did it for financial and manpower reasons, but it was a mistake in my opinion. Not only did I have to break my rule of never using Facebook, but the forum has lost it's value as a repository of information.

Facebook forums have no organization, and horrible search functions. If I want to go and find something, I usually don't succeed. Very frustrating. Even though that group is smaller than this one by far, I don't think I have made as many connections there as I have here.



I don't disagree that the forums are still superior in many ways. However, Facebook has much bigger financial backing, and it is a format that a LOT of people are already using, with the biggest advantage of being able to keep up on their portable devices. In fact Facebook just did some major enhancements to the Group functionality on its phone apps that make it even easier to stay up to date with your various groups.

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Ironically I just saw this on Facebook https://www.pbs.org/newshour/educati...EHK8xywESfxLD8
Interesting article. IMHO, kids would rather work in the tech field than craft fields as carpentry, welding, etc. An example would be the techie who set up the computer system in a large office supply store in CA. My mother worked in the office and said he was getting $40 an hour...in the early 1980s. She wrote the checks. Our local paper had an article about robotics taking over manufacturing jobs. But robotics don't take vacations, take coffee breaks or lunch breaks, get pregnant, have hangovers on Monday morning, don't show up for work, etc. I had a friend who was an engineer. He visited an aluminum foundry in Japan in the mid 70s. He said it was spooky- from the elevated control room, you looked over the production floor and there was no one in sight. The plant was totally automated and ran by a handful of people.
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I don't disagree that the forums are still superior in many ways. However, Facebook has much bigger financial backing, and it is a format that a LOT of people are already using, with the biggest advantage of being able to keep up on their portable devices. In fact Facebook just did some major enhancements to the Group functionality on its phone apps that make it even easier to stay up to date with your various groups.
Disclaimer: I belong to several groups on Facebook and use it regularly to connect with family and friends. Having said that, the issue with Facebook, as far as subjects like woodworking, is that young people don't use Facebook and they consider it social media for the "older" generation. They DO use Instagram and Snapchat

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Disclaimer: I belong to several groups on Facebook and use it regularly to connect with family and friends. Having said that, the issue with Facebook, as far as subjects like woodworking, is that young people don't use Facebook and they consider it social media for the "older" generation. They DO use Instagram and Snapchat
I wasnít aware the younger generation were not into to Facebook till I seen this video


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Loved it, Rick.

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