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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Default Pleasantly surprised by generosity twice!

We've got some of the nicest and self-less members on this forum. Folks that have never met in person, but willing to share their time and treasure with others. I'm not going to embarrass anyone by revealing their names, but want them to know how big a smile they've given me by their surprise generosity.

In the past 2 months alone, mail has arrived on my door containing much more than I expected. In the first instance, I had purchased one item from a forum member, and he included a second as a gift to my bride.

Just this morning I receive a call from my bride that a big box arrived. I was only expecting a very small box, so I was a little confused. When opened I had recieved the gift of a couple of great pieces of wood from another member. I don't know how much that cost to ship, but I'm sure it wasn't cheap! Thanks for the present!

These are just the most recent of examples, I have received a gift from The Centennial State a long while back, and know of a great gift that came to one member from halfway around the world.

Just thought the rest of the forum should know of the kind of members lurking in their midst.

Thanks guys, you've made my day!
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Well, I have to mention this again. A very helpful member of the forum was giving me some advice on turning supplies so my youngest could continue exploring pen making. He said he was going to send her some stuff to get her started.....

The box arrived, and it was like Christmas morning. She now has enough material to keep her in business for months (once I buy the lathe, hopefuly next week) I can't begin to express how happy I am to be part of such a generous community.

In case I didn't make it clear, Thanks to all those who have shared with others on this forum.
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Well, I have to mention this again. A very helpful member of the forum was giving me some advice on turning supplies so my youngest could continue exploring pen making. He said he was going to send her some stuff to get her started.....

The box arrived, and it was like Christmas morning. She now has enough material to keep her in business for months (once I buy the lathe, hopefuly next week) I can't begin to express how happy I am to be part of such a generous community.

In case I didn't make it clear, Thanks to all those who have shared with others on this forum.
Goes to show,there are nice people in the world & most of them are members of Router Forums.
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This forum does seem to be blessed with those type of people. Kudos to the person who did the good the good deed and we expect pictures later Doug.
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I've said it so many times Doug, this forum has always been like one big family with few exceptions, I too have received and sent presents around the world from/to friends that I have made right here, that is the reason that I'm dismayed at the loss of the "members in last 24 hours" list.

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Harry the forum has grown to the point that the system can't keep up. We are victims of out own success.

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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Ya'll might be surprised, or perhaps not at the number of requests I've gotten over the years to arrange for something to be sent to another member anomalously (sp?) The number of members who are willing to help another in any number of ways and ask for nothing in return has always been and continues to be a source of great pride in this forum and its membership.

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There is definitely a great bunch of members here , and I think I've grown a bit hanging around with you mature people
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"...hanging around with you mature people"
Nicely done, Rick!
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"...hanging around with you mature people"
Nicely done, Rick!
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