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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-03-2014, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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You know, I have to admit that I'm just absolutely fascinated at the knowledge that some of our members have about mechanical things and the finer things about woodworking.

The recent thread for example of Mike's about the collet and his back and forth with Stick and others is far over my head, it just makes me have to ask if I'm the only one that can't keep up with them, don't have a clue sometimes about some of things that is just second nature to them.

There are members of this forum that are just genius in my opinion and and while I may not be on the same level as they are knowledge wise, I'm sure glad that they are on the forum. I doubt if I could ever have a question that these high end guys couldn't help me with.

Thanks "high end guys" for being available to people like myself.

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Geeez Jerry your spreading it on a little thick

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Jerry,

I too have been impressed by the diverse backgrounds and other hobbies that I have learned about in interactions on the forum. I also have been given advice on other areas of home repair (especially in one case with a shower surround tile repair job) and the involvement and follow up made a tough job go a lot easier than it would have.

Of course, rarely does anyone think their job or experience is 'special', but a different point of view can make a big difference. I have worked with welders who have an insane level of skill that makes my welds look like they were done by a chimpanzee, but they are facinated by 'mundane' parts of my job.

It is just nice that this community is always willing to share their experiences. Even when guys mistake this forum for a computer forum, there are always those who get them straightened out.

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The collective knowledge is only part of it Jerry. I think what really makes it special is the quality of the people who participate.

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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I am with you on this one, Jerry.

The great thing about this forum is that we do have very skilled and knowledgeable members who are willing to take the time to share their information.

Not to mention the quality of work being shown in Show and Tell. An inspiration to all.

We used to have a member some years ago who would show work and when asked how he did it would more or less say "you go figure it out"......

I recently had a PM from a member asking if I thought that he was posting too much......

"No way", I said.

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We used to have a member some years ago who would show work and when asked how he did it would more or less say "you go figure it out"......
that's cold...

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 recently had a PM from a member asking if I thought that he was posting too much......"

Wasn't me, honest!

While on the topic, I have to tip my hat to the scrollsaw wizards here. I've been doing some simple kids puzzles and I have to say I'm in awe of you guys/gals that do scrolling.
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Geeez Jerry your spreading it on a little thick
Yeah, I can go along with that. I'm impressed by a lot here, some things more than others. If something confuses me, if it interests me, I find out more about it. If it doesn't interest me, like CNC, I just pretty much ignore it. Most of the stuff on here, I am not interested in making, because it's not something that I want to make (scrollsawing is one example); but I'm still impressed with the skill involved, don't want to give the impression I'm not, and often get ideas from them, regardless. But, most of all, I like it here because of the friendliness of the people, much more than their skill levels.

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You are so not alone. There are so many things I read on here that I have no clue about but that is because I don't work with all the tools they do.
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For sure, you are not alone! let's enjoy this privilege! Sid
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