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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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The staff was discussing ideas for new forums and these two areas were suggested: Pyrography(Wood Burning) and Wood Carving. Depending on the response of members to this post we could combine the two or have a forum for each. Tell us what you want to see on the forums. Your input is what makes this the best place for all types of woodworking on the web.

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Hope they go for it I'd be interested in learning good places to get the burning tools. And learning some carving techniques so that my chisels aren't collecting more dust on my shelf.

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Sounds good to me. I have some carving chisels but don't know how to use them.

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These ideas are honestly not of that great interest to me at this time, but who knows about the future. If there were such forums, I might get interested. The posts above indicate there is interest, so there is probably even more interest out there. Go for it.

If there is interest in some additional topics, may I suggest two: one devoted to working with lexan (polycarbonate) and polyacrylics (plexiglass), and another on router lathes. I have seen interest in the plastics, and I am very intrigued by router lathes (as in I will probably obtain one as soon as I can afford it)

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I am new on the block, and from my observation, I see several topics that have very few threads, and I now have to scroll through two screens to get to the bottom of the homepage. I was always taught that there is a point one reaches when you can over decorate. I am not saying this is the case, but I wonder at what point things become cluttered.

May I suggest we look for a way of combining a couple of topics and add the new ones in a topic that would be close. This is just one "opinion", and only that! I know the all the members have ideas and opinions, and I would interested in seeing others opinions.

Now that said,,,, It is the members that make this the best woodworking site on the web, the homepage just helps..

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Hi Mike,

I say, yes. This forum is made up of many members who ARE diversified in the aspects of woodworking. This alone IMHO is why this IS the greatest forum available. Even though I'm taking time away, (temporarily), I do stop in from time to time.

As for combining topics together, it's possible. Ie., router lathe could be discussed under woodturning topic. Plastics could be discussed under general routing or under the off topic.

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I'm on the same page as John, if we have to much stuff it makes it more difficult to get around. Just my 2 cents.
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John, Ken and Rolf all make a good point with which I do not disagree. I would like to see plastics working threads in one place, and router lathe threads in one place. Ken's suggestions make very good sense to me.

The Router Forum is clearly the best of the woodworking and related forums. I am very impressed the quality of the staff and the ongoing efforts to make it better. The many members with their diverse interests and areas of expertise are the most important part of the forum. Keep up the good work!

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I would love a carving forum. Actually woodburning and carving go hand and hand together, many do both and use burning on their carvings.

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That makes good sense to me Corey. I will ask Mark to add this as a combined item.

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