Yeah, ask the old fart how long it took him to build it. It's just darn near an antique! Just kidding Rick! You did a Helluva job, especially considering your back problems!
Mat, when I was about 3-4 months into the forum, I said something similiar. Don't remember exactly, but along the same line. Kev replied with a slap in the face by telling me to shut the heck up, that some of my contributions were actually informative. I have no idea which ONE he was talking about, but I'm glad he chimed in and am glad I stayed. So here's my slap in the face to you. Continue to contribute. Everyone here would be missed if they left!
Jim, your vids are really pretty cool and informative, but as others have mentioned, trim them down a tad.
And that's all I've got to say about that! Well, probably not but for now at least.
This has been my experience here to a T and I'm grateful for this place. My stuff doesn't really fit with the amazing projects here but that's not stopping me. Hell, my frist project here was a construction lumber step stool. Wallwood stained dark walnut. I got a pretty warm welcome with some good suggestions. It's been like that throughout. Sharing a project here should not be seen as the next entry for the competition. It's just fun to share with folks that like making a mess while making something and for noobs like me to soak up that sweet sweet education. If someone here shows me how I'm about to make a mistake because they made that mistake 20 years ago, that's just points for me.
Oh, and bring on the red oak! You guys wanna see a few more boxes? I can make that happen.
Yeah the red oak thing is just a pissing contest. I don't tell others they gotta use it, so they don't get to tell me I can't. However, that doesn't mean i use it outdoors, or when lots of stability is required, and I don't try to stain it to look like walnut. It has limitations, but using it doesn't make anyone less of a craftsman. A good craftsman simply knows when he should or shouldn't.
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