I was giving and interview and this popped out, wanted to share and expand on it for the new guys who are looking and Joining this forum
Members both New and Long term, I joined Woodweb in the mid 90s not sure when, By participating and using Woodweb (The MacDaddy of all woodworking forums) I can say first hand Woodweb has played a MAJOR role in my ability to stay without fail in my woodworking career, I have really never tried to define my own success as it is with ups and downs, how could I measure it other than to say I had a Blast and was able to do Exactly what I wanted to for my entire working career.
To anyone new on woodweb, You can click to be notified of the forums which matter to you. In my case Business, Cabinetry, Architectural, Installation, Cad and CNC. I get a nice Email every AM at 5:30 +/- this info may or may not be needed that day but trust me one day it will..
I am helping a fellow who is moving to become more Digital in his business, this is what I told Him.
Read, post, and reply, sometimes if only a simple post in a thread, this will get you in on all the reply's "Knowledge is valuable" Woodwebs threads are always refreshed to the persons who have posted. if you see something you like this is a great way to keep informed.
If you start a thread and get replys go back and post your results as well as thanking those who help you. posting for a needed answer means someone is going to take the time to share their experience with you FREE of charge, thank them you will make Friends you will need as time goes on, You want them to want to help you !!
I couldn't agree more. I started looking on here at least 10 years ago. For a long time I just lurked, digesting others posts, and learning. Many, many individuals on here have contributed to my success in this career path, many without even realizing it. Gradually, I felt I had something to add and was happy to help and give back. (It's really funny reading something in the knowledge base and going, wait a minute, I was part of this Thread!)
This has been a wonderful forum, and I thank both the participants and everyone behind the scenes that make it all happen.
In fact, I still learn all the time from this site...Such as today.....Will there be a wood web booth at IWF?!?
The pimp-meister, the king of the streetwalkers, possessor of the blingest of bling-bling. The mac daddy is the man who means everything (and the only man who really means anything) to his ladies of the night.
I would like to learn more about economics and the inevitable politics. But the mac daddy of the woodweb has seen fit to kill that.
WOODWEB will be at IWF 2014. Anyone interested in meeting is welcome to stop by the booth (#4343) on Friday August 22nd at 2 P.M. When the size of the group is determined we can move to a meeting area if needed. WOODWEB hopes to see you at our booth!
As posted by everyone else so far, I too have found Woodweb to be my "go-to" resource for everything related to my business! MacDaddy aside, this site is in my mind the number one online resource for professional woodworkers.
Thank you Woodweb crew for all the work you do to keep the site clean and meaningful to professionals and thank you to all of the great folks who post questions and responses here every day!
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