Way off topic but, these things happen when activity goes low . . . Any of you who have been around a while already know this but, Family Woodworking is a really great on line forum for woodworkers (and probably metalworkers and backyard chefs too but, I don't really go there). I must confess that as we have had a pretty big slowdown in activity here I have been surfing other forums to get my fix of woodworking discussion, build ride-alongs, tips and project ideas.
How soon one forgets how rude, argumentative, posturing and self-important a lot of those folks are. After following a particularly negative thread for awhile (its like a train wreck; horrible to see but, you can't look away ) I dug into the main antagonist's posting history as a source of 'out of shop' amusement. This guy pretty much had something judgmental to say about almost anything yet, had not posted a single piece of work himself. Such is the bulk of most other forums I have tried to find a positive experience in.
My holiday thanks to Vaughn, Larry and all the rest who saw a need, broke from the pack and put in the time to establish this wonderful site. Now lets all get out to the shop and make something, break something, clean something or mess something up and put it in a thread so all of us can share in the success, failure, brilliance or stupidity .