G'day you lot, I'm about to disappear from the wreck, at fairly short
notice, will possibly be back some time in the future, - who knows
when that may be.
The wreck has been a source of inspiration and learning for me and I've
thoroughly enjoyed the sparring and ripostes and wealth of good humour.
My way of saying thanks to all:
Ode to The Wreck.
There's a place exists on Usenet,
We know it as "The Wreck"
It should mainly be for woodwork,
(It should), but what the heck.
There's opinions on everything,
Not just confined to wood,
Advice is given freely
of it is good.)
There's every different attitude,
And every different style,
Some posts might make your blood boil,
But most would make you smile.
The range of things you'll learn of,
If you find yourself in here,
Is truthfully, astounding,
It has knowledge without peer.
Theres no membership requirement,
Just join in and have your say,
You can have your questions answered,
And then be on your way.
Or, you may find, like many,
Who discover it one day,
That you're returning often,
Just to read, or have your say.
Discussions range from politics,
To life down on the farm,
From tools and wood, to stains and jigs,
And therein lies it's charm.
For it's a universal gathering,
Of mostly friendly folk,
Who share a common interest,
And appreciate a joke.
It's a kind of local woodshop,
Where, no matter where you're at,
You'll mix with others worldwide,
Work some wood and chew the fat.
And when the history of Usenet,
Historians may trace,
They'll find that Rec Woodworking,
Made this world, a better place.