Well, 4 years and this is blog post 500. Considerably more writing and photos than in most woodworking books all cast out into cyberspace for free. The feedback makes it all worthwhile though and I want to thank everyone that continues to read, post links to my blog, tells others about it and those who have sent me lovely stories about their own woodworking journeys.
Let's start with a thank you to Luke Townsley, I know many folk come to my blog via his blog at unpluggedshop if you want to find a range of interesting reading on the web about traditional woodworking this list of blog posts is a good place to start.
When I asked last week who reads my blog I was blown away by the response, as well as the 26 comments below the post I had lots of supportive emails and stories of folk who drew inspiration for their woodworking journeys from various online sources including my blog. I can't feature everyone here and it would be impossible to try to select amongst them so here are a random sample, I like to see the variety of folk from those who are clearly very competent craftspeople to enthusiastic amateurs.
Daniel making handmade shoes in Oregon http://babushoe.com/
Fellow woody bloggers
Brian saw-milling in Scotland http://brian-logsblog.blogspot.com/
Mack whittling in Colorado http://flyingchips.blogspot.com/
Rico and Beth also in Colorado simple living and traditional crafts http://www.survivalinthewasteland.blogspot.com/
Kev on carpentry and living the good life http://sawdustinmysocks.blogspot.com/
Lena on Archaeology http://ossamenta.dreamwidth.org/ like this post about medieval bone and antler combs.
Bushcrafty stuff in Sweden http://deepwoods.dreamwidth.org/
Anthony's figurative sculpture in NYC http://www.santella.org/anthony/ hope you don't mind me sharing a picture Anthony.
Jack Wheeler sculpture
Thanks for all the comments about which sorts of posts you enjoy, I am conscious that many folk come here primarily for the woodworking and sometimes fear my philosophical ramblings or extensive posts about my work advocating for traditional crafts through the Heritage Crafts Association could be rather a diversion. It appears some folk enjoy these things too which was nice to know.
So thanks all for reading, sharing and linking to my blog in the past and I hope you all have a great 2012.