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Old 12-13-2009, 09:39 PM   #21
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Warner, could you maybe retype that?
I fixed part of it.

Maybe you mean the chunky part?
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:41 PM   #22
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...i got it, it just didn't compute in my head...
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USP45/Bill you did well.
The customer is pleased?
Right?
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USP? They look like Glocks to me, or I could be way off topic here...
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I'll second what Neolitic said ,and I would imagine your wife is very pleased with the end result also.


I'm just ashamed I don't get more things done around my house,
that my wife want's done.


Ya done good .
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What do you expect fro a plumber, perfect joints?

I like the styling, nice Victorian look.
Maybe if he'd study the "how to caulk like a finish god" book written by Leelee it'd a turned out nicer
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the craftsmanship may need a little refinery, but the idea is awesome! i love seeing anything outside the window box

no one here was cutting perfect miters or doing the best paint job from day 1.... and as a carpenter, you should see the shotty plumbing i did when i did my bathroom i got purple primer on EVERYTHING and used almost a roll of solder on about 8 sweat joints. the end result wasn't to a plumbers standards, but it worked and passed inspection and gave me some pride that i did it myself!!

so i say good work and i know you will improve as my plumbing has in my own home
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the craftsmanship may need a little refinery, but the idea is awesome! i love seeing anything outside the window box

no one here was cutting perfect miters or doing the best paint job from day 1.... and as a carpenter, you should see the shotty plumbing i did when i did my bathroom i got purple primer on EVERYTHING and used almost a roll of solder on about 8 sweat joints. the end result wasn't to a plumbers standards, but it worked and passed inspection and gave me some pride that i did it myself!!

so i say good work and i know you will improve as my plumbing has in my own home

I suppose you think kids should be praised and not punished when they screw up too? no spankins, tell them there's no losers, only winners in life, etc......I think when ya grow up or get a clue you'll realize being honest, even though sometimes brutally, is alot better praise then beating around the bush making folks think they're really onto something. The idea/concept was spot on with the window treatment....but the overall execution was terrible. Now he knows this and has something to work on/get better the next time around. If we followed your way of thinking, he'd continue with that debotchery and think it was just fine.

Great idea, just needs more attention to detail and not doing the work and using alcohol as an excuse
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Snow getting under yer skin there Josh?
Yes, it's literally chaffed my azz

I would rather take on honest critism than deal with a bunch of people blowing smoke since that does'nt do anybody any good. If the guys were'nt busting his chops, the likely hood of him continuing what he's created thus far is very likely vs trying harder on the next one to make it better than the first since concensus would say, "well, nobody's said anything bad about it, so it must be upto snuff...sweet, onto the next one"

Lord knows i stay far away from anything dealing with water/waste for the fact i know MY limitations in patience and execution, so there's no way i'd plumb up my own house, then post pictures of it followed by a drunk excuse LOL!!! My motivation for nice superceeds my yearning for going through the motions to try and hone any skillz i dont possess, might be why i dont have a huge stash of life savings since i'm loose with the wallet when it comes to having things done right. I maybe broke, but at least what i have i can point out with my head held high vs reaching for excuses to cover up a "good effort"

I'm coming off very condesending, and i dont mean it in that way, i applaud the effort, but i think after that attempt i'd really put my nose to the grinding stone and perfect the next one before posting anymore pictures...would make a nice documentary of where he started and where he ended after some practice
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Dang, some of you fellers make me a little apprehensive about posting more pics of my work.

Like neolitic said, the only client that mattered was obviously satisfied.
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I think it's sloppy and unprofessional. I would expect more from someone who lists carpenter as one of their skill sets/ trades. You should not be drinking and working. Saying and/or blaming shoddy work on your alcohol consumption while performing said work only further damages the reputation of tradesman in the eyes of the public. If I was a potential client and viewed this thread and what you have accompanying it (pictures & declarations) you would not get the job.

On a side note if your going to provide a link to the licensing board you should make sure your company name comes up when searched in the DPOR license look up.
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I think it's sloppy and unprofessional. I would expect more from someone who lists carpenter as one of their skill sets/ trades. You should not be drinking and working. Saying and/or blaming shoddy work on your alcohol consumption while performing said work only further damages the reputation of tradesman in the eyes of the public. If I was a potential client and viewed this thread and what you have accompanying it (pictures & declarations) you would not get the job.

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I thought about this thread today.

I wish that I acted differently and I am sorry for any humor that would keep someone from posting a picture of their work.

I think everyone should feel safe enough to post up their pictures, especially of their own house. If the fear of ridicule stops guys from posting something I feel we are missing the mark.

This thread is a great example of the dilemma we face when someone posts up and all the areas for improvement are right there for the veiwing, all close up and screaming for criticism. So what do we do?

I believe in a perfect world the op would get info he needs and inspired to do better next time.

So i ask you all that have read and responded, did you give that your best shot? No responses are necessary to that, just something I find worth pondering.

I'm sorry for not bringing my A game to my constructive criticism.
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I thought about this thread today.

I wish that I acted differently and I am sorry for any humor that would keep someone from posting a picture of their work.

I think everyone should feel safe enough to post up their pictures, especially of their own house. If the fear of ridicule stops guys from posting something I feel we are missing the mark.

This thread is a great example of the dilemma we face when someone posts up and all the areas for improvement are right there for the veiwing, all close up and screaming for criticism. So what do we do?

I believe in a perfect world the op would get info he needs and inspired to do better next time.

So i ask you all that have read and responded, did you give that your best shot? No responses are necessary to that, just something I find worth pondering.

I'm sorry for not bringing my A game to my constructive criticism.
I can take criticism. I did paint before I sanded the edges so it does look rough. I used caulk, to fill in the nail holes, should have been crack shot or wood filler. But yes, my wife likes it a lot. We dont have much at all for real. Truth be told my children have taken me for 374,500.00. You heard right. I am struggling to regain what little I have left of my life to be able to pay my debts created by my kids and still have money to retire on. Everything I owned was lost due to them. They almost got my house too by having me arrested for saying I was going to shoot my son. I was told I could not go back to my house and lived with my co worker for 2 nights untill his wife started squalking. So I left and lived in the back of my van. Hell, I did not even have any money when the police told me to leave and I managed to get a 4 piece chicken dinner which I nibbled on for three days. When the DA found out they lied to get me out the way, she dropped the charges and I was finally able to return home. I have always been too kind hearted and let people stomp on me left and right, but when I walked through the door hell followed me. I blew up and told them all to kiss my a** and get the hell out. They destroyed my house during the 6 months I was away. My wife and I returned to nothing. They took everything. My antique coin collection, my dish's, furniture, beds, everything. We were so depressed. So we tore the house apart and remodeld it. We are about 1/4th done. Her and I alone replaced floor joists, walls, sub floor, plumbing, electrical, everything. She is very proud of the way it looks. Thats all I care about because she is all I have left in this world. And as long as she is happy, I am.

So you see, the criticism does not bother me one bit. I been through more BS from my kids than anyone here can put me through.

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