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Old 10-04-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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I have some pictures on my web site, of some carpentry and cabinet projects I did in the pass. I did a few at home, but of most of them I did at school! I am trying to build up a portfolio, so maybe I can start a custom carpentry business. I hope to upgrade my web page building service to ad free but I need some income first. http://charlesiii5.tripod.com/

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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Everybody starts somewhere.

Looks like your off to to a good start

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CJ looks like some fine work....
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I have some pictures on my web site, of some carpentry and cabinet projects I did in the pass. I did a few at home, but of most of them I did at school! I am trying to build up a portfolio, so maybe I can start a custom carpentry business. I hope to upgrade my web page building service to ad free but I need some income first. http://charlesiii5.tripod.com/
It's not easy starting your own construction biz during these depression times. If your starting out you are best to work for or with some one to gain some experience. It's very hard working for this generation of homeowners for reasons we have discussed.

Oh, if you want to build cabinetry, those wrap hinges went out of style with the Dinosaur.

Good luck to ya man.................
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Nice work young man. I am particularly fond of the Morris chair. Don't know if it's an intentional play on words, but your web site has "Guess Book", maybe should be Guest?
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It should!
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #7
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Charles,

Nice work! You've certainly learned how to build a box and if you've learned that, you'll do fine on your "teacher" project. Don't attempt to build the doors yourself though. Just order them. Build the box, do the trim and install the doors. You can easily do that.

About your website, there's absolutely nothing wrong with having a website that's ad-based for now. Many of us don't have one (and don't necessarily need one) and you're doing the right thing by marketing yourself. Just think of other ways to offer your services cheaply, (craigslist maybe?)

I empathize with where you are right now, trying to find work. Just keep doing what you're doing, pray alot, and you'll be fine. I wish I knew someone in Montgomery to get you some work, but I have a feeling you'll get that soon enough.

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:34 PM   #8
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Is that a mortiser I see back in there....

anywho...

Get this book....Really...get this freaking book.

http://www.amazon.com/Finish-Carpent.../dp/1928580157

I got it and I learned so much from it. From silly little things like the 22.5 degree self-returns, to hanging hollow core doors.

Gary is a great carpenter but even better teacher....try and read up him. Look at his webpage for a TON of info that WILL help you, and you WILL use it.
http://www.garymkatz.com/

I even started using Google Sketch-up b/c of him

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #9
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Here is an example...

Just a min marks 3:50 he talks about how everything doesn't have to be perfect...alot gets coverd. I worked for a guy who tried to make everything perfect and it was nothing more then a waste of time.

At min marks 5:21 and 6:25 he talks about using the aux fence (or really any squared off surface) to pull measurements....this is something so simple I never thougth of untill I started to read his material. I use this ALL the time.
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Yes thats a mortiser.
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I love your enthusiasm. That and a willingness to learn is all it takes (lack of a recession/depression helps too ) to be successfull in this business. Take the advice and get both of those books posted earlier. You'll be glad you did. Good luck to ya!

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