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Old 02-03-2015, 06:14 PM   #2961
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:16 PM   #2962
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I like to see just one of your project picture, just one.. to appreciate your comments
Otherwise go back to your favorite section...off topic section...

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nice.
I was drinking ice tea when I read this, and spit it out laughing. You couldn't have picked a better response or better way to write it.

That was seriously too funny.

I'm still laughing.

Still laughing...
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I like to see just one of your project picture, just one.. to appreciate your comments
Otherwise go back to your favorite section...off topic section...
Get some thick skin and bigger nuts if you ask for criticism here. I was being honest, and truthfully your pics belong in the "Wall Of SHAME" thread. Sometimes though parenting is the best policy...
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Get some thick skin and bigger nuts if you ask for criticism here. I was being honest, and truthfully your pics belong in the "Wall Of SHAME" thread. Sometimes though parenting is the best policy...
Look.. homeowner guy, whatever you are,we don't know because you have not even put one picture of your jobs here or write anything about trade, all your post are about bs.
You are pretending you have not seen a bad job, better search bad jobs here. Yet I did not ask your opinion, but your comments does not contribute anything, like what the means "nothing lines up", so there is nothing lines up there? Are youblind?
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Because of these ignorant people,even I have not involved in anything like this, but knew there are out there, doing nothing, just chatting, pissing others etc. in the past year,that is why I have been in this forum rarely.
I believe I am a craftsman and if anyone see my projects here know that.
I make over 100K clear a year doing my work and that shows my success.
This is my last post, I am out of here, don't need this ****.

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He told you. He's taking his nuts and going home.
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Re-read.
Still, just as funny
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I know Rob from here, I appreciate his comments about it, but you..who the ....are you?
Astor, Kevin may be a bit blunt and use somewhat harsh language, I have been known to do the same thing.

I don't think he was trying to beat you up, just give his quick first impression. Not having someone in front of you face to face we all tend to be a lot less tacticful (again, I am one of the worst offenders)

I went back and read the thread and when you asked why he thought it was horrid he answered and was pretty tame and not provacative at all. I know that it can be frustrating and a hit to the ego when all you hear is the bad, so I will add a few positives.

The fact that you posted to accept criticism speaks volumes. I disagree with Kevin that it belongs on the Wall of Shame thread. It's far from that bad. You have some of the basics down, but just need to concentrate on the details and planning.

Layout is one of the hardest things to master in tiling. You have to be able to see the finished product and all the steps in between. From the pics you have a good base to work with, just hang in there and keep trying to perfect your craft.

Just stop poking the bear, it won't result in anything good. I've been on both sides many a time.
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I have done work many times where the customer was tickled pink with the job, but my OCD was not 100% happy with the results. If I do a less than perfect job on a project, I'd rather have someone point it out, rather than pat me on the back, so that I can strive to do better the next time, or see if perhaps I'm not using the proper techniques or tools. If no one says anything and only complements your work, how the hell are you supposed to improve as a craftsman.
And I don't care who it is, everyone has room for improvement. I probably came off harsh with my criticism of your work, but I'm not knocking any individual, just pointing out that a job was done to lesser standards. I'm picky at what I do, and that is why I have the customers that I have. They expect quality work, and I expect nothing less from myself.
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Don't let it bug you Sam. There are a few of us that have been around here long enough to know what kind of work you put out and what your knowledge base is Take what you can from the criticism and move on. At the end of the day, no one here is paying your bills.
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Nice work nick ,really nice
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I ate a wheelbarrow full of chit on this one.

Had a crappy day.

Rushed my layout.

Hated the proportion/symmetry of the H-bone....ripped it off...shifted and re-cut....started over...

Frame tiles were bowed almost a quarter, and ALL varied in length, up to 1/2" (leaving my finishing miters unequal lengths)....hadn't really checked sizing, because I was so astonished by the curvature and bowing.

Laid out the subways wrong (out from the horizontal center instead of breaking on center), and was explaining to the picky HO why I mathematically was going to have to leave a monster grout joint around the frame...... as I realized I had temporarily lost all use of my pea brain (saved it just in time, but still appeared fairly inept).

I was lucky it was a splash....and that I had two helpers with me to clean up after the messes I seemed to keep making.

Bad day......chit happens.
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I'm sure if all of us were honest with ourselves, if you've been at it long enough, you've had jobs that your customer loved and you just weren't happy with and knew it wasn't your best work. There is a laundry list of reasons. Logistics, schedule, stress, etc. I've done the best I could with horrible materials.

How many of you have installed box store tile that was 3/16" or better out of size, unsquare, and shaped like a potato chip? Of course they wanted a 1/8" grout joint too...

I've posted enough pictures here to be judged and I'm sure not everyone was in love with my work. That's OK with me. I know exactly what I'm capable of so a random negative opinion really doesn't matter.

Sometimes the jobs I'm most proud of aren't the most stunning visually. The only people that would get it are some of you guys that had the ability to see what I started with and what materials were used to achieve it.
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Paul, What the heck? I come on here this afternoon and all I see are your posts and they all fricken rock What did you do climb the mountain and eat all the sensai beans?
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Paul, What the heck? I come on here this afternoon and all I see are your posts and they all fricken rock What did you do climb the mountain and eat all the sensai beans?
Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug lol. Thanks man
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I was not gonna write it here anymore, but I have to respond Rob and Paul's comment and clarify some points, this is a direct respond to them but nobody, still I have no intention of being in this forum anymore.
I have no objection of criticism, otherwise I would be furious about Rob's comments, but when this guy just comes along and without any thing more, just comments as my work as"horrible", it makes me wonder why he says that, so I asked, but I bet he does not know why he did say,(maybe feeling the need of mimicking Rob's comments),then he remembers Rob was saying something about wavy mmm.. slivers, so he answers "waviness, slivers, uneven lines,NOTHING LINES UP etc.." funny thing about it Rob was saying wavy about membrane not shower pan tiles, but he gotta answer so he writes anything it comes to his mind, I bet he does not know the grout is urethane and it does not come smooth as cement grout, BECAUSE he is not there to criticize, he is there to bash something, he is there to bully someone, look down from the high level..if he has any intention of criticize, he would explain it like Rob did..then I would explain the $1 tile, someone's design etc. but NO, he labels like a jury member in a tacky TV contest.

Lets talk about ego, he posted today how picky what he does and that is why he has great customers blaha..blah blah..any proof? anyone seen his work?.. easy to talk..
Just click on his nick and see his post..all 2000 posts, not one picture of his work...not even one project picture... all his responses are about "off topic", beer and kidney stones stories... he has a big ego, he is the greatest what he does (whatever he does??) that is why he has all his customers blah blahhh but he does not have a smart phone with a camera maybe he does secret service finish carpentrybut he has a great sidekick as well.
He is big BS and good luck dealing with him.

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Astor if you let one guy run you off then you've lost. There is so much you could learn from this site and contribute to it that it would be a shame.

I have gotten into it many times, said some stupid arse chit or just butted with guys wanting to walk away but it would have served no purpose and I would have been the one who missed out.

In fact, some of the guys that I have butted heads most are some of the guys that I am closest to here.

Hang with us and if you have to, put him on your ignore list.
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I wasn't repeating anyone's words.
This picture speaks for itself...
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I wasn't repeating anyone's words.

This picture speaks for itself...

So no picture of your work??
Astor is making some good points

My honest first reaction to astors original post is "why is he wasting his time with this low rent stuff?" Betting the customer didn't spend more than $500 for that ugly tile

I've only seen top notch high end work from him

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