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Old 02-05-2015, 07:24 AM  
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Astor, I've been following along and you're wrong.

You received some criticism that was not sugar coated. Sometimes, that's the best kind. It's usually blunt, but very honest. If you learn from it you usually become a better tradesmen.

I'm terrible at setting tile. I posted a project on here and also received some criticism. But, unlike you, I KNEW my work was flawed. I welcomed criticism and asked for advice about how to improve, how to avoid the same mistakes. And, I got that advice and then some.

There are some really incredible tile setters on here. Of course they're going to point out some flaws. That's how we learn. They would be doing you an injustice to just say, "hey, it looks great. Keep up the good work." Can't you see that??

Sometimes criticism is a little bitter pill. But, we're men and we're supposed to be able to handle that easily. I didn't read any personal or character attacks.

I think you work is good, not great, but good. I've seen better and worse. I agree with the criticism given. If you take it all in, and learn from it, your next job will be much better.

Never stop learning and trying to improve. No one is perfect.

Just my unsolicited two cents. I also hope you stay. We all learn from threads like this. If everyone just posted impeccable, flawless work what would be the point??? We all can find pictures in magazines if that's what we're looking for.

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2x9 polished herringbone With a nice squared edge. It's been a long day so far...

The second picture is from where I left off yesterday.
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Astor, I've been following along and you're wrong.

You received some criticism that was not sugar coated. Sometimes, that's the best kind. It's usually blunt, but very honest. If you learn from it you usually become a better trade.

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Still you did not get it, instead of being his sidekick,you better read from the start, I have no problem with criticism,-read my first response to Rob. I admit this is not my best, there are legimate reasons for some o those flaws and I had explained it. There is no way this work is can be labelled as "#horrible"
Even when they choose jury members for contests,they need to be qualified for that, he has no qualification to show he can label my work.
Still no word why he does not contribute to this forum with any of his picky work.
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Astor, you don't have to be great at something to see that someone else is also not great.

I'm a terrible mason. But, I'm pretty confident I'm qualified to point out the obvious flaws in someone else's brick work. There are countless analogies to support that point.
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I have seen Astor post up for years. I have seen some of his stuff that is amazing. Everybody take a deap breath and get off his balls...
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I have seen Astor post up for years. I have seen some of his stuff that is amazing. Everybody take a deap breath and get off his balls...
Sorry Matt, I know your work and it's impeccable, but if you posted pics like those, I would say something. I don't think that we were all out of line.
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Sorry Matt, I know your work and it's impeccable, but if you posted pics like those, I would say something. I don't think that we were all out of line.
I get it. Sure it could have been better. Im sure the pic didnt do it justice either. Every now and then a client with a low end budget will come at me with cheap tile, odd sizes, screwy design requests, and unrealistic timelines. Chit happens. There are far better and more deserving people to bag on around here than Astor.
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I get it. Sure it could have been better. Im sure the pic didnt do it justice either. Every now and then a client with a low end budget will come at me with cheap tile, odd sizes, screwy design requests, and unrealistic timelines. Chit happens. There are far better and more deserving people to bag on around here than Astor.
I don't see pointing out issues that have nothing to do with cheap tile or customer demands bagging on anyone.
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2x9 polished herringbone With a nice squared edge. It's been a long day so far...

The second picture is from where I left off yesterday.
That looks killer Wiz.

I need to talk someone into that.
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As flat as possible. What a long day
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While that is seriously nice looking Ill bet its going to be slicker than a minoe's D.

I honestly dont think I would be able to find the patience to pull that off. Well laid sir!
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I don't see pointing out issues that have nothing to do with cheap tile or customer demands bagging on anyone.
Youre probably right enough. I have just always liked the guy.




Here is one we just finished. I wasnt exactly thrilled with it but its what they wanted..
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I mean who would run the border into a window like that?
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I mean who would run the border into a window like that?
That's not the issue, it's why didn't the border continue on the top to match the bottom?
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That's not the issue, it's why didn't the border continue on the top to match the bottom?
Runs into the bulnose but youre right, just dispicable...
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As flat as possible. What a long day

Never even seen marble herringbone before.....looks awesome

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