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Public Apology

by kolwdwrkr
posted 02-10-2010 04:38 AM

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 04:54 AM

Hey Keith
I know I had a number of your projects saved , I want a refund LOL

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#2 posted 02-10-2010 04:59 AM

I am very sorry Keith about all of that deal I always enjoy seeing all of your work, I hope you will keep posting?
To me I don’t give a second though what the projects are for as long as you had input in them, keep up the good work always enjoy looking at your work.

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 04:59 AM

I’m just glad that little monster we call selfishness reared it’s little head before I posted to much more then I already did. Talk about a relief. I really didn’t lose that much time. In fact I lost more time with this apology, and it is real mind you. LOL. Lesson learned: don’t post projects you’ve made while working for others, unless you made them on your time. I’m even removing a few projects I made using scrap wood that was given to me. LOL. I don’t take baby steps.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 05:05 AM

Keith , just want you to feel good ,
about yourself ,
your work ,
and sharing with us or anyone else .

through pictures ,
words ,
ideas ,
or a book .

your knowledge and expertise ,
is what is important ,
that you share it with us is
priceless !

thank you .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 05:27 AM

No book in my future I’m sure, but I just freed up a blogspot. The new blog will be here: Hopefully I can get a few followers and I can start posting some tutorials. We’ll see.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 05:34 AM

I think it’s a rather sad commentary on the world around us when you even have to worry about stuff like this. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just enjoy the things presented to us in our lives without sweating the petty stuff.

From the length & depth of your apology, this whole situation has upset you. Please don’t it. There are far more important issues in the world that you can focus your energy on in a positive way. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#7 posted 02-10-2010 05:42 AM

Aw MAN!!!! You took off all the good stuff!

Just kidding buddy. I hope you have calmed down enough about this issue to laugh a little.

I think it sucks that you had to do this but man just go look at every other thing you have done. You do great work my friend. If I had your talent I would be a happy man. Well, okay, I’m a happy man anyway but you know what I mean.

Take care,

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 06:18 AM

Hey Jerry, I feel relatively happy given my life the last few years. It hasn’t been that great. I’ve definately calmed down enough to laugh a little. I was laughing angrily when it was brought up. LOL. Anyhow I thought we were going to get together since you are in SoCal. Just let me know.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 02-10-2010 06:26 AM

Sorry to hear about the trouble. It doesn’t sound like you owe anyone an apology to me, other than the people complaining about it.

We’re glad to have you in the ranks and hope that you’ll be able to put some posts out there soon enough…

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#10 posted 02-10-2010 06:29 AM

And I didnt even get to see it! Doesnt matter, you have plenty of good stuff to look at. Love your kitchens and everything else, of course. Try not to let it bother you anymore.

-- Janice

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#11 posted 02-10-2010 06:30 AM

I have nothing to say but thank you for what you have taught me..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 02-10-2010 06:59 AM

Sorry to hear about this.

I ran into a similar issue a several years ago when I had a chance to publish my work in a national magazine. I just mentioned in passing to the client that what I built for them would soon be published. I was informed quite threateningly that it would cost me dear if I published photos of their residence.

Since then all my contracts have a clause that says I have the right to photo my work and use the pictures as I see fit. They’re entitled to protest and untill they sign the contract we can negotiate. But in the last 12 years no one has disagreed.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#13 posted 02-10-2010 07:00 AM

No need for apologies. Your work and obvious talents speak for themselves. Keep up the great work and inspirations.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#14 posted 02-10-2010 03:02 PM

Keith, I have always found your work to be inspirational and your talent and craftsmanship are beyond reproach. It is sad that something like this happens but your personal portfolio demonstrates that, as John said, you have no need to apologize for anything.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 02-10-2010 03:14 PM

Your post made me sad and angry that it was necessary. Someone, somewhere is small and petty with way too much time on their hands.
I only wish that I were so accomplished I might find myself in that the situation you describe.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#16 posted 02-10-2010 03:22 PM

You have just brought to light a clause I will need to add to my contracts. I’m sorry for your situation, but glad I was able to learn from it.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#17 posted 02-10-2010 11:57 PM

In my humble opinion, if you made it, you should post it. I really don’t see any need for you to apologize at all. I think whoever employs you is being selfish, immature and boorish.

Nuff said.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#18 posted 02-11-2010 04:56 PM

I don’t believe the projects you’ve shown, was a wrong thing to do,

but if this makes you feel better, you did the right thing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#19 posted 02-12-2010 01:38 AM

By the looks of things I expect you will have your own shop soon enough where you can do as you see fit.

Best of luck.

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#20 posted 02-12-2010 02:01 AM

What is the difference between a tick and a lawyer?

When you die the tick will fall off.

Sure a lot of Petty people out there. Best of everything to you, Keith, and never balk at starting all over, you always do a better job each time around. I know, I had to start from scratch 3 times in my life. Always did better and made more money each time. Rand

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#21 posted 02-13-2010 01:19 AM


I guess they don’t like free advertisement. Perhaps they do and need the plug? I can’t imagine driving by one of the houses I worked on when I was framing and not being able to say that I worked on this place, or go take a picture of it and post it here. It may be some one’s design but your hired to make it come to life. Can you imagine any of the guys that taught me how to frame telling me that they invented the wheel; not hardly. The benefit of sharing is that one day there will come a time when we as mentors and students can say that we have reinvented the wheel and we have done it together. Can’t imagine that there are too many original ideas or designs out there today; maybe modified. More than likely what you are doing for them has been done before and will be done again. If you have a skillset is some one allowed to take that away from you even though they may have taught some of it to you? Not hardly. Did I miss something here are we in another country or is this still the land of the free? Sorry to hear of the shallowness of your employer.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#22 posted 02-13-2010 01:28 AM

Sorry to hear all your grief Keith.
Did you hear the definition of waste?
A bus load of lawyers going over a cliff with one empty seat

How do you tell the difference between a lawyer & a fish?
One is a scum sucking bottom dweller

The other is a fish

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#23 posted 02-16-2010 03:22 AM

Saint Peter was walking around heaven one day and discovered a hole in the fence between heaven and hell. He hollered at Satan and said, “You better get this fixed.”
Satan replied, “Fix it yourself.”
Saint Peter said, “If you don’t, I’ll sue you.”
Satan says, “Oh yeah. Where you going to find a lawyer?”

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#24 posted 02-16-2010 06:31 PM

It seems to me what you post as a portfolio of projects that you put your hand to, would be ok. I admire your integrity for what you are doing. I know I would feel wrong posting someone else’s work as my own, but to post someone else’s work AND giving credit where credit is due should be correct. As everyone here has said, “you are a great LJ”. Thank you for what you contribute to the advancement of our craft.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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