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Forum topic by Dusty posted 02-14-2007 06:19 PM 1599 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2007 06:19 PM

I’m not sure if its ok to post pictures of kitchen cabinets and remodeling projects that we have did using our woodworking skills. Is the project section just for our woodworking projects?. For example I have built my own trim, cove ,a lot of my woodwork – and kitchen cabinets along with several of my raised panels doors .

I am courious- as I have three kitchens in my home that I desgined and built. I also built all the custom counter tops on site. They are all three very different styles of kitchens .

I’m not even sure if anyone would be intrested- but it was part of the restoration of the turn of the century home I live in . I have had a lot of questions asked about my home and thought I would if its ok – when I’m done showing all the furniture I have built for my home I would show some of the other things I have built.


Being electronicly challeged how do you post those pictures of various things in a comment section that isn’t your own project or blog

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 02-14-2007 06:32 PM

Is it made of wood? Post iT. Don’t ask for permission because somebody will want to play “God” and put restictions or rules and regulations as to what we can or can’t put on it. If Martin has any problems with it, I’m sure he’ll message you.

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 02-14-2007 06:56 PM

Dusty, you’ve already answered your question by saying ”a lot of my woodwork” ;) You can definitely post it/them.

We’ve started to work on the help section with Ethan. It will also include the section about including pictures in your posts. You have to use some photo hosting/sharing site to host your pictures (like Photobucket, Imageshack, Flickr). Once the picture is uploaded and hosted there you just need to point to it in your post using the “Insert Image” button. Feel free to contact me by PM if you need more help with this, Dusty.

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#3 posted 02-14-2007 07:24 PM

Thank you, I am grateful to have a place to share my woodworking projects- and don’t want to go afoul of the rules. Being new to this site and bloging they aren’t always clear. Things move so fast in here. It’s great but hard to keep up at times.
Thank god I got computer in my shop.

When I said ” a lot of my woodwork” I was talking specifically in that instance – about my trim and woodwork I have in my home I restored. The former owners had taken it all down – with the idea, I guess -that they would refinish and restore it. It never happened. It ended up laying outside in a garage with no garage door in a pile. It laid there in the elements for 3 plus years. When I bought the house – I rescued what I could and built to match what I was missing. I had to have a machine shop build me the custom bit to match the trim. That is one example of what I was talking about.


-- Dusty

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#4 posted 02-14-2007 08:50 PM

Seeing larger projects such as restroration work and remodeling is great. I have an interest in fine carpentry. Please post this work as we can all enjoy and learn from these projetcs.


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#5 posted 02-14-2007 08:52 PM

All I can say, Dusty, is that you’d better not just post pictures of the trim as it sits on your workshop floor. I want to see it finished and in place, brother!

I suppose a positive note about what the previous owners did is that you didn’t have to take a bunch of trim down and repair a shoddy finishing job!

Looking forward to seeing your work!

-- Ethan,

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#6 posted 02-14-2007 08:54 PM

You tell him Ethan. Seeing a pile of trim might be o.k. for some, but I wanna see the whole kitchen. And watch out or I’ll want to see before and after pictures too

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 02-14-2007 09:08 PM

I agree with Obi, if it’s made of wood, post it. Pretty soon you’re going to get sick, & tired of all of my projects. You’ve seen just the tip of the iceberg.

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

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#8 posted 02-14-2007 09:19 PM

I’ve seen the quality of your work, Dusty and if you built it I want to see it. Even if all you used was old rubber tires.

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#9 posted 02-14-2007 10:55 PM

I’ll second (or seventh) that.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 11-22-2007 06:51 AM

If it’s made of wood (tool-cabinet-furnture-remodel job) post what you want when you want i say , freedom is important ,It shows a small piece of what we are all made of ,and that we all lust to improve our craftsmanship.I find myself inspired by all the work i’ve seen , it lets me know how great this hobby/life style/job is !

-- I love this site !

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#11 posted 11-24-2007 02:50 AM

How interesting to see this at this point. Obviously done before This Old Crack House, one of the best, if not the best, blogs on this site.
Little did you know what you were starting.
Nor could you know how much you would effect all of our lives.

I thank you, again.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#12 posted 11-24-2007 05:20 AM


I’m rather taken back by this also.

Humbled is simply inadequate.

Some things at times just speak loud and clear on there own.

This is one of the times I shall remain reverently silent.

Thank you all.

-- Dusty

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#13 posted 11-25-2007 06:07 AM

Dusty, When I came home on leave back in the 70’s, I met up with an old girlfriend. Her and her husband had bought this old sandstone house and were wanting to know if they should paint the trim or strip it and restore the original wood. All the trim in this house was painted pink. We took a knife to an obscure area and found it was solid oak! Solid oak with 13 coats of paint on it! Then we looked at the stairs banister…It was a hand carved, 3” wide, curving piece of rope, maybe 20’ long…and it was solid oak as well!

Long story short…I came back a year later and the restoration was complete. And I swear, I wish I could show it to you guys. It was absolutely stunning!

So by all means…Post your photos! We live for this stuff!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#14 posted 11-25-2007 04:00 PM


Been there did that….(with the old wood work). If you notice the date I posted that entry it was 283 days ago. I was just a newbie at the time and unsure of what was acceptable to post and what wasn’t. I wasn’t even sure how to post anything.

I was also sure that I would more than likely just surf the site and move along. I never even joined right away.

In truth I also was very intimated by this web site and the incredibly talented and gifted woodworkers and other master craftsman who displayed their projects and wrote words of wisdom.

I was sure at the time I didn’t belong here. I was a self taught woodworker, and I was convinced that I had nothing to offer . I was sure I was completely out of my league and had nothing to show or see that would be of any interest to others.

Once again was I wrong.

Nothing new about that, me being wrong.

I was made to feel so welcome, encouraged and treated with respect by the other fellow lumberjocks.

The encouragement was exactly like you just did for me, Quote ” So by all means…Post your photos! We live for this stuff!

—Dadoo! “Go Patriots!”

That is a perfect example, how how I was made to feel welcome and how important a comment from some one like you, may turn out to be something that not only makes them feel welcome, it gives them a nudge to share their own work with out feeling intimated.

It was simple comments like yours, that made me feel like I had found a home and could be “part” of this web site.

Over time, I began to post some of my projects, and add a few comments here and there and even tried my hand at writing a blog.

As they say the rest is history.

I have posted a lot of my projects and certainly have wrote my share of blogs. My longest and I guess my most popular entry was “This Old Crack House”.

That said, this is the chapter that deals with all the woodwork that I found missing after I bought “This Old Crack House”, in case you missed the entry.

At the end of the day, the lesson learned is ; I am no longer intimidated by this site, but still I am awed by the amazing talent that is displayed day in and out with out all the attitude and ego.

This site is like being surrounded with family, best friends, and your favorite teachers for your own personal use.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

I remain great full that I am still welcomed and able to contribute in some small way.

That said; perhaps I will get around some day to posting the rest of my pictures from ”This Old Crack House” and various projects.

In the mean time I am still trying to catch up and see all the unbelievable projects and various blogs and entry’s posted.

Lifetimes and volumes of wisdom.

Like I said ‘It just don’t get any better than this’.

-- Dusty

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