Need help developing web site. Planes for Vets.

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Forum topic by Noskcaj posted 03-21-2018 03:25 PM 327 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2018 03:25 PM

Hi all.
This is to anyone who can help with developing a web site or can direct me to someone who can

I’m new to the forums. Just a couple of months. I usually don’t post I just enjoy reading and looking
At the pics of projects and shops. Great stuff here by the way.
A friend of mine and I are trying to start a program for veterans where we provide them with restored planes
And also teach them how to do it themselves as a way to occupy their minds and hopefully take some stress from
Their lives.
I’ve reached out to a few veterans groups and am not finding any help there. After talking to a you tuber
That has a veterans help program involving woodworking I’ve come to the realization that if you want to help
People you sort of have to do it yourself. That out of the way. I was told to start by word of mouth and use
A web presence such as a site to get the word out yet try not to be deceived by unscrupulous people claiming to be veterans.
Restoring planes and teaching others how to do it isn’t a problem. Nor is finding some usable planes to get people into the hobby. But developing a web site is. I’m a woodworker
Not an I.T. guy.
Any help for this effort coming from this community would really be appreciated
If you can help please email me through my profile. It goes through to my personal email
Thanks in advance

By the way I’m a veteran too.

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#1 posted 03-21-2018 04:12 PM

I usedta was an IT guy, but I was management – so I don’t actually DO anything.

That said, I assume you are looking for a “contact” website: let people know who you are and what you do and how to contact you and maybe a calendar of upcoming events? If so, you can get a cheap website to hold that limited info, probably where you register your domain name. Most such hosting sites have an app that will guide you through setting it up yourself; if necessary, its usually so simple even I could do it.

Start preparing now. Get the following materials ready:

1. Name concepts. This is tougher than it sounds, ‘cause all the obvious ones will be taken or costly.
2. Pictures. Of your products and people.
3. Words. Verbiage about “who you are, what you do, contact info and maybe calendar”.
Send me a private message and we can talk about more details, if you like.

Or, wait for one of the guys who does this regularly to chime in.

Teaching how to restore planes is nice, but how about teaching them to USE the planes you are providing? Sharpening lessons would be vital. Then demos of what to use each type of plan for, and HOW.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#2 posted 03-21-2018 04:38 PM

I appreciate your interest in helping veterans. To give you some perspective here are a few tips:
1. Start local, as in where you live.
2. As each personal deals with what they have dealt with and reacts differently try one at a time method to get started.
3. If you are not a veteran you will be seen as a outsider, expect to be snubbed.. alot.
4. Statistically those that need help the most never seek it.

This is what you are dealing with:

I have walked through the Valley of the Shadow of Death,
Past the twin pillars of fire at the Gates of Hell, and descended into the depths of the Abyss with my comrades.
There we have done battle with the Furies. Some have fallen.
Words cannot express what it is like to hold a comrade in your arms, hear him call for his Mother, pray with him that God will take away the pain, and listen as he begs you to take him home because he is cold.
Nor can words convey the emotions you experience as you watch the last breath of life leave the body, see the eyes go cold and gray, then feel the gentle whisper of the wind as the spirit departs the body.
I have avenged my fallen comrades. The enemy has known the vicious taste of my wrath and experienced true fear. They have learned I will show no mercy. But it did not bring my comrades back.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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