Woodworker’s Discuss the Appeal of Woodworking: Woodchat Transcript May 9th, 2012


Woodchat Transcript May 9th, 2012

@uppercutwood: woodchat in 5 minutes – what is the appeal of woodworking for you? 6pm/9pm #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Welcome to woodchat, roll call! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’m here! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’m happy to have one mortise and tenon joint fit! Now it’s time for #woodchat #flairww

@RichtheCarpnter: Hey fellow wood jockeys! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Hello all #woodchat #woodchat

@uppercutwood: After more people join in 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: So, what is the appeal of woodworking? That’s our topic tonight on #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks The fame, fortune & women 😉 #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Hello everyone! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: I like the tradition,and different,styles from around the world #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How’s that working? RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks The fame, fortune & women 😉 #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: A creative outlet, the ability to work with your hands and create functional items and the satisfaction of finishing a project. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Ok – the obvious must be the ability to see the result of your efforts #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Woodchat groupies! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks The fame, fortune & women 😉 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes! RT @WoodworkGuy: A creative outlet, get to work with your hands, create functional items, the satisfaction of finishing. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: The bad back and drinking problem, well heck, those are just perks #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @WoodworkGuy So far I’m only slightly broke, some people know me and I’m married 😉 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: This. #woodchat http://t.co/0v0Gj7ag

@WoodworkGuy: I missed the fame, fortune and women memo… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I build software all day, you can’t touch or smell it. With wood you can. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How do you make a small fortune woodworking? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: A: Start with a large fortune! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: It’s ancient. It makes me feel connected to my ancestors. My grandfather, and heck even Jesus. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Hello everyone. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: All parts of the process are under my control, and up to my skills. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Definitely the satisfaction of an idea coming to fruition! #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I like that wood is a forgiving medium that, when you do make a mistake, there’s often a relatively easy fix #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: LOL @FlairWoodworks #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Lol Chris! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks whens that table going to be done?cant wait to see it on its legs #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Same here! #flairww RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks whens that table going to be done?cant wait to see it on its legs #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Seriously though, it’s the tools, wood, creativity and a great sense of accomplishment. cont.. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Hello Bill @BillGriggs #woodchat

@uppercutwood: It is very satisfying to go from rough lumber/log to wonderful furniture aesthetically and functionally #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood me to ,i got started with my grandfathers tools #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I used to think that everything had been done. Now I know that’s not true. I like to do things that haven’t been done before. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: A chance to grow new skills and expand your talents #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: It’s a good feeling knowing your leaving something to be enjoyed by others and generations. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: My wife brought me a beautifully rusty Stanley/Bailey #5 for my birfday #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Success! My students got the CNC Router we are building working today. Making chips soon. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I agree @DJOfurnituremkr #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Woodworking for me is a way to express my creativity. It’s also an ongoing challenge. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr agree. Marc will leave his Roubo to Mateo. @Woodwhisperer #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: And it’s fun too! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @WoodworkGuy Evening Jeff. What you working on? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: It’s also therapy & a great stress reliever. I’m always at peace in the studio. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Here’s one more appeal to woodworking, and other things in my life. I *hate* not knowing how to do stuff. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I enjoy looking back at the initial designs once the final piece is finished and hearing the happy compliments from the customers #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter That’s always nice too. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @BillGriggs I’m working on getting back into woodworking. I changed jobs and it’s been crazy busy for me. no time for the shop #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Also there is good money to made as well. Perhaps not all the time but the good times do out weigh the lean. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: http://t.co/TNzTWqs2 – here is a pic of a family heirloom that inspired me #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Have all of you had some sort of formal training or self taught? #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: btw- Chris – now listening -hail the villain. Thanks for getting me into them #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr It will be interesting to see the public’s reaction to this table once it’s done and I get some nice pics. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Cool! It’s only good loud! RT @RichtheCarpnter: btw- Chris – now listening -hail the villain. Thanks for getting me into them #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @CoolToolShed I first started with my Grandfather then 7th grade through high school woodworking classes. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @CoolToolShed I am basically self-taught. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I don’t think I would have learned what I know now in any school. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @woodshaver101 Neat little table! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @CoolToolShed I’m mostly self-taught, learning from dad or bro in law. I want some formal training though #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 It looks nice enough, but does nothing for me. @RichtheCarpnter #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I think woodshop class is a good place to learn machine use, safety, fundamentals. to excel you must take risks. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @DJOfurnituremkr Watching my grandfather is where I got hooked. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @FlairWoodworks: I dont think I would have learned what I know now in any school. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @uppercutwood: I think woodshop class is a good place to learn machine use, safety, fundamentals. to excel you must take risks. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @CoolToolShed Experience is the best teacher, good ole trial and some error – you learn from that. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @WoodworkGuy: @CoolToolShed Experience is the best teacher, good ole trial and some error – you learn from that. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @FlairWoodworks Really no classes around here so self teaching #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: There are things I’ve proposed doing and people have said that it can’t be done. Then I went and did it. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I taught at Woodcraft for awhile. Most students were middle aged. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Been a pro carpenter for 25 yrs. Started as a house framer and now design/ build custom cabinetry. There’s always a new challenge #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Woodworking lets me be creative and meticulous all at the same time. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks I was told my my master,90% of cabinet making is being able to fix your mistakes #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @WoodworkGuy I enjoy trial and error! Busy with my business and kids so classes would be tough #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @LaMacchiaDesign Hi Joseph. We’re talking about “why you do woodworking” #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @CoolToolShed Any guilds or friends/family who do woodwork? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr What is middle-aged these days? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I like that. RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks I was told my my master,90% of cabinet making is being able to fix your mistakes #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: Great topic. RT @FlairWoodworks: @LaMacchiaDesign Hi Joseph. We’re talking about “why you do woodworking” #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I agree @BillGriggs being meticulous and accurate pays huge benefit in time and material savings… #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks I’d say 40 and up. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @WoodworkGuy: I agree @BillGriggs being meticulous and accurate pays huge benefit in time and material savings… #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I go with UP! 😉 RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks Id say 40 and up. #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: A little late but hello #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr Crap! I’m middle aged 🙁 #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @FlairWoodworks No family since my grandfather passed, no guilds that I can find up here! I just research online. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: a bit late to the show tonight, curious to see what portion of y’all are full-time furniture makers / woodworkers? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @RichtheCarpnter I’ve been there for six years now. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter hell i’m over the hill #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: I do it because it’s a challenging medium and I love a challenge. There’s so much to learn. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Dad was always remodeling our house when I was a child and that’s where it all started for me #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Age is relative, ya get it from your parents… 😉 RT @RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr Crap! Im middle aged 🙁 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide I’m full time. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Guild??? Is that some kind of carpenter drinking establishment? #woodchat

@allenworb: @uppercutwood I’m in #woodchat


@woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide I’m a full timer,for the last 20 yrs #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Sometimes. RT @RichtheCarpnter: Guild??? Is that some kind of carpenter drinking establishment? #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Full time..and a half #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I wish I was full time. Hell, these days I’m happy with any time #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks @woodshaver101 @richthecarpnter was it a hobby first or always a job? i did the hobby to full-time route… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Does anybody make reproductions? What’s the appeal for you? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide It was a hobby for a number of years before. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide It was a hobby for a number of years before. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @RichtheCarpnter I own a “Pub”, does that count? #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @RichtheCarpnter I own a “Pub”, does that count? #woodchat

@allenworb: I do WW b/c I can make what I can’t afford and to leave something for future gens. Mostly b/c I need to do something w/ hands. #woodchat

@allenworb: I do WW b/c I can make what I can’t afford and to leave something for future gens. Mostly b/c I need to do something w/ hands. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Another thing I like is… there’s not much I can’t fix or make with the tools I have and people respect that ability #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks curious about this as well… lots of guys in my local guild do repro work as well as 17th-18th century styled. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @CoolToolShed Pub/guild – good enough for me! #woodchat

@allenworb: @FlairWoodworks I did a repro of Newport ball and claw coffee table years ago but not my style. Kinds sits in an empty room. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide I dropped out of college and took my grandfathers tools walked into a cabinet shop and got hired.never looked back #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Does anybody enjoy making plywood cabinets? #woodchat #HeyImAnArtist

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Passion is more like it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Working in some of the community shops is also a good idea #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: woodworking started as a job for me. My only hobby in high school was being a dork #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks seems for the most part there are a different crowd of folks that do original v. repro/styled work #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks they are my bread and butter #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Well, both actually. RT @BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks Passion is more like it. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 i hear that. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Anyone get into woodworking because they couldn’t buy what they wanted? or because build quality was crap? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Do you enjoy making cabinets? RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks they are my bread and butter #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No, but I will ask what the appeal is. RT @BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks If I say yes will you think less of me? #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Chris- I do a lot of cabinetry w/ plywood casework. i.e.- bookcases, kitchens, vanities, E. centers etc #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood i got into furniture b/c i knew i could build something rather than buy it. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood I don’t think that’s how I got into woodworking, but that’s part of why I’m here now. #woodchat

@kring_l: For me it’s not as messy as metal, relaxing ,creative and the outcome is all in my control #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks it depends,some times a kitchen can be involved. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @uppercutwood Quality and I knew some of the stuff I cold build for less! #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: I don’t do any reproductions. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Didn’t get into it for that @uppercutwood but it adds to the pleasure of the craft. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @uppercutwood You can’t find what I’m making. Anywhere. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter And do you enjoy the work? #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: Woodworking’s appeal to me was in problem solving. I like to think of projects that fulfil a need. It is very satisfying #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood probably a terrible decision at the time, ha ha, but it has led me to here. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I can find it on twitter! #flairww #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 So if it gets you thinking and you have to design and problem-solve, it’s fun? #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @kring_l agreed! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I agree with the problem solving aspect @DozersWorkshop #woodchat

@allenworb: @uppercutwood that was one of my reasons. Took a table class with Jeff Miller and then got hooked with the way handmade looked. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You got me. RT @uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks I can find it on twitter! #flairww #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @kring_l i went from all metal furniture to metal + wood to wood + metal to almost all wood, ha ha. #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: Also I like to woodwork because it is often cheaper to make a piece yourself than to find substitute that may/may not fill a need #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @allenworb: that was one of my reasons. Took a table class with Jeff Miller and then got hooked with the way handmade looked. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks Yes, using my brain, learning, overcoming challenges is fun for me. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: styles come and go all the time,being able to build what a client wants is a challenge. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide I’d like to incorporate different mediums into my work. Wood is nice, but contrast is nice too. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Yeah I enjoy cabinetry. It’s less technical in some ways than furniture making but I enjoy the challenge of a big complicated job #woodchat

@WoodWhisperer: @uppercutwood @djofurnituremkr let’s hope he wants it. 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter I suppose that I should enjoy working with some of the awful warped plywood made today. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @malphrusoxide I’d like to learn metal working to do the metal+wood #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 biggest thing i’ve learned since going full-time: not every client wants my vision, and i should respect that. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter But I haven’t found any plywood warped enough to be interesting! #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I’m sure he will @WoodWhisperer, cause his dad made it #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: It’s also nice being needed and being a provider for needs. I often get asked where to find it… I’ll make it #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WoodWhisperer You got me thinking… your bench would make a heckuva a dining table… with two built-in nut crackers. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks cheap plywood is just that cheap,pay the money and get good architectural grade, #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: There is a great deal of satisfaction so see a project you create/build for someone be so well received and appreciated #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: AGREE! RT @woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks cheap plywood is just that cheap,pay the money and get good architectural grade, #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @richthecarpnter put hand of it under cover and half in the rain… #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: You can get into interesting projects. Was asked today if I could build an arched entry door & jamb for a cave. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide to be successful you have to be flexible. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Unless I’m making shop cabinets or this, http://t.co/BBwXYaUF, I don’t want to need to buy plywood! #woodchat

@allenworb: @RichtheCarpnter depends on volume and species. Have you read what @RudeMechanic has posted re: Midwest woodworking? #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @woodshaver101 I agree with you on the plywood. I learned the hard way trying to cut a corner on the last paint grade project #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @woodwhisperer nah, they are crab crackers.. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DozersWorkshop I might try that. Not kidding. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Or very good at what you do and be recognized for it. RT @woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide to be successful you have to be flexible. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @allenworb No I’ll check it out tho #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter you got it ,saves alot of head banging. #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: Agrees MT @WoodworkGuy: There is a great deal of satisfaction so see a project you create/build for someone be so well received #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 i agree. easy to starve on capital A ‘art’… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: woodworking is also very therapeutic to me. time spent quietly thinking and working #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks sure, or change your name to sam maloof #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks nor was I… That’s why I like your stuff so much. You seem to do what I wish I had the means and time to do #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks thats the hard part getting recognized,and customers have to want to buy your goods. #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: A wine cave? MT @DJOfurnituremkr: Was asked today if I could build an arched entry door for a cave. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Start young 🙂 RT @woodshaver101: thats the hard part getting recognized,and customers have to want to buy your goods. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @LaMacchiaDesign Close, cheese. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @WoodworkGuy: There is a great deal of satisfaction so see a project you create/build for someone be so well rec. and apprec. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I agree,a great mental floss RT @uppercutwood: woodworking is also very therapeutic to me. time spent quietly thinking and working #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks the internet is great for recognition but there is A LOT more competition as well. #woodchat

@allenworb: @uppercutwood I also like the solitude of my basement cave. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Yes… RT @malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks the internet is great for recognition but there is A LOT more competition as well. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks i knew SAM maloof and he didn’t get famous until his 50″s #woodchat


@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks and i wholeheartedly think that the competition is a great thing. iron sharpens iron… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 I’m patient 🙂 #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: @allenworb @uppercutwood #woodchat feel the same. Love the quiet, the ability to be with my thoughts, and the creative process.

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide The online woodworking community is awesome. Lots of awareness about woodworking! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks thats a good thing #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr cheese cave?? #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: I also enjoy getting to try new ways to do things. I may do they same project twice to try a different approach #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: It’s a mouse house! RT @RichtheCarpnter: @DJOfurnituremkr cheese cave?? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DozersWorkshop Yes, there’s always a better way! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @RichtheCarpnter Yes, it should be an interesting project. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @DozersWorkshop I seldom do the same project twice. I am not patient enough. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FlairWoodworks @djofurnituremkr I hope you have small hands to make doors for mouse caves #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How many #woodchat -ers have day jobs in offices?

@allenworb: @LaMacchiaDesign @uppercutwood I spend my day as an Ad Man, the WW contrast is great balance. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks how do you think the online woodworking community can translate to actual sale of pieces? preaching to choir, etc. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: the internet has really opened up the the ability to learn,from each other ,this was unheard of a few years back. #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: @allenworb @uppercutwood #woodchat I could see how that would be a nice change of pace.

@WoodworkGuy: I do, but it’s a home office now. Easier to get to shop RT @FlairWoodworks: How many #woodchat -ers have day jobs in offices? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks If things are slow I’ll sign on to do finish carpentry for builders but 95% of my work is in the studio. #woodchat

@LaMacchiaDesign: I can relate though ill do it. RT @BillGriggs: @DozersWorkshop I seldom do the same project twice. I am not patient enough. #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks I work at an architectural office doing Remodels for the “worlds largest retailer” #woodchat

@allenworb: @FlairWoodworks @malphrusoxide I posted an article about that theme recently WW+Technology http://t.co/d00ogjAG #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @malphrusoxide i use it as a selling tool,i havent sold one thing threw my website. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide But the more stuff is passed around and shown, the more exposure it gets. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @malphrusoxide I think it’s better to do shows. Most people won’t spend $$$ on someting the cant see or touch in person. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: @FlairWoodworks stay at home dad during the day and Pub owner at night! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @DJOfurnituremkr: I think it’s better to do shows. Most people won’t spend $$$ on someting the cant see or touch in person. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @DJOfurnituremkr yep… basically unheard of maker + no hands on = tough sale. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Are most of you furniture makers hand drawing plans for custom pieces to show the client or do they let you use creative license #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Here is a picture of what we built today. http://t.co/ATOc3wkR #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Once you have a name and reputation then perhaps you can sell via a site. Small items may be different though. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter first i sketch, then after that, i sketchup. one is for ideas, the other is for plans. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks i agree. we tend to stay in tight circles by nature, right? i’d love to see some architects in #woodchat, ha ha. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter rough drawing for scale on first meeting, then render via sketchup or autoCAD for contract, typically. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide I’ve been trying to expand my horizons. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Has to be rewarding to help groom future woodworkers, @BillGriggs #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @uppercutwood For the client or for you? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @RichtheCarpnter I just ask them if they want a small table, big table, chair, or “daily special” #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter i draw things up in my cad program,to help the customer see,then lay out by hand to build #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I doodle, then use my drafting skills with paper and t-square. Learning Sketchup this summer #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks do it! any other local, similarly minded furniture makers? i’ve found 2-3 outside the guild in the last year. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @RichtheCarpnter Both. once i get the idea in the right direction, I do sketchup and send it to them. “this is what you get” #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @WoodworkGuy: Has to be rewarding to help groom future woodworkers, @BillGriggs” #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks big help in terms of creativity and understanding. nothing beats discussion over a couple pints… #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @WoodworkGuy It sure is. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Some clients are cool with conversation, others with sketches, others want lots of detail. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide Yes, there are many talented, artistic woodworkers in the Vancouver area. @TheWoodBug is one. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks hahahaha – I’ll take a big table! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: customres like it when you visit their home, take pictures, talk through the design #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood yep, all over the place. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Okay. That is as good as a written contract for me 🙂 RT @RichtheCarpnter: @FlairWoodworks hahahaha – I’ll take a big table! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks big help in terms of creativity and understanding. nothing beats discussion over a couple pints #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Come to WIA Pasadena! RT @malphrusoxide: @FlairWoodworks nothing beats discussion over a couple pints… #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: agreed & I take my portfolio RT @uppercutwood: customers like it when you visit their home, take pictures, talk through the design #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @uppercutwood i would suggest to everyone, if you want to land designer/arch. firm jobs, you should brush up on sketching/sketchup #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @uppercutwood its good to meet at a clients home that’s one way to see there taste and design them a project. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter yep, don’t forget to photograph every piece of work you can…anything to help show you aren’t a hack, ha ha. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @malphrusoxide I’m going to check that out #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @richthecarpnter HA HA! I’ll take a daily special with a side of nightstand… #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 yeah, like you said, flexibility. it shows you can and will make an effort. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @malphrusoxide Yep, I have tons of pix #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Many times the customers don’t know what they want. You have to help them figure it out and then make it for them. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DozersWorkshop Alright! Two orders in 5 minutes! See – social media works! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: RT @DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @richthecarpnter HA HA! I’ll take a daily special with a side of nightstand… #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter i’m the worst at photos! ha ha, especially on pieces i ship: i remember to take a picture after they are gone. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @malphrusoxide That doesn’t work! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: See you next week 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr Bye Dale! #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr take care dale #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @BillGriggs agreed. getting to know what flavor of customer you are working w/ is key. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @malphrusoxide I have never been happy with my camera so I have a lot of pix I don’t put on my FB or website #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @BillGriggs some want to make all the decisions, others want to just write a check. #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: My wife is the hardest client. I have to make a Revit or Sketchup model and have her sign off on the prints #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @DJOfurnituremkr have a good one! #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks layers! #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: This is what I’m starting next week #woodchat http://t.co/iA8qQVlD

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter where are you located? some cities have groups or classes to help out with photo/lighting. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter these new digital cameras do all the work for u,not like my old 35mm one #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks I meant Later stupid #autocorrect #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Do you think in a portfolio it is better to show just a finished product or possibly a few progression photo’s as well? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: RT @malphrusoxide: @BillGriggs some want to make all the decisions, others want to just write a check. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @RichtheCarpnter looks like a good project what type of wood #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @malphrusoxide NJ and I know I need a better camera. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @CoolToolShed both,show all the details #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @woodwhispere. Marc, How is the baby? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Later all, it’s been another great #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @CoolToolShed i essentially have both. blog/facebook/twitter for process. legit (HA!) photos for finished pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: BillGriggs @woodwhisperer. Marc, How is the baby? #woodchat #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter check out etsy and see if there are any events or groups local to you…great starter photo info there. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter most is for small scale stuff, but often there are people who have experience with large scale, too. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: sketch once a day, like dovetails you need to practice #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @malphrusoxide Do you have any luck with Etsy? #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter and maybe go the barter/trade route for a nicer DSLR? i built a bookcase in exchange for my canon… #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @BillGriggs so-so. sold a few things on there, but for the most part it is a way to create webtraffic. get known or get forgotten. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @malphrusoxide haha I was just clicking your links. I wish I was a better photographer on fb.lol #woodchat

@woodshaver101: good night all its been fun. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter haha, honesty and humor goes a long way in my book. like you, i need to take more photos though… #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @woodshaver101 have a good one. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Has anyone checked out http://t.co/h2PBHrAO? Haven’t gone through it all but you can embed 3D photo’s on your site so it says #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Later Mark #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @RichtheCarpnter keep us in on the process #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @RichtheCarpnter Good night Rich. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Alright gentelmen, my couch is calling to me. Till next week! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I am trying to learn how to make movies of sketchup walkthrus so I can send those #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @RichtheCarpnter yup! And others as they come too #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: Later Bill. Keep posting up all those pics and articles. #woodchat

@RichtheCarpnter: @DozersWorkshop Will do! #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @uppercutwood set up a camera pointing at your desktop;-) #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: Night all #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood Use Camtasia if you can afford it or Camstudio if you want it for free. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Will do Rich. RT @RichtheCarpnter: Later Bill. Keep posting up all those pics and articles. #woodchat

@malphrusoxide: @RichtheCarpnter good talking tonight man, have a good one. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BillGriggs I think sketchup does this natively if you setup a walkthru #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @uppercutwood That is good to know. I don’t use Sketchup much but might now. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Goodnight woodchat, thanks for the great discussion. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Night all! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Night Woodchatters. See you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You callin’ me “stupid”? I know, you forgot the period. RT @DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks I meant Later stupid #autocorrect #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: This is where I left off before #woodchat and dinner. #flairww http://t.co/ZUbBr0TB

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