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Please leave a Message at the Beep....

comments (7) June 28th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

MarkAReed MarkAReed, member
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Winter has come and gone and still the phone sits in silence.

It was supposed to start ringing by April 1st. It always does.

Wait…..a message!
God…. I hope it’s a big Kitchen job!.... Maybe, a walnut entertainment center…. An addition?

What if my new Linked in profile got me a big job offer?...... Could I ever consider working for someone else again? I don’t want to but I can’t sit around waiting for the world to turn around either.

Well, lets see…... who called. Probably wants to sell me windows and siding.

Please leave a message at the beep…...beeeeeep.

Hello? Um…..Hi mauk…...It’s (6 year old, “Prince”) William. Um,..... I was hoping I could hire you to fix my xylophone. I was playing with it and it broke. So, please call me back right away…...OK?


300,000.00 to Gut and Remodel a 1942 kitchen,...... very nice.
Build a huge, one of a kind, solid walnut dining room hutch with glass doors,.....part of a Legacy.
Fix a 6 year old boy’s little toy xylophone on a lazy Saturday afternoon…....priceless!

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Comments (7)

MarkAReed MarkAReed writes: ohwoodeye, no worries mate.
I understand your point and believe it or not, somewhat agree. I just felt like you publically stepped on my foot with your comment... and considering many of us are in the same boat with the bad economy, I thought the post would be welcomed and certainly appropriate.

Momma says: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
I struggle sometimes with this one myself. I think it comes with being a woodworker.

This is why this website needs a PM button like Lumberjocks.

My pen name is reedwood. Look me up and buddy me. I'd like to see your projects and get to know you.

Posted: 8:27 am on July 6th

ohwoodeye ohwoodeye writes: Mark,
I was trying to find a way to contact you without exposing it to everyone on this site....unfortunately I couldn't figure out a way. I started off by saying "please don't take this the wrong way" but unfortunately you did. I have seen your previous posts and they are fantastic, hence the reason I wrote to you in the first place. I didn't expect a post like that coming from someone who truely can post examples of fine woodworking. I don't have any posts on this site because none of mine are worthy to be included along side with the others. I do have several posted on Lumberjocks where they belong....a dynamite clock, a domino cutting board.....I even included a picture of an Albino Squirrel in my back yard.
I look to Lumberjocks for ideas and projects that I am capable of doing and to read stories like your Xylophone story. I look at this site for real craftsmanship and incredible woodworking and post that are far above my capibilities. It's very frustrating when you have to decipher through posts of $3.00 pen kits, step stools and a stack of lumber that say "project in the making" in order to find a fine woodworking project. Don't get me wrong, both websites have their place in this industry but I am certain you can agree that they are hardly interchageable. It was never my intentions to belittle your work or to anger you.
Posted: 1:00 pm on July 5th

MarkAReed MarkAReed writes: chadinnb, Thank you for saying that. I looked at ohwoodeyes profile and noticed he doesn't have any projects posted but plenty of comments. I'm not sure why he chose to put me in my place instead of not saying anything at all. oh well.

Your kind words negate his inacurate opinion so it's all good.

ohwoodye - if you like woodworking, take a look at my profile. And yes, I did post this at lumberjocks. I've noticed a lot of woodworkers post items or blogs on multiple sites.
I guess I could have gone in to detail on how I made the tiny wooden mushroom stud that broke but this site only allows 5 pictures.
I'm sorry you missed the point. Next time...bud.
Posted: 4:57 pm on July 4th

chadinnb chadinnb writes: Good job Mark and an excellent post. All the posts of projects that are on this forum fill the woodworking spectrum. Your has its own little niche much like everyone else's. If you can't see the humor and good heartedness in this post it is time to lighten up a little. Get real, well done Mark.
Posted: 5:07 pm on July 2nd

MarkAReed MarkAReed writes: says who are you? FW PC police? Geez....WTF!
Posted: 10:42 pm on June 30th

MarkAReed MarkAReed writes:
Posted: 10:39 pm on June 30th

ohwoodeye ohwoodeye writes: I truely understand the fun of this posting and please don't take this the wrong way but to keep this site true to it's name, this posting would be better served on instead of Fine Woodworking.
Posted: 9:53 am on June 30th

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