Ok i am really out of my league. (That is, in attempting to write this blog. )

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Blog entry by Dusty posted 01-09-2007 04:49 AM 973 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really have did it this time. I have no clue what I am doing. I have often found this to be the case when I’m building or designing things. I am humble and shy about all this but figured I would at least give it a try. One of things I found while I was teaching my self woodworking and stained glass skills- was I didn’t have anyone to bounce of ideas or ask questions. This made for some very long and frustrating experiences over the years. It is my hope that I can make some new friends and share some ideas and perhaps even have something to offer some one that maybe of some help. I have a lot of experience at doing things the wrong ways and making enough mistakes for all of us. I am ready to share my experiences perhaps helping some one through one of those “woodworking” moments.


-- Dusty

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#1 posted 01-09-2007 05:55 AM

Well, Dusty, I have work in the Silver Legacy Casino, even though I’ve never been in the casino itself. I worked for my ex- brother-in-law while in Reno and we made the 7 center stands. I did all the labor, all the “slave” work and when it was finished HE got to take it in and install it and HE got all the glory (grumbling under my breath was an ass he was). I made cabinets in Oregon for an actuall cabinet maker and I designed my first complete kitchen (except for the tile) in January 2006. I highly recommend the video. Any video. Every video. And if you have any questions, I’m sure I can answer them, even if it’s wrong.

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#2 posted 01-09-2007 07:24 AM


You seem to have forgotten to state what your situation is… what have you gotten in over your head with?

-- Ethan,

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#3 posted 01-09-2007 05:27 PM

I simply was refering to attempting to “write” a blog. I am very comfortable with stained glass or woodworking. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the help offers.


-- Dusty

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#4 posted 01-09-2007 05:56 PM


ha! Tres funny, then, Dusty! Writing is just like anything else, man; the more you practice, the better you’ll get! Make it a point of creating a blog entry once every week, for starters. One mistake a lot of people make is to feel like they must write GREAT things for every blog entry. Not so. Just write, man! That’s the key to any good blog or journal writing experience.

-- Ethan,

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#5 posted 01-10-2007 02:57 AM

Stream of concsiousness style can work for getting your thoughts down… or taking you down a differnt path than you initially headed down. If things get too confusing, backspace!

(or what Ethan said)

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

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#6 posted 01-10-2007 04:18 AM

Hi Dusty;
—-to me writing is like just sitting here at my keyboard and letting the words flow. Sometimes I liken it to using a sharp gouge and what happens after you cut youself, letting the blood of the word just flow. Makes no great difference whether anyone one is listening, as I am addicted to the word and so I write. And yet I have found that as I write there is always those who do connect with what I am saying.

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, everytime. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is a signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly is lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” -Annie Dillard


-- --frank, NH,

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#7 posted 01-10-2007 07:19 AM

Dusty, when you are amongst friends, you are never out of your league. Like Franks states, just write!

My father was a student and teacher of English. The best advice he gave me about writing was to write like I spoke. If you can communicate verbally, you can write. Your writing will take on its own style – your won style. Don’t be overly critical, just get the ideas down. When you see them in print, you will know what, if anything, needs to be changed.edited.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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