Many of you Lumberjocks have been following my feeble and wholly inadequate attempt at writing about my experiences that have lead up to the buying and ultimately the rehab of “This Old Crack house”.
The experience of doing this (it is my first attempt at writing and doing a blog) has been rewarding and over whelming.
The comments and encouragement I have received along the way has been very touching and a healing process for me.
I am humbled. To say thank you is so inadequate, however I don’t know any other way, except to share more of my works and my craft and passion as a woodworker and stained glass artesian for those of you that might be interested.
I have been blessed to be able to share this with you so far.
This leads me to my question(s).
I have several chapters left to write about the rehab of “This Old Crack House” along with several twists and turns there are a few surprises in store.
The question simply is: for those of you who have painstakingly taken your valuable time and slogged threw my endless dribble to the tune of 31 chapters and hundreds of pages over several months, should I continue to tell the story behind the rehab process or just jump to the end and post the final result pictures?
Many of you know I have designed and built well over one hundred pieces of furniture for this house. In fact every piece is hand made except the leather sofas.
My passion has been Mission and Arts and Crafts Style. However, I have many other pieces and styles that I have built.
Remember, “This Old Crack House” has almost 5000 square feet. This includes three kitchens, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, Home Movie Theater, virtual bowling alley, formal dining room, formal living rooms, hundreds of stained glass windows, formal library with a one of a kind stained glass ceiling that I built, featured on HGTV, hot tub, decks, and a peacock along with two basset hounds.
This project took so far has taken almost three years, and is still a work in progress.
There are other surprises also.
For those of you who know me I am a very shy and humble person. I feel like taking about this project is that I am being a showoff or bragger.
That simply isn’t the case.
I have for the most part remained very private and kept to my self.
The TV shows, newspaper and magazine articles, have all been unsolicited. In every case I have resisted having them showcased.
There are a number of things I share with my fellow Lumberjocks who I haven’t or won’t share with just the general public. They don’t understand like fellow woodworkers do.
I never felt the work I had done has been worthy of all the attention. I have always felt there are so many more talented and gifted woodworkers whose work makes mine look like scrap wood.
Simply put, not good enough to show off.
Each and every case I have agonized over showing my work. I had to be talked into sharing it. The attention is still very uncomfortable.
I will never get used to it. I just have learned to deal with it some what.
So you tell me, my friends here and fellow Lumber jocks.
What should I do?
Go on with my silly dribble and ramblings or go back into reclusion as I have been in the past?
I never want to be known as the Lumberjock who wore out his welcome with his endless posting of his projects.
I am a person who wares his emotions on his sleeve from those of you that have followed my writings, know this.
I trust you to tell me what to do. I will respect that.
What ever the majority of the feed back is, I will follow.
Of course it goes with out saying, that Martin is ok with me using up the memory of his new hosting service.
I await your comments.