|Forum topic by kolwdwrkr||posted 02-10-2010 04:38 AM||1988 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
02-10-2010 04:38 AM
First off I wanted to mention that I have deleted a project and have asked Martin to remove a few other things. The reason being is that I posted them under my projects but they were built under contract of the company I am currently employed at. Even though I built the projects I guess I hit a nerve by not mentioning the company. Because it is NOT my intention to solicit on this site I decided that deleting everything I have posted related to this company was my best option. If I was going to solicit for work it wouldn’t be for them anyway, it would be for me. I post here on my time, my work, my dedication to woodworking. Anything that comes from this site should directly benefit me.
I have to say that I feel reletively upset that I cannot share my hard earned labor with you without promoting someone else, as if the recognition shouldn’t be mine. Now don’t get me wrong, I can understand it if I was using the photos to solicit work with my clients, using designs as sales tools, etc, but I have a VERY large portfolio of my own work, and I don’t think the work I am doing right now is at some level above and beyond my own work that I need to use it for solicitation purposes.
Furthermore, if I was going to solicit for business it wouldn’t be here. Again, I was merely sharing my work with you all, my fellow woodworkers, without the intention of getting work, taking recognition for designs or whatever that I shouldn’t be, etc. I thought I was pretty honest about what I did and didn’t do on each job, and I feel as though most of you know I work with a company now. But there it is, my sincere apology for posting a project that wasn’t under my contract, not giving recognition to the company, saying anything negetive about any sub contractors, etc. I also apologize to you all here if you had a tutorial favorited, or a project you saved for inspiration. The project I removed was not my design as I stated, so I don’t have any right to share it with you knowing there is a possibility that you may “steal” it. LOL.
I also want to say that I feel as though I shouldn’t share any knowledge I have obtained through this company. So I have asked to remove any blogs pertaining to said knowledge, as well as any links that may feed you all with information I have obtained. I will now only post information I have obtained on my own, unless I am given direct permission from the party I have learned from. I believe this is the same thing as posting a project that someone else got paid for, even though they were not the party doing the work to make it. Ownership of ideas, designs, photos of jobs, etc is essentially what this is about, and I want to make sure everyone knows I will never post here again unless I have ownership of the design, concept, photo of the job, etc. I apologize again if I have.
So, now that that one little project is off my gallery I want you all to know that you are more then welcome to use any of my projects as inspiration. You can use the designs as you see fit. I will never reproduce anything I have ever made. They are not some spectacular thing that I may mass produce some time when I’m dead. Especially the cabinet work. I want you all to know that I didn’t design every project in my gallery. And some of the projects were built with the help of either my previous crew or from Heidi. I do not care if one of my previous or future employees posts a project that he/she has built while employed with me. I am very proud of their efforts and they are more then welcome to share the fruits of their labor with others. So long as they tell everyone that I built it…..Oh, what. J/K. I have always thought of coming up with a way where they could sign the work they built, but never implemented it. When asked about the project I tell the asking party exactly who made it. I never say things like “oh I like to do it like this”, or “I make things like this”. I always give credit where credit is due.
Well that’s the end of my soap box. I just thought I’d let everyone know why I removed the things I did (if you even noticed LOL). And I hope everyone effected by my mistake will accept my apology. I don’t aim to take work from others by posting projects I personally made. Thanks for understanding.
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