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Forum topic by LarryDNJR posted 03-23-2010 06:06 AM 1507 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2010 06:06 AM

Not sure if I am posting this in the right area or not but I was curious on peoples thoughts on something. I’m starting to turn out some pens now. I recently have posted 5 that I’ve done already. I have 7 more made up that I was debating on posting. What I’m curious about is would it annoy people or would they prefer if i posted pictures of the pens that I did in say just 1 posting for a 5 pens or 1 post for each pen?

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 06:08 AM

Hey Larry
I say do what works for you.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 02:11 PM

Larry … FWIW, I would group them.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 03:14 PM

IMHO, if all pens are made with very little variations (methods, techniques or finish) group them, but if there is totally diffrent treatment for example, post it separately.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 03:18 PM

I agree with woodworm, but like Jim said, do what you want to do. We like to see your work so post them up the way you think looks best.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 03:50 PM

Post them all as you see fit.I don’t mind seeing all post .And thanks for posting them,keep up the good work

-- In His service ,Richard

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 04:15 PM

pens ???? stand one up to see how well balanced it is …. balance it on the ball end of the pen … do that and you can post ANYTHING you want ,.....
the beauty is in the eye of the beholder… just a photo of a spring can be made to look remarkable.. just as a load of freshly planned fir beams or a pile of sawdust …
good lighting on a clean black background and a mirror you can ger really carried away .... as you can tell … I am good at that … LOL

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 04:29 PM

I agree with most. Do what feels right for you. If you want to post them go ahead. The members who want to look will and the ones who don’t will pass by.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 03-25-2010 02:02 AM

Post it how you feel… but… as a group this big, very little detail can be seen. I think posting a group and then adding some in smaller groups so we can see detail.


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#9 posted 03-28-2010 04:19 PM

If most LumberJocks are like I am they are going to look at what catches their eye at the moment otherwise they move on to the next. I know that there are times I might see something and wish there were more pics of that project. My wife doesn’t understand why I take so many pics at different angles of a project. I tell her a picture can tell you a lot on how to do something or how something is done. A good example would be joinery there are some joints that only pictures will show how their made or used. So if your going to group them post a couple of pics at different angles or positions of the group the same with a single post. You never know who you may inspire from your work to try making a project like yours.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#10 posted 03-31-2010 04:15 PM

Thanks for the comments. I think I’m going the individual posting route. :)

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 02:04 AM

Good Larry!

Keep them coming and you’ve just heard from a group of LJ’ers that have basically said “Post the way you feel is best.”

1 or 2 also hit another nail on the head. “If we aren’t that interested in PENS , we’ll simply pass that Project past and keep looking.” A very basic point and function of this GREAT site that seems to have gone missing on the thread I mention below.

Unfortunately another LJ just started another topic aimed specifically at PENS that has so far garnered about 250 replies. The majority of them agreeing that “some sort of controls should be applied to Multiple Project Postings of the same topic.” i.e. “I” would like to see some changes made to the way this site is organised. Oh! Really! Then if you’re not happy here you know where you can go. i.e. Find another Woodworking site and B—-H on there!!

In my opinion there is NOT another Woodworking Site Anywhere on the WWW that is as good as this one is!!!

Sorry Larry. I’m carrying that Stupidity over into your disussion. The MAIN Reason I started to YAK here was to COMMEND YOU as a Very Considerate Gentleman who Genuinely Cares about the fact that how you do things on here might or might not “annoy” other LJ’ers.

BRAVO!! This world would be a LOT better off if that type of attitude was more prevelant than it seems to be. I’m obviously not just talking about Woodworking.

I’m Pleased and Proud to have you as a “Buddie”.

Sincere Regards: Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 04:05 AM

Thank you Rick for your fine comments. I’m glad to see I am making a decent impression on some people so far. :)

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#13 posted 04-15-2010 04:42 AM

Let me speak out of both sides of my mouth for two short paragraphs.

I never want to discourage anyone from posting any project. With this thought in mind I would say do whatever you want.

On the other hand, I (personally) would not post a pen unless it was something exceptionally good or something unique and out of the ordinary. I won’t criticize others who post every pen they make – but there are so many pens out there that for me, as an observer, I’m just not interested in Plain Jane pens.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#14 posted 04-15-2010 04:45 AM

I am with Jim..What ever feels right ..

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#15 posted 04-15-2010 05:07 AM

Yes Rich. You could certainly call that “Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of Your Mouth”!!

I think we must be looking at different pens. The last time I saw a “Plane Jane” Pen was in an Office Supply Store.

What I see on LJ’s (not just Larrys) is anything but “Plain”. Perhaps we just see things in a different light, given that your “Revealing Creativity” talents as shown in your Projects, probably far exceed mine.

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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