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04-07-2012 09:42 PM

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My website revision is finished and was launched today. Check out my website at Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. This year I hope to increase my exposure through the web for more sales. Let’s see if this works or not. I can’t answer that question until next spring.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 10:06 PM

Ecellent website Cathy. Congratulations and I hope it brings you a lot of good customers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-07-2012 10:07 PM

Very impressive work Cathy !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 04-07-2012 10:07 PM

No I changed my website to cathyswoodworking at the suggestion of my web designer, because there are other McKee’s who are woodworkers. Also I had changed the name of my business eight years ago when my mother had her first stroke. Her name was McKee and I wanted to honor her. I also signed my pieces for the past eight years as mm for my mother, Mary McKee. She died three years ago. As you might well imagine, people were a little confused by the McKee and thought that my mother was the woodworker….oh, well. Now I’m shifting back to my own namesake (after all she liked the name Cathy). I hope that clears up the confusion…...
I will also edit my profile for LJ’s.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-07-2012 10:13 PM

Well I never… that has to be one of the great woodworking websites of all time…so crisp, so clean, so informative…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 04-07-2012 10:16 PM

Thanks for clearing up my confusion. I like the background color of your older site and the lay out of your new one. I think that the side table is my favorite of your furniture, and think it deserves a place on the home page slide show.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 10:20 PM

Your new website is very elegant. It is fitting for your work! Beautiful, beautiful pieces. I hope it will pull in lots of orders for you.


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#8 posted 04-07-2012 10:24 PM

A first class web site Cathy great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 04-07-2012 10:25 PM


One thing to consider: you might want to mention somewhere on the website just WHERE you are located. If you don’t want to add an “About” page, maybe add a sentence on your “Artist” page that at least provides your general location.

Which is Hawaii? If so, you’re a lucky lady!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#10 posted 04-07-2012 10:34 PM

Quote from your website ” My training came from books and a lot of determination.”

Cathy, that definately shows in your woodworking,
very beautiful talent, and the carvings are a extraordinair talent of it’s own.

Wish you the best in your sales.
Well deserved.

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#11 posted 04-07-2012 11:19 PM

Nice Cathy. You are the Queen of Koa.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#12 posted 04-08-2012 12:41 AM


Your website is great. The artwork you display is fantastic. I especially like your mailbox. One thing that will help boost your google ratings is to put your web address on your Lumberjocks signature so each time you make a post, it’s mentioned. Part of google’s secret search algorithm is the number of times your web link is found on other web sites. Like Lumberjocks.

One of the items on my bucket list of things to do before I die is to carve a large rocking horse. If I had grandkids it would spur me on.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#13 posted 04-08-2012 12:57 AM

Hal when you are ready for that horse just let me know. I’ll give you some tips that sure helped me. By the way, I didn’t wait for the grandkids -none yet. I made the horses anyway. The white horse with the red saddle blanket is part of my son’s household goods. It will soon be galloping over to Indonesia.
Thanks for the tip about the LJ address- not quite sure how to do that though…...

Thanks you all for your feedback. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. If it hadn’t been for Paul and Andy, it probably would not have happened for another year. Every time my Go Daddy renewal came up (in August), right before my busy season, I realized that I had lost the chance to change it. So Paul and Andy thank you so much for launching your new websites. It dawned on me, when you were talking about it, that NOW was the time to get moving. Thanks guys…..


-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#14 posted 04-08-2012 01:10 AM

Looks pretty good. The only thing I would change is the resolution of the photos. When you click on a piece to see it in more detail, it’s not much bigger than it was on the previous page. Looks to me like you do really good work, so show it off!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#15 posted 04-08-2012 01:31 AM

I like your website and I like your work. Good stuff!!

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me

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