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cathyb

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873 days ago

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My website revision is finished and was launched today. Check out my website at cathyswoodworking.com. 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.
Enjoy

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com


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john

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#1 posted 873 days ago

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#2 posted 873 days ago

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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john

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#3 posted 873 days ago

Very impressive work Cathy !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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cathyb

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#4 posted 873 days ago

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, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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degoose

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#5 posted 873 days ago

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

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jeepturner

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#6 posted 873 days ago

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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BarbS

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#7 posted 873 days ago

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.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 873 days ago

A first class web site Cathy great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jdmaher

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#9 posted 873 days ago

Beautiful!

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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hobby1

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#10 posted 873 days ago

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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shipwright

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#11 posted 873 days ago

Nice Cathy. You are the Queen of Koa.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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HalDougherty

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#12 posted 873 days ago

Cathy,

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 http://www.first285.com

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cathyb

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#13 posted 873 days ago

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…..

Thanks…....

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#14 posted 873 days ago

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 - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#15 posted 872 days ago

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

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

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