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Forum topic by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 69 days ago 2060 views 5 times favorited 113 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kaerlighedsbamsen

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69 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource skill share professional photography

There are so many gifted people here that willingly share their skills for all to see and totally for free. And i love the site for that! This got me thinking: How about sharing our professional skills as well. Or 2. or 3. hobby..

Now this already happens all over the place but what if we made a list of people that have special skills usefull in woodworking or related fields?

I have spotted electricians, bricklayers, architects, designers and machinists. There are people that knows how to make a webpage, sell things made in the shop or who specialices in insurance, electronics repair, gear for heating rooms or dust ectraction. All things that can become super usefull for us all.

Being a novice in ww i feel that i can not give back at the same level as the information i get here. But what i CAN do is to share some of my professional skill that can perhaps be of use here.

By trade I am photograper and i often see people comment on how difficult it is to photograph wood, finishes, detals, workshops, using lights/flashes etc. and I feel that perhaps I can help.

You are all welcome to contact me with questions regarding photography and i´ll be happy to see if i can help.

Likewise i hope that you will participate and list YOUR special skill that you would like to share!
Thanks all

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda


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mrjinx007

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#1 posted 69 days ago

kaerlighedsbamsen,
Thanks for the offer. I am not a professional woodworker; it has been a weekend hobby for me for over 30 years and self-thought. I like to place some of my work in an environment that is complimentary to the project but am not sure how it is possible without a photo shop- type of program. Also, I didn’t want to use a photo of a let’s say country style mansion that might be copyrighted or upset the owner. Any ideas?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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kaerlighedsbamsen

345 posts in 218 days


#2 posted 69 days ago

Genereally photoshopping things into enviroments is 1: werry difficult + time consuming and 2: considered poor taste by some.

What I do is simply to ask.

Contact someone locally who has a nice mansion/garden/house/livingroom/car/horse/whateveryouneed and just describe your need and ask ploitely if you can borrow it for a few hours. You will be amazed what you can get access to by just asking.
I have borrowed cars, houses, pets, children, mechanics equipment, a fire engine, a car ferry, a school and even once a gold bar (!) by just asking.

Hope this was usefiull?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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PineChopper

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#3 posted 69 days ago

Woodworking has been a week end hobby for over 40 years.
I went from construction for 10 years, to auto mechanic for 14 years, and over the road truck driver for 2 years.

Now semi-retired and trying to do wood working for extra income.

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mrjinx007

1027 posts in 272 days


#4 posted 69 days ago

I know what you mean, I worked for the Levy’s in their mansion in NY. Most of them and guest were very nice folks.
Thanks

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Ripthorn

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#5 posted 69 days ago

I personally don’t mind answering questions about things that I have training in. I am a physicist with all of my research being acoustics. I have done everything from designing world class sound systems for a firm in Germany to doing home theater setups and recording studio design, as well as signal processing. I enjoy sharing what I know. My only real fear about what you are suggesting is the occasional person who thinks that this is the ideal opportunity to consume a lot of someone’s time in the hopes of getting something valuable for free. Spending a minute answering a question is no biggie and I am happy to help. Having someone try to get me to do a full on design that takes a lot of time just isn’t happening.

And now I know who to ask for those photography questions! :)

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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jordanp

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#6 posted 69 days ago

Too new to woodworking to be a considered an expert or a pro.

Here is where my strong points are if someone has questions I will do my best to answer them or point them to someone with more knowledge.

Website design – SEO – Social Media integration – Online Marketing – E-commerce Solutions – Joomla – WordPress I’m less known for Wooden Hand Planes – Pipe Making but i get by..

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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kaerlighedsbamsen

345 posts in 218 days


#7 posted 69 days ago

Some super usefull knowledge here already!
@Ripthorn: Radars and acoustics engineering- Wow. I´ll let you know when i need to build a radar… Great guitars btw!
@Jordanp: You are a goldmine of usefull information. Am doing a rebuild of my website and might have a question for you..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Bob Current

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#8 posted 69 days ago

48 years, plumber, steamfitter, process piping, welding, fabrication and owning our own business for 35 years.
Primarily hospitals, schools and industrial facilities.
We also rehabilitate old industrial sites. (Falstaff Brewery)

I love to talk shop, learn, teach and solve technical problems, preferably in a team atmosphere.

I am amazed at the wealth of information and diversity of the members on this site.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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jmartel

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#9 posted 69 days ago

Unless someone wants a ship designed, I probably can’t help much.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#10 posted 69 days ago

Professional guitar player. Not sure how that helps anyone, but if there are any questions….....

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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madts

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#11 posted 69 days ago

Sail maker and 150 ton licensed captain. Sailed across the Atlantic 3 times on yachts. I know how to get wet!

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Nindwood

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#12 posted 69 days ago

kaerlighedsbamsen,
What a great note you wrote. Thank you and all the LJ’s out there for always sharing skills and tips and tricks. I do enjoy looking up ideas and tips in the evening after a day in the shop. I’m a life long backyard woodworker that just took the plunge into following my passion and making it my new career. And it is starting to get busy. I;-D
Cheers to all that share.
Narinder
http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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Clint Searl

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#13 posted 69 days ago

Some guys talk the talk, and some guys walk the walk. Lotta pretenders around here.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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shipwright

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#14 posted 69 days ago

I’m always available for wood boatbuilding questions, but I think most everyone here knows that already.
I will always answer questions.
I’ve built several yachts ….. I’m the guy who knows how to get madts wet. ..... :-)

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

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jordanp

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#15 posted 69 days ago

shipwright Awesome skill set brother.. love the madts comment.. always wanted to build a wooden canoe but the process seems daunting to me..

Clint odd comment for a thread where people are sharing there skill set and offering assistance to strangers. Not sure what we would pretend… Pretend we like woodworking? Pretend I’m a Web developer? I have a better imagination than that I’m going to change my skill set to astronaut, cowboy, billionaire.

kaerlighedsbamsen I don’t have a ton of free time here lately, but I am always happy to answer questions and assist with small projects. I am decent with graphic design and photoshop as well. Feel free to drop me a line

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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