On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 10:54:07 AM UTC-4, tommyboy wrote:
ttern you chose is very boreing and unimaginative. It has no sole. It look
s very 2-dimensional with the straight faced sides and rails. The two speci
es rail used in the headrest looks badly out of place. The cushion fabric m
akes me want to vomit. There is nothing special about it.
ng. The arm resets look like they'd be very uncomfortable the way they jet
upwards. The legs are too thin for the piece and don't fit with the scale.
They look like they are ready to snap.
imaginative. There is absolutely nothing special about this piece either.
The turnings are very dry and you also have a few that have bad color matc
inative workmanship? LOL
You did more damage to yourself with your ABPW post than any zinger I could
send your way in retort :)
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:41:12 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
aginative workmanship? LOL
so I'll just have to take others word that Mr. Tommyboy's work is crap, as
Unfortunately attempting to copy Sam Maloof doesn't demonstrate imagination
. It is one of the MOST copied chair styles as demonstrated by visiting any
woodworking forum on the internet. It's so over done it borders on boredo
m. And it was a swing and a miss per the points I made.
Still it took a skill level and attention to detail that is beyond many
here. He was a bit harsh in his opening statement concerning your table,
hell I am probably the most guilty for doing that, but he voiced his
opinion as you had asked. If the kitchen is too hot..... And I sorta
went to your defense by requesting that he show his work, he did and it
appears that he has been at this for quite some time.
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:03:11 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
p, as I expected.
He stated that mu piece was "unimaginative, soul-less". Again, there is NO
imagination used in copying another artist. I expected to see him show pro
jects which demonstrated imagination. He showed nothing of the sort. Keep
in mind that he has the opportunity to show his best work. I was far from
impressed and from his 'mouth-off' I expected much more.
Yes I asked for criticism. As I said above - he could have expressed what
he liked and didn't like w/o the 'high school workmanship' - like commentar
I disagree. His craftsmanship is below average at best.
On 7/2/2013 5:14 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You asked for criticism, he did not. I asked for examples of his work,
you did not but you did take an opportunity to "get back at him" when he
did show that he was quite accomplished.
Totally agree, that was harsh. you should have ignored it, especially
since you were asking for criticism.
But then you fired back,
Everyone has their own taste as to what they find appealing in a piece
of furniture. I'm sure you could have expressed your taste and dislikes
w/o actually sounding like a high-school'er in the process, but you
chose not to and thus your comments reflect more on your character than
on my craftsmanship. The random mindless/thoughtless comment are what
I've come to expect at the wrec so no harm done.
So what I see her are two personalities that are very much the same.
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:42:38 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
rap, as I expected.
NO imagination used in copying another artist. I expected to see him show
projects which demonstrated imagination. He showed nothing of the sort.
Keep in mind that he has the opportunity to show his best work. I was far
from impressed and from his 'mouth-off' I expected much more.
hat he liked and didn't like w/o the 'high school workmanship' - like comme
No. I can smell crap when it's in front of me. Takes no amount of experie
On 7/2/2013 7:51 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Ok, it's obvious you are hurt, but you still think it is crap, and I
don't. His work shows some real ability.
I had decided to let this post go when you asked for opinions. I felt
that it was better to let it go. I guess I wasn't wrong.
Your reaction is childish and over the top, way over. Yes his criticism
cut like a knife, and may have been over the top too. But you lost me in
your response. You could have done 2 things, take the high road, cursed
him out and been done with it. When you keep going it just makes you
Yes I asked for criticism.
You may mouth the words, but you definitely are not interested in
receiving the criticism.
This is not the first time you have lost it when someone has offered a
criticism of your work that you have requested.
Have a beer and smell the roses before you pop a blood vessel.
If you want to show your woodworking skills, that's one thing.
If you want to shill for Disney as the price of admission to view your
then perform aerial intercourse on a rotating annular spheroid.
..."perform aerial intercourse on a rotating annular spheroid" ??
Not enough coffee yet today to visually wrap my head around this one,
but then I have a very imaginative mind so that may be a good thing.
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