was just wondering what has happened to Tom Plamann and/or his web site?
He used to have a very inspiring web site looking like this:
But now...it's like this:
I got curious to see what I could find, (...obsessive I guess. I don't
know the guy from Adam) ran his name through google and came up with an
active plaxo account that says it was updated as of Nov. 12 2008.
The picture on the plaxo page seems to match the pic on his old site.
I don't know that he owns the company, but I do know that we used to be
bombarded during Open House Sunday's by mangosteen saleswomen coming by to
ostensibly look at the house, but really trying to get you buy the stuff and
sell to others. IOW, it apparently relies on multi-level marketing, which
always seems to attract those disposed to religious fervor of one type or
Apparently, and judging from Tom's obvious woodworking talent/artisanship
being at a similar level, even Michelangelo would have succumbed to buying
into something similar to feed his family had his patronage evaporated in
Can't say that I blame him ...
You are assuming he feel on hard times!? You know something the rest of us
I find it hard to believe Tom would fall on hard times with the abilities he
has. Something has obviously made a major change in his life with no
indication of what happened to his woodworking business. It seemed he was
going great a couple years ago with his new shop, now nothing. I find it
hard to believe he just gave up on woodworking.
It is all very strange.
Well, considering the size of his shop and the business he was getting only
a few short years ago, maybe he sold it all off and is living on a tropical
island somewhere. No electricity, no phones, just sand, surf and friendly
Nope ... but these are "hard times", and there are numerous woodworking
enterprises biting the dust as we speak. Stairs appear to have been his
forte, and stairs go in houses, and ... so it wouldn't be all that
While one would like to think that kind of talent could overcome just about
anything, I've known a number of world class musicians who just suddenly
chucked it up, to play nevermore ... it seems genius often requires most, a
Possibly, but I've heard it said more than once that there's always a market
for extremely high quality products and there's always people with the money
to pay for them. Saying that Tom just made stairs is not saying very much.
He made beautiful stairs, incomparable in so many ways.
One never knows. That new big shop may have been poorly timed and he had a
big note to pay as the economy declined. Or he paid cash and is still
enjoying the benefits. Or he fell to poor health. Or he joined a radical
religious sect. Or he sold everything for millions and is selling juice as
Agree on the strange, but if he's happy, I'm happy.
Personally, I think he's probably doing well. He probably simply
decided to devote his web space to something else. His previous web
site was basically a personal brag book. Maybe he no longer feels like
sharing that content?
The product he's selling on the web is a multi-level marketed product.
His previous web site was a show and tell, the new one sells the product.
While I'm not a big fan of MLM, some folks DO make a nice chunk of
change while selling that way. Maybe he found a way to easily pick up
extra cash. We have a local firefighter who sells some sort of health
drink. Over the past few years, he's built an enormous downline and the
cash literally prints itself.
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