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Unread 03-18-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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This all started as a side job

Well, like the title says, I started doing some tile here and there, for friends, and then friends of friends, and you guys know how it goes. Well, since I am unemployed I have considered turning it into a livelihood.

I was wondering about getting some materials that I can use(such as John's book) to expand my knowledge in this area. I try my hardest to make sure that I do things correctly and I sure don't want people upset with my work. You guys have any suggestions?
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Unread 03-18-2003, 04:57 PM   #2
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Do you have the Tile Handbook for the TCA? The lastest version is now ready to ship. www.tileusa.com
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Unread 03-18-2003, 05:12 PM   #3
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No I don't have that. Exactly the kind of stuff that I am looking for though, thanks!
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Unread 03-18-2003, 07:15 PM   #4
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I think my book is a good one if you're interested in mud work. I cover it better than any other source out there. I think you should also buy my good friend Michael Byrne's book. Michael and I don't agree on a bunch of things, but he knows how to do tile work for sure. It's a good book. Both books cover layout in different ways, so you'll get a sampling.

It just happens that you can get a package deal at Amazon, my book and Michael's book together for one low price. Michael just loves the arrangement.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...223625-5015819
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Unread 03-18-2003, 09:56 PM   #5
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You forgot to mention gettin the bonus pack gets ya that extra special free shipping!


Michael likes that arrangement? Bet his accountant doesn't.
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Unread 03-18-2003, 10:17 PM   #6
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I wish I would have started here http://www.tileschool.org/
Best money you could spend for correct knowledge. The tca handbook is great as is John and Micheals books.

The other greatest thing I ever discovered was at Coverings. I haven't been there yet but I bought all the past three years tech/industry seminars on tape and CD. It was cheaper than going to florida and I listen to them over and over at work . A few familar faces on the board here have parts or are featured speakers. Dave Gobis has several, and Andy L is on one for Felker. I found them here http://www.coverings.com/onlinestore/

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Unread 03-18-2003, 11:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys! Looks like I have quite a bit of reading and course taking ahead! All great information. I have John and Michael's books both on the way now. I am also now looking into the classes from CTEF. I had no idea that there was anything like these organizations. Sounds like some very good places for me to start! Thanks again!
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