Hello Artists,

This months update is jammed packed with data.   Not only do we have a new project to review but we have 12 videos of vendor reviews from the Concrete Decor Show.

First things first.

Project 25 Rocket Town
This project features the events that 5 Vertical Artisans accomplished during the Concrete Decor Show in Nashville TN.  There are 5 videos in all and there are several tips and tricks as well.

Here is a Video of the Event

Next we have in the News Section
12 videos of some of the most prominent companies in out industry.
Each interview covers elements that may interest you in one way or another.

The Voice Server is a wonderful tool in communication for our members.
Here is the steps you need to take to become evolved.

Check the VOICE SERVER when you get online for other members to meet, great and share data.

If you have not familiarized yourself with our voice server then please do.

We now have a Voice Server:

Goto www.Ventrilo.com

On the left hand side click on download

Install the appropriate application

Here is the data for the application


Port: 4079

password: vertical

Special NOTE:  This is a push to talk sever...the key that you push and hold down is the left CTRL button on your keyboard.  Unless you change it.


Please Contribute to the Bob Vila Advertising Campaign.   Remember we are putting this out to the public so keep your profiles up to date.
The forum is the site that will advertised for the "get in touch with a contractor" approach.
Contributions can be made on the Forum.

Finally I want to ask for your help in populating our stone and rock reference library.   I am looking for groupings of pictures to post up in the reference section for all artist to enjoy and be inspired by.  lease include where these pictures were taken and who toke them.

Finally I am so pleased that we are in our 3rd year and still prospering.   I also pray that each of you prosper this year better than the last.

Best Regards,
Nathan Giffin

P.S. If you still have not signed up yet for the subscription site please contact me for a promo code are a special rate. at Nathan@VerticalArtisans.com

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Hi Nathan, I am finding difficulty to access your www.verticalartisans.com website from New Zealand. Keeps on showing unable to locate server. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Leon.

Hi Leon,

I can try and assist. Can you ping the website.


In Windows, select Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. This will give you a black window

Enter the word ping, followed by a space, then the domain name.

i.e: ping www.verticalartisans.com


If the results show a series of replies, the connection is working.

Pinging www.verticalartisans.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=338ms TTL=51
Reply from bytes=32 time=336ms TTL=51
Reply from bytes=32 time=338ms TTL=51


The time shows you how fast the connection is. If you see a "timed out" error instead of a reply, there is a breakdown somewhere between your computer and the domain. This generally is a DNS issue. If this is the case, I would contact your ISP.

Thanks Justin
Pleasure, finally able to contribute with something I know about! :)
Hi Justin, I've attempted your instructions and get the following:  "Ping request could not find host www.verticalartisans.com. Please check the name and try again." regards Leon

Hi Leon,


This would meant that there is an issue with DNS (looking up the domain to an IP address). Do you connect directly to the internet via your internet provider or are you connecting through a company network, also, can you let me know what OS you are running (Windows - version, Mac).

If you would like, you can mail me directly justin@elms.co.za and perhaps we can do a team view connection (will assist you here) and I can help get this resolved for you.


What you also might want to try is add the site directly into your host file, to do this, please try the following:

Go the the following file and open with notepad:



At the bottom of the file, please add:        www.verticalartisans.com


Save the file, close your internet browser and the reopen it, you should then be able to browse the site fine.





Are any one else from New Zealand also experiencing problems with accessing the verticalartisans.com site. It still tells me server not found. This is on our 3G cellphone network and two different Internet service providers. I would love to subscribe to the course, but are unable to get the site here. Thank you.

Have you tried the above...I know other countries from time to time have experienced this issue as well.   I can assure you we are not blocking....but just in case send me your cpu address and I will check it and un block it if it has been flagged.


I am also considering putting data up on this server for the public to purchase.

Hi Nathan as far as I can see my IP address is

Leon Du Plessis said:
Hi Nathan, I am finding difficulty to access your www.verticalartisans.com website from New Zealand. Keeps on showing unable to locate server. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Leon.
OK .. I will check this IP

Please goto this address

whatismyipaddress.com and reportback


the IP you gave me is not your IP

Hi Leon,


Did you ever try adding the URL into your host file as I suggested above? This would definitely connect you through to the server.



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