On May 9th, 2014 at 3:45pm I uploaded my first YouTube video. With no attention of gaining traction or any followers. I uploaded a video to enter a contest put on by Summers Woodworking. I made a deck on wooden playing cards from a 2×4. It was not a great video just a slide show of picture. Now nearly three years later. I have built and reach one of my goals. I could not be more pleased with the woodworking community and my followers. 10,000 subscribers, WOW!!!!
Thank You so much!!!
There are times I get asked what camera equipment, what software, and what tools I use. I thought this might be a way to refer anyone who ask and give you a better idea of what kind of equipment I like to use. Of coarse I have some updates to do and other tools. The list below is a good start to my collection and will continue to add to this list and refer anyone who ask about what I use to this list. All the link are added and some tools has been updated sense I’ve purchased them. I provided the updated tool link, but have no experience with the newer version.
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This Old Workshop Podcast
I was asked to be interviewed on This Old Workshop podcast. A little different then what i’m used to, but a lot of fun.
A Maker’s Christmas Poem Collaboration 2016
In 2015, I put together a cast full of makers to read “T’was the night before Christmas” This year I was asked to do it again and full cast showed up and completed two poems this year. The first poem “Christmas is nearly upon us” The second “It’s Christmas Time” Take a look at the line up this year.
I have received my new branding iron in the mail today. A huge Thank You to Tony Rouleau. If you don’t know Tony is a machinist by day and has been doing several branding irons on the side. I contacted him a few weeks ago and set up my order with him. He said there was a six week turn around. I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me that it means its worth it. He did a fantastic job on my iron . I wanted to share a few pictures of the iron.
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
I thought I would do something a little different this year. I ask some YouTubers to record a some lines for me. It took about a month to get all the lines recorded and send in to me. A great collaboration with over twenty participants and the video turned out great. Sit back and enjoy ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem from some of the best woodworking YouTubers and friend I know. Thank you all so much for you help making this video!
I encourage you to take a look at the tags of within the video. I didn’t promote myself during the video, instead I put link for local charities. These are great charities and the money raised will help a lot of people.
Things to know #3 October
I like to thank you for checking out the Thing to Know Blog. I had an over whelming response to the first few blogs and I would like to thank all of you for that as well. What is going on in October? First I would like to hear from you. Leave me a comment below and let me know what your doing this month. Few things going on in October catching up on all the WIA events that happened. I personally like all the videos that was released. It showed me everything that I missed, also it gave me idea on how to film the next one. I would like to thank the Video Wood Workers for getting a booth and giving the pubic a place to meet you and other wood working content creators.
Boeing 747 Air Plane
Steve Ramsey wanted to draw awareness to the make-a-wish foundation. He also created a new web site Makers Care. It’s purpose is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. His act is asking everyone to make an air plane. He says, “one of the high expense Make-A-Wish has is travel” his idea was to make an air plane using any material you want. Obviously I choice wood, maple to be exact. On with the build.
Things to know #2
I like to thank you for check out the Thing to Know Blog. I had an over whelming response to the first one and I would like to thank you for that as well. What is going on in September? First I would like to hear from you leave me a comment below and let me know what your doing this month. The woodworking community is in rare form this month. We just ended Sterling Davis’s pallet up-cycle challenge. If you missed that here is the link to the play list over 80 great videos to watch. Still waiting on those results, but I’m sure Sterling is working on them now. Zac Higgins finished his August give away; here is the link to that if you missed it. So let see whats going on in September.
Welcome to the first “Things to know” article. Forgive me I’m new to this type of article. My idea is to publish an article at least once a month. I hope to share channels, information about other content creators, any outstanding video’s I’ve noticed also up and coming contest or giveaways. So sign up for the news letter and don’t miss out on these articles. If you notice or have something you would like shared, feel free to email me the information and or links to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, lets begin with Things to Know #1. Continue reading