Things to know #3 October

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.

Alan Stratton
Alan Stratton
Carl Jacobson
Carl Jacobson
Alan and Carl announced the 2015 Christmas Ornament Challenge, This is the forth year that they have done this and some great prizes are going to be given away this year. I entered the challenge last year for the first time. There were over 130 videos released for this challenge.  I have had the great pleasure to talk to Carl in the past, and he is not only a great wood turner but also a great person. Alan I have had some email exchange and he is equally as great. Jump aboard and get in on the challenge. For more information you can go to  www.asthewoodturns.com this is also where you submit your entry for the 2015 Christmas ornament Challenge. Really only one rule, have fun. This ends November 30th 2015. Looking forward in doing my project soon.

 

Izzy
Think Woodworks
Izzy Swan is a great guy and awesome woodworker, maker and inventor. He  is still doing the Biggest woodworking Giveaway Ever!. This ends Oct 31st, you still have time to sign up at www.thinkwoodworks.net. There are prizes from Clear Vue Cyclones, Bosch, Fast Cap and some gift card prizes. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. Consider buying one of Izzy’s shirts while you are on his site. I can tell you they are great quality and conferrable.

 

 

 

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November 1st a group of us YouTuber are releasing and CNC project. Now, most of us will be using the X-Carve by Inventables, but that is not stopping any of you that don’t the X-Carve to join. If you own another machine that is completely fine. Just want to see some CNCs in action. Upload a video on November 1st and let me know when its up and I’ll add you to the playlist. You can send me an e-mail if you don’t have any other way to reach me. I think it would be fun to see everyone take on a different project all at the same time.

 

Bellevue Woodshop
Now my pick this month for creators to watch is Bellevue Woodshop. He has stepped up in making jigs and machines that you would actually use. He has everything from a dual disc sander to a tower sander. He has a great website www.bellevuewoodshop.com. He offers plans for his builds and seems to have a great handle on engineering these machines. I also seen the Jet style parallel clamp. I’m wanting to make some theses. The 1″ belt sander also looks great. There is so much stuff that I can’t type it all out. Go check out this channel and website, you won’t be sorry.