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Shop Videos #1: Caliper's Shop Tour

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 05-21-2007 12:55 AM 3154 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing like getting it done at the last minute… This was a new thing for me since I’ve always just shot still photos. I learned a lot and scratched my head a lot too. Since I did it with a small handheld camera rather than an actual video camera, I learned about editing to make one movie. The video snippets themselves are not heavily edited except for transitions so the speaking audio is raw. See if you can keep count the “umm…” comments. I did add some music as an experiment.

Also, somewhere along the way I lost sight that this wasn’t a contest so much as a challenge for fellow LumberJocks to make a video and post it. That’s a little embarrassing… Please ignore the shameless plugs by my ‘producer’ at the end.


-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN



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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 05-21-2007 01:23 AM

Great job Jeff. Nice of the inlaws to let you use their space. Extra motivation to keep it clean?
Thanks for the shout out.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#2 posted 05-21-2007 01:29 AM

Fun video Jeff. Looking forward to seeing your Adarondak Chair and Bench. I’m about to start on a couple of the chairs myself.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-21-2007 01:29 AM

You’re welcome and thanks for the compliment. Yeah, I try to sweep it and keep the dust down as much as possible. I am truly lucky to have the space.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#4 posted 05-21-2007 01:37 AM

Thanks Wayne. Too bad you can’t make an Adirondack chair out of a single 2×4. Or, can you…? ;-)

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 05-21-2007 01:42 AM

Yes. I think it takes a little over 20 Bf per chair for the plans that I have. I got a bunch of Redwood at a yard sale a couple of weekends ago. I’m going to use that.

Was going to start on the chairs today, but spent the time cleaning the shop up and playing with the drill press I found yesterday.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 05-21-2007 01:47 AM

That press is really cool. Someday, I hope to get my grandfather’s old Chicago Tools floor-standing press up here from Texas.

20 BF sounds about right. I think my plans are for around 20 – 26 or something. Hey, maybe you and I should have an LJ Adirondack chair challenge. Ha!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#7 posted 05-21-2007 01:50 AM

Lol. With a Greene and Greene look?

I’m using the woodcraft plans. The come with a set of hardboard router templates. Going to temeplate route the parts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 05-21-2007 02:10 AM

Jeff, nice shop…full of really nice tools and jigs. Thanks for the video.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 05-21-2007 02:26 AM

Thanks, Os.

Wayne, I wish mine had those cool templates… I debated on getting that set of plans. As it is, I’ve had to scan mine (out of an old issue of American Woodworking) and take it to Kinko’s to get full size prints to create my templates. That’s okay. It’s a good excuse/reason to use my bandsaw. woohoo!!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#10 posted 05-21-2007 05:03 AM

That’s a great tour. It’s nice to see so many folks creating their shop tours!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 05-21-2007 05:22 AM

Great job Jeff! Very nice tour of a wonderful shop (and you don’t even have to do a “time out”... whew ;-) Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#12 posted 05-21-2007 05:25 AM

Nice tour… good space, and a little “extra” after the sign off! – bonus DVD edition?!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#13 posted 05-21-2007 05:37 AM

Love it. I’ve enjoyed many of your posts and some of your responses to my many “newbie” questions. I think seeing someone’s shop says something about their woodworking “methodology” if you will. I would love a review of not only the Kreg fence, but the Jet 16” as well. I’m looking at purchasing a better bandsaw early next year as a graduation present to myself! I have looked at your saw and also a Grizzly knock off of it. Was the factory fence any good?

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#14 posted 05-21-2007 01:19 PM

well done. Aren’t parents wonderful??? Lucky to be able to share the garage.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 05-21-2007 02:51 PM

Jeff, I haven.t been able to see your video. I keep getting an errror file not found.
Maybe you’re in the process of editing.

I finally got to see it, the servers may have been down, or something.

It was nice seeing, & hearing you. You’re off to a great start in woodworking. You should be able to make anything you want. Thanks for sharing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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