I started my website and posted my first YouTube video about 7 years ago. Over that time I did what I could to maintain them and keep them fresh, but there are only so many hours in the day. Consequently,I maintained the site fairly well, but I didn’t do much on YouTube. Honestly, I didn’t get in the shop as much I wanted to either.
I recently retired from my job of 31 years. Now I finally have more time, there is STILL never enough time, but I do have more time for some of the things that I really WANT to do! A few of the things that I really want to do are to spend more time in the shop and to add more content to my YouTube channel.
Lumberjocks is such a great community of woodworkers and I am so happy to be a part of it!
I will still post entries and videos about projects, tools, workbenches, and other things wood. The intention of this particular blog series is to post entries about the trials, the struggles, and the successes of my life as a woodworker, a YouTuber, and a guy running a very small woodworking business.
A while ago I decided to conduct a series of face to face video interviews with prominent woodworkers. So far
I have interviewed George Vondriska of the Woodworkers’ Guild of America. George is a great guy and I spent an entire afternoon with him. We did three separate interview videos, one shop tour of his 3000+ square foot shop, and we also did a video where he talks briefly about workbenches. George likes ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT WORKBENCHES, he likes them so much that he has THREE of them! The ones that he has are different, and honestly not as nice, as the one that I designed but he really likes the ability to adjust them.
I am very slow with the video editing process and I only have one of the George Vondriska Videos on line so far.
I also interviewed Tom Caspar. Tom is another great guy! He was editor of American Woodworker magazine for many years and he was also the editor of Woodwork magazine for a few years. Tom is also a woodworking instructor and he teaches at the Center for Craftsmanship in Maine. Unfortunately, I had problems with my microphones and was unable to use any of the footage.
Wow, I didn’t know I had so much to say!
Another guy I interviewed was Matt Cremona. Matt is fairly prominent on YouTube and he also does online woodworking classes for the Wood Whisperers Guild.
Right now I am on my way to Reno, California, Vegas, and Denver to interview more people! This is turning out to be quite an adventure!
Here is a Shop Update Video that I recently posted. Let me know how you like the video and what you think of this blog series.
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