Video Woodworkers I Watch #3: Dominic Bender

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 11-17-2014 01:15 AM 2470 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dominic Bender comes to us from the Bavaria area of Germany. His video posts began in English, but recently he has begun posting in English and German. I first encountered Dominic’s videos during this year’s 2×4 contest. What I like about his videos is his off the cuff attitude, humorous asides and the fact that he’s working in a basement the size of a one car garage. He approaches projects from an experimental angle. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they don’t really. He definitely shows the rest of us what can be possible with tools that are not top of the line, and thus, different ways to do things.

His YouTube channel is located here: [Linkypoo]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 11-22-2014 08:51 PM

I also follow Dominic. It’s real nice to see that woodworking does not have to be done in a shop like Mr Howarth, equipped with 5 table saws and 50.000$ worth of Festool gear. Woodworking is for all.

My own shop is 3×4 meter (that is 10×15 feet), I don’t even have room to have the table saw setup inside all the time. It folds down on a cart, so I can push it away when not cutting.

Oh, and it’s real refreshing to see the there are people outside north america that do stuff. I am also from Europe and understand the low-key humor of Dominic. Great channel.

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#2 posted 11-22-2014 09:03 PM

damjensen, I think that’’s what attracts me to Dominic’s channel. He’s doing woodworking in less than ideal circumstances. Plus, like him, I have a lot of interests besides woodworking. As a homeowner and a father, I might be called upon to repair jewelery (small tools), install an outlet (electricians tools), adjust eyeglasses, etc. This is aside from my dormant hobby of model railroading.

And yes, I think I and many of my fellow Americans are lucky to have the space for bigger tools.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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