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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 05-08-2007 06:08 PM 1541 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here goes!
Boy was this an interesting process. I don’t own a video camera and so I had to use the built-in iSight on my MacBook. That means that I had to walk around holding my laptop, trying to watch where I was walking, balance the computer in my hands, think, and chew gum all at the same time!

I purposely didn’t tidy up the shop prior to filming. 1) I was taking a break from a project in process and 2) well, this is probably its “natural” state. Hopefully we will soon find a way to store the wood more efficiently, leaving us more room for the tools and walking space. I can’t believe how quickly the “HUGE” space became crowded and cramped.

Enough of the banter and on with the show! (I hope everyone has taken their seasickness pills)

P.S.
(oh and just to clarify: when I refer to my husband, I’m talking about Joe (now deceased), not RickieD.)

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



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fred

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#1 posted 05-08-2007 06:30 PM

That’s cool. Boy, you can do some really neat stuff with the MacBook. I enjoyed your video very much.

Oh, do the doors to your workshop really creak?

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#2 posted 05-08-2007 06:32 PM

what doors?? lol

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

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#3 posted 05-08-2007 06:43 PM

Debbie, I enjoyed your video. You did a very good job. Happy woodworking down in the dungeon!

Too bad about the Craftsman router table. (I bet I have the same model!) I am in the process of getting another…it’s in the mail or at least it is supposed to be…..One that will be attached to my table saw giving me a lot bigger work surface.

Right now and maybe unfortunately I have to say I work at Sears. It’s just not the same as when I hired in a long time ago…enough said about that. Great job Debbie!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 05-08-2007 07:10 PM

thanks re: video. Other than some 5 second clips that I’ve sent to my grand-daughter I haven’t created anything using this system. So that was the first try at a video.

I used to be an employee of Sears (many years ago) for a short-term. But that is just a fading memory now.

We haven’t figured everything out on our new router system but we’re learning. One project at a time.

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

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#5 posted 05-08-2007 07:45 PM

Great video, That’s what they call jerry-rigging. No camera, but make do with what you have. Nice to hear your voice, I could understand everything you said, even if I’m not Canadian. LOL

-- -** 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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#6 posted 05-08-2007 07:55 PM

That’s neat! Enjoyed the video. I haven’t figure out how to use that on my camera to transfer it to the computer so I’m just going to sit and watch the videos that come in.

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#7 posted 05-08-2007 08:02 PM

Dick, too funny… I should have used subtitles!! Did you count the “eh’s”?? Supposedly, we Canadians use “eh” all the time, eh?

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

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#8 posted 05-08-2007 08:28 PM

Debbie…Wish I had that same faded memory! Take care,
Randy

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 05-08-2007 08:51 PM

all things come to he who waits…. ;)

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

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#10 posted 05-08-2007 09:04 PM

Amazing! More new talents to add to your list… Movie Director, Actress, Cameraman (err, woman), Film Editor, and on and on. Watch out Steven Speilberg! Great job Deb. Loved getting to here your voice and see more of you then just the still pic. And great ad libbing (the comment about the back 40 was terrific). Thanks so much for jumping in and doing this. Just wonderful!

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

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#11 posted 05-08-2007 09:08 PM

thanks Chip. I had to do it twice because the first time, once I got back upstairs the computer screen went really dark and I couldn’t see the cursor. I decided to reboot and I couldn’t save it first. I have a lot of “learning curve” to figure out before the next one (have to get rid of those black empty spaces and figure out how to keep the music playing all the time and just turn the volume down. Hopefully I’ll have that figured out before the next video challenge :)

And next time I’ll make sure my hair is brushed and all that other female ego stuff :D

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

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#12 posted 05-08-2007 09:27 PM

Hi Debbie,

Really cool….Now that’s what I call a shop….you know right away that somebody is working there.

Sears router table? I didn’t know better at the time I bought mine…this is my next project.

Have a good day,

pierre

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#13 posted 05-08-2007 09:51 PM

Hi Debbie,
I don’t know if this will work with Mac. but this may help someone out there. Windows Movie Maker, It’s a free download for editing movies, or slideshows. I use it all the time.

Mac may have something similar.

-- -** 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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#14 posted 05-09-2007 01:44 AM

the Mac has a built-in program. I just haven’t used it before. That program should be really helpful to people entering the challenge.
(Leave it to Dick to know all the computer tech stuff!!)

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

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#15 posted 05-09-2007 06:29 AM

Thanks for showing us the shop, Debbie! I really liked the short takes all pulled together and getting to see the famed box of willow.

Now, this may sound odd but your voice sounds just like I imagined… You know how when you meet someone face to face that you have only talked to on the phone and they look totally different than what you anticipated? Maybe it doesn’t work that way when it happens the other way around… At any rate, it was great to get the tour and I look forward to more clips about your projects.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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