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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 08-15-2012 11:58 PM 5076 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some changes I would like to make regarding my videos and projects. Your thoughts as woodworkers can help me format my videos to better the way I present them to you.

Your feedback, comments, and subscriptions are greatly appreciated.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 01:10 AM

A couple constructive thoughts…
First, taking a long video and breaking it into shorter (5-10min) pieces is not only easier to take in our age of over-information (read: short attention spans), but it makes it more conveinent for someone who wants to see a specific stage of the build, rather than having to hunt around a long 40 min. video.
Second, you might want to consider editing your videos some. For example, I just watched your Folding Stool video, and you spent three precious minutes setting up your router table to joint some boards. Now, that is a nice skill to show, but we don’t need to watch you tighten up all the screws and adjust the bit height-just show how you set it up and make the cut.
From what I have seen, those are two good ways to improve your videos. If you agree, great! If not, just chalk me up to another idiot with an opinion. Either way, keep up the good work as dummies like me need all the help we can get.

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 01:49 AM

i am thinking along the lines of 47 phord. As to the days of posting i would be thinking about the second half of the week to the weekend (Wednesday-Friday). This would give weekend woodworkers a chance to get materials and stuf together to do a project over the weekend.
Keep up the good work.


-- To finish something you must first start!

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 01:54 AM

I think what you’re thinkin is gonna be good. The option to have a short or long version is a good idea. Yer vids are gr8 so don’t think they aren’t. Keep em comin. OH, that’s a nice lookin tat on yer right shoulder. :) OH OH, and one other thing….. if that mason jar has finish in it, don’t drink it thinkin it was a good pint o Guinness… Your Tiki Bar looks like a gr8 place to party and watch a volcano erupt.. Whooo Hooooo

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 02:19 AM

47Phord, I completely agree with you. Thank you for pointing those things out. when i make my videos and edit them, I honestly didnt even catch that I spent so much time setting up a tool. Now that gives me something to look at harder when im at the editing table..

Roger, thanks on the compliments on my ink, also the mason jar had soda in it..Not finish or I enjoy the tiki bar, I should use it more often then I do.

Joeob mid week i feel is just right, like you said, gives you guys time to get materials for the weekend if I show a good project.

Thanks to all of you I greatly appreciate every bit of the feedback, it will only help me better myself and my videos..

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 11:37 AM

I really enjoy your videos, long or short. As a Novice woodworker I learn a lot of different things just watching your videos. Keep ‘em coming. Mid week seems like a good time for your videos as far as I’m concerned. It really don’t make a difference, really. They are always informative.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 07:57 PM

Less talk, more action. Add the commentary on an uncommon or tricky procedure and keep the action flowing on the basics.

Keep video length 5-10 minutes.

You always have a good attitude and are smiling, that is good, keep it up! Woodworking is supposed to be fun.
I have made some videos and it is difficult for me to pretend that I am talking to someone when I am alone in the shop talking to a video camera so, you have done well.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#7 posted 08-16-2012 08:04 PM

Oh hey, post the videos whenever it works best for you. We all watch when its convenient for us, that is the beauty of the internet. If there is something new on a regular basis that is a good thing. It gives us something to look forward to.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#8 posted 08-16-2012 08:04 PM

You mean you guys don’t like 3-hour podcasts on ‘whittling’?? There goes that idea! :(

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#9 posted 08-16-2012 10:56 PM

LOL GarageWoodworks.. too funny.. And thank you Brett I really appreciate the comments. I will always keep smiling. I love what I do…

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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