HOW ISGOOD IS GOING TO MAKE A GOOD THING MUCH BETTER
I am just about to begin something that has waited a long time to germinate. The first shoots are out of the soil. Teaching comes naturally to me, and my years of experience with many employees and very large very complex projects has taught me much about how to get an idea across clearly and simply.
Now imagine that you have a very large well constructed oak table completely covered with a disassembled automobile, down to the last part. You need to explain how a car works to your friend from the depths of the Amazon. He has seen a car, and that is all.
The first thing you will have to do is organize the parts into piles that go together, and then group those into smaller piles. He also will need to know basic principles such as “nuts” and “bolts”. It will be very hard to explain anything at all otherwise.
To teach him well, it is best to give him both the “container” and the detail that fits inside it. When you teach “carburetor”, unless you have first explained “fuel system” he will say: AH! Very good! A “gasoline sprayer” for make big fire! I do now?
I really do appreciate and enjoy all the woodworking videos I find on line. I think “Stumpy Nubs” (not his real name) is the greatest thing to happen to woodworking since, well, wood. There is a lot of knowledge imbedded in his videos. Put all the videos on line together and there is a lot of information there
What we are missing is a way to easily connect the dots from basic to advanced, and to easily choose the teaching YOU need.
As the first step in a major project that I am funding at Indiegogo, I will be building the stand up desk with computer tray that you see above. As I build it the process will yield all nine videos above. Each video will have links in it to the next level down, for instant access to prerequisite learning should you need it.
When this is completed it will be a complete teaching system useful to everyone from complete beginners to seasoned masters. The main instructional set will be made by us, and I am very open to crowd sourcing projects, with credit and links to your places.
I will post these videos here, starting with the machine basics, as the work progresses. YOUR feedback will be very very helpful.
This library will be free to all. It is ambitious for a two person company to set this goal. To speed things up we are running a funding campaign at Indiegogo. There is a lot more interesting community growth going on here at IsGood. It is worth visiting the campaign through the BANNER below just to learn what else is going on.
-- Seattle John, http://www.isgoodwoodworks.com/index.php