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Blog entry by siavosh posted 03-29-2014 10:49 PM 675 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of you might know, I created woodspotting, an automatic feed of woodworking blogs so I could easily follow some of my favorite blogs. The list of blogs has now grown to more than 120 (don’t you love technology!?), and even though I like going to the site, sometimes even that’s too much work…uhh first world problems.

So..I wired it up with twitter to automatically tweet when a new blog entry is posted. Check it out, and follow it if you’re as lazy as I am. Hope this has some value for someone :)

https://twitter.com/Woodspotting

-- http://woodspotting.com/ -- Discover and follow 100's of woodworking blogs



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 11:27 PM

Looks like a great tool, but….How do you have time to follow 120 blogs?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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siavosh

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 11:36 PM

@TopamaxSurvivor—is that a trick question?? Haha, but seriously, my wife probably wonders the same thing. Originally I only followed about 10 blogs, but most of them posted very infrequently, hence the itch to build something automated. So now, every time I find a new blog that looks interesting, I add it to woodspotting, and it lets me know when they’ve posted something new. So on average, there are only about 20 or so new posts a day across all of them which I can quickly skip or read depending on whether they look interesting for me.

-- http://woodspotting.com/ -- Discover and follow 100's of woodworking blogs

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 11:42 PM

Just wondering. I can barely keep up with LJ ;-) I’ll watch woodspot for a while. Looks like it might pop up a few interesting things. I can probably scan 20 or so a day. Thanks for the post.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Vaskerville

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 12:03 AM

you made a feed of other people’s feeds yet you don’t provide a feed from your site?

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 04:15 AM

I was wondering the same thing as Topamax…

I read some of your blog. Very interesting.

Who is your teacher you referenced?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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siavosh

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 05:15 AM

@lanwater – thanks for the comments. Right now I’m taking Jay van Arsdale’s introduction to Japanese woodworking in Oakland. It’s finally made me understand some of the basics of how to saw/sharpen/layout joinery that I’ve only picked up ad hoc through the internet and a couple short term classes I’ve taken. I also have a couple of his DVD’s, when I get a chance I want to post a review.

-- http://woodspotting.com/ -- Discover and follow 100's of woodworking blogs

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 05:40 AM

It looks like he teaches at Laney and Peralta.

I did not realize they had a woodworking section. nothing beats a classroom setting in my opinion, especially if the teacher is good.

I took several classes at the castro valley adult school, they are taught at canyon middle in the evening. A great setting.
I have been looking for a turning class besides woodcraft. The closest I found is in pleasant hill. lazy to drive that far after work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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