OK – This is a test run so it may not go smoothly.
I installed the Ustream app on my iPhone and I am playing with live feeds from the shop.
I will not really be able to do both work on milling and answer questions so this is just some action live from the shop. I may be able to interject some points every now and then.
Live broadcast start time is 7pm MTN.
This is just me trying to Share the Love~Share the Knowledge Live!
You may leave comments & suggestions as I try to figure this out.
Your friend in the shop,
Todd A. Clippinger
UPDATE 8pm MTN:
My iPhone battery died so I am going in for a while to see my wife and let it charge back up. I will be back out later to do some more.
I plan on testing this out and am looking at other camera options for streaming on a more consistent basis.
Thanks for your patience and input.
UPDATE 10pm MTN
This time I am trying out a webcam. Limited mobility compared to the iPhone but no issues to deal with battery life on iPhone nor calls/texts interrupting the stream.
If you are watching streaming video on this page it is most likely for a rustic office project. The cabinets I am making are for a timber frame house and I am utilizing beams left over from the construction of the house.
The beams started out as 10”x10” with a few 12”x12” and mostly 12’ (+) long. There were a few 14’ and some that were cut shorter. I started milling the beams and air drying them in December of 2009. The moisture content was between 21% – 28% with most around 24%. Furniture and cabinet grade material needs to be between 5%-8% moisture content to reduce movement. After 3 years I have finally been getting material at that level.
In the following pics you can see the beams as I have been taking them down in stages for stability. The Sketchup drawings also show the concept of the cabinets that we are building.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com