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04-10-2012 10:39 PM

How many LJs use Youtube for learning woodworking techniques and watching tool reviews?

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 11:01 PM

I’ve found youtube a great source for learning woodworking techniques. I used it to research loose tenon moritising jigs, dovetailing techniques, veneering and inlay work. Also watched many vidoes just for curiosity and entertainment such as milling with a router and windsor chair making.

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 11:23 PM

I do the same. As a matter of fact, it’s because of Steve Ramsey’s Woodworking for Mere Mortal’s youtube channel that I found this site!

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#3 posted 04-11-2012 12:54 AM

Down here at the edge of the world, I find utube a valuable tool for learning.

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#4 posted 04-11-2012 02:49 AM

I have used YouTube some, but I don’t really know enough to evaluate what I’m seeing, and weeding through the offerings can be time-consuming. It would be interesting to develop a list of particularly useful YouTube videos to use as a playlist for those of us who want to use them.

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#5 posted 04-11-2012 03:09 AM

Cuttwice, I have watched a ton of the woodworking videos. If you let me know the subject you’re interested in I can help you find some of the good ones. Let me know…

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#6 posted 04-11-2012 12:27 PM

I agree with ParksArt above.

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#7 posted 04-11-2012 12:50 PM

Not sure I’ve ever been on youtube… I guess I’m not using it. Maybe some day.

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#8 posted 04-11-2012 01:05 PM

I live in Indonesia. Not a lot of wood working clubs or classes in my neighbourhood, and the local craftsmen see me as potential competition (hah!). Books are good, and that’s how i got started, but YouTube is invaluable. Being able to see how it’s done is almost as good as being in a class. Any time I’m stumped, or trying something new, that’s where I go.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#9 posted 04-11-2012 01:11 PM

I have used youtube and will continue to, but you have to watch out because there is some wacky stuff on there. I tend to stick more to blogs of people I know I can trust these days if I can. William Ng has some good video up now, Marc Spagnuolo, FWW site subscription, etc.

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#10 posted 04-11-2012 01:49 PM

Micky, Here’s looking at you….from the other edge. (-:
YouTube is a great source for me. But, I don’t search it. Maybe I should. When a video is posted on here, or somewhere else I visit, I’ll go to it and then explore from there.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 04-11-2012 04:17 PM

There’s some really nice woodcarving tutorials on there.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 04-11-2012 04:33 PM

That’s how I found LJs is through you tube I watched all of Charles Neil’s videos on you tube(he has about 40 of them)
I went to Charles web sight and he had a link to LJs. There’s some good woodworking on You Tube also some hacks :))

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#13 posted 04-11-2012 06:12 PM

I also watch youtube a lot for tips, more in the beginning, now I have people I will check out first such as steve, wood whisperer and the bois shop to see if they have already done it. I like to you tube to see multiple ways to do the same process.

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#14 posted 04-11-2012 06:35 PM

It all depends. You need to start off with a decent foundation of safety. While I do go with tips and techniques I have found from reputable sources on Youtube like Jet tools, The Wood Whisperer etc… I have seen some extremely dangerous stuff done in Youtube videos presented as woodworking technique…

Simply put, if I cringe watching it, I won’t do it…

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#15 posted 04-11-2012 07:31 PM

Definitley! Lots of good stuff there

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