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Forum topic by AngieO posted 08-26-2012 03:31 AM 1263 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2012 03:31 AM

I love YouTube!!! It gets so addictive though. It was all over for me when I watched my first video by Steveinmarin. Woodworking for Mere Mortals is awesome. I love Steve Ramsey. Then I found the Wood Whisperer, Stumpy Nubs, Colin Knecht, Mathias Wandel and others. Someone that I found a while back is The Apprentice and the Journeyman. His Youtube id is appjourneyman. I love him. I hadn’t watched him in a while because he does some things that I thought was too far out of my realm. But I got on and started watching some of his videos tonight and I was just floored. There were a few things that just really stood out.

While I was watching some of his vids on making veneer and inlay banding I learned so much more. Some things were simple that I should have already knew. Like the “no brainer” i got tonight. While hanging my french cleats I made the job WAY harder than it needed to be. I used one drill. My DH has three… but I only used one. And I kept changing out my bits for doing my pilot holes and then trading out to screw in my screws. DUH! Have one for the pilot holes and one for the screwing. Why did I not catch this before.

Also he had a great video that I hadn’t seen yet on how to make a set of parallel clamps cheap and easy. I’m telling you… I’ll be trying those out real soon. I can find the link and share if anyone is interested.

He also had a short video on a box he was making. The video wasn’t really on how to make the box, just a short tip on how to add the top. But it gave me so many ideas on how to change the way I’ve been making boxes. I can’t wait to get out in the workshop… AKA… my yard…. and try these new things that I’ve learned.

So that leads me to my THANKS!!! I just want to share with all of you how much you are appreciated. For anyone on LJ’s that shares projects, techniques, tool reviews or just helps out by posting comments. You are ALL so very appreciated. I have learned SO MUCH from being a member of this site. And also a huge thanks to those who share their knowledge, talent and passion on a blog/web page and YouTube. I look forward to many years of woodworking and learning from you.

It’s been one of those nights. Man… if only I had a workshop… a real workshop. I’d have been out there hours ago putting all this stuff I’ve learned to use. LOL! There’s always tomorrow :)

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 07:50 PM

Sorry I’m so late posting a response, but I had to work all weekend. Big production line relocation and I’m on call 24/7.

Don’t worry too much about that workshop. You will get it some day.
I have planned mine for 3 years. Still don’t have it. But I know exactly where everything will be when and if I ever do get to finish. For me, half the fun is planning and designing. But then, thats my job, I’m an engineer and spent 40 years planning and designing production lines and such.
I have most of my equipment and tools and I built a workbench and a workstation for my lathe and a storage cabinet for powertools. I just keep plugging away with one little piece at a time, kinda like you do, except you seem to be faster than me.

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 07:55 PM

Lol Michael. Faster? I don’t know about that. But I’m sure having fun. And I totally know what you mean about the planning being fun.

Trying to work my way out to make a little sawdust right now.

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 08:38 PM

Hi Angie
I too have learned alot on here and plan to learn even more.
I am fixing to post a question on doing felt in a box and I know the great folks on here will be able to help.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 08:57 PM

I often find myself watching youtube through the night not even realizing that 4 or 5 hours have passed by and i have to get up for work in 3 hours. makes for a sluggish day. lol I’ve been working on getting my work shop together for 5 years now. Constantly having to clear out a space from all the accumulated garden and auto stuff and whatever else gets thrown in the garage/shop so i can do a project.
Another one i like to watch is PaulSellersWoodWork. He uses just hand tools and of course any of Roy Underhill’s videos are excellent. I grew up watching them. OOps Sorry. i guess that’s not pulling you away from youtube. I guess I’m an enabler.

I’d also like to say Thanks to You. Reading your posts and threads and seeing your passion for woodworking renews mine and i relearn things i’ve forgotten about or didn’t think about yet. Keep on plugging along and making sawdust :)

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 12:03 AM

Matt… Thanks!
I’ll be watching YouTube videos anyways. Thanks for directing me to some videos that use hand tools. I really don’t have any I’ve watched and I’d like to learn some things.

Gatorjim…. I like your signature line. And yes… You will definitely get some good advice about felt. I look forward to seeing your post and learning itoo.

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 02:21 AM

Hi Angie,
I want to share the only video I uploaded here in LJ and did not dare to do it again. My wife Agnes took it while the radio is on and I like it to be as original as it would be. But the most important thing with this video is the technique I used when doing the dovetail handcut using the flat surface of the vice as the guide and also as protection for splitting the base of the dovetail cut.

Additionally, I use photobucket but it will not be seen in the youtube, so there are still some unexplored site that can be source of never ending knowledge for woodworking. But truly, it is your dedication, eagerness and resourcefulness that count in doing something to be real. The challenge is already in you. Well, based on the quality I see in your beginning project(s) with the accuracy then all of the advances will be sucessful.

Take care,

-- Bert

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 02:36 AM

Thanks Bert. And thanks for the link. What kind of saw is that? The only hand tools I have is a single chisel. I’m just not sure what else to get. I’ve never looked into handcut dovetails. I bet it’s very rewarding. Thanks again for sharing and your comments.

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 03:21 AM

A backsaw… the one on that video was 18 teeth per inch (TPI). Most of the time, I use a backsaw (15 TPI) from STANLEY for correcting mitered frames. That is an old technique that is very common to correct the exactness of the joint surfaces… Clamp in place the frames at position, then run through a saw to correct the two mitered faces to be exactly fitted.

Handtools… the tip I can give you is simple… “HANDTOOLS are just extended part of your hand(s) movements doing a certain task.” You can buy those tools as needed or as you go along with your progress.
Good luck.

-- Bert

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