|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 08-26-2012 03:31 AM||1039 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
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 :)