Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Another quick tip

Spring.  A time when we start to get busy outdoors.  Digging gardens and planting and all those wonderful things to make the yard look pretty.  Take a few minutes and make it a bit easier.  No sense working harder than you have to.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Finally, I got around to some editing

Yes, it is true.  I have been lax on getting videos edited and put up.  I have an ever increasing amount of footage to go through and had to cut that pile down a bit.  It gets a bit intimidating at times when you see how many files there are.

This job was a bit of a head scratcher.  Tracking down a buzz and figuring out how to fix it.  The school is pretty happy with the work, so all is OK.

No, I am not changing my format to a guitar repair channel.  I will leave that to more experienced folks.  It just turned out that I had a bunch of guitars come in that needed (and some still waiting) work.  I just try to get footage of what I am doing and put it together in some sort of story.  I usually don't know what I am going to do next.

 I do have a coffee table build coming up in the future, but that will be a while.  I went to meet a guy from a forum I belong to and a few of us went to a wood mill.  I ended up getting 3 nice slabs of ash and they are sitting in the shop right now.  It will take a few weeks to dry a bit more and get stable enough to work on, so that is on the "to do" list.  They are all sequentially cut 8/4 slabs about 20" wide and 53" long.  A little too narrow for what my wife wants in a coffee table, so I think there will be a book match going into it.  They are also a bit big for my machinery.  That means a bit of hand tool work will be involved.

In the mean time, I will try to get more editing done and keep shooting more.  Some short, some long.  Just like real life!  There are jobs lined up and ready to go, and film in the can ready to edit.  I just have to get my rear end in gear and get it done.

So, here is the latest for you...

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Spring is busy


I have not been editing video lately.  We have been doing those spring jobs and enjoying being outside.  The lawn and the gardens are under way.  Slowly things are getting cleaned up from the winter.  It was not a harsh winter this year, but it took a while for it to warm up.

I do have a bunch of video to take and jobs to do, and I have a bunch of video to edit too.  Just have not been up to doing it lately.

Well, today the UPS truck rolled up to the door and dropped off my latest redemption from the BTP forum.  So I threw a quick video together and posted it.  A new Bosch 18V jig saw and some blades.  Such nice tools.  Bosch makes great stuff and I am getting a nice collection of them.  Thank goodness for Bosch sponsoring the forum, I would never be able to afford them otherwise.  We live on a pretty meagre budget.

As I mention, or try to mention a few times in the video, I am not converting over to a guitar video format.  The stars just lined up and I have had a bunch of guitar work to do, and some yet to do, so there will be a few guitar related videos in the works.  I also finally finished my daughters birthday present.  That video will have to be edited and put up too.  It took a long time and the project seemed to fight me all the way.  So much for trying to keep something simple.  It seemed things had to be done 3 times before I had success.

Well, here is my newest video.  A bit of an update, a bit of a tour, a bit of me rambling on, and a new toy, all outdoors under the nice sunny sky and with a lot of wind noise.

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