Table Saw Sled with small parts hold-down

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Blog entry by CampD posted 01-26-2018 02:13 PM 1570 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve finally, I say finally utilized my YouTube channel. I’ve been taking Vid’s and pic’s of my projects for years but never really took the time to learn to edit and produce a worthy video. I tried to get my Electrical Engineer millennial Son whose extremely versed in this process to help the old man out, but, some of you may know how this goes. You see, I’d much rather be in the shop than take the time to learn a new program or even doing office work (like typing up this blog entry ;) ). I recently had an injury that keep me away from the shop, so thus being one who can’t sit still I thought, what the heck now’s the time to give it a go! Well, what do you know I’ve figured it out and now I actually kinda enjoy it and have produced a few and uploaded to YouTube.

So I’m using my LJ breathern to make a test run showing my quick making of a saw-sled using scrap materials. If you enjoy it please subscribe to my channel, I will be posting a lot to YouTube in the coming days. I’ve already learned a lot about how to set-up and take the shot, like I’ll need to use the wide-angle lens for a few situations (I do have a small, tight shop) so any tips/tricks will be welcome.
Thanks for looking,

YouTube Channel – NicollCarpentry/Dougs Rustics

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 01-26-2018 08:18 PM

Okay Doug, I watched your video all the way through. I thought for the most part it was pretty good, but here comes the almighty “but” :-) . First of all, my videos are no better than yours, but I’m not trying to get a following or make money on YouTube, but I think you might be, so here are some thoughts. You have a friendly looking face, and we all know you have a good personality. Use it! Look at some of Steve Ramsey’s videos and watch how he’s constantly engaging the audience with his conversation and his sense of humor. Talk about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. I don’t believe your audience is veteran woodworkers, so “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!” Do a better job of setting up your shots, remember that you are not transparent. The fact that you did NOT have music playing is a huge PLUS!! Not everyone has the same taste in music, and music that people don’t like can be offputing to the point that they will just skip your video. When you DO start narrating your videos, as you should, be brief, concise, and to the point, nobody enjoys a bag of wind who just likes hearing themselves talk. The camera was out of focus on a lot of your shots, everything is about High Definition these days, so find a cheap HiDef camera on CL and get it in focus! Lastly, this was a great start! Keep on making videos and try to do at least one a week, but most importantly, even if it’s less frequent than that, keep the vids on a regular schedule, your fans will appreciate that! Good Luck my friend!


-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 01-26-2018 09:37 PM

Doug, I think Jerry covered it pretty well so I will only add good luck with your new venture.

-- Art

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 03:24 PM

Thanks Jerry,
Honest critics is what’s needed.
Not after monetary type coverage, more like just adding more of a Business profile on line, been self employed for over 30 yrs, besides my kids have been urging me to to post all that I fix and build for quite some time, heck I even made Jewelry for the Ladies over the Holiday’s (some with wood, of course).

I do have a good DLSR camera and realized that autofocus does not work in vid mode, I’ve remedied that as you’ll see in coming vids. I probably will look for a dedicated video camera in the future, just upgraded to a top of the line Trail cam (I dont hunt, only with a lens). For someone whose literally taken a million pics – behind the lens – it was hard to break the habit of setting it up as I was taking the shot.

Thanks again.

-- Doug...

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