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#1 posted 12-27-2019 02:23 PM

Before the internet books and magazines were all we had. Unless you were lucky to live next to a seasoned woodworker.
The passing of Charles Neil made me realize someday there will be no one alive that was working wood before the internet. I wonder how much it will change. I have my thoughts and they are not good. YouTube has watered the craft down.
Too much parroting and copycat stuff.

- Aj2

There is still quite a bit of good information on youtube if youre willing to search for it. The top results are always going to be someone copying someone else. I only subscribe to the folks I seeing doing real innovation and I cant count how many times i see someone else copying that persons design and often without even crediting the original. The part that scares me about youtube is in the future i think everything will be built with pocket holes. Need to join a bunch of planks to make a table top…just use pocket holes.

Anyway enough of my ranting this site really is spectacular. You can gain knowledge on anything. How to restore an old tool, how to setup a shop or dust collector, how to quit screwing up finishes, or even how to carve a wooden duck.

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