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Dec 3rd, 2009 at 3:04pm
 
Hi Folks-

It's been a while since I've participated in the forums--lots of name changes since then, and things look a little different.

A few months ago I decided to launch a video blog web site focused on--what else?--woodturning! I also published an article in Woodturning Design on turning shaving brushes and mugs, so I decided to fill the first couple of episodes (discounting the intro video) with content to complement the magazine article. I have another episode in the can discussing reshaping and grinding scrapers and that will be posted soon. And of course, tons of topics to choose from for the future.

I'd be interested in feedback from this group. Is this something that would be of use to the woodturning community? It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing to date, and if I'm going to continue down this road will probably need a new computer and/or software to improve the interactivity of the site (computers: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register).

Anyway, with apologies to our founder Chris for kind of poaching his nomme de bois (I was limited by the domains that weren't already taken), the site is at Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. Let me know what you think.

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Reply #1 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 4:00pm
 
Sorry Don.  I just tried your site and got a message that there was not woodspinner.net.  Want to try again?
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Reply #2 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 4:12pm
 
Sheesh! Yes!

Not any woodspinner.net, but Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. Correction made above, too.

Thanks Rev.

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Reply #3 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 5:29pm
 
Nice site.

Now, a practical question: Why yet another woodturning site when there are already quite a few - like this one - that feature videos?  How are you going to drive people there?

A comment on the video: 100 grit sandpaper on Cocobolo?  That'll leave some awfully big scratches.  Personally I never use grits below 220 for sanding; only for shaping.  Just my 2˘ worth . . . 
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Reply #4 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 5:46pm
 
Both links fixed.

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Reply #5 - Dec 3rd, 2009 at 9:03pm
 
Hi Frank-Thanks for your feedback.

Frank Van Atta wrote on Dec 3rd, 2009 at 5:29pm:
Why yet another woodturning site when there are already quite a few - like this one - that feature videos?  How are you going to drive people there?

A comment on the video: 100 grit sandpaper on Cocobolo?  That'll leave some awfully big scratches.  Personally I never use grits below 220 for sanding; only for shaping.  Just my 2˘ worth . . . 


That's an interesting philosophical question. Why another web site with a turner showing their work? Partly self promotion, and partially ability to control all of the content. I'd like to add a feature, for example, where viewers can leave comments specific to each video. But I take your point about duplication of effort...

You also bring up another good point, which is that I never identified the wood I turned in the demos! Although I used cocobolo for the WD article, the wood in the videos is thinwin, a relative of wenge. I'd never turned it before and it didn't seem to cut as cleanly as cocobolo, which is why I started with a fairly course grit. I hate sanding, so if I can start with a finer grit, I do. But I'm impressed that you usually start with 220--well done. I often start with 150, mostly because I hate backing up a grit or two to remove scratches. And, I'm usually very pleased with the finish quality by the time I get the piece off the buffer.
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Reply #6 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 1:59am
 
DMcIvor wrote on Dec 3rd, 2009 at 9:03pm:
. . . Why another web site with a turner showing their work? Partly self promotion, and partially ability to control all of the content . . .


I can certainly understand that; I hope the site works out for you.
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Reply #7 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:34am
 
I usually start sanding at 1200 but, if my work is really rough I'll start at 800. Smiley
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Reply #8 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:37am
 
Nice site Don,
It was easy to navigate, informative and the colors work well I think.
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Reply #9 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 11:52am
 
Brendan McAreavy wrote on Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:34am:
I usually start sanding at 1200 but, if my work is really rough I'll start at 800. Smiley

Time to dig out the Irish boots.  At this rate, soon it will no longer be know as the Emerald Isle, but as the Brown Isle. Grin Grin Cool Cool

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1200, 1201...whatever it takes.... Wink
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Reply #11 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 2:54pm
 
JimQuarles wrote on Dec 4th, 2009 at 11:52am:
Brendan McAreavy wrote on Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:34am:
I usually start sanding at 1200 but, if my work is really rough I'll start at 800. Smiley

Time to dig out the Irish boots.  At this rate, soon it will no longer be know as the Emerald Isle, but as the Brown Isle. Grin Grin Cool Cool

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Reply #12 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 1:39pm
 
Brendan McAreavy wrote on Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:34am:
I usually start sanding at 1200 but, if my work is really rough I'll start at 800. Smiley


you have sand in Ireland??  or are you talking about rocks?? Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Reply #13 - Dec 6th, 2009 at 3:38am
 
Brendan,

If I start sanding at 1200, I make sure that I stop by 1 pm. it gets too boring by then and the paper gets very hot.  Cheesy
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Reply #14 - Dec 11th, 2009 at 12:48am
 
Jeff McDonald wrote on Dec 4th, 2009 at 2:45pm:
1200, 1201...whatever it takes.... Wink


That's just full of win right there.  Grin
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