I realize 1million views is not uncommon on YouTube , but for woodworking and us it seem’s a nice milestone , today we hit our million mark , now this is just our videos , doesn’t include Woodcraft or any others who we have done stuff for , something I find amazing , guess I just never thought it would get this far. FYI we are averaging about 2500 to 3000 per day now
I still find it interesting how life’s paths can change , and as well our focus on things, so here we are, a small town woodworker , with a million views , DVD’s , internet show and a lot of other stuff coming out , keep asking myself , “What happened”, it has been interesting to say the least , we have been praised, chastised , talked up, talked down, lifted on shoulders , and thrown under the bus , folks don’t like my hair , thats number one , lots of comments about my wig, ( its mine I assure you) , second is wearing cut off sleeves , and work clothes , and third is my accent , which I don’t have , the negative stuff used to bother me, I got over it , don’t pay it much attention any more , unless its someone who insist , then I usually oblige them , the ones that bug me are the “talkers”, those who know everything, but have done nothing , just talk , but it takes all kinds to make a world, and you can’t please all the people all the time, so don’t bother trying .Just a personable observation here !
Again thanks to all who ordered our router bit , and it is in production as we speak , we have had some extras made in case anyone missed out .We have a few others in the works , and we will let you know , again I say , it’s not a money thing, but a problem solving thing , our numbers allow us to be able to have things like this done , and helps us solve issues , that a lot don’t even see as one , there is a big difference in manufactures and woodworkers , a lot of manufactures look at what they want to make , instead of looking to see if it really makes a difference , and often how cheap they can make something , instead of how well, believe me the latter makes a world of difference .
In the lowboy show we were using spoke shaves , some were 10.00 some were 110.00 , the difference was , simply put one worked , one was frustrating and difficult , if it had been my first experience with a spoke shave , I would have walked away , feeling inadequate in using one , and not realizing it wasnt all me , it was a dull ,badly designed tool , there is a lot of that out there , simply based on cost , every one wants a good deal , and everyone has budgets , I so understand , but sometimes it just doesn’t pay to fly second class , in the case of the spoke shaves , it was too many miles between them, it went from bad , to excellent , and not a lot in between , but will also readily admit I have not searched a lot either . I was happy where I was at .
I will also tell you that a lot of the manufactures are “rethinking” alot of the cheaper , poor designed tools and coming around to understanding , price is one thing, performance and quality is everything , no matter how cheap , if it doesnt work it was a waste , all of this said to say , be careful how you spend your $ , get what you pay for !
Well Mike Galloway ( mikega) , is en route here from Pennsylvania , he is doing a segmented turning class With Jeff Fleishers turning group tomorrow , so i am looking forward to seeing Mike again , and if any of you are ever in our neck of the wood’s , give us a shout and stop and say hello .. later ya’ll