January 4, 2020 at 2:11 pm #7128
While web surfing, I found this great design and video from Tamar Hannah for a simple tenoning jig. Built in an afternoon. See: https://www.3x3custom.com/tutorials/adjustable-tenoning-jig
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January 5, 2020 at 9:33 pm #7133
I contacted Tamar from 3×3 Custom about coming to our club one night to do a presentation but unfortunately she can’t do weeknights as she has lots of things to do with her children during the week. If we can get her to come on a weekend it could be possible. What do we all think about a weekend?
January 6, 2020 at 8:32 am #7134
That’s great that she got back to you! We’ve had mixed results with weekend workshops, especially if it costs $$. Did you discuss at all what kind of thing she’d be willing to do? Some sort of how-to or all about making youtube videos or something?
January 6, 2020 at 8:38 am #7135
Harry has run some one day, weekend meetings. Chair making and Sketch-up. I think a weekend, one day would be good, but would she have enough material for a whole day? I guess it all depends on the topic.
Making a video would be interesting to me as I got a Go Pro camera from Santa. 🙂
January 6, 2020 at 11:02 am #7136
I just looked up her website, and it’s really interesting. We do weekends pretty well, and if there is a way to have her do a day or so, demoing how to make more than just one jig, it might be successful. Even better, but I don’t see how since everyone would need access to the power equipment, or come with some precut pieces, a shooting board and/or tenon jig seminar, or something like that.
January 7, 2020 at 9:59 am #7139
Tamara is an interesting woodworker. She seems to have a gift for reverse-engineering or deconstructing items into more manageable components. And look at how she bundles up to work in an unheated shop. Who has not done that? It does seem she principally uses power tools. Perhaps Harry or Corey could provide space for a Saturday. Since Tamara is a parent of younger children, a two-day gig could prove difficult.
January 7, 2020 at 10:10 am #7140
I think a two day gig would be over kill if we are just getting an oral presentation. If we are building something, than maybe longer is desired. What do people think they would like to hear in a presentation from her?
January 7, 2020 at 10:17 am #7141
Sorry about the misspelling of Tamar’s name; it is Tamar, not Tamara.
January 7, 2020 at 3:21 pm #7144
We are long overdue for a one day Saturday (or Sunday) workshop. She would be great.
January 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm #7147
I wonder if maybe her going into detail about what it takes to make a good youtube video could be interesting. I bet she has to plan the steps of a project more deliberately knowing it’ll be filmed.
January 20, 2020 at 9:22 pm #7171
I wouldn’t mind hosting a event at the shop for a limited amount of people. I got enough benches(7) in the shop and the tools to make a jig or do a live demonstration.
What topics should I ask her if she can do a presentation/seminar/workshop on a Saturday or Sunday?
January 21, 2020 at 10:19 am #7173
Tamara has a particularly strong suit in deconstructing or reverse-engineering processes and objects into their elementary parts and then developing her own approaches to construction. A walk-through (demonstration) would be interesting. In turn, this could be a project that participants could try onsite or in their own shops.
January 21, 2020 at 2:26 pm #7177
Another possiblity: Field Trip! We haven’t had one in a while, surely there are good places to eat nearby. (for those who don’t know, the LIW travels on its stomach)
January 21, 2020 at 3:03 pm #7179
If it was a meeting in the barn it might be interesting to see what goes into making a youtube video. Cameras, other gear, editing, etc. Not sure how interesting everyone would find that but hey!
Also Corey’s shop is 7 minutes from me so that works too 🙂
January 21, 2020 at 3:23 pm #7180
I think a one day seminar would be good. It could be making something simple (a shooting board, ’cause I haven’t made one yet), along with setting up to do a video recording (ala YouTube) concurrently.
January 25, 2020 at 10:21 pm #7189
Now that we got the ideas flowing I will contact her again about maybe doing a saturday or sunday workshop making jigs (like a shooting board). We haven’t had a workshop in a while and I think we would have quite a few members interested. I also agree that a demo on doing video recording properly would be great too. It could benefit her and our group as we also have a YouTube page but nothing much on that has happened recently.
January 25, 2020 at 10:27 pm #7190
Just saw this video Tamar did on this really cool joint.
Maybe a great joint to do a demo on?
January 26, 2020 at 10:11 am #7192
We haven’t had anything on Youtube in years and the old videos on there look really dated. They appear to be old vhs videos that dont look very good on hi def tv’s. The demos are good though. Once we get back to meetings using the video camera we should work on uploading new demos, Youtube will probably get us even more recognition than our Facebook group.
January 26, 2020 at 9:23 am #7191
January 26, 2020 at 11:45 am #7195
Asking Tamar to offer a “How to” class on videos is an interesting idea, but it does pose a couple of questions:
1. Assuming Tamar’s YouTube presence is important to her and recognizing the highly competitive nature for viewership, are we putting her in an uncomfortable position by essentially asking for instruction to chase the same audience?
2. Does the LIW currently own all necessary equipment to make videos reflecting solid production values or will we end up having to buy other paraphernalia and then have to grapple with ongoing questions of storage and access?
January 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm #7197
Individual members may be interested in what equipment and techniques will enable them to produce good videos in their own shops for posting on Youtube or Facebook. A demo on video production doesn’t have to be done by a woodworker.
January 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm #7199
Responding to Mike Mittleman’s questions:
1. I would think that Tamar can readily assess whether the LIWC is a threat to her viewership and decide whether or nor to share her knowledge. We had Jeff Miller show us how to make tables, but I don’t think anyone of us is stealing his business. Jim Moloney showed us how to photograph our work, but I don’t see anyone competing with him to photograph the club’s projects. I appreciate that the internet is a much wider audience, but people who agree to talk to us, especially for a fee, need to accept that sort of risk (which I believe is extremely low).
2. Whether or not the club has the necessary equipment shouldn’t (in my opinion) influence our choice for this instruction. Some of us might have this equipment or chose to get it after learning what is needed, thus the class. For all I know, you could probably make this kind of video with a smart phone and a tripod.
Jim Moloney makes a good point, that we don’t need a woodworker to share this info with us, however having someone who can talk both about woodworking and video production is a real plus.
One of the nice things about a program on video production is that it has the potential to interest members in all of the SIGs.
January 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm #7200
I watched a few of Tamar’s videos and she is really great. I think she is an excellent teacher, and she knows how to break down a long project into a watchable video. I wouldn’t say she is a professional videographer though, and the entire video is overdubbed with her voice. Like I said, the end product is really terrific, but I would rather see her teach/talk about a woodworking project than video/YouTube. She would be a great club member too, I love her enthusiasm! If the club wants to make YouTube videos again, I can help with video training. You can actually make some money on YouTube, maybe we can offset the rent? LOL
January 26, 2020 at 10:18 pm #7201
I think we could attract more younger people if we had a working up to date YouTube page and even Instagram (both we do have already). I wouldn’t mind taking care of the Instagram page as I do my own for CT woodwork successfully. We have a decent video camera and stand and Mike Daum did the video recording at Jeff Millers workshop.
I contacted Tamar again if she would be interested in a Saturday or Sunday workshop on making jigs such as the ones in her YouTube videos. Maybe she can show the shooting boards with attachments, tablesaw jig for dovetails, crosscut sled, etc. She seems to make it very easy to do by breaking it down in multiple steps.
January 27, 2020 at 9:22 am #7206
Solid ideas, Corey; sign me up. How did Tamar respond? And thank you, Steve, for your generous offer.
January 27, 2020 at 9:30 am #7207
A few notes on my youtube suggestion;
I was definitely thinking more for us armchair experts who think we can be the next YouTube sensation, maybe her perspective will either motivate or snap back to reality those aspiring folks.
I hadn’t considered the club making videos, maybe a presentation/discussion on that at the big club would be good (Steve?). We might find some volunteers. Videoing some of our meetings/workshops would definitely be a good thing.
I have one or two ancient YouTube clips up. The quality is waaaay worse than it was going up! I think stuff gets shrunken after a while to save server space or something!
Also, maybe she would be interested in getting her presentation to us on video (with our help) for her own channel! Just a thought…
I like the jigs/shooting boards etc idea. If she gave us a list of things, maybe 2 or 3 projects, people could bring supplies for whichever one they want to do and we could work on whichever one concurrently* in the barn.
*Concurrently may not be the right word…
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