We’re getting a lot of questions about what’s coming when, so here’s how it’s looking:
– Next Premium Video – Pre-launching Next Week
– The Hand Plane Build – Coming Next Month
– Mystery Project – End Of The Year (hopefully)
– Book(s) – Completed Next Year (possibly!)
Building Your Own Hand Plane Video
We promised you a hand plane build, and this is one of the things we’re getting asked the most, with many people saying they’re looking forward to buying it. I just want to clarify that it will be given for free, and it’s definitely coming.
We’ve had an incredible amount of growth on this website since launching the Spoon Rack Series last year. Initially our Premium videos were considered as a fundraiser for the site, but then sales grew in to the thousands, and we realised we needed to start to think of this as a proper business.
This moved us to stop in our tracks for a while, so we could re-organise ourselves and re-focus onto our woodworking videos and teaching. And along with this will be a new, more organised direction for the stuff we provide here as a free resource.
Focusing On Quality
Creating our Premium Videos has never been a case of sticking the cameras on, uploading what we get, and sticking a price tag on it.
We consider them much more as a good old fashioned book. Digitised and in motion, but book-like all the same.
All good books start with a well conceived idea, a deep understanding of the subject, a purpose, a direction and a destination. The information is vast, and the book isn’t complete until that expanse of words is condensed down in to everything you need to know and feel, without anything unnecessary.
And another great thing about a good book – it’s one person’s perspective, concise & complete without contradiction.
We believe video has the best potential for teaching a skill over a distance. If a picture says a thousand words, then we’re saying many thousands of words every second on camera, and that’s before Richard opens his mouth.
We’re working hard to maximise that potential, through treating each Video Series as a well written book.
If we do our job right, then you’ll be cutting joints and flattening boards better than Richard. We’re making his woodworking knowledge accessible and digestible, so you’ll have a huge head start.
Back to the hand plane build.
We have big ideas for our videos, and this all takes time to do right.
The hand plane build is one of many planned free videos that we’re making for two reasons; to keep us practiced at this video making thing, and to give you a taster of what we do.
Why so quiet?
We also get many questions about why we’ve been on the quiet side of late.
We’ve had to do lots of planning, filming, building etc.
And on top of that there’s always a barn, or part of a barn that requires lots of planning, building etc.
A present focus is the impending doom of this roof, (it’s not all that clear in the photo, but the general state of the rest of it should give you a good idea.)
We’ve decided to start using Instagram as an updater in between our longer posts – so if you ever find yourself wondering, you can pop over to our Instagram account, and chances are you’ll see that we’re just up to something weird and wonderful as normal. Find us on Instagram here.
And yep, I did say that we’ll be pre-launching our next video series next week. Don’t forget to check back for all of the details.