If you want some good news then just scroll to the bottom…
The last few lines or so.
If you want a jolly good moan, then read on.
There’s that old saying about knowledge being power, or the force is strong with you, or something along those lines.
That doesn’t really work now.
With the internet, every bugger is an expert…at everything.
This makes it pretty hard to find good, reliable knowledge.
Look at YouTube. There’s reams of shite upon shite on every subject you could think of. Photography is terrible, just because your lens is bigger than your pecker, it doesn’t automatically make you an expert.
But with YouTube, it does.
Of course there’s always a good gem, they’re just getting harder to find.
These days experience is power.
I’m a cave dweller, much like most craftsmen.
Sometimes I feel lucky to see the light of day, let alone another soul.
So the thought of what this blog and our tin pot videos has become can sometimes feel just a tad too much.
I normally get through this by pretending that I’m teaching and preaching, to just a few mates.
Or that no one is ever likely to read the crap-shite that goes in to my ‘always in back pocket’ pad.
As you can see, I seem to be going through a bit of a mid-life self confidence crisis.
You may have noticed it’s been a quiet year on the blog.
Building furniture for a living is pretty full on.
Doing the blog and videos etc is also pretty full on.
Helen’s also been pretty full on with some other design work.
All in all, I decided it was a good time to have a little tactical rest on the blog front and focus on what I do best (the only thing I can do). Build with wood and moan.
And there were some pretty special jobs which did lead to a slightly longer rest from here than expected.
This last year back furniture making has reminded me that I am capable and that my knowledge, or lack of it, is beneficial.
It’s helped me build up some much needed confidence. For teaching that is.
So I’m doing some job hopping again.
I quit building furniture. Professionally that is.
I’m now a full time fame seeker.
I’ll build the things that interest me most, and that I feel can offer the most benefit here. I may even offer them for sale.
I don’t think there’ll be a lot, I want to enjoy the process and learn more myself, but it will help to satisfy that itch.
I’m actually itching to build a few more workbenches at the moment… strange.
this is high risk.
Our eggs are definitely going into one basket.
We’ve recently moved over to the new workshop. It’s still very barebones but I’ll show you around shortly, (if you’re interested that is) and talk you through my setting up plans.
One thing that keeps coming our way is “are we doing more Premium Videos?”
Yes we are.
We have several in the works right now.
Now that teaching is our first focus, you’ll see a boost in quantity & consistency from us. Though we’ll still be keeping that quantity fairly low.
The videos have to be good, and good takes time. Quite shocking just how much time.
But certainly for the rest of this year, things are looking nice and busy. (I can be confident on that, because we’ve been getting it all prepared.)
In fact there’s something simmering that’ll be coming very soon. It should satisfy those that would like more videos. We’ll probably bore you with the details shortly.
So what was that good news… ahh yes,
The Plane Build Video is done.
It will be on tomorrow.
Thanks for sticking with us.