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End-Grain Cutting Boards Video (Part 1)

I’ve just finished uploading my latest video to YouTube! It’s the first in a short series on how I recently made a small batch of ‘end-grain’ cutting boards. I like to think there are some techniques that you won’t have seen before (in fact, I managed to avoid using my table saw throughout it all! 8-)) but, all comments are welcome; good and bad; both here and directly on YouTube.

[If the video won’t load properly here, please follow this link.]

Instalment number two isn’t very far away. All the footage has been loaded on to my computer and I just need to sit down and organise it all (the real time-consumer!). In my next series of videos, I’ll try to talk more… 😳 There’s not a lot I can do about the visual quality right now, unfortunately. It’s a bit of an experiment for me so, any feedback would be most greatly appreciated. πŸ™‚

What do you like? What don’t you like? Is there something I could’ve done more of? Maybe less of that? I appreciate that not every woodworker will appreciate the sounds of Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar among others…! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoy the show. πŸ™‚

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6 responses to “End-Grain Cutting Boards Video (Part 1)

  1. Dominic 17/06/2011 at 14:41

    So far so good and nothing I wouldn’t have expected. Very interested to see how you manage the next stage without the TS though…!

  2. yaakov 17/06/2011 at 19:38

    I think you should just have music throughout the whole video if you are not going to speak.

    yaakov…..

    • Olly Parry-Jones 17/06/2011 at 21:24

      Thanks, yaakov. I appreciate your thoughts. This is exactly the kind of feedback that I am after. πŸ™‚

      The only reason I didn’t run the music continuously was because I wanted to give an impression of what life is like within my workshop…. Perhaps my approach would be better suited to an ‘episode’ where I’m working with hand tools instead. πŸ˜›

      I was hoping that my video editor (Windows Live Movie Maker) would also speed up the recorded sounds when the video is playing faster but, unless I’m missing something, that doesn’t appear to be possible (with this software, at least).

  3. Eric 17/06/2011 at 23:12

    I enjoy watching as I am currently in Japan and can’t do any woodworking right now. All I need to do is find some sawdust to throw on myself while watching your videos. Look forward to the rest of them.

  4. chris 02/04/2012 at 03:56

    i enjoyed very much watching the whole 3 videos that you have made, but at some points of the video i was confused on what exactly you were cutting because at the beggining you took a 2in beech wood and didnt even say the length πŸ˜› after cutting it in half you placed it on more wood and started cutting THAT. So i got really confused. All in all you did a great job.

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