2012 is on the way out so it seems like I should get all reflective and think about what has gone on over the year, but more importantly where things are heading for 2013.
Bridge City Jointmaker Pro with the new precision fence along with long-time favorite: the HP6v2 multi-plane. My fence actually arrived last week so look to see a review of it since the WIA footage didn't go into a lot of detail. There's also a tablesaw version of the fence; it just might be in my shop as well right now :) I've had a project waiting for the tablesaw version since April '12 so we should see it in action soon.
Around the time of WIA, a blog reader wrote me directly with some nice comments about the videos. He was a news cameraman for a long time. I asked him to pick apart what was wrong with the video/audio. We had an amazing back-'n'-forth in email talking about what's wrong and what's right. Several weeks of test videos posted for him and detailed feedback helped me make improvements where I can although some things are more difficult due to the shop. As I work on a big video right now, I can see the difference it has made compared to even recent videos plus the shots I think are a bit lack-luster, I know why and can maybe be a bit less lazy setting it up next time :)
...for that, a big thank you, Derek!
The improvements started around the SensGard Hearing Protection review. Must have worked because I have three requests in my inbox for details on the camera and post setup. ('post' being post-recording editing)
So what's coming up? Why the current blackout?!
No Comment build last year where the video just shows the whole build start to finish in high speed sections, interesting multi-cam angles, and anything else to make it more visually entertaining short of inviting Megan Fox for tea.
This project is much more ambitious than the first No Comment build plus the extended footage and doubled camera angles have already completely consumed a 4Tb RAID stack; good grief, bought another stack last week...
Angle Madness? It'll continue, but the way it got dragged out due to other influences made me (likely you, too) need an intervention; No Comment #2 is the intervention. It's videos will come out between other things as they get produced.
Liogier rasps; these are really nice and got a heck of a workout in No Comment #2! Besides the review, I have a couple others videos written up on their use; I'm no pro so if I can make something nice with them tells me anybody can!
Michael sent me a photo of the Bad Axe Tool Works specials board from Covington's WIA and I ordered a nice, almost too nice, hybrid dovetail saw. (My wallet would like a word with you, Michael, when you have a moment...) I've been playing with it a lot and will be doing a review of it in the episode for the drawers for Angle Madness.
It seems like all my new tools arrived in the past month; I may need a vacation to play!
Thank you for reading!
Thank you for the patience this year!