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Helping Families Make Their Homes Safe and Secure

This might not seem like a woodworking related post, but I think for many woodworkers, this would be a good way to provide a useful service, use their skills, and make some money.

My wife and I have a friend who lives alone with her children. They recently moved into a nice neighborhood, and she asked for help making sure her home was safe and secure. I looked online and asked a friend who is a police officer for tips on what to do. After looking at that list I realized that some homeowners would have a tough time getting through that list on their own. If they were to hire out the work, they’d need to hire a few different companies and that would be expensive.

The To-Do List

Physical Security of the Property

  1. Reset the garage door openers to disable all existing transmitters, and get owner transmitters working. This ensures any previous occupant is locked out.
  2. Replace all locks in the house with new deadbolts that are keyed the same. When the door has a sidelight, require a key on the inside and outside of the lock.
  3. Add peepholes to exterior doors.
  4. Add chain latches to exterior doors.
  5. Cut 1″ dowels to length for all sliding windows and sliding doors.
  6. Make sure all outdoor landscaping doesn’t facilitate break-ins.
  7. Make sure outdoor lighting is adequate and on timers or motion detectors.
  8. Repair fences and gates.

Interior Safety

  1. Secure tall furniture with anti-tip straps.
  2. Bolt down a safe to secure valuables, important documents, firearms.
  3. Check the water heater temperature.
  4. Show the owner how to shut off electricity, gas, water.

Electronics

  1. Reset WiFi access codes, computer passwords, email passwords, etc. to lock out former occupants.
  2. Reset alarm codes to lock out former occupants.
  3. Reset the pass-phrase used when on the phone with the alarm company.
  4. Change voice-mail passwords and cellphone pass-codes.
  5. Replace all smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm batteries.

Getting the Right List

This is a good start and if hired out separately would require a handyman, computer tech, landscaper, electrician, locksmith….

Many local police departments will do a walk-through make additional recommendations, so there are likely other things to do. Alarm companies also have good information about ways to secure the home. It’s best if you don’t position yourself as a security expert, get the recommendations from the police department and/or alarm company and then go through the list with the homeowner. Position yourself as the best person to do the work on the list. There may be jobs that even you don’t want to do or shouldn’t do, and should be hired out, like trimming the landscaping or inspecting and repairing chimneys – no thanks!

When is this Service Needed

  • Moving into a home, especially if that home had previous owners
  • After a room-mate moves out
  • After a divorce or separation

It’s a good idea to go through a home security checklist periodically even if you’ve lived in your home for a while. For example: if your smoke alarms went off in the middle of the night and your family evacuated your home, does everyone know where to meet? Does everyone in the home know to keep their keys, checkbooks, garage door openers, etc. in a secure place in the home?

Put Your Skills to Good Use

Most woodworkers I know have skills in lots of areas, and would do a great job doing this type of work. The doors may need new mortises and holes for the deadbolt locks and peepholes. The doors I worked on were not in good shape and needed some stripped holes repaired so that screws would tighten securely. Window dowels would be nicer if sanded, spray lacquered, and capped (I found 1″ oak dowel with 1″ white plastic end caps at the big box store). There are lots of things to do and that could overwhelm a new owner.

Tell Me What You Think

For our friend, I did this for free. But what if in your community you offered this as a service? What else would you add to the list? Would you see this as a valuable service that could make a customer happy and make you some extra money?

The Final Mantels

It’s been a long time coming, I know.

These are the Mantels I built and installed for a wonderful client, the Stavoe Family, Memorial Day 2012. All built from solid walnut with pine seconds, sprayed  with Shellac and General Finishes Enduro-Var.

Classic Dining Room Mantel

You’ll notice that the fireplace is not centered on this peninsula wall. So the family and I worked together to design a mantel that went straight to the wall in the corner. This design is more classic and formal, inspired by designs of the real estate on Hilton Head Island. It’s a very thick top and is screwed upon a French cleat.

Stavoe Dining Room Mantel

Stavoe Dining Room Mantel

Craftsman Sitting Room Mantel

This peninsula wall divides the space into the dining room and a sitting or reading room. From other areas in the house you can see both sides of the peninsula wall, and both mantels. So the family and I wanted the materials and proportions to be the same, even though the style will be less formal in the sitting room. This mantel is also screwed upon a French cleat.

Stavoe Sitting Room Mantel

Stavoe Sitting Room Mantel

Walnut Slab Family Room Mantel

The last mantel is in another area of the house, the great room – where the kitchen, eating, and play areas come together (see the Geelong home builders project). This mantel is made to look like a solid walnut slab, but it’s not. There are threaded inserts recessed in the bottom for stainless steel christmas stocking hooks. This was the install I had the most anxiety about, but it slipped into place on cleats very tight and sturdy.

Stavoe Family Room Walnut Mantel

Stavoe Family Room Walnut Mantel

I’m getting caught up in reverse order, the post regarding design and construction will come next.

Woodworkers Discuss Projects and Business: Woodchat Transcript March 15, 2012

On March 15 Woodchat got together to discuss projects and business skills.

Woodchat Transcript March 15, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@DJOfurnituremkr: What is tonight’s topic? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @tumblewood @tomsworkbench @dyamiplotke @mansfinefurn Can one of you run #woodchat tonight? It’s my daughters birthday.

@RenaissanceWW: @uppercutwood aw c’mon just start off with “pins or tails firs?t” then walk away. They’ll be busy for a while with that one #woodchat

@Tooltutor: So what’s everyone building now that all your new benches are done? #woodchat debating starting a built-in desk build before the nursery

@uppercutwood: Hey #woodchat I won’t be around tonight because it’s my daughter’s birthday, but please have woodchat without me http://t.co/RvI4yfOP

@Tooltutor: Happy birthday to Mrs. @uppercutwood I’ll be absent from #woodchat too. It’s my wife’s birthday.

@DJOfurnituremkr: Looking forward to a walk with Porter in the woods then some time on #woodchat.

@Tumblewood: I’ll see ya there! RT @DJOfurnituremkr: Looking forward to a walk with Porter in the woods then some time on #woodchat.

@ramblinrdesigns: @sharpendwood What I should be using (to transport on the run) or what I really use, because I use a lot of buckets. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hi all, what’s the topic tonight? #woodchat

@mamader: evening all #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Checking in, but may have to leave early. Shop project deadlines are looming. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @mamader Hola #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Saw a crazy guy on a motorized scooter today…with a labrador between his legs. That was nuts. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Computer’s running slowly, but I made it to #woodchat.

@ramblinrdesigns: Today’s feed is very slow. Is anybody here? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is there a topic for #woodchat tonight?

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns yup. was wondering if I was the only one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop @ramblinrdesigns There’s at least three of us. That qualifies as a crowd, right? #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: evening all! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I talk to myself enough during the day, didn’t want to do it at night as well.. #woodchat

@kweinert: I’m here tonight. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: Hello #woodchat small crowd tonight?

@FlairWoodworks: Who’s running the show tonight? Any topic? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’m here for a little while. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Well, if it’s just us I think the topic for the night is up for grabs? > #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: So do you work on multiple projects at once, or one at a time? I’m a little stretched out on the multi tasking at the moment. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Definitely multiple projects. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks I was about to ask you the same thing… #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: How often do you take time to modify tools to make them work well for your purposes? #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns typically have 4-5 irons in the fire at any given time #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr whats up dale #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Multiple, I have two cabinet on stands I started more than a year ago. Perhaps this will be the year of completion. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I sometimes find myself going to bed thinking one through and wake up with another one making the rounds. #woodchat

@kweinert: Right at the moment I’m only turning stuff so it’s pretty single threaded. I have glued up some segmented stuff while turning tho. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @ramblinrdesigns I usually have one big project and several small. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @HighRockWW For example, I’m currently writing five different blog posts and have many more drafts started. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hi Mark, keeping busy. The warm weather makes the phone ring for some reason. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Not so much tools, but I create new jigs all the time. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Uh-oh. These dovetails don’t look quite right. http://t.co/TWaAJBtF #woodchat

@woodshaver101: I focus on one at a time just to stay intune with the design #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Also thinking about getting involved with selling Japanese tools. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr thats a good thing #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Working on one project always leads to ideas for another! Multiple projects are a way of life! #woodchat

@kweinert: when I was doing flat work (logic puzzles mainly) I did create some special purpose jigs. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 Sometimes I run out of inspiration so I set the project aside and work on something else. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks with blog post I am the same I always have several in progress, but they are often based on ongoing projects. #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: Hey guys, have a great #Woodchat. Sorry I’ll miss it. I brought way too much work home.

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks That was a good one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DyamiPlotke Multi-task 🙂 #Woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 Hows the office job going? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: its hard to make money by jumping from one job to the next.been there done that #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: So, besides participating in #woodchat, what else are you doing right now?

@HighRockWW: @DyamiPlotke it’s ok I rarely make it to #woodchat anymore.

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr its sold waiting for the material to get laid up.may have sold a kitchen also #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks putting my daughter to bed. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks waiting for a segmented stopper to finish drying, trying to turn from a log for the first time. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: outside of woodworking, what’s everybody’s other interests? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 That’s good news. Next week I enter the Ozaukee County Art Show. Hopefully I’ll win another blue ribbon this year. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert Beware of flying water if the wood is that wet. I rusted my jointer bed from turning soaking-wet wood. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Building two boxes (fancy), one wavy shelf, two nightstands, painting a house and working at Woodcraft part-time. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: cleaning out the pellet stove #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns How’s it working for Woodcraft? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks i just finished a slipper chest for my wife #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Guitars #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Oops, forgot two bathroom remodels on the schedule too. #woodchat

@kweinert: @FlairWoodworks Just cut today. Picked up some plum and ash from tree trimming by my workplace today. thanks for the warning. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr building, playing or both? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: There’s life outside woodworking? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I love working there. I get new leads all the time from walk-ins, plus a good employee discount and free shop use. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Playing, but hope to try my hand at building acoustics some day. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No. What made you think that? 🙂 RT @WatkinsWoodWork: There’s life outside woodworking? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr There are a couple high-schools in my area that build acoustics in woodshop. #jealous #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Also, being around so many woodworkers, you learn lots of new things all the time. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @DJOfurnituremkr how about some lessons #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @WatkinsWoodWork unfortunately; the real world isn’t quite as interesting (at least for me).. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ha ha ha…RT @FromTheWoodshop: @WatkinsWoodWork unfortunately; the real world isn’t quite as interesting (at least for me).. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @ramblinrdesigns @flairwoodworks that brings up a good point. Where so u guys drum up your best leads from? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @woodshaver101 I supposed to start teaching my Goddaughter soon. She’s about 7. #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat

@woodshaver101: @WatkinsWoodWork architects and designers #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop I can relate. All I want to really do is live/ breath woodworking. Real is getting in the way #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @WatkinsWoodWork I’ve been doing renovation work for 16 years. All of my new jobs come from referrals. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @WatkinsWoodWork For me, it’s word of mouth. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr I have a friend that makes acoustics with http://t.co/8YlMvCrL He made one for Johnny Cash w/ pearl inlays. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @WatkinsWoodWork If you do good work, the jobs will come to you. It also helps to spread your card around in social settings. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: When you make something, do you document the process of how you made it? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: Ive been playing around with designing using the Fibonacci numbers, #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I feel a little like a fish out of water; my business is about yacht repair (which entails alot of woodworking) but not solely.. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I’m taking more photos now than I used to. Posting to facebook and g+, plus for my website. #woodchat

@mamader: @FlairWoodworks I try too. But I find myself making progress on it and realize I went over 20 steps that I should have pics #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FromTheWoodshop Cool! Building guitars, violins etc is a great skill. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @FlairWoodworks I always keep my camera close at hand. I take lots of pictures but still feel I should take more. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks And SketchUp is essential. I try to realistically capture all the joinery there. It helps me plan things out. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hoping to move more in that direction (woodworking) but too much overhead to make a leap of faith #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: For the bloggers among us, do you feel that blogging about woodworking stuff does anything for business? #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks I usually try to take pics as I progress but just started toying with filming the process as well #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, just interests other woodworkers. #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: Hey everyone. Sorry I’m late. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Shannon’s blog led him into the Hand Tool School. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr It does give you some authority though. Agree? #woodchat

@woodshaver101: nice chatting.got to go. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks creatively yes; as far as prospects not as much.I find that it’s mostly fellow woodworkers that follow these blogs #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks not overly. But I have received some interest from non ww through it. Nothing paying yet but someday #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @woodshaver101 See ya, Mark. Thanks for stopping by. #woodchat

@mamader: @WatkinsWoodWork I have tried videoing a couple times, I have found it slows me down too much if I try to talk to the camera. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Depends of if anyone is reading!! :-O #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @TheRealNeal No problem. We are just chatting tonight. Feel free to bring up any topic you’re interested in. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks True. I thinks clients take a look see at times but face to face is still the best interaction. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: That’s just it! RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Depends of if anyone is reading!! :-O #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks some day to day pros I know and follow have said no. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Talking about video… could you guys vote on the poll at the end of this post please? http://t.co/XX3W7VKD #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks @FromTheWoodshop yes, for me, its alot of work for the 20 people who read it. I only write to document for me now #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn The more you blog, the more readers you’ll get, as a general rule. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Nobody frequents a stale blog. #woodchat

@mamader: @MansFineFurn I hear you there, I average about 6 visits a day on my blog. hard to justify the time. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks done,I like a mixture of video and written #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I’m trying to use video to bring people to the website, and provide additional info (blog) to keep them coming back. #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @FlairWoodworks hey! Don’t insult my blog 😉 #woodchat

@mamader: @FlairWoodworks Agreed, in fact I need to do a new post on mine, over a month since my last post #woodchat

@HighRockWW: #woodchat good night all. Gotta run.

@FlairWoodworks: @JustSqEnough 🙂 #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @FlairWoodworks given you’re one of my few readers (I think) you know when I write, it’s not a short bit, it’s hours of work #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @HighRockWW Bye Chris! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn And video requires even more time. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I haven’t entered the blog world as a writer. Been too busy with everything else. Do like to read others though. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @MansFineFurn Hmm… try posting something and see how many visits you get that day. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Writing makes me think and so I learn a lot that way. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Web hits are all about SEO #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the shear volume of blogs out there. I was following rss feeds for awhile, but I can’t keep up. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop If you want traffic, use these keywords: Laguna, Sawstop. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop What is SEO? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I probably spend 15-30 minutes a day keeping up on 80+ RSS feeds. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop keeping them coming back is all about content #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: @ramblinrdesigns yes, my google reader is overflowing #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Search Engine Optimization. I don’t know much more than that. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I’ll start making more posts on my blog once I get more involved with projects for upcoming shows. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: You’ve got it! RT @FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop keeping them coming back is all about content #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop Agreed. Especially quality content. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns search engine optimization (i.e. meta data and key words used in each of the posts, page header and description) #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I do a lot of writing after the noise curfew. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns Quality of information and entertainment value both help. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @MansFineFurn @flairwoodworks Writing blog posts? That’s what the day job is for. Wait did I say that out loud? #woodchat

@JustSqEnough: Cigar time folks, later.. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I live on an acreage, so I don’t have to worry about the racket I make. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks you’re fron Canada? I thought the only noise there is from the whispering pines (like where I’m from) 😉 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: No, that’s when I sleep 🙂 RT @WatkinsWoodWork: Writing blog posts? That’s what the day job is for. Wait did I say that out loud? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Yup. I’m 20 minutes outside of Vancouver. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Is that good or bad? RT @ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks I live on an acreage, so I don’t have to worry about the racket I make. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns As in, you’re not forced to stop working. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Question for video watchers; what’s more important: professional content or an entertainment factor (and a little info)? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @JustSqEnough Later, David! #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Wouldn’t targeting multiple readers of various ww’ing experience be better? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I curious to see how many spambots follow me tomorrow. They seem to be gravitating to woodchat. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Generally, I’m hoping to learn something, but you have to keep me awake too 🙂 #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Correct, only sometimes that is a bad thing. I lose track of time when I’m in shop mode. #woodchat

@CoolToolShed: Having multiple posts showing simple projects and some showing more complex in different catagories? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I just got hit by (at)clarettajukrb #woodchat Spam ’em back!

@BillGriggs: Hello everyone. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @BillGriggs Hi Bill! #woodchat

@TheRealNeal: @FromTheWoodshop definitley content, entertainment’s a bonus. #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Content #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop depends in the content. But overall I would say entertainment. U have to keep them watching. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks That can be tricky; how much detail is too much? Gear it towards beginners or advanced? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Do it all! Talk about fox-wedged tenons, but explain it from square one. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Hey Bill ! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Or you could do a two-part thing – Video 1: Basics, Video 2: Advanced #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop @flairwoodworks Exactly. That’s why I cut my GROZ plane review/tune up into 4 pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FlairWoodworks evening Chris #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop Detail is great, but video lengths have their limits. Better to have several shorter segments than 1 long one. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I’ve seen enough videos on lapping a sole. RT @WatkinsWoodWork: That’s why I cut my GROZ plane review/tune up into 4 pieces. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Beth good evening. Writing frequently is better than long posts with a long period between posts. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks That’s an idea; LOTS of editing though #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Hey Andy. What you working on. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop It could be as simple as stopping the camera between segments, but it could be very involved. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: For video, what’s your length limit (how long is too long?) 10 min, 20 min, 30 min, etc… #woodchat

@kweinert: I’ll bet the first one of you that produce videos that link together like the ‘write your own adventure’ books will have a winner. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Generally, 15 minutes. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop 10 minutes seems to be about the limit of most peoples attention span. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kweinert I’ve seen a music video like that. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Spring has sprung so for me the next 6 months are going to be all about keeping very expensive boats looking great #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Ten minutes. I break mine up if too long. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FlairWoodworks precisely. The newbies that haven’t can watch the howto and those that just want the meat can watch the final. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FromTheWoodshop I’d say 20-30 minutes max. If it takes more time, do more parts. #woodchat

@kring_l: hi all just catching up #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: David Savage is experimenting with short segments no longer than 1-2 minutes and unedited. #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: @FromTheWoodshop I say 10ish. But then again I also posted 1hr up to blip that is getting views #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @GarageWoodworks I’ve found that successive videos lose viewer interest.. Do you see that as well? #woodchat

@atully1: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat I’m not sure if you can tell by this pic how dark the lighter wood turned. http://t.co/DjJBMf2q

@BillGriggs: @kring_l HI Jim. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks That’s too short. Can really cover anything in detail. That becomes more of a commercial. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop NO. They work for the WoodWhisperer. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: David Savage’s site is http://t.co/5VcMSBQc and you can sign up for his e-newsletter at the bottom #woodchat

@GarageWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Not really. I do find that I lose people if more than 10 minutes. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns I agree. Too much work to get to the video for the end result. I mentioned to him about making it into a playlist #woodchat

@kring_l: @FlairWoodworks alot of titles are too long and part 1 or part 2 get cut out of description, annoying #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs But, he’s the WW !! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @atully1 Are you talking about the wood in the background? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Time to go visit with Michele & Porter for a bit, see you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop @BillGriggs If he shouted, he wouldn’t have to repeat himself so much. #badjokes #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr See you, Dale. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Anyone ever use wood bleach? I have some maple with a small stain (worm trail?) that I need to get rid of. #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @FromTheWoodshop Yes he is! But he didn’t start that way. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns SAVE THE CHARACTER 🙂 #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr G’Night~ #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: An interactive music video for you to enjoy later: http://t.co/GLipXY70 #woodchat

@WatkinsWoodWork: “@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs But, he’s the WW !! #woodchat” And common. Who doesn’t want to be like Marc? #woodchat

@BillGriggs: @ramblinrdesigns Do you use wood bleach to die your roots? #woodchat

@atully1: @FlairWoodworks #woodchat http://t.co/Sg2Qrnjp

@FromTheWoodshop: Other than WW video’s what else do you search for online (video content) #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @FlairWoodworks Ordinarily I would but this is for a commercial space to cover a beam and it won’t look right. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @ramblinrdesigns No, I’ve never used bleach. #blasphemy 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Music. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BillGriggs Nope. Still a natural blond (but probably not for much longer!) #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FromTheWoodshop Maybe I should qualify this Q; keep it clean!! 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @FromTheWoodshop Yeah, I was thinking that too! #woodchat

@BillGriggs: hahaha #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Ok. Gotta go find something to eat before the #Canucks game. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Looks like we managed to kill a perfectly good hour. I better get back to work now. See you next week. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Damn! RT @ramblinrdesigns: Looks like we managed to kill a perfectly good hour. I better get back to work now. See you next week. #woodchat

@kring_l: anyone have an opinion stanley 62 low angle jack plane for shooting board? #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Good choice. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: @kring_l Make sure the plane is tuned and blade is SHARP! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Yea, gonna step outside and listen to snow melt and enjoy the clean smell of the woods!!) #woodchat

@BillGriggs: Good night folks. Go make something. #woodchat

@kring_l: @FlairWoodworks thanks i will #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BillGriggs Later Bill! #woodchat

@kring_l: night @billgriggs #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @kring_l G’Night!~ #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @FlairWoodworks Seems like they play everynight!! At least according to your tweets ;-)~ #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: @FlairWoodworks wish I could have. Estimating & editing proposals takes focus. #woodchat

@Tumblewood: At a point I will start writing for the buyer. RT @DJOfurnituremkr: @FlairWoodworks No, just interests other woodworkers. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: I like how @tumblewood is catching up on #woodchat by himself!

@DozersWorkshop: @FlairWoodworks @tumblewood shoot, I just now got caught up #woodchat

@Tumblewood: And now all caught up. Good discussion. RT @FlairWoodworks: I like how @tumblewood is catching up on #woodchat by himself!

@WatkinsWoodWork: Hmmm only 7 spam bots from tonight’s #woodchat that’s like a new record.