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A Week In The Workshop 146


Direct video link - https://youtu.be/ku9pHWK1i00


Hi everyone. It’s been full-on footstool again this week, and in this AWITW it’s all about my first attempt with the Danish Cord weave - and where it all goes wrong!


It’s a slow process and a longer video, but there’s a sneaky peek of the finished framework in Walnut, and wow, that colour sure does pop when you get a coat of oil on it!


I had a great question about Plus from Laura Werner on Patreon who asked about then payment processing side of things, especially with regard to security. As you’ve probably realised, the Plus site is built on the Wix platform - an all-in-one content management system (CMS) along the lines of Squarespace - and like Squarespace e-commerce, Shopify and many other large commercial outfits they use Stripe as the payment processor. Amongst other things Stripe accepts Apple Pay, which allows you to keep all personal details, email address etc… hidden from the merchant, if you choose, and there’s the option to use PayPal, of course, if you prefer.

I hope that helps reassure you that this isn’t something I’ve cobbled together myself, and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.


One other question I had was wether there’s an app you can use and yes there is; it’s the Wix ‘Spaces’ app, and it’s pretty good; I use it to manage most of the day to day running of the publicly-accessible parts of the site, and I’ll link it up down below. I do have the option of getting a 10MinuteWorkshop branded app put together, but I suspect it would just be a ‘skinned’ version of the Spaces app, so I’m not 100% convinced it would be worth the money they’re asking! Let me know in the comments if you like the idea of a 10MinuteWorkshop app, and if it’s something you could see yourself using.

Edited to add; looks like the spaces app need an invitation to this site - http://wix.to/FFMKp5h?ref=cl should do it, I think, or use invite code PPSQ98


The first 10MinuteWorkshop newsletter goes out today; this is also something that’s been a long time coming, and while it’s mostly aimed at non-members who are perhaps on the fence about signing up, I’ve tried to make it of interest to everyone. The first issue is very much about pushing the Plus platform, subsequent newsletters will be a bit more chatty, more about behind the scenes of what’s been, and previews of what’s coming.


I’ll leave it there for now though; thank you for your amazing support, enjoy the rest of the weekend and I’ll catch you in the week.

Peter


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How close was I to winning the Atomstack? About the width of tracksaw blade, that's how close!

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Bill J
Bill J
24 août 2022
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😂 yes, it trickled past me too!

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Adrian Carpenter
Adrian Carpenter
22 août 2022

Dear Peter, the “spaces” invite code worked a treat, but I have made things complicated by signing in to the Wix app using my Apple ID rather than the “email” option. So now there are two of me in the database. Had I thought about it then I should have worked that out. But it wasn’t totally obvious at that stage. I guess I have to decide which of me I want to use when you turn on paid membership. Great project btw, did we all make footstools in woodworking in school? Mine was made probably in 1971 and still going strong. No PVA in those days or dominos! It’s all hide glue and mortice and tenons. I’m just com…

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petermillard
petermillard
22 août 2022
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Thanks Adrian! Yes, I a footstool was a staple of the woodworking curriculum in the 70s, along with spice racks and step stools! Hide glue and through tenons all around, and all hand cut. Took us weeks to finish! 😂

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This looks like a really beautiful material and a really interesting process Peter, I think it’s going to look great. Thanks for the inspiration!

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petermillard
petermillard
21 août 2022
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Thanks Matt! Yes, looking forwards to seeing this one finished. The walnut’s amazing! 😆👍

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Bill J
Bill J
21 août 2022

Thanks for the Wix link Peter, bit confused when I first got in as it's not your banner at top of the page, I guess that comes down to the branding you mentioned.

Anyway, will give it a try, but I think I prefer using your site on first impressions.

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petermillard
petermillard
24 août 2022
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Thanks! Newsletter went out Sunday around noon, Bill - doesn't look like you're signed up to receive it though? If you go to the foot of the page put in your email and hit send you'll get a message back with a link to the web version; you can view it here - https://shoutout.wix.com/so/14OAY56Mw?languageTag=en#/main

but if you want to receive the regular monthly newsletter you need to sign up to it, OK? 👍

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Peter, downloaded the Wix Spaces app, however can’t see 10MW site.. or is there a link code we should use??

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petermillard
petermillard
21 août 2022
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Did the link not work John? I’ve added the invite code to the post above. 👍

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