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A Week In The Workshop 155


Direct video link - https://youtu.be/40sfSf5cRi8


Hey everyone. Welcome to the old friends and new faces, hope you had a good week and are having a great weekend

A slightly longer one this week as there’s a bit of ground to cover; some mid-week prep stuff, some chat about the YouTuber weekend away, a bit of housekeeping and I repeat that sander test - yes, that is the first sign of madness, doing the same thing and expecting a different result!

So the weekend away was very successful, and as always great to meet up with Keith, Matt, Andy, Charlie, Stuart, Tim, Jo and the other Matt. If I’m honest I think we probably get more out of these casual meet-ups than all of the formal lectures, as interesting as they were. As I say I the video, woodworkers are terrible at all these social engagements because we work alone in our workshops, it’s like we can never pass up the opportunity to chat with other woodworkers!


I did manage to catch up with a couple of other people though, and I mentioned in the week a young lad called James Whomsley with a channel called Project Air - https://www.youtube.com/c/ProjectAirAviation/videos


It’s great channel that gets spectacular views - routinely double his entire subscriber base, which is extraordinary, and something us woodworking YouTubers can only dream about.


Onto 10MW Plus housekeeping, and a couple of folks have mentioned the volume of email notifications they’re receiving; I can only make ‘broad brushstroke’ changes at my end, but if you go into your profile, then settings, you can toggle on/off a variety of notifications you receive in a far more granular way than I can.


As I mention in the video, I had an interesting chat with Andy Mac over the weekend; Andy’s a bit ahead of me in the ‘DIY member space’ and he’s had huge issues with spammers using his site as a ‘brute force’ credit card verification attack. Basically they apply for membership using a database of (stolen, presumably) credit card numbers, and just hosepipe the site until they find one that hasn’t been blocked (yet). This causes huge issues - apart from slowing the whole site down - as each declined ‘proposal’ incurs charges, and Andy’s had to take out insurance against it; the fact that you can get insurance against it shows how common it is, I guess…


If there’s a ‘free’ tier, though, then this is much harder to ‘hosepipe’ as you need to physically select a paid plan for each application; that’s the theory, anyway.

Now 10MW Plus was always intended as a paid platform, so I’m having a think about what a reduced access free tier might look like; as I mention in the vid I have a couple of ideas, but if anyone wants to pitch in then I’m all ears.


Once figured out, I’ll be shooting out an email ‘explainer’ to everyone affected, just FYI.


A few folks have discovered the ‘Groups’ tab in the navigation header; there’s only one group just now, and that’s for the At The Bench members; a group is like a mini forum where members can discuss - in this instance - topics for the monthly live group chat that comes as part of the ATB membership. The group is for ATB members only, if you feel you’re missing out by not being there you’d be welcome to upgrade, just contact me to let me know, OK?


And finally there’s the results of the second sander test; open to interpretation to a large degree, but I don’t think anyone can argue that the Sealey is punching well above its weight, and it’s up for grabs in the free stuff and giveaways forum right now.


Thanks as always for your amazing support; enjoy the rest of the weekend, and I’ll catch you in the next one.


Peter


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Bill J
Bill J
Oct 24, 2022

Just one quick question Peter, what's the difference between reactions & likes?

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 24, 2022
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I would guess that ‘reactions’ is a general count of all interactions eg likes, comments, replies etc…, whereas ‘likes’ is just a count of the number of ❤️ 👍

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The Sealey DAS150PS is now £269.94 Inc VAT directly from Sealey. The Hyvst lookalike on Ali Express is a bit more difficult to source, there seem to be two versions available, one in red and one in yellow. The red one is £164.53 and the yellow is £158.27. I can't see any difference between them except for the colour and both are free shipping.

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 23, 2022
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The Sealey is £199 on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3Dl0YRj That’s about what I paid for my Hyvst sander, after you factor in this hopping. 👍

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Jonathan Skrine
Jonathan Skrine
Oct 23, 2022

The easiest and best for me way of filtering notifications is the one on - https://davescomputertips.com/ - It sends an email after each comment so that IF notifications are wanted a link has to be clicked. I have no idea if your tech team could implement this as a retrofit but thought I should mention. Turning off all the notifications for a category is a bit broad (IF my addled brain understood the instructions).

I'm afraid I'm too old to worry about the couple of seconds it takes to delete a notification. Life is too short to worry about such things when some of the notifications bring very interesting data that keeps the 'little grey cells' fed.

Just a wanted…

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Jonathan Skrine
Jonathan Skrine
Oct 23, 2022
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The benefits to industry with many users connected compared with battery tools are convincing. For a single person working alone the cost comparison between mains and air is pretty convincing. (I think it was battery sanders mentioned in the video).

I admit to being prejudiced having been trained to spray by air (many years ago and very out of practice) and never having got along with the numerous airless sprayers I have tried over the years, The cost of a good quality nail gun or stapler is lower with air.

The convenience of mains or battery over air is what I agree on. I was just wondering if there was a difference between a £51 air sander by Sealey or…

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Phil McClure
Phil McClure
Oct 23, 2022

@petermillard Was there a discount link for existing members that you posted for signing up to the pro plans a while back? I haven't moved across from Patreon yet - but will try to this weekend.

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petermillard
petermillard
Oct 23, 2022
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I’ve messaged you Phil. 👍

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