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A Week In The Workshop 162

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Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good week and are having a fabulous weekend.

So that was my claim to fame for this month, getting name-checked - eventually - on the #FineWoodWorking #ShopTalk podcast where they were discussing life without a #tablesaw, ironically at a time when I’m considering one; I don’t think they’ve quite got the idea behind the basic builds series tbh, but so it goes.

So yes, not a whole lot to say about work stuff really as you’ve been following along with the table build you’ll have seen most of what’s been going on.

The table build video seems to be sinking without trace - the folks watching seem to really like it, but just not many people are watching, compared with others. I’ve mentioned before that build videos generally just don’t seem to play well to the YouTube audience. It’s weird, I’ve chatted to others about this and they all say much the same, that builds are the most requested type of video, but they just don’t get the views, unfortunately, and like it or not it’s the views that are what keeps the channel ‘relevant and recommended’ from YouTube’s point of view.

Early days of course, and I’m not writing anything off just yet - there’s thumbnails and descriptions to tweak, all that nonsense - but generally the ones that do well tend to start well…

In other news - and unrelated to the current dip, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while - I’ve decided to take some time off from posting to YouTube in January. I’ll still be doing the member videos here of course, just not any public ones; this follows on from the Nottingham YouTuber conference I attended in October, where there was much reference to ‘refilling the well’ a slightly pretentious way of talking about taking a break! I’ve posted publicly for six years without missing a scheduled slot, so I think it’s time.

And finally, congratulations to John Collins, who’s name popped up on the spinny wheel for the CTS hose and connectors giveaway - I’ll be in touch shortly and will get this out to you as soon as I can, Royal Mail shenanigans notwithstanding.

Thanks as always for being here, and I’ll catch you in the week.


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