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A Week In The Workshop 172




Hi everyone, hope all’s well with you. So not a huge amount going on in the workshop since the midweek, as I’ve been out of the workshop on the event that I helped arrange for some of the guys on the WhatsApp YouTube group I’m part of.

Me and Mrs 10M decided to make a mini mid-week ‘weekend’ of it and stayed in the #StPancrasHotel which was very nice, and the meet-up was at the #BetjemanArms in St Pancras - thanks so much to Plus member Katherine Ablett for the suggestion way back in AWITW 161 or thereabouts!


The day was a great success, we covered the topics that we’d raised, and then some, and the two dinners were a lot of fun.; we have the next one pencilled in for late summer, so watch this space!


Samples of the new Benchdogs stainless steel and aluminium squares arrived just as I was heading out of the door on Thursday, and they do look fine! I need to have a proper play with the larger of the two in particular, that I have, as I’m not sure how the 32mm shelf-pin spacing holes would work, but that’s just for me to get my head around. Lovely products, and very nicely presented.👌


I recorded the first hour or so of folks arriving for the meeting, and there’s a little clip of the meet & greet to top & tail this vid; let me know if you’d like to see a slightly longer version as a midweek vid; I’m not likely to have anything else as I’ll be in Berlin, trying to figure out why I’m in amongst all these fashion and lifestyle influencers!

Back before the weekend, and hopefully I’ll have found time to see some of the city.

Thanks as always for being part of Plus, and I’ll catch you in the next one very soon.


Peter



P.S. On the off-chance that you don’t recognise the peeps in the photo or video, present were:-


Matt -#BadgerWorkshop

Stuart - #ProperDIY

Leo - #Hand-i-Craft


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Now that was very interesting. I would certainly love to hear more on the gifted vs sponsored vs bought with own money implications from both advertising standards and tax implications. It isn’t something that directly impacts me as I have an instagram following of two. I do however get frustrated by the inconsistencies I see in the application of the terms on various channels. One channel I follow takes the position it is only sponsored if he is given money to say something specific. I’ve had several exchanges with him about receiving benefit as being a form of sponsorship. He builds overland vehicles and pretty much everything that goes on them, from parts to tires, are give to him fre…

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Paul Civati
Paul Civati
13. März 2023

What would be your goal for a Makers Central alternative? To my mind it's an immense logistical nightmare, which unless you are charging a lot for pitches and entrance fees, I'm not sure what the benefit is.. (pitch and entrance fees are expensive for a reason!). I guess I am asking, what problem are you trying to solve or what need are you fulfilling? :) BTW I am not pro or anti MC, I've never been. On a more constructive note.. it strikes me that one thing that *is* needed is some kind of membership "trade body" for (and I hate this phrase) "social media influencers" (SMIs), something that can pool resources for greater good, have some guidlines, best practices, etc. As…


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petermillard
petermillard
13. März 2023
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That was available last year as well, but it has changed hands - Nick Zametti no longer involved, now run by a more corporate entity. 👍

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Hi Peter, A meet up with other people in you field makes for a great information sharing opportunity and you all clearly made good use of the time. Hope the trip to Berlin goes well. My only visit was in my student days at UL in 1969 when we went to an International regatta travelling down 'the Corridor' to the city. With the wall still present one of the places that sticks in my memory was a visit to the museum at 'Checkpoint Charlie'. Incredible bravery and innovation to those desperate people who challenged the segregation. West Berlin was a beautiful place even at that time.


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petermillard
petermillard
12. März 2023
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I really hope I can find the time. 👍👍

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