A Video From a Non-Yankee Workshop
Let me give you some back story on this project.
Last weekend, I started tossing around ideas for a BBQ caddy and planned on building it for this week’s show. You may be wondering why I would build a barbecue project in January. Well it is Summer in Australia and I have been working with Warren Downes to develop something for Australia Day coming up at the end of the month.
As we started hashing out ideas, I began to realize that this could make for a really fun video…especially since he offered to shoot some stuff Down Under. So I have tabled that project until I can come up with something good. That video and project will be on the 27th, just in time for the holiday.
So I needed a project for this week. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been saving the clock for this project for a long time. I started playing around with various pieces of scrap wood and sketching out a bunch of different designs. Eventually, the concept of a “floating” clock struck me. From there, it was actually pretty simple to execute. My main concern was how to make the holes in the circle perfectly straight and perpendicular. Boring them before cutting the circle is the solution.
I shot the video without any sound so I could add a soundtrack of some sort. It seemed simple enough that it didn’t require me babbling on. After I edited it together I wanted to tack on an introduction and thought it would be funny to do it as a real woodworking show, complete with safety warnings and overly long instruction. I put on my Roy Underhill mustache and a ridiculously bad Southern accent. Then it hit me to include an incredibly verbose soundtrack on a video that needed none!