Repetition in videos

  • 20 Apr 2018 1:49 AM
    Message # 6112031
    Anonymous

    I truly have learned a lot from these videos and hope to continue as I watch new projects.  It is disconcerting to spend a 30 minute video of planing or cutting dove tails or any other repetitive action.  You have done a great job demonstrating how to perform these skills but after a while it is useless to continue to demonstrate the same skill over and over.

  • 17 May 2018 12:58 AM
    Reply # 6238471 on 6112031
    Anonymous

    I joined the Online Workshops on October 2012. The Assembly bench was on construction in those days and turned out to be my first DYS proyect. Since then, and with no interruption whatsoever I have enjoyed each and every episode until now, and will surely enjoy the future ones. But the thing is that both old members as well as new ones are able to view all the passed episodes filmed so far as many times as wanted, and learn all the different techniques and revise them at will. So it appears to have no value added to repeat again and again techniques that have been used in previous proyects. That is the case of dovetails. There are dozens of episodes dedicated to dovetailing . At this point in time it seems completely redundant to repeat that technique every time that a new construction takes place and uses dovetails. Honestly, I have skipped several episodes filmed during the final building of the Tool Cabinet because they seemed to be a sort of copy and paste of the previous one. I might be wrong but I think that a quick reference on your side to existing episodes filmed on passed proyects, or to your Youtube videos,  might expedite the construction process whenever an allready addressed issue takes place. 

  • 17 May 2018 12:31 PM
    Reply # 6239565 on 6238471
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    I joined the Online Workshops on October 2012. The Assembly bench was on construction in those days and turned out to be my first DYS proyect. Since then, and with no interruption whatsoever I have enjoyed each and every episode until now, and will surely enjoy the future ones. But the thing is that both old members as well as new ones are able to view all the passed episodes filmed so far as many times as wanted, and learn all the different techniques and revise them at will. So it appears to have no value added to repeat again and again techniques that have been used in previous proyects. That is the case of dovetails. There are dozens of episodes dedicated to dovetailing . At this point in time it seems completely redundant to repeat that technique every time that a new construction takes place and uses dovetails. Honestly, I have skipped several episodes filmed during the final building of the Tool Cabinet because they seemed to be a sort of copy and paste of the previous one. I might be wrong but I think that a quick reference on your side to existing episodes filmed on passed proyects, or to your Youtube videos,  might expedite the construction process whenever an allready addressed issue takes place. 


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  • 18 May 2018 12:44 AM
    Reply # 6241487 on 6112031

    Maybe I am in the minority but each time I see and listen to Rob talk and work his way through cutting a dovetail, or mortise tenon joint, fitting a drawer side, or sharpening a plane blade or chisel I hear or see some nuance or little thing that is new (at least to me) and I appreciate each one of them. I have learned I think more form the miss cuts, the flaws in the execution of the plan and the thought process that goes into the repairs that could have been shown if Rob just did things once edited them to be perfect and then moved on to something new. Try looking for the mastery that is being taught. We only truly learn by and from repetition of tasks until that thing that was a complete mystery becomes mundane and it is in the seemingly mundane actions that true mastery is best demonstrated and taught. Do yourself a favor and look carefully at those things that it would seem you feel you don’t need to see again, you might just have some pretty significant a haw moments.

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