Woodworking episodes

  • 19 Oct 2018 3:28 AM
    Message # 6802785

    It has not been a decent woodworking episode since august. I understand that mooving the shop has taken more time than expected, and in addition you are deeply involved in the PHP project. That is a nice thing to do, but not all of us share your engagement. We are subscibing your channel to learn woodworking, and we are paying for it, so please come back to track producing some videos about woodworking. It not a critict to your PHP project, but may be it would be wice to separate this from your commercial business.

    I appreciate your channel and look forward to the next woodworking episode......

  • 20 Oct 2018 4:31 PM
    Reply # 6828227 on 6802785

    Its october 20..   I'm beginning to wonder why I haven't seen a video pertaining to the current project in a long time..  

          Three episodes a week?    thats what were paying for..   Or am I missing something...

              Anyone else?


  • 22 Oct 2018 3:59 AM
    Reply # 6848286 on 6802785

    Rob, It would be good if you could let us know what’s going on?


  • 22 Oct 2018 7:54 PM
    Reply # 6860856 on 6802785

    I really debated even posting this..... But here it goes. I understand your frustrations. I get it... I really do, we all pay for a service, and expect to receive what we paid for.................. However, The Purple Heart Project is MUCH MORE important than the few woodworking episodes that he is behind. I would ask the members that may be frustrated just take a moment to look at the big picture here. Lets do everything we can to support Rob and the Purple Heart project, which in-turn supports amazing human beings.............. real people that have sacrificed more than we can even imagine. People that need and deserve the help more than most... Please, watch the recent PHP videos. Please support the project in any way you can..... Support can come in many forms -Donations, Spreading the Word, Prayer, Patients, or any other way you see fit. 

    I am SURE they're hundreds of hours of past content on this site that you can watch or rewatch to fullfill your passion and education until Rob can get back on a regular schedule. 

    Please don't take this post the wrong way fellas.... Its written with all due respect.


  • 23 Oct 2018 12:37 AM
    Reply # 6864532 on 6802785

    PHP is the right choice as far as priority goes.  For those of you who are critical of how Rob is spending his time please just take a few moments and consider who Rob is trying to help and get behind him don't add to Robs stress by being short sighted.  The man is doing what should be done.  I for one am in full support of his efforts to help these vets have a chance to enjoy woodworking a pastime that we all love and cherish.

  • 23 Oct 2018 4:36 PM
    Reply # 6870387 on 6802785

    Hi guys..   

      Well I do agree that the PHP is a worthwhile and very honourable endeavour..   And I do support that..  after all we are all of one village..   But perhaps a short message of when Rob will be away would be nice..  Those of us who don't follow the PHP regularly may like to know whats going on .....    


  • 23 Oct 2018 6:08 PM
    Reply # 6870545 on 6802785
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    Hi Folks, my apologies for the mess up that has occurred.  Lot going on so let me sort it out for you.  Biggest interruption has been the shop move, I foolishly thought this would be completed by mid July, ya right!  We are still working on the new shop as well as the teaching shop and the showroom.  Throw into the mix our two weeks in Ontario teaching the Vets and things have been crazy.  Im not done, Dave got hurt during the reno at the new shop so he has been out since early July, currently in physio under Workers Compensation.  We hired Rick and that was working out great till he got called back to the coast guard.  That left me and Jake to handle the work load of four.  One more tidbit was Meaghan leaving for a month to return to Utah to visit her family.  She has been handling our shipping so that job fell on Jake as well.  

    To try and make it up to you, we decided to film our Training the Hand workshop with the civilians and the Vets.  We did the first half with one class and the second half with the last class.  Everything should have gone smooth but one last monkey wrench entered the fray, Erika my daughter and Fricks wife, gave birth last week to child number 4 so Frick was pulling double duty and I cant press him too much, they home-school and there oldest of the four is just 7.  

    Last wrinkle was Col. Luther, he is on a cross country bike ride with his wife and while he still managed to organize and get all the Vets and civilians to the workshops he was not able to attend and be my right hand man.  This left a noticeable gap in our team, Super Dave stepped up to the plate and was a huge relief but the Col knows his stuff and in many ways is my mirror image when it comes to teaching the hand tool skills, not an easy hand to replace.  Since we had so many deserving applicants this time around we had to increase the load from 6 vets in each class to 7 and actually 9 in the last class though two of them were sponsored by outside sources.  

    Going forward we should be back on track next week.  Jake and I got home Sunday night but I leave in the morning for Knoxville to teach at the woodcraft.  I will be back Sunday night and then home till late February, YES!  I promise to get you caught up and get the free standing lumber rack completed then on to the standing desk.  Stick with us and it will all work out, we appreciate your support of our Purple heart Project, they so deserve it.  If you have not watched the interviews from this last round, please do (Youtube under PHP interviews).  We had 3 Vietnam Vets, two of them each received two purple heart medals.  Heart wrenching stories of being spit upon by our own people on their return, one while transported on a gurney.  I hope we have risen from this low and to never visit it again.  

    See you in the shop.


  • 24 Oct 2018 7:38 PM
    Reply # 6872272 on 6802785

    How about we give the man (Rob) our support, patience and understanding. The PHP should be the priority for ALL of us here. These men and women have given more from there lives, families, minds and bodies than any of us can hope to ever repay them for.  So suck it up buttercup and stop whining about your selfishness.

    Rob.......no more apologies for making what God put you on this Earth to do a priority in your life. We all owe you a debt of gratitude and more for helping those soldiers.

     Bob Johnson

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