Thanks to a solid month of volunteer work, there are now complete transcripts of “The Naked Woodworker” available for Lost Art Press customers.
These transcripts are ideal for woodworkers with impaired hearing or who simply want to check the dimensions from the videos before they make a cut. The transcripts are in three documents: Two documents for the video on tools. And one document for the video on building a sawbench and workbench.
If you already purchased the DVD or video from Lost Art Press, you were sent an e-mail this morning notifying you that the product has been updated and that you can download the new version (so check your e-mail). The new version contains a folder with the transcripts.
And all new customers will automatically receive the transcripts with every order.
If you purchased “The Naked Woodworker” from one of our retailers, send us a note and we will send you the transcripts via e-mail.
Transcribing a technical video takes a lot of time. So please thank Suzanne Ellison for creating the transcription and Mike Siemsen for proofing it. This was weeks of 100-percent volunteer work to assist one reader. And every customer will benefit as a result.
— Christopher Schwarz
8 thoughts on “Now Available: Transcripts of ‘The Naked Woodworker’”
I indeed got an email.
It’s also helpful for people who are not native speakers, by the way. Thank you for this update. Should make it easier to understand Mike Siemsen should I ever watch the videos again.
I still need to build my sawbench – or two. I have a face vise lying around in my shop and wonder if it would be a good idea to attach it to a saw bench. Don’t like the idea that it’s lying around without putting it to some use. Not sure if that would make any sense, though.
I agree with you completely. Trying to understand spoken technical information in another language is challenging (just ask my Italian professor about some of my exam translations!) I hope the transcript helps if you review the videos again.
Kudos! Kudos! Kudos!
From years of working to resolve assessibility challenges for people with various disabilities, I certainly recognize the effort involved in creating and offering this feature.
Some studies tell us that up to 20% of people have some level of hearing loss … and our interest in too-loud music increases the losses daily. And as Mediensend just noted, people who speak other languages might not hear our English as easily as we do. So, the thought that the work was done for only one reader is serendipitously expanded.
Kudos to Suzanne and Mike for the work and Lost Art Press for getting it to their customers!
Thank you Bob. It was fun working with Mike and learning the Minnesotian language.
Many, many thanks to Suzanne “more-than-just-a-saucy-indexer” Ellison. Not only does the team at Lost Art Press produce the most beautiful books I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying my hands on full of useful content, but also a company full of passion. It’s obvious you all have passion for what you’re doing and it’s obvious that you care about the people you’ve proudly earned as customers. An amazing feat in an age where the bottom line seems to be all that many companies care about. Thanks for this most recent demonstration, Suzanne.
Nathan, you are very kind.
Hey, has anyone already noted that there’s an error in the materials list that ships with the digital version of the book? My sawbench legs are 2×10 because I watched the video after I went shopping…which is cool but made me really sweaty, and the layout was different.
Never mind, I see that it has been corrected already.
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