Our first “Question Time” livestream is at 11 a.m. (Eastern) Saturday. We’ll broadcast here from the shop and answer the questions you sent in beforehand.
Megan Fitzpatrick estimates we received 125 questions. Yikes.
She’s been answering directly the ones that are narrowly focused. And if we don’t get to your question during the live session, we’ll try to address it on the blog in the coming weeks.
If you aren’t able to watch us live, we’ll post the Q&A session along with the questions (and timecodes) so you can sort the wheat from the chaff.
You will be able to watch the livestream here. Above is a window where it also will be broadcasting. And we’ll post another portal on the blog on Saturday morning.
Why are we doing this? We like to experiment with new technology to help expand the woodworking community. For example, we experimented with Instagram and now reach 114,000 people, many of them beginners. That’s a success, and so we put effort into it every week. Other experiments, such as a forum, didn’t take off and so we snuffed them out.
My hope is that we will do a livestream every month. Some might be bench demonstrations, some will be Q&A, and I hope that some of them will be interviews with our authors. If we do a good job and attract an audience, we’ll put more effort and time into it.
There won’t be ads or sponsors. We won’t be selling you a multi-level awl program. No animals will be harmed, though we hope Bean the three-legged shop cat will bless us with a cameo.
— Christopher Schwarz
13 thoughts on “Live on Saturday Morning”
Looking forward to it. I hope I can wake up to watch it live. (I’m on the west coast and am not a morning person.) I’d love a bench demo in the future. You don’t even have to address the camera. Just turn it on and do what you do. Being able to watch an experienced woodworker would be invaluable.
We’re going to do a couple quick demos tomorrow.
Really, really would like to “hear” you guys start podcasts
Plus one from me on this idea. Good luck with the livestream but I’d so much rather listen to the audio of the livestream whilst doing some woodworking than be stuck in front of my computer watching.
Wow. Thanks to everyone involved. The content you contribute is the stuff of drinking games.
No matter how obscure a question might be, the search results always include an excellent post about it here at LAP.
What pants are best for the shop? How did Pangea affect workholding for left-handed journeymen? Somehow there’s a post for it, and you’ll respond to comments.
My only beef is there’s STILL no pre-order for the little book about an intrepid snail.
This sounds great. Good luck!
Coffee in hand and cuddling with some wood shavings, haven’t been this excited for a Saturday morning in a long time!
You all were great! Thank you both (and also to everyone behind the scenes) for today’s conversation!
This was great! Even the sound was very good. I am looking forward to the next one; bring it soon, please.
That was quite enjoyable, thanks. The sound wasn’t anywhere near as bad as you thought it was. I thought it sounded fine. Everything you said was completely understandable, even to this old musician whose ears have been blown out by decades of loud drummers.
Thank you, Megan, Chris, and Bean! That was fun and informative. Sound quality was excellent. And Bean is faster on three legs than I am on four, or two.
Nice job. I will catch the next show also. Particularly enjoyed Chris crawling under the camera. Sometimes such informality can be a welcome break from the straight and narrow path. Had my chuckle for today.
Thank you so much for this. It’s Monday morning and I just watched about half which is all the time I have right now. Being able to stop and come back to this is just fantastic. A wonderful experience. Very informative.
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