So I Changed My Mind! | Woodworking Tips!

So I Changed My Mind! | Woodworking Tips!

If you do woodworking long enough, you’ll undoubtedly change your mind about a few things. I think it’s a good sign as it shows you’re open-minded and willing to take in new information. Never stop learning.

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  1. Intrepidus on March 15, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    I saw a video by Black Forest about an entry door they made recently. I haven’t built anything for outdoor use but it’s definitely on my radar. They made a point about finishes for outdoor pieces that was pretty much the same as what you’ve said here – polyurethane protects well but it flakes and requires big projects to repair. They use an oil finish that requires regular maintenance but won’t have a total breakdown like a film. It was an eye-opener for me and got me thinking a lot about how I will handle these types of projects and manage expectations if/when I get to complete a commercial project for a client. It’s nice to get some confirmation here.

  2. Primal Geek on March 15, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    I have the same Assassins Creed flag and it’s just sitting around,but having seen it on your shop wall makes me want to put it up so as to not have a bare wall.

  3. Isaac Zeitoun on March 15, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Great video! I made an outdoor coffee table. I was wondering if you could suggest a clear finish that is easy to apply, and provides UV protection?

  4. Russell Jennings on March 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Fairly new subscriber here but really enjoy your videos. When starting out money was pretty tight so I bought a cheap contractor table saw. Once the finances improved, I bought a better quality cabinet saw. What a difference! Making stuff is sooo much more enjoyable now, and the end result is better too. I still go to the cheap Freight place for some things, but for precision tools that I use every day, I spend a little more money and get the better quality.

  5. X Factor on March 15, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    I think it its fine to change your mind. However, I just wonder what drove you from "seeking perfection" to "just good enough". Is it just that you are older and wiser now versus younger and more passionate in the past?

  6. Patric on March 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    You’ve helped me make the switch to hard wax oils. My grandfather has been refinishing furniture for years and made the switch as well after looking at some of the projects I’ve done.

  7. The Whimsical Woodworker on March 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    When you live life thinking your table saw is flat and then you check and it’s not. 😭

  8. Mayday's Custom Woodworks on March 15, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    I now have 17 years of fine woodworking. I used to think I needed expensive tool brands to make beautiful furniture. Now I know that’s not the case. Expensive brands can last longer, or save you time, or have better dust collection. But they don’t necessarily make your end product better most of the time.

  9. The Reclaimer LPL on March 15, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    haha if its not broke don’t fix it comes to mind about the work bench..

  10. John Doe on March 15, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    The most important thing I’ve learned in woodworking,, You will never stop learning, and anyone who claims to know "everything", is lying.. lol (Although some people do come close)

  11. cctknight84 on March 15, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Marc, I’ve decided it’s time to upgrade my very inexpensive miter with a compound dual bevel slider – and in watching your video about change (and some earlier videos), it appears you have gone from Festool, to Bosch, to Dewalt, and now back to Festool. I can’t justify the Festool price for my needs, so I’ll ask if there was a reason you moved from the Bosch to the Dewalt? At my age, it will be the last miter I likely purchase, so curious what you (or your viewers) may think.

  12. cranky1964 on March 15, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    “Now my shop is smaller”… lol, Yet it’s still at least 6 times the size of mine.

  13. H. C. on March 15, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    What do you use/recommend for outdoor finishes?

  14. RexSeven on March 15, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    True wisdom is to know that you know nothing – Theodore Logan (and Socrates Johnson)

  15. TheLizardOfOz on March 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    I’m confused. 5 things, or 14 things?

  16. holidex on March 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    The audacity…next we will see Shannon with power tools.

  17. Emile Jr. Manigat on March 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you for this video.
    You are very wise person. I always learn a lot from your video.
    I specially appreciate the lesson learned about the exterior finishing and the cutting boards finish.
    I recognize myself in the fact of having a large flat surface but I ma not still yet ready to let go on this one.

    Whaching you from Haiti , W.I.
    Thank you so much

  18. Taylor MacLeod on March 15, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t know how many times my girlfriend has walked into the garage and caught me in that same dead stare @2:57 as i’m trying to piece something together

  19. John Duffy on March 15, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    The older and wiser you get, you’ll change your stance on many, many things. No worries. Keep learning, help others and always be thankful

  20. Richard Cagle on March 15, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Lol I’ve just started this woodworking journey and have changed my mind multiple times on literally everything

  21. mbdl on March 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Lots of mind changing on FINISHES, which makes sense as the problems with the “best” finishes typically show up after years of use.

    I pretty much only use oil finishes now. Shellac occasionally for small pieces. Never poly.

  22. Sawdust Broker on March 15, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Do you have a hard wax oil that you recommend?

  23. Merle Schmidt on March 15, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Love it, great video. Everything is changing, why not our opinions as well?

  24. RedSnakeGT500 on March 15, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Are those Festool shoes/laces? 😉

  25. bllourias on March 15, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    OMG, I work best under stress, deadlines, and need for a new idea! Nice to meet ya, my brother from another mother!

  26. Itslvle on March 15, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve noticed that instead of wood whispering, wood swearing is highly effective. At raising my blood pressure. 10/10 would heart attack again.

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  28. DrugTalk 101 on March 15, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    I’m a Colorado native! Glad you’re out here now would love to meet you

  29. TheMiddleClass TAXSLAVE on March 15, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Power attic isn’t that good?!?!

  30. Edgeone INdiana on March 15, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Great video. I have only been doing this a few years but already changed my mind when it comes to staining wood. I will do it on occasion when a client asks or if its needed to match with other elements of the project, but I mostly use clear finishes and oils.

  31. Kim Davis on March 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    I went through a period when I thought people were supposed to know everything really DIDN’T!

  32. J Nixon on March 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Omg… I loved how you worked in the 12 different ABC’s of what you changed your mind on.

  33. Shane Southwood on March 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Completely agree with you on shop size. I tend to collect more useless clutter in a larger space as well as unfinished projects. I’m working with around 800 sq ft that also serves as an auto garage when necessary as well as a home theater with some Anna White outdoor furniture. All of my equipment is mobile… even my lift, my walls are covered in heavy duty pvc storewall where I can hang anything from tools to a wheelbarrow or bike, and the floor is porcelain tiled. I have no regrets. If I make a mess, cleanup is easy!

  34. D. Lindsay on March 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Every Woodworker on YouTube needs to do a video like this. It would really help beginners. I tried to make everything perfect when I started because Woodtubers stressed all those over the top ways to do things. This video is so great because I can relax a little and enjoy my hobby.

  35. greg on March 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Maybe we can petition congress to restrict pocket holes to shop furniture only.

  36. Derek Dean on March 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    There’s always another way. So if something feels like it could be done better. Cool. But safer. That’s really cool. Always go with safer. You can never spend enough trying out new safety stuff. Stupid off set push block. Try it. Building your own and ruining 12 to get a 13th useable one. Cool. And templates. It’s fun to measure and figure things out on paper, but it’s just as easy to throw a small piece of wood down, mark it, cut it, for it, use that as a template.

    And, if you aren’t doing this for a living. If it’s not your day. Then come back tomorrow.

  37. rmpennin on March 15, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I thought the dead flat torsion box work table was dumb 10 years ago, who was with me?! Now I’m holding out for the rest of the world to realize IPAs suck and rare steak sounds cool but is too chewy haha

  38. mojorizn72 on March 15, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Good info, but my thumbs up is for the Crowder reference.

  39. sabersaw5611 on March 15, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    I’m surprised you’re not using odie’s if your goal is a healthier and more environmentally friendly product. Osmo has catalysts. I think the cure time may even be longer.

  40. Matt Schorr on March 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    You resemble Klinger from Mash at 3:53

  41. Richard Spencer on March 15, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    late to commenting but my biggest changes are use of nail guns to build things vs now using joinery as a way to line things up and hold things until glue dries (clamps too of course) Also not ashamed to say I use alot more melamine products as I dont want to paint or varnish lol

  42. Forum and Brim on March 15, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Contrary to modern medicine (modern western medicine at least), bacteria cannot harm you. In fact, it is essential for life, so losing your appendix (which stores bacteria) can be detrimental to one’s health as they are essential for healing especially from "cancer". Cancer, as it turns out, isn’t even a disease. It is part of a healing process, and bacteria are essential for removing the cancer cells once a threat has been resolved and it is time to complete the healing process. Don’t take my word for it, however, and study virologist/biologist Dr. Stefan lanka and the late Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer. And remember, "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” – Herbert Spencer

  43. John Colgan on March 15, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Great info, good to see someone admit to changing opinions. Would you use Osmo for exterior /sun exposed surfaces?

  44. Fearsome Warrior on March 15, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    I still like to dado and rabbet even simple projects but I find pocket holes more useful. Just in the right circumstances and not the whole project. Pragmatically it’s just a diagonal screw. Since screws have been produced in great number someone has turned a screw diagonally to affix parts.

    I’m also far far keener to use my bandsaw for straight cuts I might have done on the table saw years ago. Just having a well setup bandsaw is a thing now.

  45. Malcolm Leader on March 15, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Like you, I live in Colorado (Durango). It is really dry here, really dry. I lived on the Gulf Coast for 33 years before moving here. The climates could not be more different. Can you address different finishes for moist vs. dry climates?

  46. Michael Schuler on March 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Biggest problem with a small shop is lack of convenient parking places for work in progress. Because woodworking involves non-continuous sequential processes, dovetailing steps of multiple projects maximizes efficient use of your time. Beyond basic machine capabilities, open space trumps value of secondary machinery in many more cases than one might imagine while still in the phase of lusting after the equipment you see in bigger shops. Modern handheld and benchtop machines (e.g., Domino, Lamello, Kreg, et. al.) can perform many functions traditionally carried out using large stationary machines with only slight decrease in operational efficiency. IMO the tactical value of open space gained is a more than fair trade-off.

  47. LordPadriac on March 15, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Alright, please fuck off with the small shop nonsense. I would give anything to move up to even a one car garage shop. Your current "small shop" has more square footage than my home. My shop occupies about 150 square feet with 6 foot ceilings in my basement. I can’t even bring sheet goods into the shop to break down and have to do that in the yard.

  48. Corn Pop on March 15, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    You must think you have a lot of conservative viewers….i.e. Louder With Crowder fans. Or it could mean the opposite but I don’t think so.

  49. Ancient Tom on March 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Do you really think that not having your workspace flat to reference to when building your furniture and cabinets is acceptable? Case in point; You built a chair with all the legs dead on the same length. You assemble that chair on your work bench and everything seems perfectly square. But is it? You set it on the floor and it starts to rock. The floor is not flat and under the right front leg the floor seams about a quarter inch lower. You move it over a little and now the right front leg appears to be right on but it’s now rocking between the other 2 legs. The fact is that you can never trust the flatness of the floor that it will sit on but now you don’t know whether the problem is with your build, the floor, or both. If you had a flat surface to work on from the start, you could trust the chair and pay no mind about the wobble on the floor. It doesn’t matter if the work surface is plumb. It just needs to be flat.

  50. Walt & Brandy on March 15, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I am totally influenced