So you want to make a video? That's great! It's a challenging, but fun project that'll help you connect with people and share your ideas. Whether presenting some history or info, showing folks how to complete a task, interviewing someone, or any combination of these, this post will help by introducing the basics—from developing your initial concept, to sharing the secrets of good videos, to putting the finishing touches on your final video, and sharing it far and wide.
Ellen Kaspern, a 2003 graduate of the Cabinet & Furniture Making program, is a quintessential multi-tasker who works full-time as a software engineer and part-time as a woodworking instructor at NBSS, with time on the side for custom furniture work. We caught up in late March and discussed the upsides of being stuck inside the house, her goals to teach full-time some day, and finding the balance between technique and inspiration in her instruction.
As far back as he can remember, NBSS alumnus Bob Miller CF '11 has been interested in mechanical devices, especially older and antique machinery. So when in 2016, a fellow machine enthusiast friend offered Bob an antique, small-scale bandsaw made by the J.M. Marston Company of Boston – while he had no real plan for the machine – he agreed right away. After researching more about its history, he was determined to fully restore the 24" bandsaw. Read the story here.
An automata or automaton is a moving mechanical object that you can make out of almost any material. In this video Emily Fazzina CF '17, an NBSS graduate and instructor in our middle school woodworking program, shows you how to make an automata out of recycled cardboard boxes.
Cabinet & Furniture Making instructor and alumnus Matt Wajda CF '01 gives a detailed overview of the machine room in his shared shop space in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, located in a historic mill building. Matt, a 2001 graduate of the Cabinet & Furniture Making program and long-time NBSS Continuing Education woodworking instructor, also regularly teaches machine maintenance units in our full-time woodworking programs.