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Poor Matt Kenney. During a recent Video Workshop shoot, he was ambushed by a slap-happy video producer.
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Picture this: You’ve been shooting a new Video Workshop series for five days straight. Your eyes hurt from staring at video timecodes on a monitor day-in and day-out, and you’re a bit tired of watching Matt Kenney build a router table for nine hours a day (no offense, Matt). Eventually, you’ve got to let your hair down, and if you’re me, that means regressing to early childhood. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.
To understand what’s going on here, I should briefly explain the process used to film many of our videos. Quite often, we’ll shoot an entire segment, allowing the craftsman to cut and refine a joint, and then write “voiceover” instruction which will later be placed over the video. That’s what poor Matt was doing when I decided to break out my fourth-grade self.
Oh, and be sure to check out Matt’s latest Video Workshop on building a mobile router table. This unit is built like a Sherman tank. With its big cabinet base and maple tabletop support structure, it’s super-rigid, dead-flat, and likely to be around long after you and I have disappeared from this Earth!
Matt's router table features four-drawers worth of storage down below, and a super-strong tabletop support structure that will ensure the top never sags.
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Having spent 35 years in the TV production biz in NYC, now retired and doing what I really love....woodworking, I can appreciate this bit from both perspectives! And, I am now building my own version of Matt's router table!
I smell a bribe, Kenney.
Now that I've seen this video, I think the price on that used router just went up significantly! Kidding of course, I'd should lower it seeing as you haven't posted any of the ridiculous stuff I did on film during that week.
Thanks NikonD80: I'll never grow up. I refuse! As for the router table, I've kept in touch with Matt (we share a "cube" wall here at the office) regarding how he's liked using his new unit - loves it. He's been very happy with the final product. I got to play around with it as well - and with that mapel support structure - it is REALLY rigid, flat and tough. Now I need to find the cash to buy the old router he replaced with the unit in this one - used!
Nice to see Father-hood has brought you to new levels of maturity Ed :D
Poor old Matt - if it's any consolation, this is the first build that's excited me enough to pre-order the DVD. I really can't wait to get building.
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