I got one of those Woodworkers Guild of America DVDs in the mail the other
day, and it made me wonder what their reputation is among woodworkers at
large. I found the DVD quite impressive with high production values and it
certainly covered things a rookie like me found interesting. But I don't
care for this style of marketing. I can't find anything about the price of
their other DVDs which makes me think they're way more expensive than the
introductory one at $12.95. I also don't like their approach that they'll
mail out DVDs and I need to return them if I don't want to keep them, I'd
rather just order what I want thanks. Imagine how expensive that could get
if they shipped out tools, who would ever send anything back? Anyway, I
thought it was worth asking if anyone had any positive or negative
experience with this outfit.
They actually say somewhere in the blurb accompanying the disc that there is
no legal obligation to return it which I already figured was the case. I'm
more interested in whether their other DVDs are worthwhile as I was
impressed with the first one, and whether they're easy to deal with in terms
of hassles over returned discs I don't want, things like that. I probably
won't sign up but maybe I want an excuse not to and I thought maybe they
already had a rep here. I also don't care for businesses which call
themselves a "guild" or "club" or "association" when really what they're
doing is selling DVDs; if it's a business then just call it a business.
Almost 50 years ago, I conducted a "junk" mail experiment.
Responded to an ad using "X" as my middle initial.
Took almost 3 years before I stopped getting mail addressed to "L X
Things have gotten worse, but not a problem.
Unless the envelope carries first class postage, I trash it unopened.
If the sender can't afford first class postage, it doesn't deserve my
first class attention.
My wife recently got what appeared to be a bit of junk mail which almost
went into the shred pile, fortunately she opened it. Inside was the payoff
from a class action lawsuit against an investment company she had done
business with, she'd almost forgotten filling out the paperwork to be
included in the action. She stunned me by saying it would easily cover a
real nice tablesaw.
That woman is what I call a keeper.
However I'm thinking multi-base router and a RO sander, really nice ones,
with plenty left over.
For once I don't have any lawyer jokes to make.
I'll say. Mine reminded me the other day that I hadn't bought a
table saw. She asked how much it was going to cost and didn't blink
at $1600-$2000 (likely $2000). In fact, she asked how much a dust
collector would cost. ;-)
Forget multi-base routers. You need many routers. ;-) ...which
reminds me, I need a plunger.
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