As I work my way into the world of video I discover many things. The lesson learned from creating this blog entry is; don’t try to interview someone with a really cool new hand tool at The Woodworking Show in Reading, PA when their booth is fifty feet from the Woodmiser booth.
As alluded to in a previous post, I did in fact film Geoffrey Noden with his latest invention at The Woodworking Show in Reading, PA. In the end, having the sawmill running through a bit more than half of Geoffrey’s dialog about the Noden Inlay Razor basically killed the interview. Just so you know how dedicated I am to passing along information to you, I trekked all the way to another country (Trenton, NJ) earlier this week, risking life and limb to bring you the following interview.
I’ve told you before that I am not on any tool manufacturer’s payroll. If I like a product I’ll tell you. If I don’t I’ll tell you that too. Well, the Inlay Razor is a product I like. It’s a very innovative new tool that has lots of potential uses. While endgrain inlay isn’t exactly traditional, I’ve done a little of it on pieces in the past. This tool makes the process quick, easy, repetitive and fun. I really like the idea of being able to make my own cutters for the tool. I’ve gotten a preview of what Geoffrey and Suzette have on the DVD that comes with the tool and you won’t be disappointed. And for those who don’t want to try their hand at making their own cutters, the Nodens have plans to package cutters of varying shapes to go with some of their online videos for making certain inlays.
Geoffrey and I had a great deal of fun with the interview. I do have a longer version of the video that I can post if enough folks request it. The longer version shows a bit more of the Inlay Razor in use and it also captures more of the fun we had with the interview (as well as shows you where the title of this blog post comes from). What follows gives you a pretty good taste of what the Inlay Razor is all about.
If the product interests you, please visit the Inlay Razor’s website at www.inlayrazor.com