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    Well, I tried my hand at making a Youtube video today. I still have to figure out the ins and outs of Windows Movie Maker editing. I kind of lucked out for the first video. I shot it in two segments, and only had to chop two seconds off the end of it to fit on Youtube. Hope you enjoy this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Well, I tried my hand at making a Youtube video today. I still have to figure out the ins and outs of Windows Movie Maker editing. I kind of lucked out for the first video. I shot it in two segments, and only had to chop two seconds off the end of it to fit on Youtube. Hope you enjoy this one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEKCu9bU9mg
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    nice tutorial, i've been wanting to try it.

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    Bravo!!!! Even I now have an understanding of the process. Now for the greedy question. Are you going to do a video of you working the micarta?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pal334 View Post
    Bravo!!!! Even I now have an understanding of the process. Now for the greedy question. Are you going to do a video of you working the micarta?
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    Looks good and very informtive. Good job!
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    Nice job on the video, Thanks
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    Thanks for the video. I was really wondering how it was done!
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    Yo, Crash good job, I was impressed, looked and sound very "pro" and very well done.
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    Great Video! You have a talent for it and should make more.

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    I watched it last night. That was a great video, Crash! I learned something.
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    Great work on the video Crash! That's gonna be some neat handle material with the yellow and dark blue.
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    Cool video. I've had this as a back-burner project for a while. I bought the resin and have the material but have been busy with other things. Good tip on using half the hardener. I would have thought it would have remained goo instead of setting up if you did that. I have never worked with this resin before so that helped me quite a bit.

    I want to make micarta out of my old BDU's. I have a camo and an OD pair reserved for this. I think the camo is going to turn out really cool as micarta. The plan is to rehandle my necker and my BK-7 as a matched set. Mac
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    Well done, Crash. And yes it took 40 minutes to download, and it was well worth it. The greenie dispenser say's I have to spread the love, so just know I loved your video.

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    Thanks all.

    Pict - this knife handle is made from a pair of BDU's with a little yellow thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Sourdough - I'll try and make the next one shorter.

    NO....I need a more gooder com-putator'thingie. Plus I learned on your video, that if I go do something else while it uploads, that I can watch it as one non-stop video, and not six-thousand 2 second bips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Thanks all.

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    Thanks Crash! Especially for the tip on the hardener. I'll throw a tip back at ya! The hardener often evaporates from the tube stored in the heat. All the stuff is is Methyl Ethyl Ketone and can be had in a pint or gallon can which will not evaporate as easily or quickly. Learned this over the years working on surfboards and boats. The same can makes for great cleanup....watch the gloves are resistant to it though it'll eat some things.
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    Here are part two and part three.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfT8O6FPhIQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UszpBOoIL8Y

    And for those of you on dial up that just want to see the end result.....

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    Fine Job Crash... Thanks
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