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richard poitras
11-02-2008, 7:20 PM
I was just wondering if any of you have Netflix or similar movie rental subscriptions, and if so do they have a lot of woodworking informational movies in there catalog selection? I went on line and looked around their web site but you canít really look into all their selection if you are not a member (per their customer service rep. I talked to) but I donít want to subscribe without knowing what kind of woodworking movies they have (basically that's the only reason I am looking at subscribing) so can anyone give me some insight in regards to their selection and how well it is working out for you.

Randy Cohen
11-02-2008, 7:28 PM
they don't have woodworking videos that i can find and i'm a subscriber.

richard poitras
11-02-2008, 7:35 PM
The customer service person that I talked to said that they did ????:confused:
You may try and check under special interest or home and garden from what I got out of the conversation with the C.S. rep

Dave Halter
11-02-2008, 7:46 PM
I did a search on Netflix for "woodworking" and it came up with a list of 7 dvd's. Six of them are from the Fine Woodworking series.

Dave

Walt Stevens
11-02-2008, 7:51 PM
NETFLIX has several DVDs in the area of home improvement/carpentry. A query of "woodworking" brings up a few Fine Woodworking DVDs that are supposed to be available in the near future. Overall, pretty slim pickings.

Norm St.Onge
11-02-2008, 7:56 PM
This is a netflix-like set-up but all educational. A decent woodworking section too: http://smartflix.com/store/category/118/Woodworking

-Norm

Duncan Horner
11-02-2008, 7:57 PM
Here's the titles available under 'woodworking' on Netflix

Fine Woodworking: Mastering Your Table Saw (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Mastering_Your_Table_Saw/70025878?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_6_0)
Fine Woodworking: Turning Wood (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Turning_Wood/70025877?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_5_0)
Fine Woodworking: Mastering Your Bandsaw (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Mastering_Your_Bandsaw/70025879?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_4_0)
Fine Woodworking: Dovetail a Drawer (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Dovetail_a_Drawer/70025882?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_3_0)
Fine Woodworking: Bowl Turning (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Bowl_Turning/70025883?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_2_0)
Fine Woodworking: Mastering Woodworking Machines (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Mastering_Woodworking_Machines/70025881?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_1_0)
Woodworking: Vol. 2 (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Woodworking_Vol._2/70030474?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_0_0)

Not sure if non-netflix members will be able to follow the links, but you ought to be able to find information on the DVD's on the web somewhere if you can't

richard poitras
11-02-2008, 8:14 PM
Norm it seems like they have a good selection but they seem a little pricey in regards to renting their movies, most are about Ĺ the price of new. It seems like you could buy them and have them for a while and just resell them when youíre done. But donít get me wrong thatís just the kind of site/information I was looking for. Thanks for the heads up. I will have to look at it a little better.
Richard

Dewey Torres
11-02-2008, 8:16 PM
Duncan nailed it.

Also, you won't find those at BB!

Vijay Kumar
11-02-2008, 8:41 PM
Here's the titles available under 'woodworking' on Netflix

Fine Woodworking: Mastering Your Table Saw (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Mastering_Your_Table_Saw/70025878?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_6_0)
Fine Woodworking: Turning Wood (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Turning_Wood/70025877?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_5_0)
Fine Woodworking: Mastering Your Bandsaw (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Mastering_Your_Bandsaw/70025879?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_4_0)
Fine Woodworking: Dovetail a Drawer (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Dovetail_a_Drawer/70025882?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_3_0)
Fine Woodworking: Bowl Turning (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Bowl_Turning/70025883?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_2_0)
Fine Woodworking: Mastering Woodworking Machines (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Fine_Woodworking_Mastering_Woodworking_Machines/70025881?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_1_0)
Woodworking: Vol. 2 (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Woodworking_Vol._2/70030474?trkid=222336&lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=853291740_0_0)

Not sure if non-netflix members will be able to follow the links, but you ought to be able to find information on the DVD's on the web somewhere if you can't


None of these are available for rental. I have these in my queue but they are "Availability date is unknown". I hav ebeen a Netflix member for many years and this has not changed.

Vijay.

Jason Beam
11-02-2008, 8:53 PM
None of these are available for rental. I have these in my queue but they are "Availability date is unknown". I hav ebeen a Netflix member for many years and this has not changed.

Vijay.

SAME.

EXACTLY the same.

I've had about enough of that. I got one, once, wayyyyyy back about 3 years ago - the Bandsaw one with Mark Duginske and haven't gotten another since. They've been sitting in my queue for 3 solid years.

rob mason
11-02-2008, 9:24 PM
I added all of those to my netflix queue almost a year ago. Still waiting...

Randal Stevenson
11-02-2008, 11:41 PM
I don't know if you have looked at other services, or if your asking about Netflix because you already have it. You can do a search here on SmartFlix, the topic comes up occasionally.

Steve Perez
11-03-2008, 12:35 AM
Yep. In my queue too. My guess is that they only have a very limited stock, maybe one or two copies, but some one out there is being stingy and hasnt returned them. Or, they may have been conviniently lost in the mail.

But you're not out of luck yet, if youre in a big city, there may be another more reliable source. Get yourself to your local library and I bet they have several of them there. They do here, although, most of the stock is in VHS format.

Take pictures of a VCR with you to the electronics store when you go buy one. Those kids may not know what you are talking about.

Gregg Feldstone
11-03-2008, 7:14 AM
I have had Netflix for several years. I have had most of the woodworking titles above in my "saved" que for two years now. I don't know if they'll ever get them. Maybe they're waiting for one of us to donate them.

I'm going to check out the other sites mentioned. Please let us know if there are more sites.

Mark Patoka
11-03-2008, 7:42 AM
The same as everyone else, I've had their Woodworking DVDs sitting in my Netflix queue for over a year with Availability date unknown. I'm sure I'll never see them.

Eric Larsen
11-03-2008, 9:39 AM
We seem to be a group of reasonable and trustworthy people...

Why not co-op?

I'll purchase the Mastering Woodworking Machines DVD on Amazon for $12.50. Everyone who wants to view it pays their fair share of the purchase price, plus media-mail shipping to get it to their home. Last person donates the DVD to the Creek (possible giveaway)? Then someone else buys another DVD of interest to them and we keep it going.

Or, six or seven of us each buy a different title, then swap until all of us have seen the titles we want to see. (Probably an easier solution). Last person sends the DVD to the Creek, for quite a nice DVD set giveaway.

Either way seems both fair and useful. Although having read them both again, I like the second option better. And it probably doesn't run afoul of copyright law.

PM me if you'd like to participate. It beats Netflix, that's for sure.


Norm it seems like they have a good selection but they seem a little pricey in regards to renting their movies, most are about Ĺ the price of new. It seems like you could buy them and have them for a while and just resell them when youíre done. But donít get me wrong thatís just the kind of site/information I was looking for. Thanks for the heads up. I will have to look at it a little better.
Richard

Carlos Alden
11-03-2008, 10:22 AM
Try your local public library. It's easy to get the FWW series where I live.

Carlos
(kinda new guy)

Randall Houghton
11-03-2008, 11:55 AM
Try Smartflix.com for the best how to DVD rental on a whole bunch of topics including woodworking.
Regards
Randy

Pat Germain
11-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Hey, that SmartFlix site has a pretty good selection if you click on the "Furniture Building" link. There are 56 videos in that section to include NYW titles and even one by David Marks!

Eric Larsen
11-03-2008, 1:24 PM
True, but many of the videos can be purchased outright for less than the rental price...



Hey, that SmartFlix site has a pretty good selection if you click on the "Furniture Building" link. There are 56 videos in that section to include NYW titles and even one by David Marks!

Chris Padilla
11-03-2008, 1:29 PM
Y'all should visit your local library if you haven't done so in a while. In our neighborhood, they recently tore down the old one and put a new one up in its place. I was amazed: you can basically check-out, for free*, DVDs of all kinds, music CDs, and of course, books. My wife and kid now make weekend treks there.

*-nothing is ever free, of course, but as long as you turn them in on time, no fees, no DIRECT money out of your pocket....

Lars Thomas
11-03-2008, 1:51 PM
*-nothing is ever free, of course, but as long as you turn them in on time, no fees, no DIRECT money out of your pocket....

True, as long as you don't figure your property tax is DIRECT out of pocket. So, not actually free, just included in the previously paid cost.

richard poitras
11-03-2008, 8:12 PM
Eric your idea sounds pretty good but I think I am going to try the library rout. I know I have been scoring on a lot of great books lately from the library. If my branch does have them they get them on loan from other libraries from around the country. I can usually get just about anything I am looking for and I think I can get DVDís as well..