View Full Version : Any Experience with Bay-Com Instructional Videos?
01-05-2004, 03:00 PM
Before shelling out $60 Shamolies, I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer a recommendation or experience with the New Life/Bay-Com Videos. Specifically, I was interested in purchasing the video on Grinding Lathe Tools.
In advance, many thanks for the help.
01-05-2004, 09:05 PM
Personaly, I really like the ones I've got...I don't have a lot of experience, or any relatives/friends in the field, so watching Rudy is like getting some inside info.
In my case, it's been money well spent.
01-05-2004, 09:44 PM
I have several Bay-Com tapes. They're instructional and informative, learning from Rudy is as close as you'll get to "the horse's mouth". Be warned, however, that the videography is NOT cable TV quality. The sound is sometimes bad, not enough editing, all shot with one camera on a tripod, lighting could be better, etc. This is no reflection on Rudy, but the production company is definitely second rate. It's not hard to doze off during one. Sorry for the rant, but I used to do TV production back in the day. Holding people's interest, even while watching a lathe take a cut, takes a lot more than the Bay-Com production co. uses. 'Nuff, said. aside from the technical stuff, the tapes are an excellent learning tool.
01-06-2004, 01:16 AM
Rudy teaches a lot of stuff that my shop teacher told us not to do. But he gets away with it and turns out nice work, which I guess is the right measure. Pretty basic stuff, but helpful if thats what you are looking for.
01-06-2004, 11:19 AM
Isn't there an "eBay for Dummies" book out?
01-06-2004, 11:23 AM
Gents--many thanks for taking the time to provide the feedback, I sure appreciate the heads up about the quality. That aside, it sounds like the content is there and there is materials to be learned. I will place the order.
Again, many thnaks.
01-06-2004, 12:15 PM
Jerry: I don't know about Ebay for dummies, but I bought "eBay HACKS" by Karp, published by O'Reilly. I do very little eBay buying (and no selling) so my opinion is worth little. The book is good reading though- it tells you how to spot bad deals, some scams encountered, good bad manners. The book was written for/about eBay users, but it is a practical lesson in how people can take a few simple very basic rules and derive complicated strategies to gain advantage over the unknowing. A good fun read for any one interested in what makes people "tick". Usual disclaimers about affiliations.