Author Topic: Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels  (Read 311 times)


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Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels
« on: June 14, 2020, 07:37:03 pm »
I've been watching rather too much YouTube lately, but these are some channels I keep coming back to:
Andrea Gibson My absolute favourite spoken word poet.

Beau of the Fifth Column Southern Common Sense
Fairyland Cottage Slow Living With an Irish nurse
Internet Shaquille  Charming and practical Mexican-American cook
Engels Coach Shop  Old-fashioned Wheelwright

And you?

Jennifer - Walker of hills

Re: Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 07:59:47 pm »
AvE Taking stuff apart to see how it works and if its any good. Mainly workshop equipment. Unique commentary style.

Scoutcrafter Tool history and restoration.

Geoffrey Croker Series Landrover and lathe restorations in Australia
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.


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Re: Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 08:37:26 pm »
Abom79 Heavy machining from Adam Booth
Latifs inspired Foooooood
Doubleboost, John Mills, "a mechanic who pisses about" but actually good for welding, machining, plasma cutting
Tod's workshop.  Edged weapons, and sundry other items
Martin zero. Urban and industrial history around Manchester
Keith Rucker Vintage machinery restoration

Second votes for Engels, and AvE.  EEVBlog is worth a mention, but his voice is a bit of an 'acquired taste' which I haven't actually acquired.  A shame, because the info's good.

ETA: I forgot Jeremy Fielding, wood, motors, salvage and solving problems.
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…


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Re: Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 09:09:55 pm »
Sampson Boat co Rebuilding a classic 1908 yacht.
Maximus Ironthumper Blacksmithing, off-grid living and Project Awesome.
This Old Tony Machining and welding projects - Humourous.
Big Clive Electronics, lighting, out of date military rations, beards.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Tim Hall

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Re: Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 12:05:32 am »
Acorn to Arabella. Two guys in the USA building a 38' sailing ship, starting with the trees they have "on the property". It's taking a while...

Abom, This OldTony, Engels all on my subs list. As is Stefan Gotteswinter. A German ( ?) machinist doing stuff to teeny weeny tolerances.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are doing some good lockdown videos, as is John Finnemore's close friend Arthur Shappey. Episode 20: Fitton. (Episodes 1-19 have also been based in Fitton)
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Re: Interesting And Unusual YouTube Channels
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 12:22:44 am »
EEVBlog, clive, AvE and so on have already been mentioned.

Wintergatan - In which we follow Martin's evolution from musician to engineer to philosopher and hopefully back to musician again, as he (with a little help from half the internet) attempts to construct a reliable version of the now legendary Marble Machine instrument, with the aim of taking it and the rest of the band on a world tour.

ElectroBOOM - Not always strictly educational, but this guy knows how to make videos.

Practical Engineering has taught me a surprising amount about concrete.

Technology Connections is a bit of a mixed bag.  Knows his stuff about toasters.

Techmoan - as above.  Most of these aren't that interesting to me, but I love his explorations of obsolete recording media.

Tom Scott needs no introduction, but the various Technical Difficuties series are particularly entertaining.

Black Girl In A Big Dress I found amusing.

Velo-ads John Williams and many of The Usual Suspects do darksidey things.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...