Best skill acquisition youtube channels?

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Best skill acquisition youtube channels?

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Do you have a favorite youtube video or channel dedicated to acquiring a rennaisance skill? Link below and explain what the channel does. The idea is to hopefully create a collection of channels people might find interesting.

I personally really enjoy this guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QycS ... 5_ZNNbwh-A

He is from India and he makes what appear to be low-budget sofas that nonetheless turn out great. What I like most about his videos is that he does not have a workshop full of fancy tools so you don't need to first spend 10k to outfit a workshop before what he does becomes accessible to you.

I also really enjoy this plumbing channel, but it is in Russian so I'm not sure how accessible it will be to others here: https://youtu.be/OntrX8uJ4ZA.

Another furniture guy, in Russian but with English subtitles:https://youtu.be/sjgyHVV3NqU

In general, I find that videos from russia, belarus, and ukraine are really helpful to me when it comes to home improvement. A lot of the former socialist world lives in variations on the same type of concrete apartment building so the issues discussed are more relevant to me than those pertaining to houses made of wooden studs with insulation inbetween which seem to be more common in the us.

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Not sure if this works but here is my list of subscriptions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXwI9g ... Q/channels

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I really like Chris Fix for car repair videos, great production values, keeps the video on point, and shows everything you need before you start: https://www.youtube.com/c/chrisfix/videos

I like this channel for wood furniture repair again, keeps it to the point but still helpful: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHTuO ... kWNnmuAoHw

Wortheffort has really great playlists on wood working, a prereq playlist, starter playlist, and is currently working on a wood turning series, which is his specialty. https://www.youtube.com/user/wortheffort/featured

This guy also has some wood working gems:
https://www.youtube.com/c/Bourbonmothdecor/videos

I like this channel for sewing tutorials (you will need to scroll in the back catalog, or do a search). It's also great to see the expensive looks she can re-create from thrifted clothing, blankets, or sleeping bags. https://www.youtube.com/c/withwendy/videos

Pretty sure these are not listed as renaissance skills, but I have them so:

Programming or Electronics related channels:
Great for reference for electronic repairs. If you have something he's already fixed, you can see what issues he found and go from there. His videos are also tight, no nonsense.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLaXgf ... 9shiA1pykQ
Another reference channel, but for the repair of old video game consoles and games: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCclt_F ... MFXOuUjFEA
For tutorials on ESP32, Arduino and other electronics. I found he covers the basics well, and his videos take advantage of youtube's newer feature of having section headings: https://www.youtube.com/c/Dronebotworkshop1/videos

Huge number of programming courses, all free, made by a variety of different people. I find it helpful to string together a learning path. For example, I strung together all their courses on javascript projects and was able to churn out 15 different projects going from one video to the next: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8butI ... 7EV0hUK0BQ

IT Skills:
Great video courses on Linux and related tech. There is a great video course on Ubuntu. https://www.youtube.com/c/LearnLinuxtv/videos
Lawrence Systems does fantastic videos on how to setup and configure a variety of IT related software (pfsense, xcp-ng, Truenas, freenas): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHkYOD ... hwsADBd9ZQ They're pretty on point, teaches you exactly what you need to know and leaves enough info so you can follow the threads that interest you.
Engineering Man fits in both sections, tutorials on Linux and programming: https://www.youtube.com/c/EngineerMan/videos He keeps them tight and on point, as long as you skip the livestreams.

I saved money by ditching Adobe's products and going with GIMP and Inkscape, this guy's channel is full of useful tutorials and playlists (Photo Editing, Graphics Design): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq79-l ... XGRcOP2B7g I suppose there are others doing this, but he's being doing it for such a long time and is constantly pushing out new stuff. I also like that if you find a video on a particular topic or method, he won't bog the video down explaining other things, he links to another video he has done on that topic so you can go learn it if you need to, otherwise you can keep going with the current video.

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1a auto has a lot of step by step instructions for replacing specific parts on cars. https://youtube.com/c/1AAutoParts for example, if you wanted to replace the tie rods on a 2008 Honda Fit the video would show each step to do it. Caveats: 1. AFAIK they don't have any info to show you diagnosis of a problem and 2. They do everything with a decent set of tools. If you don't have a lift, etc. you won't be able to copy them exactly.

Park Tool is good for working on bikes: https://youtube.com/c/parktool

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for physical fitness these guys rule all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmTe0L ... pgrxKAWbRA

oh yeah, exercise is easy, what's hard is the aftermath :mrgreen:

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