Hendrik Varju is a well known furniture designer/craftsman who operates “Passion for Wood” near Toronto, Canada. He also offers woodworking courses and seminars and has been widely published in woodworking magazines in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In 2007, Hendrik started producing DVD courses and he has offered to provide some of them as prizes in Lumberjocks contests. You can see the full list of all of Hendrik’s DVD courses here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds.htm .
This week, the prize is Hendrik’s tenth DVD course called “Hand Planing Techniques”. It is over 10 hours long and focuses on using hand planes for common tasks such as flattening table tops and door frames, trimming edge banding and levelling off dovetails, finger joints and other types of joinery. Hendrik shows you how to battle tear-out with higher effective cutting angles and shows you how to set up your hand planes for precision work. A long and detailed bonus section covers the hand planing of fine details like chamfers and slipfeathers, as well as covering shoulder plane sharpening and set-up. You can read more about this 5-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-hand-planing.htm. It is valued at Cdn. $94.95 + taxes and shipping.
To enter to win this contest, just post a comment giving your answer to this question: “Why is hand planing such a valuable skillset to develop, as opposed to using just power tools?” Post a comment before June 2, 2014 and Hendrik will choose his favourite answer. Then we’ll let you know how to claim your prize. Hendrik will ship it directly to your home at no cost to you.
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