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 eleventh DVD course called ”Mortise and Tenon Joinery”. It is almost 11 hours long and focuses on making mortise and tenon joinery using a combination of power and hand tools. As is common in Hendrik’s techniques, he uses machines to cut the bulk of the joinery but then uses chisels and hand planes to sneak up on a perfect fit. A long and detailed bonus section covers sharpening of hollow chisel mortising bits and demonstrates the steps required to make beautiful through wedged mortise and tenon joints. You can read more about this 5-DVD set here: http://passionforwood.com/woodworking/dvds-mortise-and-tenon-joinery.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: ”When faced with multiple ways to achieve a given type of joinery, what determines the methods you use most often? What factors do you consider is settling on your own personal “best method”?” Post a comment before June 24, 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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