Many years ago I wanted to find a mentor or someone to observe and learn from here in SE MN. Didn’t know anything about LJ’s. Woodworkers here in business all seemed to be one man shops. Made personal phone calls, went to their shops, and they all turned me down one way or another.
I’m an avid Amazon guy, Got several tools after reading the pros and cons critiqes. My learnin has like many of you come from watching “Norm”. I wanted more detail and repeatable visual information in addition to reading. Started buying and critiquing (sp?) DVD’s
Through that process I found Charles Neil. He’s a knowledgeable guy. A country boy who tells it like it is, and shares his mistakes. His goal was to share that knowledge.
You may have seen his complete Youtube series on building a Pie Safe? Check it out. He has done many shorts for Woodcraft.
Charles started many years ago to produce instructional DVD’s which were in his style. Kind of like being in the shop with him. LOL I like many of his viewers have learned many things. I now “Measure three times, and sneek up on it!” I have just purchased his Chair building DVD, as there are not a lot of simple ways presented out there?
For the serious professional and Amateur he has a webinar that is weekly. The “Mastering Woodworking” series. He really enjoys building the classic antiques. His last project was extremely detailed. something for the serious woodworker? He has a blog to answer questions and he is now on facebook and twitter. ( I’m not goin to tweet…..:( )
Charles was someone who did auto finishes which transfers to the knowledge he shares. I have a DVD that goes into detail from A-Z on current waterbased finishing and older oil based( which is hard to do in some states?)
Check the big Dawg out. Tell Him DocSavage45 sent ya!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher