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#1 posted 06-13-2018 06:56 PM

I’m with Jonah. In the spectrum of woodworking advice, I put Woodsmith in the lower half.

If you want an excellent class on building cabinets and furniture, check out Charles Neil’s youtube series on building a pie safe. It doesn’t matter that you don’t want to build a pie safe. What you’ll learn watching these videos is applicable to any project from cabinets to furniture and more. Here’s the link to the series:

The bottom line is, there’s a ton of good info out there for free, and if you’re going to pay for something, be sure it’s good. For example, Popular Woodworking Magazine videos are excellent with top teachers. It’s $20 a month, and you can probably watch all you want in a month, so it’s cheap.

Names to look for:
Wood Whisperer
Charles Neil
Glen Huey
Frank Klausz (the Morimoto of woodworking)
...and many more you’ll stumble across.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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