|Review by FlWoodRat||posted 12-12-2009 04:55 PM||3214 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
- MLW-Grand Slam Tools Tool Box Project #1 with the GST 4-PAK
- Brand: MLW-Grand Slam Tools | Category: DVDs
Fellow Lumberjocks, Tommy MacDonald at Major League Woodworking has done it again. Tommy is offering his first MLW DVD and the Grand Slam Tools 4-Pak as a Holiday Special for only $100. I’m very happy to have taken advantage of the opportunity.
Yesterday I received my set. As expected, it was impecably packaged. Since Tommy’s 4-Pak (Bench Bat, Marking Gauge and two 1:6 paring blocks) has already been reviewed here, I will focus on the MLW Tool Box Project #1 DVD.
The DVD is actually a two disc set. Disk #1 is chapters 1 through 19 and Disk #2 is chapters 20 through 26. Tommy takes you completely through the build, from selecting and preparing your stock, laying out and cutting your dovetails, making your drawer dividers, building the drawers all the way to the final product. Of course Tommy takes the time to show you his mistakes as well. I especially appreciated this as it may just keep me from making them myself.
The DVD production quality is excellent. Clear crisp footage and audio. Tommy even placed expanded “Sketchup” views of each step prior to each chapter. This helped me too. For those of you that like written instructions, the DVD has an attached PDF file that provides Step-by-Step guidance for the entire build. I recommend printing it out and USING IT as you work through the build.
Do yourself a favor and send Santa a wish list (and the link to the MLW on-line store http://www.mlwwoodworking.com/online-store.html) and maybe you will find this fantastic set under your Christmas Tree on December 25th.
Have fun building the box and make sure you post pictures of your progress.
Bruce AKA FlWoodRat.
-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....