|Review by Marcus||posted 06-09-2014 01:17 PM||2933 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I won this video in a LJ’s contest last fall, which happens to be right when I was moving from MN to CO, so watching the video was not a high priority. I finally sat down to watch it this weekend, and it bordered on painful. Full disclosure, I only watched the first 2 hours of the 4 hours of the DVD and have a pretty good understanding of working w/ jointers and planers.
So the first 15 minutes is him telling us what he does at his shop followed by a scenic tour of I assume the countryside outside of Toronto and then generic safety info. Do not get me wrong, I am all for proper shop safety, but in an instructional video about jointers and planers, I do not want to hear multiple times that I need to leave the guard on my table saw.
I keep powering through, and it keeps dragging along. There is plenty of good info here on property milling wood, but the presentation is very laborious. At one point he draws a picture of a cat to explain tear out. Time for a bathroom break.
I finish the first DVD and it does include a ton of good info on milling lumber, but it was already two hours gone in what I feel could be accomplished in 15 minutes on YouTube (a good example). I honestly did want to like this video, but it’s style was just not for me. I looked over Hendrik’s gallery of work on his web page and it’s very impressive and you can tell he obviously does have a passion for wood. I am not sure this translates well over to DVD instructional videos though.
If you’re very green to milling lumber and are just unboxing your jointer and planer, this may serve you well…if you have the time.