|Review by Mike Lingenfelter||posted 01-23-2008 03:33 AM||4185 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I heard about this DVD over at Matt's Basement Workshop. I hadn’t hear of Hendrik Varju before that, but I’m glad I know about him now. His DVD on the power Jointer and Planer is one the best woodworking DVDs I’ve watched. It covers all of the techniques you need, to get the most out of your Jointer and Planer. If you are new to using these machines, I highly recommend this DVD. I wish I had had it when I first bought my Jointer and Planer. Many of the mistakes I made he talks about on the DVD. I’ve been using my Jointer and Planer for awhile now, but I still learned some new techniques that have saved me a lot time with these machines.
This is a 2 DVD set and has about 4.5 hours of information on it. He spends a lot time showing you how to deal with concave, convex and twisted boards. He also spends a bit time showing how to read grain direction. Watching the DVD is like taking a class from him. There are very few cuts in the video, most everything is shown in real-time. There is also has some bonus footage on edge-gluing techniques.
You can find out more about Hendrik Varjo over at www.passionforwood.com.