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Choosing, Refurbishing & Using Moulding Planes

Choosing, Refurbishing & Using Moulding Planes

07-19-2015 04:53 PM by Oldtool | 4 comments »

Excellent two DVD set of disks by Bill Anderson that have all the information I needed to do as the title says: Choosing, Refurbishing & Using Moulding Planes. I have a moderate amount of old wooden planes, all varieties – bench, fillister, panel raising, etc., and of course profile moulding. I’ve read several good books by the industry leaders, like Michael Dunbar’s Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools, and many others, even books on how to make a p...

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david marks videos

david marks videos

04-02-2015 03:05 PM by michelletwo | 20 comments »

I have been dithering back & forth about writing this review. I ordered video #1 . It had a very pretty table with a copper top, and I wanted to learn how to do the copper. The videos claim to be step by step instruction. Well all episodes are 18 minutes long. How the heck can one give a step by step instruction on building much of anything in 18 mins? And when I watched the video on the copper table, well guess what? He gave ZERO info on how to do anything with the copper top..just ...

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Exceptional how to turn DVD set

Exceptional how to turn DVD set

12-17-2014 02:52 AM by Dedvw | 2 comments »

I have been using my lathe for about 5 years now. I am no pro at turning, and basically picked up techniques along the way from people at the woodworking stores and turning clubs. Lots of times, I never really felt like the people showing were covering the fundamentals or even knew exactly what they were talking about. Either because they were better at turning and not at teaching I don’t know. I will say that I learned more on the first DVD of this series, than I ever did at a turning ...

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Like sitting down with grand-dad...

Like sitting down with grand-dad...

10-09-2014 05:42 PM by StumpyNubs | 2 comments »

A generation of woodworking masters is passing away. Nakashima and Maloof are gone, Charles Neil isn’t getting any younger (just kidding, Charles) and Frank Klausz recently retired. That’s not to say there’s a shortage of masters. A new generation has already produced the likes of Adams, Huey, Sellers and Nubs. But the old-timers were different. And that’s why I enjoyed the new interview with Frank Klausz conducted by David Thiel and titled: “The Man Behind the Bow Saw”. (Read the review b...

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Great introduction to Japanese hand tools!

Great introduction to Japanese hand tools!

08-30-2014 02:40 PM by StumpyNubs | 3 comments »

Who doesn’t like pine? It’s inexpensive, abundant, it looks great and the smell reminds me of the air freshener in my car. But the best thing about pine is how easy it is to work with hand tools, making it the ideal material for a project done in the old-timey style. And that’s just what you’ll see in the new video series from Fine Woodworking: “Country Pine Hutch with Andrew Hunter”. ( For more articles, videos and woodworking goodness check out our new website at Stumpynubs.com! ) And...

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SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers

SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers

08-11-2014 08:49 PM by Grumpymike | 13 comments »

SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers DVD (The Basics) Dave Richards, the narrator of this DVD, is an authorized SketchUp trainer and he draws plans for Fine Woodworking Magazine. A very talented man indeed; however, in his vast knowledge and computer skills he has forgotten that a huge percentage of his audience is in the well over 50 category that grew up with slide rules and mechanical adding machines long before the computer age. In Dave’s fast paced narration, he does not annunciate hi...

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Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Mortise and Tenon Joinery

07-10-2014 11:37 PM by Roger | 14 comments »

First I want to say thank you to Hendrik Varju for giving this very fine, 5, yes, I said 5, DVD’s as a gift to the fine pages of Lumberjocks. Also, thank you Cricket for setting up things for all and any of us to be the proud owner of this type of prize. I want to say, almost 11 hours, yes, 11 hours of the many different, and intricately detailed how-to’s, and explanations of how and why’s of the fine art of Mortise and Tenon Joinery. WHEW, that was a mouthful. I hope I sa...

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I really wanted to like this video

I really wanted to like this video

06-09-2014 01:17 PM by Marcus | 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 cou...

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Fundamentals of Inlay: Stringing, Line & Berry DVD  By Steve Latta

Fundamentals of Inlay: Stringing, Line & Berry DVD By Steve Latta

05-18-2014 04:14 AM by sandhill | 8 comments »

I was really not going to buy the Tool kit but when it included the DVD by Steve Latta who actually was the one responsible for the development design with lie-Nielsen I decided to pull the trigger and invest in the kit. For me the DVD was worth the entire cost of the kit and the tools were the added bonus Steve spoke slow enough to leave time to grasp the topic and made each step clear. When explaining a new term he was easy to understand. Each section flowed seamlessly to the next and was l...

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Quickest path to quality results

Quickest path to quality results

04-08-2014 03:43 PM by lumberjoe | 3 comments »

I have recently taken an interest in making wooden planes. I did the usual browsing around and found some free content with the basic ideas. I made a few planes based on some youtube videos and other articles. It went pretty smoothly. The problem is the planes sucked. While well constructed adjustment was always an issue and they required a lot of tinkering to get right. Then I happened upon Scott Meek and learned he produced a video on how he makes his smoothing plane. I purchased the dig...

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