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Another manly man video

Another manly man video

1052 days ago by WayneC | 4 comments »

In this video, Rob covers taking a piece of rough lumber to finished state. The topic covered is similar to Chris Schwarz’s Course, Medium and Fine. One key item that distinguishes this video is Rob’s use of the scrub plane. This is one of the few videos I have seen where this plane is used fairly extensively. Most other folks I have seen use a jack plane for this work…. He spent to me what was an amazing amout of time getting one face flat enough to work. He used ...

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Alone in the Wilderness

Alone in the Wilderness

889 days ago by jjw5858 | 28 comments »

If not for the viewing of this very interesting documentary woodworking may have never gotten into my blood as strong as it has. This documentary is many things in one, part nature hike, part meditation, part woodworking…..and in all parts a wonderful journey of a man that decided to live his life his own way. Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke (born May 4, 1916 – April 20, 2003) was a retired highly skilled mechanic living in Alaska that took his modest nest egg and decided ...

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Shop Notes Back Issue Library - The First 20 Years - Issues 1-120

Shop Notes Back Issue Library - The First 20 Years - Issues 1-120

782 days ago by MT_Stringer | 16 comments »

After getting back into woodworking after a layoff of more than 25 years, I bought the recently published Back Issue Library from Shop Notes. As advertised, the DVD contains the first 120 issues of Shop Notes. I am still going through the various issues. The cover of each issue is displayed for you to browse or…Search by title, article summary annd index only or…Search full article text (including title, article summary and index) With that said, I typed in “workbench&...

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I don't usually care much for Chris Schwartz videos...

I don't usually care much for Chris Schwartz videos...

440 days ago by jusfine | 11 comments »

This DVD impressed me, where some of his others have not. I learned that I have been wasting time by failing to follow these methods, and I am eager to try them out to see what difference it will make. The 65 minutes covers hand planing, mortise and tenons, rabbets and fillisters, joinery and curved work, all employing the Coarse, Medium and Fine methods. From the DVD back cover: ”Most woodworking projects involve roughing, refining and finishing operations. In this DVD, Chr...

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Forgotten Hand Tools - DVD Review

Forgotten Hand Tools - DVD Review

2135 days ago by Oscar | 2 comments »

This is a great DVD, although the title is, in my opinion, a little misleading. I would instead title this work, Forgotten Hand Tool Skills and Techniques. In this DVD, Schwarz focuses on three skills/techniques: (1) gimlets, hammers, and nails (i.e., using the correct type of nails as fasteners); (2) drawboring; and (3) handsawing (and using a shooting board). Schwarz discusses the history of each skill/technique and then explains the relevance of these skills/techniques to modern woodw...

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nice dvd about jigs

nice dvd about jigs

2075 days ago by teenagewoodworker | 2 comments »

this is a really nice DVD about making and using jigs. its a good review of some jigs and how to make some of the most used jigs around Mr Neils shop. also tells a lot about the jigs and gets you on your way to develop and make your own jigs some of the jigs that are covered are a table saw miter sled bandsaw circle cutting jig odd parts clamping jig butterfly keys in miters and many more like all of Mr Neil’s DVDs he doesn’t focus totally on what t...

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Fine woodworking Archive 1975-2008

Fine woodworking Archive 1975-2008

2067 days ago by a1Jim | 5 comments »

Hey Gang I have subscribed to up to 12 different Magazines at one time and My favorite has been Finewoodworking.I know each woodworker has there own favorite . The truth of the matter is I have complete collections of Fine woodworking , Fine Home building , Wood , Woodsmith, and woodshop News plus a couple hundred books. If you think that takes up a lot of room your right. When they announced the were coming out with a complete collection of Fine Woodworking on DVD I was sceptical about ho...

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Great DVD's  - Especially for those just starting out.

Great DVD's - Especially for those just starting out.

2019 days ago by GaryK | 7 comments »

As one of the prizes for the Winter 2009 contest I received a pair of DVD sets fromPassion for Wood. I wanted to give them a quick review. For those just starting out, the DVD set on Jointer and Planer Secrets would be of great value.The jointer can be a tricky tool to master and Hendrik goes into great detail on the subject. You can save a lot of money buying rough lumber and this DVD will show you how to makeusable wood from it. All in all a great 4 1/2 hour, 2 DVD set. T...

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Lyle Jamieson - Bowl Basics, The Easy Way

Lyle Jamieson - Bowl Basics, The Easy Way

1991 days ago by Tim Dorcas | 4 comments »

Over the weekend, I get a e-mail notification from Wood Magazine that they have a new service where you can purchase and download video tutorials. You can find the service here. While this review is not about Iamplify, I would highly recommend it. While the price is the same as the DVD and the quality isn’t quite as high, there is something to discovering a tutorial you like and then being able to watch it 20 minutes later without having to go to the store or wait for the video to be de...

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 Turning Basics with Steve Shanesy - DVD Review

Turning Basics with Steve Shanesy - DVD Review

1881 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

This week I was excited to receive a complimentary copy of “Turning Basics for Furniture Makers” from Popular Woodworking. With my shop currently out of commission, a woodworking DVD really hits the spot! Now most of you know I consider myself a utilitarian turner, meaning, I usually only turn when a project calls for it. So when I watch a typical turning DVD, my attention usually starts to drift pretty quickly. Most of these titles are produced by amazingly talented wood turn...

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