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

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

02-19-2009 01:16 AM 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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Charles Neil The Magic of Routers

Charles Neil The Magic of Routers

01-19-2009 05:47 AM by mikega | 9 comments »

The Magic of Routers is Charles Neil’s latest DVD. This is a 5 DVD set that gives you over 10 hours of instructions on everything you want to know about using a router. On disk one he reviews different routers. Then he explains some of the many different types of router bits that are available and how they are used. He then talks about the different ways to guide a router and follows that up with a discussion on hand held routing and using a router table. Although he does not tell you how ...

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Fine woodworking Archive 1975-2008

Fine woodworking Archive 1975-2008

01-01-2009 09:19 PM 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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nice dvd about jigs

nice dvd about jigs

12-24-2008 11:29 PM 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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A great DVD that really helps to improve your work!

A great DVD that really helps to improve your work!

12-24-2008 11:17 PM by teenagewoodworker | 2 comments »

Charles Neil’s patternmaking DVD covers just what it implies. making patterns and templates. it is a very thorough disc and covers everything you need to know. it covers -laying out patters -pattern materials -increasing pattern size -decreasing pattern size -using patterns -uses of patterns it is a great dvd and teaches so much. knowing these things can really help you a lot and get you on your way to making patterns which help your work because they...

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A Great DVD!!

A Great DVD!!

12-24-2008 08:04 PM by teenagewoodworker | 6 comments »

The Adventures of Bob and Charles is a DVD by Bob Kloes and Charles Neil covering the design and construction of a Keeping Chest and a Colonial Candle Box. it is a 7 disc dvd with something like 7 hours or so of video. it is a great DVD and covers everything that there is to cover. I will list all of the things that are shown for both the keeping chest and candle box Keeping Chest -dovetails -ogre feet -applied moldings -hinge installation -lock installation -...

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Forgotten Hand Tools - DVD Review

Forgotten Hand Tools - DVD Review

10-25-2008 04:55 PM 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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Hands down the best Table Saw DVD out there.

Hands down the best Table Saw DVD out there.

10-24-2008 01:43 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 6 comments »

I reviewed Hendrik’s DVD (Jointer and Planer Secrets) a while ago and was very pleased with it. When Hendrik came out with a new DVD on Table Saws, I was very interested in getting. At first the price of $94.95 CDN, might seem a little high, but what you get makes it worth every penny. I really wish I had this DVD when I bought my first table saw! This is a 5 DVD set and it has almost 10 hours footage. As with his Jointer DVD set, Hendrik always focuses on safe operation of the t...

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Master Woodworking Plans

Master Woodworking Plans

10-12-2008 08:45 AM by disgruntled | 8 comments »

The online digital purchase of the Master Woodworking Plans turned out to be a great disappointment.Their website advertises in a very deceiving way plenty of wood working plans that in reality are just a collections of outside links to other websites in cyberspace where one has to sift through more ads to finally realize you can buy their plans. I was very disappointed since the same result can be achieved by searching in any search engine and leave this review so others might be able to r...

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The Master Techniques of Marquetry

The Master Techniques of Marquetry

08-21-2008 12:39 AM by SteveKorz | 7 comments »

I bought this DVD to gain a better understanding of Marquetry. I was very impressed with Silas Kopf’s methods of teaching his craft. Silas described multiple methods of marquetry and parquetry in his DVD. To watch him work gave me an exponential amount of knowledge. I don’t know that I would have obtained all that knowledge if I just read a book or looked at pictures. The back of the DVD case says: Silas Kopf demonstrates the most important ways marquetry and inlay have ...

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