|Forum topic by Millo||posted 04-28-2010 08:35 AM||1750 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-28-2010 08:35 AM
I am looking for some recommendations for a TRUE beginner looking to get DVD’s and books. I’ve already read some stuff from the public library and on the web, but would like get a DVD on the subjects of using hand planes, sharpening hand saws, and dovetailing. I will resume reading Garret Hack’s book on planes this weekend, after having started this past Sunday. The first topics I’d like to watch about would be planing and saw sharpening.
I have listed some DVD’s on planing I’m considering below. No clue which one would be the most basic one (just to give you clue: I do not have a jointer or planer, and have a #5, #7 and a low-angle block plane…never used any, #5 and #7 are pretty much ready for use, or so I’ve been told, the block plane I may have ruined while trying to lap and tune it, maybe not…I’ll keep working on that next week).
On saw sharpening, I’ve only found one DVD which is sold by Lee Valley and Lie-Nielsen, so I assume it’ll be good. Would you recommend one of the books listed below over this DVD? I think this DVD is the only one I could see I’m 99% sure I’d like to watch.
I’ll leave the dovetailing DVD for later, but I’m leaning toward the Charles Bender one. Also considering the mortise & tenon one by Cosman.
Here’s the list…
DVD’s on planing by Rob Cosman:
those by C. Schwarz:
Lonnie Bird: Mastering handplanes
On sharpening, a DVD by Tom Law: Hand Saw Sharpening
vs. these books:
Taunton’s Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen
DVD’s on dovetails: