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Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel posted 07-31-2009 03:42 PM 1057 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut_Weasel

360 posts in 1918 days


07-31-2009 03:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: class woodcraft

I am new to woodworking and have just recently purchased a 14” Jet Bandsaw. I have been thinking about signing up for a “Bandsaw Basics” class at one of the near by Woodcraft stores. (I am about an hour’s drive from 3, lucky me!) I was curious if anyone has taken this specific class? If not, have you taken any of the Woodcraft classes? And most importantly, did you think it was worth the cost of admission?

I see there is a write-up on the Reviews page of a Woodcraft tool sharpening class that everyone seemed to rave over… Perhaps someone can post their class reviews there as well?

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 05:30 PM

This is a must have DVD: “Mastering Your Bandsaw by Mark Duginske”. Watch this DVD several times and you will become one with your bandsaw very quickly.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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FatScratch

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 06:00 PM

I took a finishing class at Woodcraft, which was outstanding. My projects turn out great everytime now. My Woodcraft store really seems to strive to have qualitiy people teaching their classes. The store always posts the teacher’s bio, and they all seem very qualified to be teaching.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 06:04 PM

IMHO, if you are new to bandsaws you must see the Bandsaw Book by Lonnie Bird. This book has the best information about setting up the saw and using it for learners that I have found. Link to book below.

http://www.amazon.com/Bandsaw-Book-Lonnie-Bird/dp/1561582891/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249055938&sr=1-1

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Raymond McInnis

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 06:38 PM

several years ago, for our woodworking club, i presented a seminar on bandsaws. to make it useful in a lasting way, i created a syllabus which i keep up to date on my website, for all to consult.

as well as duginske and bird, i mention several other texts.

to be instructive in a major way, i included many images.

it might help: http://www.woodworkinghistory.com/bandsaw_syllabus.htm

-- Raymond McInnis Washington State ray@woodworkinghistory.com

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Walnut_Weasel

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 09:42 PM

Thanks to all for the additional info.

Raymond – Big thanks and great site. I found this very helpful!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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