Power tools allow you to create durable joinery details in a short amount of time. This class looks at three common approaches. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each one. And you can decide how to incorporate them in your shop.
Crisp, tight-fitting dovetails stand as a milestone for woodworking skill. Here’s a technique that shortens the learning curve and eliminates the intimidation. You’ll also find out about the right tools for getting the best results.
Take a handheld router, flip it over and attach it to a table and you have a totally new tool that opens the door to all kinds of possibilities. Learn about the techniques, bits, and skills to make cuts safely and accurately.
Far from push-button woodworking, CNC routers give you the chance to learn a new set of skills for building great projects. The focus of this seminar is to take your project ideas and make them ready for the CNC. Learn from project designers about drawing, software, and other solutions you need to get the best results. A question & answer session for live event attenders provides access to experienced help.
Salvage, rescued, barn boards, pallets. Woodworkers, DIYers, and makers find clever ways breathe new life into discarded and unwanted wood. You can learn the skills to rescue, clean up, and work with a variety of wood materials from this seminar. Join the live event for a dedicated Q&A session to find creative solutions to special pieces of wood you have.
You expect router bits and table saw blades to work every time you power up a tool. The thing is these accessories could use a little love from time to time. This seminar provides you with a straightforward approach to keeping router bits and table saw blades in top shape.
Dedicated DIYers and Contractors and makers in between all love miter saws. But this power tool is easily taken for granted. After taking this seminar, you’ll have a good handle on getting the best results.
Top-performing tools need to be sharp, for sure. But how do you know what angle to sharpen them? Learn about bevel angles and how they affect sharpness, edge life, tearout, and specific tools. We’ll also discuss micro-bevels, back bevels, and bevel up vs. bevel down tools.
Woodworking should be fun. You won’t enjoy your time in the workshop if you’re injured. This seminar takes a whole-shop approach to safety from the gear you need to smart techniques for using power tools. Join the live seminar to ask your questions about shop safety and the best way to use your tools.
Straight, flat, and square boards are easier to work with, can be glued together with fewer problems, and make for doors and drawer fronts that stay flat. Here’s a no-nonsense process to take your lumber from rough to ready.
A hand plane is meant to create smooth, flat, and straight surfaces. If your plane isn’t up to snuff, these simple steps will get you on the right track in the shortest amount of time. A question and answer session gives you the chance to solve your hand plane questions.
Making your own pen is a great way to learn the basics of turning and using a lathe. This seminar teaches the steps to make a pen. Find out about the tools and materials you need to be successful. Take part in the live event to get your questions answered by the experts.
The right finish can help make your projects shine. You can learn to create one-of-a-kind looks by following a few simple finish recipes. This seminar highlights the secrets to success in applying finishes and keeping them looking their best.
A table saw is a core tool for building projects. When you’re just getting started in woodworking, the options can be overwhelming. Discover the different types of saws, what they can do, what to look for in a table saw, and how to find a good used tool.
Learn the details you need to get started in woodworking. Find out about choosing the right tools to suit your interests. How to create the right space to build great projects. Discover solutions to make the most of a small space.
Mortise & Tenon Joinery forms the basis of many woodworking projects. And there are several methods to making a solid joint. Here you’ll walk through some options and consider what goes into a long-lasting connection.
Learn the basics of this traditional art. The tools are simple and the techniques easy to master. Find out from an expert carver about the different styles and how to get started. And best of all, you can carve almost anywhere.
Hosted by: Steve Johnson
Logs to Lumber - Milling & Drying Lumber in a Home Shop
Whether it’s rescuing a log from the firewood stack or getting trees milled into boards, you can save money and find great wood in unlikely places. Discover the steps to cutting, drying, and storing your haul.
Get the most out of your woodworking budget. It doesn’t take long to spend a lot on tools, materials, jigs, accessories, books, … You get the idea. Learn from experienced woodworkers about ways you can save money.
A few hand saws allow you to improve your woodworking in so many ways. Learn about the different types of saws, what they do, and how to select which ones you should add to your shop. Then explore some essential skills to put them to work.
A sweetly swinging door is like a project within a project. No matter what size door you need to build, there are some steps you take to find success. Some of the topics covered include material selection, joinery choices, panel options, gluing & clamping.
Take a deep dive into a fun part of woodworking. Learn the essentials for creating a turning shop. Find out the tools you need and the skills to make the most of them. Then look at different types of turning from bowls and pens, to knobs and spindles.
Finely crafted drawers slide smoothly and fit snugly. Getting to that point requires a full range of woodworking skill and planning. Learn how to build drawers right. We’ll look at joinery options, fitting, troubleshooting, and drawer slide choices.
We all want a good-looing finish to match our projects. But stuff happens. We’ll look at finishing fixes to common application problems. Along the way, explore ways to revive old finishes, and help your projects look their best.