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Woodsmith Seminars

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Working with Found Wood

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.
Logan Wittmer

How to Take Care of Your Bits & Blades

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.
Phil Huber

My Favorite Tool: Miter Saw

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.
Erich Lage

All About Tool Bevels

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.
Logan Wittmer

Smart Approach to Shop Safety

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.
Chris Fitch

Straight, Flat, & Square - Stock Preparation

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.
Todd Lambirth

How to Tune Up a Hand Plane

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.
Logan Wittmer

Pen Turning Basics

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.
Logan Wittmer

Top Router Jigs

Take your router to the next level of performance. Build your own jigs to give your router new capabilities, increased safety, and extreme accuracy.
Marc Hopkins

Custom Finishes

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.
Phil Huber

Choosing a Table Saw

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.
Vince Ancona

Dust Collection Solutions

Pick the right equipment, all about hoses & pipes, tips for a cleaner shop
Dennis Volz

Box Building Details

Choose the right material, seamless joinery techniques, decorative details for top-notch results.
Phil Huber

My Favorite Cordless Tools

Make sense of batteries, tips for getting the most of your tools, tools woodworkers need
Bob Zimmerman

How to Buy Lumber

Learn about lumber grading, know the terminology, smart ways to choose lumber
Phil Huber

Buying Guide for Table Saw Blades

Three blades you need, Dado blade basics, all about thin kerf blades
Phil Huber

How to Photograph Your Projects

Make your projects look great, master lighting setups, better photos for social media
Phil Huber

Better Plywood Projects

Learn how to buy plywood, Make plywood panels look great, Cut plywood safely and easily
Phil Huber

How to Sharpen Your Tools

Get sharp edges faster, Learn what gear you need, set up a sharpening station
Phil Huber

Woodsmith Shop Q&A

Hear from the cast of the TV show, Discover behind the scenes stories, Find out what’s coming up for next season
Phil Huber, Chris Fitch, Logan Wittmer

Become a Better Designer

Find out how Woodsmith projects are designed, Learn how to design your own projects, Master skills for unlocking your creativity
Dillon Baker

My Favorite Jigs

Save time and money, Get more from your tools, Learn secrets of building great jigs
Phil Huber

Must-Have Hand Planes

Find out which planes you need, Learn how to use them well, Get smooth surfaces fast
Logan Wittmer

Fast Finishing Tips

It’s no mystery. Apply finish with confidence and gets top-notch results.
Phil Huber

My Favorite Tools: Band Saw

This might be the best power tool you can own.
Phil Huber

Tools & Tips for Measuring & Marking

With just a few tools, you can jumpstart your woodworking accuracy.
Phil Huber

My Favorite Tools: Drill Press

Find out how to do so much more than drill holes.
Phil Huber

Master Your Chisels

These simple tools can help you build better projects.
Phil Huber

Tips for Setting Up a Workshop

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.
Phil Huber

Upcoming Woodsmith Seminars

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Designing for CNC

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.
Chris Fitch

My Favorite Tool: Router Table

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.
Marc Hopkins

Hand-Cut Dovetails

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.
Logan Wittmer

Dowels, Biscuits & Dominos

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.
Dillon Baker

Three Ways to Make Mortises (or Tenons)

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.
Marc Hopkins

Carving

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.
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.
Logan Wittmer

When to Splurge, when to save

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.
Dillon Baker

My Favorite Tool: Hand Saws

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.
Steve Johnson

Building Doors

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.
Marc Hopkins

Turning

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.
Logan Wittmer

Building Drawers

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.
Marc Hopkins

Solving Finishing Problems

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.
Phil Huber