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Woodsmith Seminars

Subject
Host
Air Date
Duration

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
May. 21, 2020
60 Min

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
Apr. 16, 2020
60 Min

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
Mar. 19, 2020
60 Min

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
Feb. 20, 2020
60 Min

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
Jan. 16, 2020
60 Min

Dust Collection Solutions

Pick the right equipment, all about hoses & pipes, tips for a cleaner shop
Dennis Volz
Dec. 19, 2019
60 Min

Box Building Details

Choose the right material, seamless joinery techniques, decorative details for top-notch results.
Phil Huber
Nov. 14, 2019
60 Min

My Favorite Cordless Tools

Make sense of batteries, tips for getting the most of your tools, tools woodworkers need
Bob Zimmerman
Oct. 17, 2019
60 Min

How to Buy Lumber

Learn about lumber grading, know the terminology, smart ways to choose lumber
Phil Huber
Sep. 19, 2019
60 Min

Buying Guide for Table Saw Blades

Three blades you need, Dado blade basics, all about thin kerf blades
Phil Huber
Aug. 15, 2019
60 Min

How to Photograph Your Projects

Make your projects look great, master lighting setups, better photos for social media
Phil Huber
Jul. 18, 2019
60 Min

Better Plywood Projects

Learn how to buy plywood, Make plywood panels look great, Cut plywood safely and easily
Phil Huber
Jun. 20, 2019
60 Min

How to Sharpen Your Tools

Get sharp edges faster, Learn what gear you need, set up a sharpening station
Phil Huber
May. 16, 2019
60 Min

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
Apr. 18, 2019
60 Min

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
Mar. 14, 2019
60 Min

My Favorite Jigs

Save time and money, Get more from your tools, Learn secrets of building great jigs
Phil Huber
Feb. 21, 2019
60 Min

Must-Have Hand Planes

Find out which planes you need, Learn how to use them well, Get smooth surfaces fast
Logan Wittmer
Jan. 17, 2019
60 Min

Fast Finishing Tips

It’s no mystery. Apply finish with confidence and gets top-notch results.
Phil Huber
Dec. 13, 2018
75 Min

My Favorite Tools: Band Saw

This might be the best power tool you can own.
Phil Huber
Nov. 15, 2018
75 Min

Tools & Tips for Measuring & Marking

With just a few tools, you can jumpstart your woodworking accuracy.
Phil Huber
Oct. 18, 2018
60 Min

My Favorite Tools: Drill Press

Find out how to do so much more than drill holes.
Phil Huber
Sep. 20, 2018
60 Min

Master Your Chisels

These simple tools can help you build better projects.
Phil Huber
Aug. 30, 2018
60 Min

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
Jun. 21, 2018
90 Min

Upcoming Woodsmith Seminars

Subject
Host
Air Date

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
Jun. 18, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CDT

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
Jul. 16, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CDT

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
Aug. 20, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CDT

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
Sep. 17, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CDT

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
Oct. 15, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CDT

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
Nov. 19, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CST

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
Dec. 17, 2020
Live: 11 a.m. CST