Hand-Held Router Techniques (1h 40m)
Hand-held routers are incredibly versatile. Used properly, they can add detail to an edge, create rock solid joints, add decorative details and more. There are many keys to successful and safe router use, and we’re proud to bring you a broad selection of router know-how in this class.
Table Saw Joinery (1h 23m)
Most woodworkers will agree that the table saw is at the heart of a woodshop, and is key to making quality woodworking projects. This video class will help ensure that you’re getting the most out of your table saw by increasing your table saw joinery “vocabulary.”
In this class, we’ll take you through the following joints, step-by-step:
• Half Laps
• Rabbeted Half Laps
• Cross Halving
• Drawer Lock
In addition to showing you every detail required to master these joints, in many cases we’ll show you multiple approaches to making individual joints. This provides you with a handful of techniques, instead of just one, making it more of a sure bet that one will work great for you and your shop.
Setting Up & Using Jointers & Planers (1h 40m)
Jointers and planers are similar, but not identical. Each machine has a different function, but both machines are extremely useful when it comes to creating precisely machined boards in your shop.
Additionally, buying your lumber rough sawn and doing you own jointing and planing can save you a lot of money!
In broad strokes, jointers are the perfect tool for flattening faces and creating edges that are smooth, straight and square. Planers provide two parallel faces, and guarantee that every board you machine is exactly the same thickness.
This class will help you double check your machines to make sure they’re correctly set up. This includes knife changes on both the jointer and planer, with techniques provided for perfectly setting the jointer knives. You’ll learn how to lubricate and maintain your jointer and planer for optimum performance. You’ll also learn:
• How to read wood grain for proper feed direction to avoid tear out
• Tricks for getting the jointer fence perfectly square
• Low-tech tips for setting jointer knives
• Jointer and planer safety
• What materials can and can’t be jointed and planed
• How to eliminate jointer snipe
• Safe and proper techniques for face jointing
• Using the jointer to cut rabbets
• Jointing tapers
• Levelling planer infeed and outfeed tables
• How to reduce or eliminate planer snipe
• Planing extremely thin stock
• Using your planer to clean up sawn edges
This class will help make sure you get the most out of your jointer and planer by helping you properly set the machines, and safely use them to their full potential.