Online Class

Shop Essentials

$40.00
Format

Online Class

$40.00

DVD

$44.99

Become a more efficient, accurate woodworker. Build sleds, fences, jigs and cauls that no shop should be without.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Dale Barnard
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Take your shop and your projects to the next level alongside expert woodworker Dale Barnard. Start with how to make a table saw sled so you can achieve perfectly square crosscuts safely, easily and consistently. Build a sliding tall fence for your table saw to assist in rip cuts, create raised panels or make grooves in the ends of long boards. Construct squaring jigs of any size to help you assemble boxes, doors, bookshelves and more with confidence. Build custom straightedge jigs for your power saw or router to trim down doors or create rabbet joints. Make clamping cauls to easily glue together segments of milled wood for smooth tabletops and more. Plus, create a versatile shop stool that will come in handy again and again. Make your shop and your results more professional with these essential builds.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Crosscut Sled
35:20
Meet woodworker Dale Barnard, and dive into your first project, a crosscut sled. Dale takes you step by step through the process from cutting all of the pieces to assembly, and offers tips for measuring and making adjustments along to ensure your sled -- and its cuts -- are perfectly square.
2. Fences
30:35
3. Push Sticks
19:28
4. Squaring Jigs
28:10
5. Straightedges
24:41
6. Clamping Cauls
24:07
7. Small Shop Stools
38:05

Taught by

Dale Barnard
Dale Barnard
Dale Barnard has been named one of the top woodworkers in the country by Popular Woodworking magazine. During his expansive career, he has worked in the fields of carpentry, home building, cabinetry, architectural millwork, antique repair and craftsmen furniture. His work has been featured on HGTV's Modern Masters. Dale also owns and operates the Barnard Woodworking School out of his shop in Paoli, Indiana.

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