As woodworkers, we use a variety of materials in our craft: Solid wood in the form of hardwoods and softwoods; domestic and imported woods; plywood; MDF; melamine; multi-ply plywood;, and more.
Like choosing the right tool for the job, it’s important to choose the correct material. That’s why we created this class. We want to help you better understand the material you’re working with, and educate you about materials you may not be familiar with.
In addition to understanding material, it’s also important to understand what happens behind the scenes. How are trees converted to lumber? How are hardwoods ordered? What’s the difference between particle board, MDF and plywood?
As part of this offer you will also receive a great resource book, Woodworker’s Guide to Live Edge Slabs, written by George Vondriska. Live edge slabs add an interesting and organic aspect to your woodworking. George’s book Woodworkers Guide to Live Edge Slabs will help you transform trees into tables, benches, cutting boards and more. It includes five technique chapters that will help you prep and level your slabs, add epoxy accents, create waterfall edges, mill your own slabs and add inlays. The eight project chapters include how-to on items as simple as a charcuterie board and as complex as a bookmatched dining table.
This class comprehensively covers:
- Man-made materials (plywood, MDF, particle board, melamine, multi-ply, grades)
- Where to buy quality materials
- Milling lumber (plain sawing, quarter sawing, air drying, kiln drying)
- Using construction grade lumber
- Hardwood, softwood, and what those names mean
- Mastering board foot calculations
- Hardwood grading (firsts and seconds, select and better, #1 common)
- Paying for machining (surface two sides; straight line one edge)
- Incorporating defects into your projects (wane, spalting, blue stain, insect holes)
- Exotic/imported woods
Having this information at your fingertips will make you a more educated consumer, help you save money on your projects, and ensure that you’re choosing the best material for the job at hand.
NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your WWGOA Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.
Woodworker’s Guide to Live Edge Slabs Book
Woodworker’s Guide to Live Edge Slabs Book A complete and accessible guide on making DIY furniture from live-edge slabs, this book will show you everything you need to know about incorporating natural wood pieces into your home. After learning techniques for milling, drying, and preparing your own slab, adding inlays, using resin and epoxy, creating waterfall edges, and more, you’ll then move on to complete seven projects that range in size and offer additional ideas to implement in your own projects while using the techniques you’ve learned! From charcuterie boards and floating shelves to desks, dining tables, benches, and more, both beginner and advanced DIYers can accomplish these stunning woodworking projects!
Paper Back: 144 Pages
Dimensions: 8 x 10