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Essential Workshop Tools 6-DVD Class Set (DVD+Streaming Video)

$189.99

6-Class Set: Essential Workshop Tools (DVD + Streaming Video)

With this set of classes, you’ll get everything you need to learn in-depth tips, techniques, and new ideas in working with the key tools in any woodshop. You’ll get detailed instruction and are guaranteed to improve your skills and productivity with a table saw, router table, bandsaw, jointer, planer, hand-held router and even hand tools.

These classes, with over 10 hours of instruction, will provide you with invaluable training and will help you get more out of your tools, your time, and your skills!

Each of the 6 classes you’ll receive includes bonus printable PDF resources that will supplement and expand upon the video instruction you’ll see.

To maximize your convenience and long-term viewing flexibility, you’ll own these classes in TWO forms – on DVD and via streaming video online. With this 2-media access, you can enjoy or share the instruction no matter where you’re at!

Table Saw Essentials

It’s hard to imagine a woodworking shop that doesn’t include a table saw. Whether you’re rough cutting stock to size, taking it to its final dimensions, or doing the joinery required for your woodworking project, a table saw has you covered.

This instructional video class provides you with must-have information for setting up and safely using your table saw. Your instructor, master woodworker George Vondriska, will cover the following, and more:

  • Setting up and getting started
  • Using the proper blades
  • Key safety rules on a table saw
  • Cross cuts, thin rips, bevels, and cutting metal
  • Dadoes, rabbets and grooves
  • Instructor: George Vondriska
    Video run-time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

    PLUS, you’ll get the following BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content:

  • Class Guide PDF, as reference for key elements of the class instruction
  • Class Resources PDF, for a list of tools, suppliers, and other helpful information
  • VIDEO: Hear tips to help overcome any hesitation in working with a Table Saw
  • VIDEO: Meet your instructor
  • Router Table Essentials

    A router table adds a LOT to the shop. With amazingly diverse router bit profiles, there are many different things you can do on a router table, from edge profiling to joinery.

    With George Vondriska as your instructor, this video class will give you many important tips and fundamentals – helping you to get the most out of your router table. You’ll learn all about the following:

  • Best set-up for your router table
  • Buying advice
  • Safety Tips
  • Maintenance
  • Making clean cuts
  • Techniques for various cuts
  • Instructor: George Vondriska
    Video run-time: 100 minutes

    PLUS, you’ll get the following BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content:

  • Class Guide PDF, as reference for key elements of the class instruction
  • Speed Chart PDF, to see the appropriate RPM speed to run your router bits
  • Class Resources PDF, for a list of tools, suppliers, and other helpful information
  • VIDEO: Meet your instructor
  • VIDEO: Listen to George talk about the versatility and value of having good router table skills
  • Bandsaw Essentials

    From tight curves to large sweeping curves, thin stock to thick timbers, bandsaws can handle it all. Equipped with the right blade, and correctly set up, the versatility of a bandsaw is amazing.

    This video class will provide you with the information you need to get the most out of your bandsaw, use it safely, and make it a go-to tool in your shop. You’ll learn all about:

  • Setting up your bandsaw properly
  • Blade selection
  • Essential safety know-how
  • Making accurate cuts
  • Resawing approaches
  • Eliminating jams
  • Instructor: George Vondriska
    Video run-time: 115 minutes

    PLUS, you’ll get the following BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content:

  • Class Guide PDF, as reference for key elements of the class instruction
  • Class Resources PDF, for a list of tools, suppliers, and other helpful information
  • VIDEO: Meet your instructor
  • VIDEO: Listen to George talk about the importance of having good bandsaw skills
  • Hand-Held Router Technqiues

    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. This video class, with your instructor George Vondriska, provides you with excellent router know-how, including the following specific elements:

  • Types of routers and bits
  • Buying advice and maintenance
  • Mastering cutting techniques
  • Advanced router skills and know-how
  • Instructor: George Vondriska
    Video run-time: 95 minutes

    PLUS, you’ll get the following BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content:

  • Class Guide PDF, as reference for key elements of the class instruction
  • Speed Chart PDF, to see the appropriate RPM speed to run your router bits
  • Class Resources PDF, for a list of tools, suppliers, and other helpful information
  • VIDEO: Meet your instructor
  • VIDEO: Listen to George talk about turning your router into the versatile tool it can be
  • Setting Up and Using Jointers and Planers

    Jointers and planers are similar, but each has a different function – and both machines are extremely useful when it comes to creating precisely machined boards in your shop.

    This video class will help you correctly set up your machines, how to lubricate and maintain them, and allow you to get optimum performance in your shop. Your instructor, master woodworker George Vondriska, will teach you the following:

  • Setting jointer knives
  • Setting the jointer table
  • Squaring the fence
  • Proper jointer techniques
  • Benchtop planers
  • Changing planer knives
  • Set the planer table
  • Cutting techniques
  • Instructor: George Vondriska
    Video run-time: 95 minutes

    PLUS, you’ll get the following BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content:

  • Class Guide PDF, as reference for key elements of the class instruction
  • Class Resources PDF, for a list of tools, suppliers, and other helpful information
  • VIDEO: Meet your instructor
  • VIDEO: Listen to George talk about the value of jointers and planers
  • Fundamentals of Hand Tools

    Learning about hand tools takes you beyond what machines can do. Planes, chisels and hand saws don’t replace power tools – they’re a complement. To build what you really want to build, you should master both hand and power tools.

    This video class will help you do just that. Your instructor, Tom Caspar, shows you the key fundamentals of using seven important woodworking hand tools while building a simple jewelry box. You’ll watch, practice and learn while Tom demonstrates how to use these key hand tools:

  • #4 bench plane
  • Japanese pull saw
  • Two types of block planes
  • Firmer chisel
  • Spokeshave
  • Scraper
  • Rabbet plane
  • This woodworking project is more than just a teaching exercise. You can easily build several in a weekend, making it a perfect gift for family and friends!

    Instructor: Tom Caspar
    Video run-time: 2 hours, 3 minutes

    PLUS, you’ll get the following BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement your class content:

  • Class Guide PDF, as reference for key elements of the class instruction
  • Class Supplement PDF, for a detailed drawing and cut list for the class Jewelry Box project
  • Class Resources PDF, for a list of tools, suppliers, and other helpful information
  • VIDEO: Hear Tom talk more about this class