David Charlesworth demonstrates how shooting boards can help you achieve accurate work quickly and reliably. He also shows you how easy it is to make simple shooting boards and miter fixtures, the many practical applications of these workshop aid and how to shoot free-hand.
Keeping your waterstones flat, preparing the back of your blade, The Ruler trick, honing the bevel, preparinga curved blade, re-sharpening a curved blade, fetling the chip-breaker, assembly of the blade and chipbreaker and setting up the plane.
This DVD explores five important skills that will help you refine your woodworking. Woodworkers often debate the best way to get a smooth surface directly from the hand plane on difficult to plane woods. David’s techniques are easy and effective. Other tips on edge jointing, finish planing an assembled frame and panel, crisp decorative bevels to finish edges, and the effective use of the shoulder plane are all well thought out and refined by years of experience.
This video explores David's hand planing techniques for precise, efficient preparation of furniture-size components. You will be astonished by the precision that is possible with a well-tuned, sharp hand plane. This second video explores David's techniques for hand planing.
Should you dye your piece or stain it? Choosing a color to stain or dye your project is the easy part of the process. It is just as important to know what type of product will be best to use. Oil? Solvent? Dye? Water? …..and what’s the difference between them? How do you tell the difference? Once that is decided, what is the best application technique? Charles takes you through this process and, in his simplistic style, answers these questions.
Season 5 Episode 3 - Baby Cradle: Roy takes us into the shop to finish up a pilgrim-style oak cradle that he started, but never finished, reviewing the “tricky” parts necessary to create the whole project. Season 5 Episode 12 - Secrets From the Cabinet Shop: Roy travels back to visit with master cabinetmaker Mack Headley at the Anthony Hay shop at Colonial Williamsburg. He shares some of the secrets that were standard fare for 18th century American woodworking.
“An exception to every rule”. So says professional woodworker Charles Neil. In this video Charles goes over some special finishing techniques, such as grain filling, pour on finishes, and other tips for those special situations where an ordinary finsih won’t do.
Wipe or brush? In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil goes in depth with wiping finishes, such as oils and gels. He also gives the ins and outs of using shellac, how to mix and how to apply. Included as well are brushed on finishes and what to look for when choosing a hand applied finish
In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil reviews the different types of final finish to use on your project. Different top coats give different results. For example, does the finish need to be tough? Does it need to be gloss or satin? How do you determine which is right for your project? The video also shows different techniques in spraying the top coat for final protection.
In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil tells you all about spray techniques and demonstrates how he sprays. The actual art of spraying is something you must get the feel for, but he arms you with the basic information you need so you know where to begin.