Great DVD's - Especially for those just starting out.

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Review by GaryK posted 02-19-2009 01:16 AM 3501 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As one of the prizes for the Winter 2009 contest I received a pair of DVD sets from
Passion for Wood.

I wanted to give them a quick review.

For those just starting out, the DVD set on Jointer and Planer Secrets would be of great value.
The jointer can be a tricky tool to master and Hendrik goes into great detail on the subject.

You can save a lot of money buying rough lumber and this DVD will show you how to make
usable wood from it.

All in all a great 4 1/2 hour, 2 DVD set.

The Table Saw DVD is also very informative. It goes through set-up of the table saw
in very nice detail. Also shown are the basic uses and special cases, like large pieces.

As a bonus Hendrik goes step-by-step through building a crosscut sled. Every aspect
is addressed.

A great almost 10 hour, 5 DVD set.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 02-19-2009 01:24 AM

Thanks for the review, Gary. BTW, congrats again on the win!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-19-2009 02:11 AM

gary i have the Jointer set. A reat purchase. I guess I’ll need to get the table saw one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-19-2009 07:42 AM

Very useful review for the beginners. Congratulations for your double win in the contest. I would like to see one of your projects using only hand tools.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 02-19-2009 01:58 PM

Thanks for the reviews Gary. Was there any information on Lathe? The planer and table saw sounds like some good ones to look at. i’ll have to check out thier web site.

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 05-17-2009 03:31 AM

I have both of these sets. These are truly seminars in a box… I have never seen a DVD go into the amount detail that Hendrik goes into. I can not wait till his next DVD.

5 Stars…Simply excellent.

-- Matt, RI

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#6 posted 05-17-2009 03:35 AM

Thanks Gary, Hendrik is someone new to me,


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#7 posted 07-08-2012 04:57 PM

His dvds are the best out there. A little dry on presentation but the information is unreal. I have three of his sets and they are so informative I take notes and review the information at a pace I can digest. A class would be to quick to grasp this amount of information but wih the dvds you can review any part at any time and at your own pace. Blows all other dvds away in my opinion, and I have many different brands (authors).

-- Bryan, york pa

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