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Chris Schwarz Ultimate Digital Collection, Volume 2

By Chris Schwarz

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Discover all things Christopher Schwarz, Volume 2! From how to build an 18th-century Workbench to sharpen and use hand scrapers, this exclusive value pack has it all. Including 6 DVDs, 2 PDF eBooks, a CD, and 4 project or article PDFs you'll learn expert tips and tricks in top-notch instruction from industry favorite Chris Schwarz from mastering hand tools to an in-depth look at workbench design. Claim your ultimate bundle for the best collection of Chris' advice, instruction, and how-tos!

Sawing Fundamentals

Sawing Fundamentals
DVD

Learn to sawing correctly so that you will quickly be able to saw right against or through a knife line, preparing you for dovetails or compound joinery. Learning to saw a straight line is one of the absolute fundamental woodworking skills. It's as important as sharpening, setting up a plane and learning to wield a chisel. In this 57-minute DVD produced by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Christopher Schwarz walks you through the two most fundamental tasks in learning to saw: Choosing the right saw for a particular operation and learning to accurately cut to a line.
RETAIL: $25.00

Super-tune a Handsaw

Super-tune a Handsaw
DVD

Whether your plane is old or new, discover tips that will make it perform with surgical precision. With just a little effort and a couple hours, you can turn any handplane into a super-tuned, high-performance tool. Many woodworkers are looking for a handplane that can be brought back to working life with just a little time and effort - and at a great bargain. This DVD from Christopher Schwarz shows you how to rehab a flea-market find (or soup up a new tool) into a perfectly tuned plane that can handle any task.
RETAIL: $24.99

Handplane Essentials (PDF)

Handplane Essentials (PDF)
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There is no woodworking tool that's more satisfying, quick and precise to use as a handplane. Many woodworkers - both beginners and professionals - are intimidated by choosing the right tool, sharpening its cutter and putting it to use. And that's why Christopher Schwarz wrote this book. "Handplane Essentials" contains everything you need to choose the right tool for your budget and project, take it out of the box, sharpen it and use it successfully. The chapters in this book have been compiled from more than 10 years of the author's writing on the subject of handplanes in magazines, trade journals and blogs.
RETAIL: $34.99

Mastering Hand Tools

Mastering Hand Tools
DVD

Mastering Hand Tools is a 2 disc DVD set that will introduce you to the basic hand tool skills to turn you into a woodworker equally comfortable in either the powered or hand tool world - and offer the best results from each world. Discover the benefits of hand tools including a healthier work environment, fewer jigs and test cuts, and accuracy to within .001". Watch along as Chris offers advice on selecting hand tools, shares tips for set-up and puts the tools to work.
RETAIL: $29.99

Build an 18th-century Workbench

Build an 18th-century Workbench
DVD

One of the most important workbench plans ever published appeared in A.J. Roubo's 18th-century masterwork "L'Art Du Menuisier" (The Art of the Craftsman). Roubo's simple and hulking workbench offers everything that the modern woodworker needs in a bench, whether you use hand tools, power tools or both. Roubo's bench is simpler than almost every other design out there - so it's easy to build - yet it excels at all of the workholding tasks in a woodshop.In this DVD, Christopher Schwarz shows you how to build the Roubo workbench using only hand tools (though you can use power tools if you wish).
RETAIL: $24.99

Build a Sawbench with Christopher Schwarz

Build a Sawbench with Christopher Schwarz
DVD

Build a traditional sawbench as you learn the fundamental hand-tool skills including handsaws, chisels, bench planes, router planes and more. This unique DVD takes you inside one of Christopher Schwarz's most popular woodworking classes. You'll follow along as Chris and 10 students build sawbenches entirely by hand. It's like attending a class with a student's-eye view of the action.
RETAIL: $24.99

Handscrapers: Understanding, Preparing and Using the Ultimate Finishing Tool

Handscrapers: Understanding, Preparing and Using the Ultimate Finishing Tool
DVD

Many woodworkers are flummoxed by how to sharpen and use hand scrapers. In this DVD, Christopher Schwarz brings the lowly hand scraper to life. He clearly shows effective sharpening methods that will help you master the ultimate finishing tool. Scrapers are one of the most misunderstood but useful tools in a woodshop. A scraper in its simplest form is simply a piece of hardened steel that has a small hook on its edge that was created by bending the corner with an even harder rod of steel. But this tool is capable of making tear-out free cuts in hardwoods that no plane (no matter what the price or amount of fettling) is able to manage.
RETAIL: $20.00

Workbenches (PDF)

Workbenches (PDF)
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"Workbenches" shows you not only how to design and build a good-quality, functional workbench, but also how to successfully put the bench to use for all sorts of tasks. "Workbenches" looks at the history of the 18th and 19th century workbench designs and shows how many of their best traits are useful and simpler than modern workbenches. They're also easy to build and work equally well for both power and hand tools. Two classic designs are shown as starting points for discussion, ending with the steps to create custom workbenches, perfect for your particular woodworking style.
RETAIL: $22.99

The Best of Christopher Schwarz CD

The Best of Christopher Schwarz CD
CD

Since 1996, Christopher Schwarz has been writing about hand tools, power tools, workbenches and furniture for Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine.On this CD are his 121 best articles, which cover a wide range of topics, from the failings of fast-speed mortisers to the ancient and almost forgotten technique of drawboring your tenons.
RETAIL: $24.96

Flatten a Workbench (Feb 2008)

Flatten a Workbench (Feb 2008)
Digital Download

A flat workbench surface will make many tasks easier, but what's the best way to achieve that level pristine surface? This step-by-step method using handplanes is easier than using a router, accurate and surprisingly fast.
RETAIL: $1.99

Premium Carcase Saws

Premium Carcase Saws
Digital Download

In this article from Woodworking Magazine, Christopher Schwarz and the magazine staff test six carcase saws from premium makers and give you a history of the saw's use and form - plus what to look for when you buy. A carcase saw is typically 12 to 14 points per inch, filed crosscut and about 10"-14" long, with about 2"-2-1/2" of blade under the back. It was traditionally used for all forms of joinery that would go into cabinetry. Today, this versatile saw is available with different filings for different jobs. This article will help you choose the best saw for your kit.

The Milkman's Workbench

The Milkman's Workbench
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In this recent article from Popular Woodworking Magazine, you'll learn step by step how to build a versatile, full-featured workbench (that's small enough to fit in a full-sized tool chest or hang on your wall) that clamps to any solid surface (a kitchen table or counter, for example) to allow you do a wide variety of work. You can dovetail boards more than 19" in width in its twin-screw vise, pinch boards almost 24" long between its bench dogs and have a solid of worksurface for chopping. It's an excellent bench for the traveling woodworker, or the home woodworker who has little space - and it's simple to make.

A Workholding Renaissance

A Workholding Renaissance
Digital Download

After years of decline, makers of vises and holdfasts have come roaring back with excellent innovations and devices for solid workholding. In this recent article from Popular Woodworking Magazine, Christopher Schwarz takes a look at the best offerings from Lee Valley Tools/Veritas, Benchcrafted, Gramercy Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Hovarter, as well as three traditional wooden bench screws from Big Wood Vise, Lake Erie Toolworks and Evans Wood Screw Co. If you're in the midst of planning or building a workbench, or need to source retrofits for an existing bench, this is an article you won't want to miss.

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Author/Speaker/Editor Chris Schwarz
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Format Collection

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Discover all things Christopher Schwarz, Volume 2! From how to build an 18th-century Workbench to sharpen and use hand scrapers, this exclusive value pack has it all. Including 6 DVDs, 2 PDF eBooks, a CD, and 4 project or article PDFs you'll learn expert tips and tricks in top-notch instruction from industry favorite Chris Schwarz from mastering hand tools to an in-depth look at workbench design. Claim your ultimate bundle for the best collection of Chris' advice, instruction, and how-tos!

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