- Chris and I haven't really met yet, but ... Review by Craig
... after a few books and this video set, he feels like a good friend whom I've known and learned from for a long time, much like Norm and Roy. Chris is an excellent teacher and the camera work really does capture what you need to see. Also, his speaking voice is clear and easy to understand.
There are some very popular woodworking teachers that ramble on for an hour without really saying much. That's not the case with Chris. His pacing is excellent, he is easy to follow, and he never takes too long to convey his message. Once you have these discs, it becomes really desirable to have a protected flat screen monitor and DVD player in the shop.
(Posted on 1/16/14)
- I like it and want more Review by Jim
I have been a power tool guy that has owned hand tools for years and years. The video delivers as promised…. Incorporate the techniques into your woodworking and you will add more precision into your work and perhaps be amazed at the speed you'll pick up. Of course these skills do come with a price tag. Practice and that is a price I am willing to pay. While this presentation does cover the basic hand tools I do hope there are more of these to follow. I ordered the digital download and have watched these videos many times. I have become a better woodworker thanks to them…. I'm ready for more in this seres….
(Posted on 1/14/14)
- Outstanding information and instruction Review by Ted
In the past I spent a lot of time figuring out how to use power tools to make a perfect cut. I had never received in depth training on how to use hand tools. Now I have "new" tools to use to create my projects. I also know how to choose the right hand tool and how to set them up. Thanks Chris. I also enjoyed your humor.
(Posted on 12/13/13)
- excellent primer to hand tool buying and use Review by guy kk
I have got and devoured Chris' book The Anarchists Tool Chest and find that to be (amounst other things) a very aspirational tool guide - where as this DVD gives an excellent intorduction to the tools you NEED (not want) to get started and how to get the best from them. All in all, a great DVD and at ~3hrs long excellent value
(Posted on 7/17/12)