Monday, May 31, 2021
The bandsaw is the safest machine in the workshop, which makes it one of the most dangerous. Often woodworkers opt to center their shop around a bandsaw because they’re considered to be safe and versatile. If you haven’t used a bandsaw much in your woodworking, let Chuck Bender walk you through the basics of how to safely operate this time-honored tool.
The inclusion of CNC machines in the home workshop is one of the fastest growing segments in the woodworking industry. Join Chuck Bender as he sets up, calibrates and begins using a small CNC machine in his shop. With the right machine, and user-friendly software the machine will be up and running in no time.
Although many look at CNC machines as some sort of way to cheat at woodworking, Chuck Bender shows you how you can use one to augment your skills. As an 18th Century furniture maker, Chuck has always tried to strike a balance between the artistry of hand-tool woodworking and including the efficiency of using power tools. Watch and he shows you how to design and execute a small project “on the fly” that supplements his traditional furniture while maintaining his reputation for museum-quality reproductions.
Whether you’re making crown molding for a piece of furniture, adding a decorative detail to a piece of millwork, or making a picture frame, the table saw is the perfect tool to cut clean, accurate miters, bevels and chamfers. Join Chuck Bender as he demonstrates the tricks of the trade for making perfect, accurate miters, bevels and chamfers.
The versatility of the table saw doesn’t shine any better than when it’s put to use making joints. In one form or another, most of those joints involve removing material to create a dado or rabbet. Chuck Bender shows you multiple ways of making these essential woodworking joints.
The table saw is central to many woodworking workshops, and its versatility is unrivaled. What should you look for in a new saw? How should you tune your saw to get straight, accurate cuts? What are the best practices to operate a saw safely? In this seminar, Chuck Bender answers all those questions and many more.
If you’ve taken the three previous seminars on table saws, you probably realize how versatile they are. But if you truly want to get the most out of your saw, there are a few essential shop-made jigs you can use to accomplish more and do it with a greater degree of safety. Chuck Bender shows you his top three essential table saw jigs in this final table saw seminar.
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