The Month of Woodworking Shows - All Seminars The Month of Woodworking Shows - All Seminars

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

1. Material & Pen Kit Selection, Drilling Techniques (Wood & Acrylics) 

·        Pen Kit Selection

      o   Taiwan vs China

      o   Single barrel / two barrel pens

·        Wood – stabilized / non-stabilized

·        Acrylic – polyester, acrylic acetate, Alumilite clear, Alumilite White

·        Drilling – Bladecote, Colt Drill Bits, Norseman Drill Bits

      o   Acrylics

            §  Polyester

            §  Acrylic Acetate

            §  Alumilite Clear / Hybrid

            §  Alumilite White Blanks

      o   Wood

            §  Stabilized vs Non-stabilized

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Look inside a log to see its potential and strategize how to break it down into high quality project material.

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

A rundown of available tool options, capabilities and safety considerations, with emphasis on angle grinder attachments.

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

1. Mold Selection & Clear Casting – No Pressure Pot

•    Silicone Molds vs HDPE – high-density polyethylene – high strength to density ratio

•    Tube-in silicone molds vs DogBone / DinoBone

      o    Leaks – plugs 

      o    Silicone Molds are tube specific / DogBone accommodates all     sizes.

      o    Stackable

      o    Cast-A-Blanka System

•    Polyester resin – no pressure pot 

•    Label casting (Fuente labels)

      o    Wrap tube & cast it / demold

      o    Turn & finish a polyester blank with a negative rake carbide tool

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Clean up rough split billets into trued-up blanks using axe and drawknife, with an introduction to the marvelous shavehorse.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

1. Material & Pen Kit Selection, Drilling Techniques (Wood & Acrylics) 

·        Pen Kit Selection

      o   Taiwan vs China

      o   Single barrel / two barrel pens

·        Wood – stabilized / non-stabilized

·        Acrylic – polyester, acrylic acetate, Alumilite clear, Alumilite White

·        Drilling – Bladecote, Colt Drill Bits, Norseman Drill Bits

      o   Acrylics

            §  Polyester

            §  Acrylic Acetate

            §  Alumilite Clear / Hybrid

            §  Alumilite White Blanks

      o   Wood

            §  Stabilized vs Non-stabilized

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Look inside a log to see its potential and strategize how to break it down into high quality project material.

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

A rundown of available tool options, capabilities and safety considerations, with emphasis on angle grinder attachments.

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

1. Mold Selection & Clear Casting – No Pressure Pot

•    Silicone Molds vs HDPE – high-density polyethylene – high strength to density ratio

•    Tube-in silicone molds vs DogBone / DinoBone

      o    Leaks – plugs 

      o    Silicone Molds are tube specific / DogBone accommodates all     sizes.

      o    Stackable

      o    Cast-A-Blanka System

•    Polyester resin – no pressure pot 

•    Label casting (Fuente labels)

      o    Wrap tube & cast it / demold

      o    Turn & finish a polyester blank with a negative rake carbide tool

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Clean up rough split billets into trued-up blanks using axe and drawknife, with an introduction to the marvelous shavehorse.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

2. Gluing Issues 

·        When to use CA Glue vs Epoxy Glue

·        Gluing acrylics – 5 minute epoxy

·        Painting tubes –  

      o   When to paint and what type of paint – When In doubt paint it! 

      o   What type of glue to use

·        CA Glue, 5 minute Epoxy, Wood, Acrylic – Painting tubes

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We head to the grinder for this one and cover everything you need to know about sharpening. Class will demonstrate actual sharpening in real time plus tips and tricks to get the best edge ever.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Without expensive equipment or a big shop, learn how to clean up rough stock into stable blanks that will dry with minimal issues.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

There are many jigs that will increase the versatility and accuracy of your router. I will review some of my favorites including jigs for mortising, dado work and small part work as well as a coping sled and trammel jig.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Most woodworkers are terrified of using stain or dye on their projects. This seminar will dispel the myths and provide a great foundation for applying color without failure. Color, it’s what makes the world beautiful!

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Robert Sorby Tools: The initial turning process is but a start. Once you have roughed in the shape of a turned piece, it is time to refine the form into a pleasing shape. In this seminar, Bradley will share his tips, tricks, and techniques to reveal a beautiful design pleasing to the eye. Refining the figure is a sculptural aspect of woodturning, where we get to bring our design ideas to life.

Alex Snodgrass
Carter Products

Building on Week 1's progress Alex continues his build of a magnetic Bandsaw box.  

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

A few fast, simple projects to illustrate the speed and versatility of powercarving.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the best finish?”. In this seminar I will show you how to apply one of my favorites, true oil-based varnish. We will look at both wipe-on and brush application.

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

2. Clear Label Casting Alumilite Resins & New UV Curing Resin

•    Alumilite Clear & Clear Slow Resins

•    Making Colored Blanks

      o    Mold Release – Stoner / Wax Mold Release / Ultra 4 Mold Release

      o    Alumilite Dyes & Casting Pigments

      o    Block Mold Casting ( shredded credit cards)

•    Turn & finish an Alumilite blank 

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

Need to know how to use a bowl gouge? Want to get the most out of your carbide turning tools? Then this class is for you. We cover many of the basic tools, and some specialty, in this class to get your cutting (or scraping) in the right direction!

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

There are many jigs that will increase the versatility and accuracy of your router. I will review some of my favorites including jigs for mortising, dado work and small part work as well as a coping sled and trammel jig.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Rough shaping and contouring techniques in green and dry wood using only hand tools. It's all about obeying the grain.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

The bandsaw can do far more than simply resaw lumber or cut out the curvy edge of a wall shelf. With the addition of a few shop-made jigs, you’ll be able to do more than you ever imagined with your bandsaw.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: Want to make your resin really pop? Casting resin is like a blank canvas; there are multitudes of ingredients we can add to create genuinely unique resin art! In this seminar, Bradley demonstrates using color tints, pearlescent and iridescent powders, films, glitters, gemstones, and shells, to name just a few. Your only limitation is your imagination. Release your creativity with the information demonstrated in this colorful seminar.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

2. Gluing Issues 

·        When to use CA Glue vs Epoxy Glue

·        Gluing acrylics – 5 minute epoxy

·        Painting tubes –  

      o   When to paint and what type of paint – When In doubt paint it! 

      o   What type of glue to use

·        CA Glue, 5 minute Epoxy, Wood, Acrylic – Painting tubes

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We head to the grinder for this one and cover everything you need to know about sharpening. Class will demonstrate actual sharpening in real time plus tips and tricks to get the best edge ever.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Without expensive equipment or a big shop, learn how to clean up rough stock into stable blanks that will dry with minimal issues.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

There are many jigs that will increase the versatility and accuracy of your router. I will review some of my favorites including jigs for mortising, dado work and small part work as well as a coping sled and trammel jig.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Most woodworkers are terrified of using stain or dye on their projects. This seminar will dispel the myths and provide a great foundation for applying color without failure. Color, it’s what makes the world beautiful!

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Robert Sorby Tools: The initial turning process is but a start. Once you have roughed in the shape of a turned piece, it is time to refine the form into a pleasing shape. In this seminar, Bradley will share his tips, tricks, and techniques to reveal a beautiful design pleasing to the eye. Refining the figure is a sculptural aspect of woodturning, where we get to bring our design ideas to life.

Alex Snodgrass
Carter Products

Building on Week 1's progress Alex continues his build of a magnetic Bandsaw box.  

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

A few fast, simple projects to illustrate the speed and versatility of powercarving.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the best finish?”. In this seminar I will show you how to apply one of my favorites, true oil-based varnish. We will look at both wipe-on and brush application.

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

2. Clear Label Casting Alumilite Resins & New UV Curing Resin

•    Alumilite Clear & Clear Slow Resins

•    Making Colored Blanks

      o    Mold Release – Stoner / Wax Mold Release / Ultra 4 Mold Release

      o    Alumilite Dyes & Casting Pigments

      o    Block Mold Casting ( shredded credit cards)

•    Turn & finish an Alumilite blank 

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

Need to know how to use a bowl gouge? Want to get the most out of your carbide turning tools? Then this class is for you. We cover many of the basic tools, and some specialty, in this class to get your cutting (or scraping) in the right direction!

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

There are many jigs that will increase the versatility and accuracy of your router. I will review some of my favorites including jigs for mortising, dado work and small part work as well as a coping sled and trammel jig.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Rough shaping and contouring techniques in green and dry wood using only hand tools. It's all about obeying the grain.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

The bandsaw can do far more than simply resaw lumber or cut out the curvy edge of a wall shelf. With the addition of a few shop-made jigs, you’ll be able to do more than you ever imagined with your bandsaw.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: Want to make your resin really pop? Casting resin is like a blank canvas; there are multitudes of ingredients we can add to create genuinely unique resin art! In this seminar, Bradley demonstrates using color tints, pearlescent and iridescent powders, films, glitters, gemstones, and shells, to name just a few. Your only limitation is your imagination. Release your creativity with the information demonstrated in this colorful seminar.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

3. Squaring Your Pen Blank

·        Barrel Trimmer Set

      o   When not to use

·        Squaring Jig – demonstrate 5in. Benchtop Disc Sander

·        Turning Tool Selection & Demonstration

      o   High Speed Steel  

      o   Carbide

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

I’ve long felt that a dovetail joint is a mark of craftsmanship. This joint is easy to make using a standard dovetail jig. I’ll show you how to set it up including the tips and techniques needed to produce this beautiful and strong classic joint.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

You’ll learn some great embellishing techniques. Texture, paint, dyes, gilding and reactive metals. Take your turnings to the next level!

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Choosing the right project for your blank vs. choosing the right blank for your project.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Grex Airbrushes: Transforming any ordinary piece of wood into a unique and fantastic piece is quick and easy. In this seminar, Bradley teaches you to utilize simple techniques and materials to add a touch of accent or completely transform your work. He demonstrates the use of textures, airbrushes & stencils, wood dyes & paints, gilding cream, reactive metallic paints, and dry brushing pearlescent powders.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Bringing old woodworking machinery back to life is a great way to fill your shop with great machines for a fraction of what new costs. We will discuss how to determine what tools are worth saving, cover resources for information or parts, and go through the basics of rust removal. I’ll also show you a slick setup tool.

Alex Snodgrass
Carter Products

Building on Week 2's progress Alex continues his build of a magnetic Bandsaw box.  


Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

Putting on the final touches with ease and efficiency.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the real joys of woodworking is being able to surface wood using a hand plane. In this seminar we will discuss how to turn an old Stanley Bailey bench plane into a real treasure.

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

3. Making Hybrid Burl Pen Blanks & Stabilizing Wood

•    Material Selection

      o    Stabilized vs non-stabilized material

      o    Stabilizing Your Wood for hybrid blanks

      o    Mold Selection – single / multiple channels / block

      o    Securing burl to mold

•    Casting your Hybrid

•    Tool Selection 

•    Turning & Finishing a hybrid pen blank

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

I’ve long felt that a dovetail joint is a mark of craftsmanship. This joint is easy to make using a standard dovetail jig. I’ll show you how to set it up including the tips and techniques needed to produce this beautiful and strong classic joint.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

This class will show that you don’t need an engineering degree to use flat stock to create your turning blanks. Tablesaw basics, cutting sleds and simple software can make the entire process easy enough that even I can do it!

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Refining tools and techniques: spokeshaves, rasps, knives, scrapers.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Spiracraft: The turning of resin thought to be difficult and out of reach for many turners, is now quick and easy. Bradley teaches you to use modified conventional tool profiles and readily available carbide cutters to have ribbons of resin smoothly flowing from your lathe during this seminar. Your cast resin will be as smooth as a clean shave after he shares his simple techniques with you.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

3. Squaring Your Pen Blank

·        Barrel Trimmer Set

      o   When not to use

·        Squaring Jig – demonstrate 5in. Benchtop Disc Sander

·        Turning Tool Selection & Demonstration

      o   High Speed Steel  

      o   Carbide

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

I’ve long felt that a dovetail joint is a mark of craftsmanship. This joint is easy to make using a standard dovetail jig. I’ll show you how to set it up including the tips and techniques needed to produce this beautiful and strong classic joint.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

You’ll learn some great embellishing techniques. Texture, paint, dyes, gilding and reactive metals. Take your turnings to the next level!

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Choosing the right project for your blank vs. choosing the right blank for your project.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Grex Airbrushes: Transforming any ordinary piece of wood into a unique and fantastic piece is quick and easy. In this seminar, Bradley teaches you to utilize simple techniques and materials to add a touch of accent or completely transform your work. He demonstrates the use of textures, airbrushes & stencils, wood dyes & paints, gilding cream, reactive metallic paints, and dry brushing pearlescent powders.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Bringing old woodworking machinery back to life is a great way to fill your shop with great machines for a fraction of what new costs. We will discuss how to determine what tools are worth saving, cover resources for information or parts, and go through the basics of rust removal. I’ll also show you a slick setup tool.

Alex Snodgrass
Carter Products

Building on Week 2's progress Alex continues his build of a magnetic Bandsaw box.  

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

Putting on the final touches with ease and efficiency.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the real joys of woodworking is being able to surface wood using a hand plane. In this seminar we will discuss how to turn an old Stanley Bailey bench plane into a real treasure.

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

3. Making Hybrid Burl Pen Blanks & Stabilizing Wood

•    Material Selection

      o    Stabilized vs non-stabilized material

      o    Stabilizing Your Wood for hybrid blanks

      o    Mold Selection – single / multiple channels / block

      o    Securing burl to mold

•    Casting your Hybrid

•    Tool Selection 

•    Turning & Finishing a hybrid pen blank

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

I’ve long felt that a dovetail joint is a mark of craftsmanship. This joint is easy to make using a standard dovetail jig. I’ll show you how to set it up including the tips and techniques needed to produce this beautiful and strong classic joint.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

This class will show that you don’t need an engineering degree to use flat stock to create your turning blanks. Tablesaw basics, cutting sleds and simple software can make the entire process easy enough that even I can do it!

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Refining tools and techniques: spokeshaves, rasps, knives, scrapers.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Spiracraft: The turning of resin thought to be difficult and out of reach for many turners, is now quick and easy. Bradley teaches you to use modified conventional tool profiles and readily available carbide cutters to have ribbons of resin smoothly flowing from your lathe during this seminar. Your cast resin will be as smooth as a clean shave after he shares his simple techniques with you.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

4. Turning, Sanding, Finishing & Assembling Your Pen Blank

·        Turning Acrylic Blanks

      o   What Tools to use

      o   Polyester

      o   Acrylic Acetate / Alumilite

·        Turning Wood Blanks

      o   What tools to use

      o   Stabilized Blank

      o   Non-Stabilized Blank

·        Sanding & Finishing Wood Blanks

      o   Friction Finish

      o   CA Glue Finish

·        Assembling your pen blank

      o   Dis-assembling you pen blank

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

I’ll show you just how easy it is to use hand thread chasing tools. Tips and tricks plus great ways to practice. I’ll also demonstrate a threading jig for quick and accurate repeatable threading.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Fast, efficient carving methods with emphasis on the bandsaw and angle grinder.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

This presentation is project based. I will review and demonstrate the process and bits needed to produce rail and stile joints as well as raised panel inserts that can be used to create impressive doors and drawer fronts.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

There’s lots of confusion about the difference between bevel up or bevel down hand planes and what the angles are all about. We will discuss how the planes work with the wood and the basics of sharpening those bevels.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: You have made it to the finishing stage; now what? Do not miss this seminar! The last step in any project is the application of a finish. Bradley takes you through the steps needed to complete your work with the proper finishing material such as wax, oil, lacquer, or urethane. Most importantly, he teaches you how to finish the finish in that final step to a completed project.

Alex Snodgrass
Carter Products

Building on Week 3's progress Alex finishes his build of a magnetic Bandsaw box. 

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

Powercarving a greenwood bowl or tray from a log, with discussion of tools and wood considerations.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

4. Making Color Pen Blanks

•    Resin Selection

      o    Alumilite Clear or Alumilite White

      o    Polyester Resin

      o    Best dyes to color resin

•    Mold Selection 

•    Turning Alumilite clear resin vs Alumilite White

•    Proper tool selection

•    Finishing techniques for each resin

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We cover basic hand hollowing tools, mini tools and large captive systems. Cuts, angles and how to make successful hollow forms with ease.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

This presentation is project based. I will review and demonstrate the process and bits needed to produce rail and stile joints as well as raised panel inserts that can be used to create impressive doors and drawer fronts.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Finding, evaluating, sharpening, tuning, and maintaining your tools.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Spiracraft: Wrap up your resin turning project with a smooth as glass finish. In this final seminar on resin turning, Bradley teaches you how to achieve the ultimate surface using proper sanding techniques and mild abrasive pastes and compounds. It is a lot easier than you might think!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

4. Turning, Sanding, Finishing & Assembling Your Pen Blank

·        Turning Acrylic Blanks

      o   What Tools to use

      o   Polyester

      o   Acrylic Acetate / Alumilite

·        Turning Wood Blanks

      o   What tools to use

      o   Stabilized Blank

      o   Non-Stabilized Blank

·        Sanding & Finishing Wood Blanks

      o   Friction Finish

      o   CA Glue Finish

·        Assembling your pen blank

      o   Dis-assembling you pen blank

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

I’ll show you just how easy it is to use hand thread chasing tools. Tips and tricks plus great ways to practice. I’ll also demonstrate a threading jig for quick and accurate repeatable threading.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Fast, efficient carving methods with emphasis on the bandsaw and angle grinder.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

This presentation is project based. I will review and demonstrate the process and bits needed to produce rail and stile joints as well as raised panel inserts that can be used to create impressive doors and drawer fronts.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

There’s lots of confusion about the difference between bevel up or bevel down hand planes and what the angles are all about. We will discuss how the planes work with the wood and the basics of sharpening those bevels.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Chroma-Craft: You have made it to the finishing stage; now what? Do not miss this seminar! The last step in any project is the application of a finish. Bradley takes you through the steps needed to complete your work with the proper finishing material such as wax, oil, lacquer, or urethane. Most importantly, he teaches you how to finish the finish in that final step to a completed project.

Alex Snodgrass
Carter Products

Building on Week 3's progress Alex finishes his build of a magnetic Bandsaw box. 

Kathrina Nellis
Bastionhead Woodworks

Powercarving a greenwood bowl or tray from a log, with discussion of tools and wood considerations.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!

Barry Gross
BG Artforms

4. Making Color Pen Blanks

•    Resin Selection

      o    Alumilite Clear or Alumilite White

      o    Polyester Resin

      o    Best dyes to color resin

•    Mold Selection 

•    Turning Alumilite clear resin vs Alumilite White

•    Proper tool selection

•    Finishing techniques for each resin

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log

We cover basic hand hollowing tools, mini tools and large captive systems. Cuts, angles and how to make successful hollow forms with ease.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

This presentation is project based. I will review and demonstrate the process and bits needed to produce rail and stile joints as well as raised panel inserts that can be used to create impressive doors and drawer fronts.

Tracey Cheuvront
Bastionhead Woodworks

Finding, evaluating, sharpening, tuning, and maintaining your tools.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft

Sponsored by Spiracraft: Wrap up your resin turning project with a smooth as glass finish. In this final seminar on resin turning, Bradley teaches you how to achieve the ultimate surface using proper sanding techniques and mild abrasive pastes and compounds. It is a lot easier than you might think!

Monday, May 31, 2021

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine
Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

There’s lots of confusion about the difference between bevel up or bevel down hand planes and what the angles are all about. We will discuss how the planes work with the wood and the basics of sharpening those bevels.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Most woodworkers are terrified of using stain or dye on their projects. This seminar will dispel the myths and provide a great foundation for applying color without failure. Color, it’s what makes the world beautiful!

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine
Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Wood grain can make or break a project. In this seminar we will discuss the different cuts of wood (flat, quarter, rift), how to choose which is appropriate for your project, what EMC is, and how to lay out your parts for best appearance and function.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

I’ve long felt that a dovetail joint is a mark of craftsmanship. This joint is easy to make using a standard dovetail jig. I’ll show you how to set it up including the tips and techniques needed to produce this beautiful and strong classic joint.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine
Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

The bandsaw can do far more than simply resaw lumber or cut out the curvy edge of a wall shelf. With the addition of a few shop-made jigs, you’ll be able to do more than you ever imagined with your bandsaw.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the real joys of woodworking is being able to surface wood using a hand plane. In this seminar we will discuss how to turn an old Stanley Bailey bench plane into a real treasure.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

In this seminar, I will cover router selection and use, a variety of accessories and building a basic set of router bits. This presentation will also include router table use and solutions to common routing problems.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

This presentation is project based. I will review and demonstrate the process and bits needed to produce rail and stile joints as well as raised panel inserts that can be used to create impressive doors and drawer fronts.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Preparing for a finish is the most important aspect of finishing. We will discuss how to properly sand a project and the pitfalls that can turn a great project into a great disaster.

Jim Heavey
WOOD Magazine

There are many jigs that will increase the versatility and accuracy of your router. I will review some of my favorites including jigs for mortising, dado work and small part work as well as a coping sled and trammel jig.

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine
Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Charles Bender
Chuck Bender Woodworking

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.

Bradley McCalister
Spiracraft
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “what is the best finish?”. In this seminar I will show you how to apply one of my favorites, true oil-based varnish. We will look at both wipe-on and brush application.

Jeff Hornung
The Walnut Log
Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

Bringing old woodworking machinery back to life is a great way to fill your shop with great machines for a fraction of what new costs. We will discuss how to determine what tools are worth saving, cover resources for information or parts, and go through the basics of rust removal. I’ll also show you a slick setup tool.