The Way to Woodwork DVD Series
|Mastering the Table Saw
Learn to safely and confidently operate the most important tool in your workshop: the table saw. Our experts teach everything, from the basics of ripping and crosscutting, working up to more advanced techniques. You'll also discover how jigs add versatility, safety and accuracy to your table saw. Expert or rookie, this DVD has something for every woodworker.
And to make this DVD even more useful and practical, our experts take what they've just taught you, and put those techniques to work building a classic Arts & Crafts Nightstand made entirely on the table saw.
Rob Johnstone: With over 35 years of woodworking experience, 17 of them with Woodworker's Journal, Rob is a trusted name in the woodworking industry. His humor and easy-going style lend themselves to explaining woodworking in a way that respects the learner and elevates the craft.
JoAnne Liebeler: For over 25 years, JoAnne (JoJo) Liebeler has been dispensing advice about home improvement on television and video. As a host and producer of TV shows such as Hometime, Home Savvy and Passport to Design, she has a zest for learning about new tools, techniques, products and best practices.
Woodworking's Critical Path
Whether you're a woodworking beginner or someone with advanced skills, the three-DVD series "The Way to Woodwork" will help you step up to the next level. You'll gain knowledge and skills for specific joinery and construction techniques with both hand and machine cutting, and put them into practice with specific projects included on the DVDs. Most importantly, though, you'll get comprehensive woodworking instruction that applies to any piece of furniture you might want to build.
Woodworkers Ian Kirby, trained as a master in the British Arts and Crafts tradition, and LiLi Jackson walk you through skills, design, mock-ups and projects on the DVDs in an accessible manner that introduces you to the methodology behind this tradition -- and lets you put it to use in your own shop. From designing to completing a project, you'll be able to follow the "Critical Path" of woodworking, thanks to their clear and competent instruction.
With over 50 years of experience as a master woodworker, educator and
trained designer, Ian is uniquely qualified to teach woodworking. His
blended skills as an educator and a master woodworker combine to make
this DVD a remarkable achievement.
A woodworker who has studied at many of the top woodworking schools in
the country, LiLi grew up in the Rockler family business — Rockler
Woodworking and Hardware. LiLi brings all of her unique experience to
bear in these DVDs.
The series is available by individual episode (Volume I: Essential Starters, Volume II: Building on Basics, and Volume III: Advancing Your Skills or as a complete 3-volume set.
The concepts from the DVD series are covered in significant detail as supporting lessons in the Way to Woodwork section of this site.
Step-by-Step to a Perfect Finish
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced finisher, you’ll find a wealth of must-have information in this DVD. It’s based on the “Finishing Flow Chart,” a step-by-step process that guides you seamlessly through the finishing experience.
You’ll learn which steps to take and which to omit to create any finish, simple or complex, as well as what materials to use and exactly how to use them. It’s both a guide and a course on the path to a perfect finish every time.
Michael Dresdner: With over 40 years of experience, Michael is a nationally known finishing expert and the author of four books and four videos on the subject. He has taught and lectured extensively and has written thousands of articles, and is a long-time contributor to Woodworker’s Journal magazine.
JoAnne Liebeler: For over 25 years, JoAnne (JoJo) Liebeler has been dispensing advice about home improvement on television and video. As a host and producer of TV shows such as Hometime, Home Savvy, and Passport to Design, she has a zest for learning about new tools, techniques, products and best practices.
The concepts from the DVD series are covered in significant detail as supporting lessons in the Finishing 101 section of this site.
You can purchase this Way to Woodwork DVD here.