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Rob's line of instructional DVDs includes such titles as: The Wood-Hinge Box, Mastering the Dovetail Saw, Hand-Cut Mortise and Tenon, The Alan Peters Approach, Drawer Making - the Professional Approach, Hand-Cut Dovetails, Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails, Hand Planing and Sharpening, and Rough to Ready. Rob Cosman is your authorized dealer of top-quality Auriou rasps and rifflers, as well as his own line of RC Jigs. He's also your authorized Canadian dealer for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Canada.
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All Rob Cosman DVDs - by Series

“Please understand that we do not receive income from DVD rentals or downloads. If you enjoy learning woodworking techniques from DVDs, please support the production of future releases by purchasing your own DVD copy, instead of renting or downloading. Thanks!”
– Rob

Technique Series DVDs
"Hand Cut Dovetails, the Rob Cosman Approach"

  • Introduction and why another Dovetail DVD
  • Rob cuts the joint using his new method in real "shop time"
  • Tool overview, why some work better than others and buying advice
  • The one on one workshop, Rob coaches Dave through his first ever hand cut dovetail using the "New" method
  • Results speak louder than words!

This is our first production with a real student being taught on camera. Dave represents the average student I have attending my workshops and since he has never cut the joint before, it was a perfect setting to introduce my new technique. If you have yet to master the hand cut dovetail, this video will get you where you want to be.

$19.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

2hrs 30 mins

"Hand Planes with Rob Cosman"

"Hand Planes" with Rob Cosman address the following;

  • which planes (1 thru 8) do I need?
  • do new planes need flattening and how do I tell?
  • do I need to "tune up" a new plane?
  • how do I quickly sharpen blades?
  • which stones are best?
  • why adjust the throat?
  • how do I keep edges square?
  • how best to hold a plane?
  • how do I plane end grain?
  • how is a shooting board used?
  • how do I make a shooting board?
  • what about block planes?

This 90 minute dvd is designed to help you get your new plane from the box to the bench in minutes!
This is our first in-house production, we plan to produce a lot more covering narrow topics too costly for professional production. While the video/audio quality is not as good as my other dvds, we think you will find great value in the content and at these much lower prices.

$19.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

90 minutes

"The Great Hand Plane Revival"

The Great Hand Plane Revival - Bench-side instruction on tuning, sharpening and using your grandfather’s old plane!

The Great Hand Plane Revival Contains:

  • Four efficient, quiet, safe and relaxing reasons to use a hand plane.
  • The five contact points on a plane and how
  • Its all about the thick IBC/Cosman improved blade/breaker combination.
  • How to rework your plane without upsetting Gramp!
  • Learn how training wheels teach free hand sharpening.
  • Bench grinder basics for accuracy and safety
  • Plane back preparation in 40 seconds with the Charlesworth ruler trick.
  • Hand planing techinques that all but eliminate sanding.

Included on this DVD: The Great Hand Plane Revival Shop Notes in pdf format.

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

91 minutes

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"Hand-Cut Dovetails - Technique Series #1 - SOLD OUT"

This DVD is SOLD OUT!

This title is only available at Rob's DVD Collection On Demand

Bench-side instruction on cutting "through-dovetails", from tool selection to assembly. This is the dvd that started it all. With the continued success of "Hand-Cut Dovetails" Rob has gone on to make numerous instructional dvds. His methods and teaching style have helped thousands learn how to cut what many consider the crown jewel of woodworking, the dovetail. This dvd with its close up photography will teach you the nitty gritty of how it is done. Rob practises and teaches "saw cut to saw cut" joinery, using the sawn surface as the final surface. "Hand Cut Dovetails" is a precursor to "Advanced Hand Cut Dovetails" and "Drawer Making".

This DVD is SOLD OUT!

$22.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

45 Minutes

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"Hand Planing & Sharpening - Technique Series #2"

Bench-side instruction on sharpening and using hand planes. Rob walks you through the sharpening and use of four basic shop hand planes, the block, the smoother, the jointer and the rabbet plane. Each is explained and demonstrated for its intended use. The basics of water stone sharpening is taught with a bonus segment using the Charlesworth ruler trick to speed up the process. As an option to restoring old planes this dvd is intended to teach how to get the most from sharpening and using high quality new planes.

$22.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

45 Minutes

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"Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails - Technique Series #3"

Bench-side instruction on hand-cutting hounds tooth, half-blind and mitered edge dovetails. Building on "Hand Cut Dovetails" Rob takes you through the more difficult variations of the joint one step at a time, each thoroughly explained as it is demonstrated. An additional camera was used in this dvd to provide even closer shots of what was happening at the "cutting edge". Rob introduces some custom tools he has found to make the job easier and faster. "Advanced Hand Cut Dovetails" is a precursor to "Drawer Making".

See also the Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails TS#3 and Fret Saw Set

$22.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

60 Minutes

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"Rough to Ready - Technique Series #4"

Bench side instruction on dimensioning lumber from rough to smooth. Rob teaches how to get a great workout and a flat board to boot! While you may or may not wish to dimension all your lumber by hand, knowing how is a valuable skill for when power tools are not an option. Rob walks you through the importance of getting the first face flat so the reference face will be as accurate as needed. Using a collection of hand planes and demonstrating how to sharpen the less common ones, Rob takes a piece of rough Mahogany through the paces of becoming straight, flat and true on all six surfaces. Sweat guaranteed!

$22.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

45 Minutes

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"Drawer Making - the Professional Approach - Technique Series #5"

Bench-side instruction on making piston fit drawers. This is Robs forte, making properly fit dovetailed drawers. Rob teaches time tested methods of making drawers that move with piston like precision. From preparing the carcass to factoring in seasonal movement this dvd teaches you how to gain this hallmark of craftsmanship. Building on his previous instructional dvds Rob adds tips that he has since gained from teaching hundreds of students how to cut joints and sharpen tools. This dvd was filmed using five cameras to ensure the best possible angle for the viewer. Double DVD Set.

$37.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

2 Hours 15 Minutes

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"Hand-Cut Mortise and Tenon - Technique Series #6"

Bench-side instruction on hand cutting the mortise and tenon and the through wedged tenon. Rob guides you through the process of executing the joint with hand tools. Using a mortise chisel and mallet for the mortise and a tenon and a carcass saw for the tenon, Rob teaches the concept of being able to assemble the joint from these tools. He also covers using the bench hook, shooting board, layout tools and how to sharpen you tenon saw and chisels. Knowing how to cut this joint is essential. Double DVD Set

$37.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

2 Hours 10 Minutes

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"Scraping Wood - Technique Series #8"

Scraping Wood - Bench side instruction on tuning, sharpening and using scraping tools.  This is perhaps one of the most anticipated DVDs Rob has made.  Many people own scraping tools but don't know how to use them and the "how to" information is scarce.  This DVD will teach you how to sharpen and use card scrapers, cabinet scrapers and scraper planes.  In a step-by-step fashion Rob will carefully walk you through explaining and demonstrating along the way.  With figured wood, scraping can be the most efficient way to process and prepare the surface.  Without the cost, dust and noise of power sanding, removing a sub one thou shaving from figured wood can be as much fun as the finished product.  Over 1 1/2 hours of personal instruction from the bench of one of today's leading hand tool coaches.  Enjoy!

*Recorded in widescreen format - still playable on standard definition screens.

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

1 hour, 30+ minutes

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"Bench Chisels - Technique Series #9"

This will probably be one of the most beneficial hours you have spent learning woodwork. Chisels are such a fundamental and useful tool and yet when not properly sharpened they are useless and dangerous. Rob covers all the important stuff, from knowing what to buy, how to prepare the back, how to properly grind the bevel and how to hone to sharp in under 20 seconds. There are working tips on marking gauges, mallets and alternative sharpening stones. It is all here, come learn from the best!

$22.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

approx. 60 minutes

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"Hand-Cut Dovetails 2.0 - Technique Series #10"

Since my first dovetail video 10 years ago I have personally coached over 2500 folks how to hand cut dovetails! That is a lot of pins, tails and experience. In this new video I give you;

  • A confidence building real time joint, you will get this quick!
  • A detailed discussion on which tools and why right down to my red ball point pen!
  • Lots of practice exercises to help develop dovetail saw, chisel, marking gauge and fret saw proficiency
  • Precise repair procedures using the saw instead of the chisel

A step by step dovetail joint from shooting board to final clean up with the plane. This Video will give you the motivation and confidence to hand cut dovetails, I have taught thousands and I can teach you!

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

127 minutes

"Hand-Cut Dovetails Set"

This set includes Rob Cosman's Hand-Cut Dovetails 2.0 DVD and the NEW Hand-Cut Dovetails Shop Copy manual. The coil-bound Shop Copy manual is designed to go right into the workshop with you!

NOTE - Please indicate in the "Comments" area of the PayPal transaction if you would like your Shop Copy manual signed by Rob!

$49.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

"Rob Cosman's Dovetail Degree"

This is Rob's ultimate collection of instruction in the dovetail joint. The Dovetail Degree includes 3 DVDs: Hand-Cut Dovetails 2.0, Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails and the new release "Bench Chisels". This new dvd will coach you thru the preparation, sharpening and proper use of the second most important dovetail tool, the chisel. Also included is Rob's "Hand Cut Dovetails - Shop Copy" book. This coil-bound book features step-by-step captioned photographs to coach you through the dovetail joint. Get your Dovetail Degree now and save $10!

NOTE - Please indicate in the "Comments" area of the PayPal transaction if you would like your Shop Copy manual signed by Rob!  

$89.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

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Master Craftsman Series DVDs

"Making Shaker Oval Boxes - Master Craftsman Series"

Making Shaker Oval Boxes - Bench side instruction on making Shaker oval boxes, trays and carriers.  At the start Rob joins Brent at his shop in Bloomfield, NB for a peek at how they mass-produce the boxes then its back to Robs shop for an in-depth step-by-step lesson on making the traditional Shaker oval box.  The video moves smoothly from step to step teaching you time saving tips along the way.  With a beautiful box the end result, this DVD is sure to motivate you to get into the shop.  Rob and Brent demonstrate the power tool and hand tool ways of completing each task.  You can get a jump-start by ordering the kit of parts all ready to go from the "Tools/Shaker Oval Boxes Kits" page.  Enjoy this exciting project DVD!

*Recorded in widescreen format - still playable on standard definition screens.

Shipping September 2008!

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

1 hour, 25 minutes

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"Woodcarving #1 Sharpening Techniques"

Bench side instruction on how to make a gouge do more than you may have thought possible.  Chris starts with a new tool and thoughtfully walks you through all the steps of preparation to finally achieve that desired cutting edge.  You are guided through the maze of available chisels, Chris answers the how's and whys and suggests where to start when it comes to acquiring tools.  Included in this dvd are a few of the practices Chris was taught during his apprenticeship that are not widely known yet I consider revolutionary as per sharpening a gouge. Chris is an excellent teacher and I think the format we used will make learning the material easy! Enjoy!

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

1hr 52 min

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"Woodcarving #2, Letter Carving"

Woodcarving #2, Letter Carving, with Chris Pye   This dvd is 1 1/2 hours long and teaches the fundamentals of incising letters.  Chris taught me to do this and it was easier than I thought.  Logically broken down to manageable steps Chris takes the viewer to success.  Intended to teach the furniture maker how to carve it will also help the seasoned carver to learn some of Chris's techniques.

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

1 Hour, 30 Minutes

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"Woodcarving #3, Ornamental Carving"

Over 2 hours of expert instruction in carving an attractive and adaptable leaf decoration. The 2 disk DVD also highlights holding and using woodcarving tools correctly and efficiently. Fundamental woodcarving cuts: running, stabbing, sliding and sweeping!

$37.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

2 Hours, 9 Minutes

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"Woodcarving with Chris Pye 3 DVD Series"

This is the 3 DVD set of Woodcarving with Chris Pye Series.

Save $10 over purchasing individually!

For individual DVD descriptions, see below.

$89.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

5 Hours, 32 Minutes Total

"The Alan Peters Approach"

Rob visits with master craftsman Alan Peters in his Somerset, England workshop for a look at one of the most creative craftsman of the past century. Alan's apprenticeship took place in a commercial shop that operated with out electricity. His skill with hand tools is unmatched as is his ability to design functional furniture. Alan is a living link to the much celebrated arts and crafts movement of the early 20th century.

$22.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

53 Minutes

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Projects Series DVDs

"The Wood-Hinge Box"

Bench side instruction on turning bits to boxes. Rob shows you how to make the jigs to turn "would be" scraps into beautiful wood hinged boxes. Using a combination of hand and power tools Rob walks you through the building processes using precision and speed. Emphasis is placed on constructing the concealed wood hinge with options shown on completing the most difficult tasks. This is the first in a new series of project dvds.

See also the Wood-Hinge Box DVD and Jig Set

$29.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

1hr 45 min

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The Total Package - All 17 DVDs!

"The Total Package - All Rob's DVDs"

This is the Total Package!
You get ALL of Rob Cosman's current DVD titles for one price. If bought separately, these 17 DVDs would cost over $630.00.

In this package deal you receive:

  1. "The Great Hand Plane Revival"
  2. "Hand Planes with Rob Cosman"
  3. "Hand-Cut Dovetails - Technique Series #1"
  4. "Hand Planing & Sharpening - Technique Series #2"
  5. "Advanced Hand-Cut Dovetails - Technique Series #3"
  6. "Rough to Ready - Technique Series #4"
  7. "Drawer Making - the Professional Approach - Technique Series #5"
  8. "Hand-Cut Mortise and Tenon - Technique Series #6"
  9. "Scraping Wood - Technique Series #8"
  10. "Bench Chisels - Technique Series #9"
  11. "Hand-Cut Dovetails 2.0 - Technique Series #10"
  12. "Making Shaker Oval Boxes - Master Craftsman Series"
  13. "Woodcarving #1 Sharpening Techniques"
  14. "Woodcarving #2, Letter Carving"
  15. "Woodcarving #3, Ornamental Carving"
  16. "The Alan Peters Approach"
  17. "The Wood-Hinge Box"

$399.95 USD plus shipping and applicable tax. View shipping rates table.

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