Video: Technique Series #04: Rough to Ready
This video provides bench side instruction on dimensioning lumber from rough to smooth. Rob teaches you how get a board straight, flat, and true on all six surfaces with only hand tools. While you may not wish to dimension all your lumber by hand, knowing how to 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 accurate. Using a collection of hand planes and demonstrating how to sharpen the less common ones, Rob demonstrates dimensioning on a piece of rough Mahogany.
Running Time: 47 minutes
Available as a single DVD or as on demand streaming
Amazing Craftsmanship Insights in Easy to Understand Presentations
Simply amazing - Rob went through working hand planes on rough wood in step by step detail with visual examples making it very easy to understand the process of going from completely rough wood to a finished square on all sides piece ready for use in a project. I had a physics teacher in college who would the class he would solve any problem in the book without the teacher's manual in front of the class saying he could get stuck just like any of the students but he would work through it in real-time always arriving at the answer. Rob is the woodworking equivalent of that physics teacher and that’s what I like about his DVD’s and his YouTube videos - he works through woodowrking issues as they surface showing you how to solve real-world problems in ways that make woodworking fun and enjoyable.
There has always been for me a connection in your style of teaching and the building of my confidence and understanding. I was buying your dovetail tapes when only available on VHS and quickly up graded when DVD’s became available. Please keep up the great work.
Not had chance to watch it yet
Just finished a week of training at Acland and Waters furniture school in the Lake District UK . This is down to being inspired by Rob and the team , would love to travel to Canada , to meet you all maybe in the future.