Mark ( on October 27th, 2008

This post is the first in a series of DVD reviews that I will be doing here at the blog.  I am working with SmartFlix to help them develop a curriculum of instructional DVD’s for hand tool work in the woodshop. If you do not know about SmartFlix, take a look at my recent post […]

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Mark ( on October 8th, 2008

Building on the first post in this series, it’s time to explore Graham Blackburn’s second pillar of design: Construction.  When one thinks of construction in woodworking, the first thought is inevitably joinery.  While joinery is definitely one element of the construction of a piece of furniture, as you might expect, there’s more to the equation. […]

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Mark ( on October 6th, 2008

You may or may not have heard of SmartFlix before.  However, if you enjoy instructional DVD’s about woodworking, woodturning and/or many other subjects, you should definitely check it out. SmartFlix is a DVD rental service much like NetFlix is for movies.  The difference is that SmartFlix rents harder to find DVD’s relating to specialty arts […]

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