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Part two of Christopher Scwarz’s “Mastering Hand Tools” series, “Knives, Marking Gauges and Cutting Tools,” is available on our ShopClass site. In it Schwarz gives a thorough explanation on the different kinds of marking tools and their uses for the novice woodworker. Here’s the link to buy it.



Also not to be missed is Paul Henderson’s “Creating Slotted Dovetails.” In this short video, Henderson, a furniture designer with 25 years’ experience, will show you how to create a custom jig for achieving machine-tool precision on complex slotted dovetails. Check out the preview here.

You can purchase a six-month subscription to either video for just $3.99, or take advantage of our promotion and buy a full subscription to the site. The deal gets you six months’ unlimited viewing of all our videos for half price, only $24.99, and locks in the discounted renewal rate for life.

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  • No_Chatter

    I love it! I use it in the shop and in the house with apple tv to watch on the big screen. Actors like Chris, with his mannerisms, look great on the big screen 😉

  • No_Chatter

    Are you sure it’s up there? I don’t see it. Using iPad.

  • FiatBen

    What, pray tell, is the ShopClass site? This is the first I’ve heard of that.


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