No BS Woodworking Episode 2 – Basic tools for making furniture

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The second, and last, free episode of No BS Woodworking with Chuck Bender. To continue seeing the weekly episodes of No BS Woodworking, go to acanthus.com and register for one of the membership levels that allows you to watch the show each week.
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  • Ricky P
    May 30, 2016

    Thanks Charles, this video is exactly what i've been searching for. Loved the into about the better half. Duly Noted, your a legend mate.

  • InformationIsTheEdge
    May 31, 2016

    Go have lunch, come back and if the board is still flat, you've gotten lucky.  Excellent points.  I often wondered if getting the plane super flat was like building a puzzle, a great challenge but not really necessary.  That was my answer.  Thanks Chuck!  Great video!

  • Stephen Brockhoff
    May 31, 2016

    Great info for a beginner like me.  I couldn't afford, or justify to myself trying to afford a top end cabinet saw.  I got 18 month terms on a ridgid hybrid saw which brings it to less than $30 a month.  That's affordable!  There are definitely options out there for beginners and budget minded craftspeople.  Lucky for me my wife is a sharp shopper and when I told her I wanted a table saw, her response was, "hell yeah! let's get one".  I'm a lucky dude.  I just finished my first real project of about a dozen kitchen cabinet doors, and this saw made excellent grooves for the floating panel and very precise tenons on the rails.  Thanks for such a great video Chuck.  

  • Geoff Bembridge
    May 31, 2016

    Nice video Chuck. Keep'm coming.

  • WithTheLight1111
    May 31, 2016

    better half..

  • Terry Pullen
    May 31, 2016

    I really enjoyed this video, it is full of great advice.  One thing I don't hear very often on these videos is the need (specially for beginners) to be consistent in your methods.  For example Charles say's sharpen your tools and he doesn't care how.  That's right on advice, but I would quickly add that you should pick a method and stick with it.  Don't skip around, create a sharpening station and always use that station.  Much of sharpening is repetition so if you always stand at the same bench and use the same sharpening system you will quickly develop the muscle memory and confidence required to get tools sharp, fast.  Start simple and be consistent. 

  • Julius McKnight
    May 31, 2016

    i am a beginner but i really like your info

  • sumanto eko
    May 31, 2016

    I like your style

  • WonderfulHome.net
    May 31, 2016

    looked at your site and was amazed at some of your projects! Great job!

  • deezynar
    May 31, 2016

    Your selection of hand tools is good but there are several more tools that a person really needs to get started – a drill and drill bits – a variety of clamps – a turning saw for curves – a bench with a vice – sharpening stones – a couple screwdrivers – a countersink – a hammer – nail sets – a framing square – a few files & rasps – a sanding block & some sandpaper. Throw in a benchtop table saw & a router and you can do some real work.

  • Aaron Ionta
    May 31, 2016

    Great Instructional video Thanks for not advocating expensive name brands

    You really show that is can be done with what I have

    Aaron

  • Bunker Funker
    May 31, 2016

    me and my dad have a big woodshop with alot of wood and wood tools

  • TheJimsock
    May 31, 2016

    Love the BS flag. I think it would be more effective if it was brown. 🙂

  • MrYamahaRaptor700
    May 31, 2016

    Good Video!

  • MrMeanderthal
    May 31, 2016

    the three tools I use the most are.. Starrett combination square, LA block plane, 1-1/4" crank neck chisel..

  • Charles Bender
    May 31, 2016

    Robert,

    There's lots of information available for free on woodworking forums like Lumberjocks and Woodnet. You could also sign up for my weekly show at my website, acanthus.com. There's a monthly plan so the expense is pretty reasonable. You could also check out Popular Woodworking Magazine's website as there's tons of info available there for free as well. And of course you can read my blog, Parings – A Woodworker's Journal, for free as well. It's on my website too.

  • Robert Sandefur
    May 31, 2016

    I'm a beginner and cant afford any classes and I've mad a couple things using strictly mortise and tenon, and dowels. Your videos are great. What would you recommend do to learn other than paying for expensive one day courses?

  • Charles Bender
    May 31, 2016

    @superdav721721 Thanks.To my mind, it's really about what gets you excited about woodworking. I truly believe there are two types of woodworkers: those who are process oriented; and those who are product oriented. Both types are equally good. They just approach it from different points of view. My follow-up blog post to the 2nd episode talks a bit about keeping woodworking fun and relaxing no matter which type of woodworker you are. There'll be more coming on my YouTube channel. Count on it.

  • Dave Bardin
    May 31, 2016

    Chuck I have enjoyed your show very much. Thank you for two informative episodes.
    I am a hybrid woodworker but do most stuff by hand. Planing 20 board feet of popular is my way to go to the gym. But its a hobby to me. I am not making a living from my table saw. At the rate I get stuff done I would starve to death. Thanks again.