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UPDATE: Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varjucomments (73) October 10th, 2013 in blogs
Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varju
Passion for Wood, 2013.
$79.95 Cdn; 6 hrs, 3 mins
TomComputer won a set of these DVDs. His comment was chosen at random.
Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives is the latest DVD from Hendrik Varju and as with all his others (12 in all) it covers a lot of ground. Varju's very first DVD was Jointer and Planer Secrets (2007) and it provided lots of info on the use of jointers and planers and how to mill difficult stock. However, it did not cover maintenance, knife removal, installation, set-up and honing. This latest DVD does.
The DVD starts with jointer and planer knives that just came back from a sharpening service. Varju shows that the large nicks have been removed but sometimes the level of grinding might have room for improvement. He shows you how to hone the blades to a higher degree of sharpness. Another chapter explains the proper relationship between the jointer bed and the height of the knives. The DVD then covers the cleaning and maintenance of the machines and goes into a very detailed chapter about installing jointer knives. The "bonus footage" included is about sharpening the blades while they are still on the cutterhead. Varju wrote an article for Fine Woodworking on the subject, "Sharpen Jointer Knives in Place" FWW # 224, Feb 2012 and provided an online extra, "Sharpening Jig for Planer Knives" but seeing the jigs in action is an added bonus,
At a little over 6 hours, Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives provides a lot of important information, and as in his other DVDs you'll learn the techniques in real time. Varju doesn't cut out important steps so it's like having "Private Woodworking Instruction in a Box".
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