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UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju

comments (60) August 3rd, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Photo: Courtesy of Passion for Wood

Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju.
Passion for Wood, 2007.
$64.95 Canadian; 2 DVD set; 4 hrs, 38 mins.

Coming in at a little over 4 hrs, Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju, covers a lot of material. Starting with a discussion on safety, the DVD goes on to explain the difference between a jointer and a planer. And then after 12 more chapters, filmed mostly in real time, you’ll learn everything from milling lumber to glue-ups. In fact, the glue-up chapter is filmed without stopping the camera, so nothing is skipped or glossed over. The entire DVD set is not heavily edited so the details are included. Varju says he covers the what, the how and the why so you’ll understand and remember the processes.

Here’s a link to read a more thorough review by our managing editor, Mark Schofield.

Lucky ocean8535 is the winner! His comment was chosen at random.

Stay tuned for more chances to win other books and DVDs.

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Comments (60)

EdDeep EdDeep writes: I think it will help make Xmas gifts for my grandchildren. If not, I will learn!
Posted: 9:51 am on August 26th

flcracker flcracker writes: I havent seen much on joiner safty, and since I am determained to die with all my fingers I would like to see this video.
Posted: 3:05 am on August 12th

eoinsgaff eoinsgaff writes: Ah, I'm too late I think. How bad?

Posted: 6:07 am on August 6th

eoinsgaff eoinsgaff writes: Hey there, I'd like to be included in this draw. Cheers...
Posted: 6:05 am on August 6th

lsteed lsteed writes: I didn't notice they changed it from a book draw to a video draw -so -sign me up for the video then ... looks like a very informative dvd! Thanks
Posted: 8:57 pm on August 5th

lsteed lsteed writes: Would love to have this book- please sign me up for this draw... Thanks
Posted: 8:54 pm on August 5th

saxoman saxoman writes: Please count me in!
Posted: 4:40 pm on August 3rd

Ardy22 Ardy22 writes: I love doing woodwork and always looking for useful tips
Posted: 4:16 pm on August 3rd

like2play444 like2play444 writes: We're reading books trying to learn for a new project we would like to do. The video sure would be a better learning tool.
Posted: 12:34 pm on August 3rd

Ziggywag Ziggywag writes: This would be perfect for my husband
Posted: 8:23 am on August 3rd

juau4 juau4 writes: Always room to improve...with expert help!
Posted: 11:45 pm on August 2nd

paryjeja paryjeja writes: I would love to have this for my workshop.
Posted: 6:54 pm on August 2nd

Bubba412 Bubba412 writes: I still have a little problem with jointery. This would be a great addition to my shop.
Posted: 6:51 pm on August 1st

BUILDERS695 BUILDERS695 writes: Thanks. This would be great
Posted: 4:58 pm on August 1st

Capella Capella writes: This DVD is just what I need! Pick ME!!!
Posted: 12:47 am on August 1st

sfyates sfyates writes: I'd really like to learn from this DVD. I know a little about planing wood Nothing about glues or glueing. I need to learn to mill lumbar.
Posted: 10:33 pm on July 31st

sunnyview99 sunnyview99 writes: Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 9:26 pm on July 31st

dglitter dglitter writes: My husband will love this-thank you!
Posted: 5:39 pm on July 31st

Sunnyvale Sunnyvale writes: My husband would enjoy this, he loves woodworking
Posted: 1:30 pm on July 31st

jcwnr jcwnr writes: I'm tossing my hat into the ring.
Posted: 11:33 am on July 31st

JohnOSeattle JohnOSeattle writes: Always looking to learn
Posted: 10:18 am on July 31st

wilderness1989 wilderness1989 writes: I want it....PLEASE?
Posted: 8:47 am on July 31st

jjmurray jjmurray writes: It would be nice to win the DVD
Posted: 8:23 am on July 31st

rctalmage rctalmage writes: Recently purchased a jointer and cannot get a straight edge joint. I can really use some help. Thanks for a great opportunity.
Posted: 7:32 am on July 31st

TotalNovice TotalNovice writes: Everyone's a winner baby!!
Posted: 7:03 am on July 31st

DWats DWats writes: Oh yeah, I love it. This is the best way to store info without taking up so much space.
Posted: 5:43 am on July 31st

gclarke.indy gclarke.indy writes: This is definitey the DVD for me.
Posted: 9:42 pm on July 30th

Henning Henning writes: Hi,

I hope to see many great ways to handle snipe - struggling with snipe on my JET combo machine.

Posted: 2:48 pm on July 30th

nu2wood nu2wood writes: Just bought a planer and have read his stuff, winning would be awesome!
Posted: 11:12 pm on July 29th

sebrantley sebrantley writes: I have a joiner and a planer and have used both seldom. Maybe
the DVD will help me use them more.
Posted: 9:10 pm on July 29th

slydogx slydogx writes: Need this one!
Posted: 9:47 pm on July 28th

jldevries jldevries writes: winner?
Posted: 5:29 pm on July 28th

jedgberi jedgberi writes: Pick Me!!!!!
Posted: 1:58 pm on July 28th

ocean8535 ocean8535 writes: I want to know all the jointer and planer secrets!
Posted: 3:34 am on July 28th

jjoiner62 jjoiner62 writes: I'd love to get a copy. Count me in.
Posted: 4:50 pm on July 27th

Jon_Hartford Jon_Hartford writes: Sounds good!
Posted: 12:47 pm on July 27th

Jon_Hartford Jon_Hartford writes:
Posted: 12:47 pm on July 27th

Jon_Hartford Jon_Hartford writes:
Posted: 12:47 pm on July 27th

slydogx slydogx writes: I'm in
Posted: 11:35 am on July 27th

bko bko writes: Count me in too!
Posted: 9:56 am on July 27th

JaredEgg JaredEgg writes: Looks like a great skill building book! Thanks.
Posted: 9:44 am on July 27th

GoYouSalukis GoYouSalukis writes: 4 Hours on Jointers/Planers? Not sure the wife will enjoy, but I can't wait!
Posted: 9:01 am on July 27th

skandic skandic writes: i'll try.
Posted: 7:24 am on July 27th

sjdickey sjdickey writes: Being new to woodworking am always looking to learn more and from those with the mad skills.
Posted: 1:37 am on July 27th

rgdaniel rgdaniel writes: My fellow Canadian does good work, I would love to get this DVD.
Posted: 1:00 am on July 27th

Beckum Beckum writes: Always looking for tips and such!
Posted: 11:38 pm on July 26th

swhitney swhitney writes: Looks like a nice DVD. I listen to Hendrik on Matt's Basement Workshop podcast.
Posted: 11:27 pm on July 26th

Tyblack Tyblack writes: Me too.
Posted: 10:31 pm on July 26th

Brint Brint writes: I'd love to get the video instruction.
Posted: 10:09 pm on July 26th

dancrave dancrave writes: I'm not sure what a jointer or a planer does (or even what a dvd is,) but man I hope i win!

by the way, what is a giveaway?
Posted: 9:39 pm on July 26th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Hendrik is da man! I'd love to have a copy of his DVD.
Posted: 9:36 pm on July 26th

Dave_Dockstader Dave_Dockstader writes: As my woodworking club's librarian, I would love to get this for our library.
Posted: 8:32 pm on July 26th

gmoney gmoney writes: I can appreciate a good dvd!
Posted: 7:12 pm on July 26th

hiposner hiposner writes: Looks like a great video. I am a woodshop teacher and I would love to place it in my highschool / community college woodshop library. Thank you, Hillel Posner
Posted: 6:17 pm on July 26th

XForester XForester writes: Sign me up too!!!
Posted: 5:52 pm on July 26th

nznix nznix writes: This would be a great addition to any library - especially mine
Posted: 5:27 pm on July 26th

granite36 granite36 writes: I'd like to learn more about these tools. Hope I win!
Posted: 3:11 pm on July 26th

hondo hondo writes: I really enjoy Hendrik's presentation style. Hope I'm a winner!
Posted: 3:03 pm on July 26th

baudi baudi writes: Count me in!
Posted: 2:00 pm on July 26th

hypnos hypnos writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 1:21 pm on July 26th

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