I am a furniture designer and maker at Refined Edge Design and discovered a passion for working with wood at an early age. I currently follow my passion and craft of designing and creating furniture. As a woodworker and furniture maker, I have accumulated over twenty years of expertise in working with wood. I studied at a fine furniture school to further my furniture making and woodworking skills and enjoy challenging myself with new techniques and processes. My furniture studio has a mix of hand tools, machinery and power tools. My emphasis is on a hybrid use of both hand tools and power tools and the processes to make this more efficient. Over the past years, my award winning furniture has been featured in the following books: Studio Furniture: Today's Leading Woodworkers, Wood Art Today 2, 500 Cabinets as well as Fine Woodworking Magazine and various international magazines. Most recently I have been nominated as a Finalist for a NICHE 2013 Award. I currently operate my furniture design studio in a country setting outside Ottawa, Ontario where I teach woodworking skills as well as designing and creating fine furniture.
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The Woodworking Course is composed of individual lectures on hand tools, power tools, machinery, joinery as well as finishing and veneering. The Online Woodworking Class is self-paced and can be completed at your speed. Lectures can be completed individually or in sequence. Each lecture ranges from 5 to 20 minutes in length for a combined total of over 5 hours of instruction. Interactive quiz at the end of each section. Now quickly learn to make your own wood projects and furniture! Use your new knowledge to make furniture you can sell. A WoodSkills certificate is issued upon completion of the course. The Woodworking Course price will increase to $79 in 2015.
A video lecture on rulers and squares. How to effectively use measuring tools to improve your woodworking. Precision and accuracy will improve the fit of furniture components.
A video lecture on the various portable power tools commonly used in a woodworking shop. What to look for in small power tools.
A video lecture on both the jointer and thickness planer. How to use these two machines to dramatically increase productivity in your woodworking. A discussion of the components of these two machines and sequences on how to use them correctly.
A video lecture on how to apply stain to wood. How to pore fill wood. When to pore fill wood and the differences in stains are covered in this video lecture. Finishing can make or break a project!
I'm an amateur woodworker who has used many of the tools covered in this course. I never really knew what they were or understood their full application. Thanks to this course I now feel more confident with my woodworking skills.
Although I don't think it's a replacement for shop time. I learned a lot about tools and techniques.
I'm new to woodworking and found the course to be very valuable and informative. I would recommend this course.
Very thorough and informative in the teaching and materials.
I followed the course, completed the quizzes and will do the Veneering section at a later date. I want to put to practice what I have learned about the basics and fundamentals first. On my way to becoming a woodworker.