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Online Build Along Sessions: Floating Top Table

Join us for this first Online Build Along Session. Together we will make this Floating Top Coffee Table over 8 weeks. We will meet on Saturday mornings on Zoom at 11am PDT. Classes 1, 3, 5, and 7 are our demonstration sessions and will run two hours in length. There will also be some work time at your bench. Alternating Saturdays we will host 1 hour Q&A sessions at 11am for anything about the project that has come up during the week.

Work at your own bench at your pace and build this great project along with a Master Woodworker. You will learn a ton about joinery, construction methods, assembly, and finishes. Discover ways to enhance your design just by how you mill up your lumber. Get tricks and tips on mortise and tenon joinery. Learn the difference between a good fit or what epoxy is used for.

Invest in something important. Invest in your education.

Online Mastery Program

Please take a moment to listen the current podcast of It’s Wood with Daniel Carter. In it Gary and Daniel discuss the new Online Mastery Program starting this January. Here’s the link to It’s Wood.


And don’t forget to check out the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast. Another discussion with Gary and the fellas about a variety of topics.

MWA site.

A few comments about our Online Lectures and Workshops.

“I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for the class this week. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot! Hoping to sign up for another one soon. This morning I threw a Hock blade and breaker in my Bailey #4. Wow, you weren’t kidding about the difference. It’s a whole new tool now.” Zach

” I loved the inlay class, and was amazed how quickly those skills could be learned in the online format.” Colin R.

” I appreciated the “close up” photos that you showed a couple times during the 5 machines episode. I especially like your insights and tips. Keep them up!” John K.

“This was my first virtual Woodworking class and I had my doubts as to how it would work out. I was pleasantly surprised that the class was interesting and useful, well worth the time and 25 bucks. Also, good to have a look inside your shop.” Dale T.

“I wanted to give a personal thank you to Gary and everyone involved in the hand planes webinar. I was learning and smiling the whole way through. Truly an amazing job!” Casey T.

“Thank you Gary for the fine session. I really enjoyed it. I thought the online training via Zoom really went well, like I had a front row seat. I love hand planes and learned some good tips last night. Your use of props was good and like I said, I found it very informative and organized. You know your stuff.” Rick W.

Join Gary on a Question & Answer Session on YouTube

Methods for Taming Tear Out

Gary answers a reader and student’s question about taming tear out by changing the angle on a chip breaker. Sometimes you have to also adjust your hand plane to accommodate this modification. Change your plane’s frog position, file a wider mouth opening or file the chip breaker to adjust to the blade better.

Watch it here