Well, technically my new Hand Saw Foundations course has been live for several months, but it hasn’t been complete. However, I’m now happy to say that the course is 100% finished. If you are interested in checking this course out you can find it here.
The course includes three downloadable files for your reference and over 4 hours and 40 minutes of video, broken up into 25 video “chapters” so that you can watch in small bites and easily pick up where you left off, or go back to review certain topics. In the course I cover everything from the different types of hand saws, what you get for your money when you buy old vs. new hand saws, how to sharpen rip and crosscut hand saws and set them up to track dead straight, how to saw straight and true, the different classes of saw cuts, how to build a pair of bench hooks using only layout tools and saws, and how to build a Shaker style bench using little more than layout tools and saws.
This course is the culmination of many months of work and several years of teaching classes. As a result, there’s a whole lot of information covered within these videos. When I teach this class in a traditional, in-person classroom setting, it is a two day class costing $400. In video form, you get the same information, for 1/8 of the classroom cost, and you can repeat the course as many times as you want for that price.
So please take a look at the course curriculum here, and check out the free preview videos (the ones with the green eye icon next to them). Also, if you know of other woodworkers that might be interested in the course, please pass the link along to them. I know there are plenty of folks that would love to take a course like this, I just need to get the word out to them!