Hendrik Varju has come out with another DVD. This time it’s about routers. Using Your Router and Router Table Safely covers a lot of ground starting with what features to look for in a router and router table. The DVD provides enough detail so you can build your own router table based on the one Varju uses. You’ll also learn about different router bits, how to rout rabbets and dados, and how to safely deal with climb cutting. At over 8 hours, the DVD 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”.
Woodworkers of every skill level will find something useful in this DVD about the most versatile power tool in the shop. For router expert Pat Warner, the basic idea is to use the router as a “finishing” tool: do all your rough-cutting and hogging with other power tools, then remove the last 1/32 in. of wood with the router, in a clean, surgical stroke.
Far and away the prettiest record Jethro Tull released at least since Thick as a Brick and a special treat for anyone with a fondness for the group's more folk-oriented material. Ian Anderson had moved to the countryside sometime earlier, and it showed in his choice of source material…
The third studio meeting in nearly 17 years between Medeski, Martin & Wood and guitarist John Scofield has no easy referent to their earlier recordings – purposely. This quartet sounds like a real band on Juice, which is a mixed blessing. The positive aspect is that this longtime collaboration creates near instinctive communication. This is a much more inside date, though the rhythmic interplay between bassist Chris Wood and drummer Billy Martin is outstanding throughout.