What people are saying about
the MASTERING FINISH CARPENTRY DVD Series
If you've never had the chance to see a live carpentry demonstration by Fine Homebuilding contributing editor, Gary M. Katz, you're missing out. Katz's 'anyone can do this' attitude draws big crowds at trade shows from coast to coast. Katz's popular demonstration on mastering the miter saw is an appropriate choice for his debut DVD.
- Brian Pontolilo, Fine Homebuilding
The DVD was great and I am looking forward to the rest of the series. What I learned in the first program paid for itself with improved efficiency on the job.
- Andrew Brown, Clinton, MS
The crown section of the video will help anyone get a clearer picture on how to handle this
challenging part of our work.
- Gary S. Wilke, Portage, MI
The best money-saving tool that I have ever bought. Keep them coming.
- Stan Forcht, Picton, ON
I have reviewed part 1 and found it to be the best instructional carpentry video ever. Please notify me if any other DVD 's of yours are coming out. Also, if you could recommend any more instructional print or video. I plan to attend a carpentry trade school in the near future, but wish to acquire all the knowledge I can.
- Mark Thomas
Thank you for producing such a great DVD Series. I have been very impressed with the material, as well as the ability for the typical lay person to be taught in a very non threatening fashion (we have started sending it home with our new employees as "home-work", and it is definitely shortening the learning curve).
- Brian G. Johns
"Thanks for the prompt delivery and especially for the excellent miter saw DVD's. They have already more than paid for themselves with the work I did over the weekend! You mention in the DVD that there are other carpentry DVD's that either are available or will be in the near future. I would appreciate some information on how to order these, or maybe be on an E-mail alert list when they do become available? Thanks again for a needed and appreciated product.
- Brian Edwards
I bought your videos because I have my first job of installing crown coming up. Your tips are fantastic! I didn't know how much I didn't know until I watched the videos. Now when people see me doing it, I'll actually look like I know that I'm doing and I've been doing it for some time instead of the newby that I am.
- Daniel Broadbelt, Pennsylvania
I am a satisfied customer and wanted to tell you that it is a real pleasure to watch your instructional dvds on trim carpentry. I am a carpenter but know very little about trim carpentry, at least not what you know anyway. Thank you for the educational experience that would have taken me years to acquire.
- Doug Ridgway, Saskatchewan, Canada
Thank you for the DVDs. I bought both of them. I have learned how to work more efficiently with them. I continue to challenge myself to get the job done quicker without loosing the quality or my reputation. I plan to utilize the DVD for training of staff as the business grows.
- Chris Kelly, Ohio
Thank you for your DVD program on mastering the miter saw. I found it extremely helpful and it has sped up my working considerably.
- Joseph Carry, MA
I attended your seminar in March at the Rhode Island Convention Center. During the seminar I thought you had a lot of techniques and procedures that I could use in my business. After having a few months to try them I have to let you know how well they are working for me. My absolute favorite has to be pre-assembly of crown moulding. I just completed a 5 room project where none of the rooms were just a square box. I started with only a couple pieces at a time and by the end of the job the more pieces I could do the better. The joints are nice and tight, my client especially liked the pre-assembled splice I used on a 22' run. What a great time saver at no sacrifice to quality. I also used a triglyph in the design for the trim on a palladian window. They look great. Learning some of the terms from Historic Architecture by Cyril Harris has definitely impressed clients and my crew as well. I could go on but I think you get the idea. Your seminar and your passion for finish carpentry are an inspiration to me. I would like to thank you for devoting you time and effort to teaching and let you know how much it is appreciated.
- Dan Stone, Hemlock Builders