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If you had to pick one, which would you choose, David Charlesworth or Rob Cosman?

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doubt many people have both, i bought the charsworth dvd and production quality aside I learned a lot from it. If you were to get the cosman disk i would glady lend you my disk if you were to do the same. It would only cost the price of postage :)

Tom
 
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I have both planing and sharpening videos from both authors

Very different. I think that DCs planing video taught me the most of all of them. I would go for this one for planing every time. Cosman's is very good, but DC is a real plane aficionado and you can tell from the vid. To see a man hand thickness wood to within a thou or two is quite stunning :shock:

DCs delivery is a little (too) slow at times whereas RC moves at a sprightly pace and so RC si more 'watchable'

Sharpening videos? Very different. If you want freehand sharpening then RC is not and you want to use a guide, then DC again. I personally would not pay for the sharpening videos with hindsight. DCs for instance taught me nothing I didn't already know, however, it was useful to actually SEE him doing it and compare to my own efforts. unlike the planing videos, I learnt nothing.

Best woodworking videos in my opinion? RC dovetails.
 

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Sharpening? Only seen DC's and it's okay as long as you want to learn his method.

Planing. DC is very good for us Normathal/Neanderite hybrids who tend to use hand planes on already machined stock. RC is genuinely from rough sawn stock to finished square; a rather less engineering approach than DC. Depends which you want to do I reckon. Just been watching Jim Kingshott and his approach is slightly different again, but difficult to get hold of over here anyway. I do love the way he manages to justify two or three planes for each operation though. :lol: To be honest you'd learn something from any of them.

Cheers, Alf
 
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