55 – Woodworking 101 FREE ONLINE COURSE LESSON 1 Part 2 of 8 The Drill

55 – Woodworking 101 FREE ONLINE COURSE LESSON 1 Part 2 of 8 The Drill

This is LESSON 1 Part 2 of 8 “The Drill” of our free 16 week woodworking 101 online course.

Lesson number one is a basic introduction to the tools needed for woodworking. Since it is a long video we have broken it down into 8 conveniently short parts.

This segment covers The Drill.

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  1. Jason B. on July 22, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Excellent video series.I have subscribed to it as im new to carpentry, thank you.

  2. Brian Spiller on July 22, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Hey James, thanks for the video man. do I have to use the drill press to drill a plug or can I use my cordless drill?

  3. Dennis Fahlstrom on July 22, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    James, you have a fine set of tutorials here. Thanks for your eloquent and thorough lessons.

    With regard to this one about drills I would make these minor suggestions for additional comments by you if you intend to ever edit these;

    I’d recommend the person always go with Lithium Ion batteries and tools over NiCads or any other type. They are lighter, don’t retain a memory, last far longer and recharge much faster.

    Suggest they find a brand of cordless power tool they are happy with and a battery size that will accommodate the jobs they do. Why buy 20v or larger batteries if you never do jobs that need that much power and stamina. Those larger batteries are heavy and more expensive. 18 and 14 and 12V batteries also charge up faster. Suggest they have at minimum 2 batteries so they can be charging one while using one.

    Decide on the range of tools you expect to use so you can stay within one family of products and avoid needing to buy extra batteries and chargers for different tools.

    Go with brushless tools if you can afford them. They are better for battery life and offer better variable speed control. Supposedly they last longer too.

    I’d mention those jigs/devices you can attach to a drill that allow some of the control you need and get with a big drill press. I have a press but got along with one of those for many years when I was starting out and didn’t have the money or space for a press.

    I’d mention the sanding wheels and abrasive stones you can use with hand drills and the mortising jigs you can use with drill presses.

    Hope you find the comments of some value. Please keep up the great lessons.

  4. Make Brooklyn on July 22, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    Nice! Great series so far. I have the metric and imperial versions of that brad point set from woodcraft, that’s a great deal on some high quality drill bits!!

  5. Michael lustick on July 22, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    thank you. you are very user friendly!

  6. mikethelma on July 22, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    AH, now you have TWO lovely uncredited assistants. 🙂

    TORX-25. Geeees, I wish I saw this video three days ago. I just built a raised garden and noticed that my deck screws did not fit so well with a Philips. Because the box said: "Star head". I lost a few hours learning that "star" was the same as "torx" and I had to guess that 25 was what I wanted. And you said it all within the first 5 minutes of your video. <still kicking myself>. One thing I did learn was that the cheapest way to lube a screw to make it go in easily is a cheap toilet gasket. Just a tiny poke of the tip of the screw and Bob’s your uncle.

  7. Galapagos on July 22, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Atölyeniz ve çalışmalarınız çok güzel 🇹🇷

  8. Pareb Lanur on July 22, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    I did not plan to make use of this woodworking book, *TopFineWoodworking. Com* but instead curious about it. I had been truly amazed right after trying it. I was seeking to learn more about the art of woodworking, and was not disappointed. I found many topics such as wood types and designing your workshop.

  9. Terri Stroh on July 22, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Why didn’t you cover the drill press.

  10. Walter Rider on July 22, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    thank you

  11. amadri1221 on July 22, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    You are awesome! thank you so much!

  12. R P on July 22, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Hi James – Your videos are great – I just subscribed – It’s the first time I’ve ever done that 🙂 I’m excited about the Woodworking 101 videos – I learned a lot about my 20-year-old circular saw just by watching your first video. With regards to the drill video, I learned some things as well; I’m hoping that in the future you can address the different gears and such in a contemporary drill. Just purchased my first wireless drill/driver combo set (Ryobi) and as a newish hobbyist it would be great to learn about what changing a gear does / adjusting torque etc. You do a great job explaining things so clearly!

  13. K BBB on July 22, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Thank You.

  14. Fence Post on July 22, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you Mr King

  15. Raymond Pang on July 22, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Bro, thank you so much for the great class. You are damn awesome

  16. Katryn Kesler on July 22, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you for doing this! I’m learning so much, already!

  17. Clovy on July 22, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Where can I find the full course? Loving these videos

  18. SergioU on July 22, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Really enjoying it. Subscribed. Thank you.

  19. Gnana Cormaty on July 22, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing these videos James. They are excellent. I am just starting to do some woodworking and I thank God that I discovered your videos. Bless you and your family.

  20. Camelot Woodworking on July 22, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Hi James, not sure if ur still answering any questions on this video since it’s a couple years old but I thought I’d ask one anyway. Why wouldn’t someone ONLY use the brad tip drill bits. Is there a situation where u wouldn’t use them? Just wondering why someone would need both sets. Thanks!

  21. Adrian on July 22, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Hi james, really loving the videos! Just subscribed :). Just one question though, why wouldn’t you just always use the brad point bit? Seems like the better option. Thanks!

  22. Mikey Gee on July 22, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    James, these lessons are fantastic! Thank you and your girls for giving your time to put this information out there.

  23. Rafael Goncalves on July 22, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, James. Your videos are a massive help for me trying to get into woodworking. It is hard to spend money at first, and your videos are not only free, but they are so well detailed, and the way you explain it to the tiniest details is mind-blowing. With this level of detail, I can see on your videos that your work must be superb.
    Thank you once again for this. Happy Holidays!

  24. Miguel A Rosario Torres on July 22, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you for the course, I’m a new subscriber love the video. Keep up the good work

  25. Daniel Rocha on July 22, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Great videos and intuitive to beginners like me. I look forward to my woodworking craftsmanship

  26. Betty nickelson on July 22, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Can you use the plug cutter in inpact or drill

  27. Joe on July 22, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this.

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  29. Ram Iyer on July 22, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks a bunch, Great instruction, Really useful.

  30. Larry Mosher on July 22, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    I think you are doing a great job on your video thank you for making them l am looking foreword to seeing all of them a woodworker interesting

  31. Maria Melida on July 22, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledges and giving us your time. I am enjoying your video series.

  32. nic c on July 22, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    This is the 3rd video that I have watched…thank you so much. I am fairly new to wood working. I took wood shop 30 years ago and I would watch my dad sometimes (I did not pay enough attention). I am so happy that you have done these videos. I know that this is an older video, but I hope that in the future you can introduce your daughters and give them credit in the intro. In the future this will look great on their resumes. If you have already done so, please disregard this message. Thanks for teaching us and your children!

  33. Watchur on July 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Quality videos and great content. Thanks for making this info available. I went to get the Vix bits from your link but it takes me to a Bosch set. Is that what you use or is the link wrong? Thanks.

  34. Andy Segelke on July 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    I love the hammer key chain!

  35. STAN MASHEK on July 22, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you James very nice video’s

  36. Water Fun on July 22, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    I bought some of the self-centering bits for drilling holes for skateboard trucks and they gave the best patterns I’ve ever done (drilling through the trucks). And since they have the sleeve, they don’t damage the trucks, either. Next I’m going to try making small, centered holes with the self-centering bit and then making the actual size hole with the brad point bits.

  37. RustOP on July 22, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    thank sir v nice

  38. Sterling Corrodus on July 22, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you for these lessons

  39. Linda King on July 22, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Great information and very clearly presented. Thank you for doing these. I am a beginner and you have kept me glued (pardon the pun) to the screen..

  40. Pathan Sufiyan on July 22, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Hi James
    I want to do hole of 25mm on flat wooden panel so please suggest me to use which type of drill bits

  41. David Hitt on July 22, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Very informative James, can’t wait for the next one.

  42. Jason Richard on July 22, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Where is your online material? Worksheets?

  43. Daniel Balfour on July 22, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    My new favorite King of woodworking tutorials on Youtube !! Thank you for an outstand series. I always follow your Amazon links whenever I buy anything!

  44. Charles Birdsong on July 22, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Amazing man. You’ve done an awesome thing putting these videos out there, and you make it feel like you’re right at home learning.

  45. MarcoMalaCara on July 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Dude…..YES. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for. Relatable, concise, to the point.

  46. Wyatt Rose on July 22, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Very helpful, thank you!

  47. K BBB on July 22, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Thank You.

  48. will 11b on July 22, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Great video

  49. Attia Emam on July 22, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you very much Jamed

  50. Hassan Al-Mosawi on July 22, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks for showing & sharing that