Our woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you about the range of drill bits that you might find in your workshop and helps you choose the right bit for your weekend shop projects. He discusses the specifications of and proper usage for a paddle or spade bit (good for DIY projects), a twist bit (good for drilling into metal), a brad point bit (good for drilling into woodworking projects), a hole saw (also good for DIY projects)...
Understanding Drill Bits for Woodworking Projects
George Vondriska demonstrates why you might consider using a foot pedal to control your power sharpener when power lapping a bench chisel. Because you want the chisel flat against the surface of the sharpener to get an even grind, you’ll need to use both hands to guarantee that it doesn’t wobble.
When building a chair or stool, you’ll want to make sure that the legs will withstand your weight and in turn stand the test of time. George Vondriska teaches you to do so by offsetting (cutting to the left or right of center) the mortise cuts that you make for mortise and tenon joinery.
Table Saw: Check Parallelism
Dave Munkittrick teaches you a simple woodworking technique for removing glue squeeze-out from your projects. He prefers to rub down the joint with a wet sponge and then dry it off with a rag, which will nicely clean up the excess without harming the bond.
Create a Crackle Finish
Your dining room chairs will most likely go through a good bit of wear and tear over their lifetime, so you should make sure that you've reinforced their structural components. George Vondriska demonstrates the simple process for installing corner braces on your wooden chairs using a HiPURformer Advanced Bonding System hot glue gun from Titebond.
George Vondriska shows you how to use a scroll saw to turn any of your favorite pictures in to a jigsaw puzzle. He tells you which blade you should use depending on the thickness of your material and demonstrates some of the woodworking techniques you can utilize when cutting out the pieces.