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Woodworking Tips

Woodworking Tips

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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.

Tools We Love: Saddle Square - WoodWorkers Guild of America

How To Buy Lumber According To Grade Run time: 11:30

Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you how to properly prepare, mount and cut soapstone blanks on the lathe in your workshop. Becau...

Cutting Soapstone on the Lathe

If you’re anything like George, you don’t like stressing over the minute details of a project after you think you’re already done. So George...

Watch as George Vondriska turns a hefty chunk of maple crotchwood into a beautifully finished bowl. He walks you step-by-step through the wo...

Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood

Table Saw Safety For Beginning Woodworkers

Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

George’s Solid Wood Storage #wwgoa #woodworking tips

003112 1. Router Bit and Guide Bushing

George’s Three Favorite Cabinetmaking Jigs


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.

How to Remove Glue Squeeze-Out

Sharpen a Card Scraper

Tips for Using a Random Orbit Sander

Create a Crackle Finish

Loose Tape Measurer Hooks

Versatility of a Panel Saw and Router Combo Machine

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.

George Vondriska uses a 2″ length 23 gauge headless pinner from GREX to demonstrate the simple process for adding a face frame and decorative trim to your new cabinet or bookshelf project. The pins are so small you can hardly see them!