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Ask the Editor February 2014

Readers like you submit questions to us every day. Here, our woodworking expert George Vondriska answers your questions and offer helpful solutions to your woodworking problems. Woodworking Question: “Wondering if you know of a way to break apart joints glued with Gorilla glue. Whoever tried to repair this antique dresser drawer let the glue squeeze… Read more

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Ask the Editor November 2013

Readers like you submit questions to us every day. Here, our woodworking expert George Vondriska answers your questions and offers helpful solutions to your woodworking problems. George, you made a pair of Kitchen Tongs, where do you purchase maple or cherry wood 1 1/8″ thick? -Terry George: In my area, Wisconsin, it’s pretty easy for… Read more

Ask the Editor October 2013

Readers like you submit questions to us every day. Here, our woodworking expert George Vondriska answers your questions and offers helpful solutions to your woodworking problems. Regarding your video Using Barrel Hinges , I’ve seen inserts that sit in the hole after drilled, which have points on them to punch a center mark in the… Read more

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Ask the Editor September 2013

Readers like you submit questions to us every day. Here, our woodworking expert George Vondriska answers your questions and offer helpful solutions to your woodworking problems. I’m new to turning. I bought a Jet 12-20 lathe. I have one full length Easy Wood Rougher. I need to buy more turning tools. Since I’m new and… Read more

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Ask The Editor August 2013

Readers like you submit questions to us every day. Here, our woodworking expert George Vondriska answers your questions and offer helpful solutions to your woodworking problems. How do you remove rust from a cast iron surface? William M. George: I wet sand the surface using WD 40, JB 80 or other rust remover as a… Read more

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Table Top Fracture Repair

Much of the work I do utilizes beautiful, live-edge hardwood slabs like this 34” wide piece of Red Oak. Because my sources are often different, I rarely know how long the wood has been drying, what the conditions were, and if the wood will move much when I get it back to my shop. I… Read more

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We Love Our Music

Wow!  In answer to my question about music on or music off, turns out you love your music in the shop. Here’s what readers had to say: Bruce H. As for the music in my shop, yup, 99% of the time. And it is always the same radio station, modified bluegrass. Bob S. Classical for… Read more

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Nail Blowouts

“I’m sure that this never happened to you, but… I was nailing on a face frame (I know, I didn’t want to use nails but the angles of this cabinet made it nearly impossible to get good gluing pressure) and a few of the brads blew out the side of the cabinet (see photo). What… Read more

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Repairing an Old Chair

“George, I’m trying to repair an old chair that needs some type of filler to save the end of the tenon. I don’t think regular wood filler would hold up. They are not completely bad, but have some chips and splits. If you have a suggestion I would be thankful.” I’m throwing this one to… Read more

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Why are There Three Titebonds?

“Nice article about 4 glues. But why are there three “Titebonds”? When do you use “Titebond II”? Aside from costs, is there ever an advantage of “Titebond” over “Titebond III” or “Titebond II”? Or can I simply use “Titebond III” for all my furniture projects?” WWGOA Editor Response: Titebond II is Type II water resistant…. Read more

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