This Christmas, why not make something new from something old for that certain someone? A little prized scrap wood is all it takes to transform a humdrum plastic handled bottle opener into handcrafted wood handled bottle opener. I found two such bottle openers knocking around my kitchen. The first had a short, narrow tang with… Read more
This year my wife, Ann, suggested I make holiday gifts for several of our family and friends. She often produces fabric art quilts and they are consistently well received. I contribute too – but not as many gifts as she does. Where does she find the time? I looked through a couple hundred images of… Read more
The CDC issued a warning against using metal wire brushes on a grill due to the risk of ingesting a wire as it falls off the brush and attaches itself to an unsuspecting burger. It sounded farfetched, but it’s actually real. The natural solution for any woodworker is to make a grill scraper out of… Read more
I have tried practically every method of finishing, but waterborne finish technology continues to evolve, keeping me on my toes. Clients recently requested flat panel cabinet doors and end panels to replace their existing ones, but they wanted lacquer-like smoothness with an environmentally friendly finish. Balancing all of the variables like cost, durability, ease of… Read more
I assembled and finished four of these stands in one day. I made two sizes: a narrow one for an iPhone, and a wider one for an iPad. I built three prototypes, and from doing that I learned there is no one-size fits all. The thickness of the support bar has to be just ever… Read more
In the earliest days of woodworking (or even just a few years ago for that matter), who would have ever thought that we would be talking about how to best utilize our telephones in the woodworking shop? Well, times they certainly are a changin’, and smart phones are capable of performing tasks that we would… Read more
There’s no piece of outdoor furniture more comfortable than an Adirondack chair. Our plan has both a curved seat and a curved back. Be warned; once you’re settled in to this chair you won’t want to get out.
George Vondriska discusses some of the pros and cons of three different routers that could be right for your shop. Find out which router makes the most sense for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.
Applying veneer on your woodworking projects is easy when you know the necessary steps. Our master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you all of the details essential for completing the process, like choosing and applying the right glue and finding the best way to properly clamp the assembly.