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WWGOA Live Recap: March 2015

WWGOA Live

We ran our first WWGOA Live session, in which folks could ask questions that I answered live. Did you miss it? No problem. We’ve archived the entire hour, and you can watch it at your leisure.

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Ask the Editor February 2014

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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 »

Ask the Editor November 2013

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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

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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 »

Ask the Editor September 2013

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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 »

Magnetic Clamp Pads: “Magna Pads”

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I love the name…It describes this clamp pad perfectly! I use shop-made 1/4″ thick mdf clamp pads to protect my work when I’m clamping. My clamp pads are easy to position on clamps across short distances, but impossible to set across distances that are greater than my reach. My solution was to embed a small… Read more »

Fixing Nail Blowouts

Fixing 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 »

Joiner Biscuit Sizes

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“I ordered a Porter Cable biscuit jointer and was wondering what size biscuits to order. How do you determine what size biscuit is used for a particular job. I have read about PC’s FF size but am still confused. Your advice is appreciated.” Submitted by: HHolmes WWGOA Editor Response: The three common biscuit sizes are… Read more »

How to Stop Wood from Warping

Cabinet Warping Problem

I built a kitchen for my nephew from the ground up and it didn’t turn out too shabby–for a beginner. The top is white hard maple and the rest is red oak. (See attached photo.) These have been installed in his kitchen since June 09. A problem has developed on the cabinet side at the… Read more »

Cure Bandsaw Blade Movement

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“I just put a new band saw blade (3/8″) on my saw. As I was trying to adjust the side bearings, I noticed that the blade moved in and out [in the direction of the cut] by about 1/4″. By the time I finished adjusting the bearings, the deviation was still about 1/4″. Is this… Read more »