Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you how to properly prepare, mount and cut soapstone blanks on the lathe in your workshop. When cutting soapstone, because it is a soft material that tends to give off lots of dust when sanded, he shows how to effectively and safely shape the blank by using hard metal scrapers and a vacuum source.
Similar to the appliances in your kitchen, a woodworker should arrange their tools in such a pattern that allows them to be more efficient and more comfortable with their process. George Vondriska likes to call this woodworking technique, a work triangle, or an imaginary grid that you should set up in your workshop to make… Read more »Watch Now >>
With any carcase assembly, it can be tricky to put it together so it’s square when the glue dries. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates a neat shop tip to guarantee even your most complicated carcase assembly is perfectly square. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.Watch Now >>
In this month’s handmade knives project demonstration, George Vondriska teaches you the essential woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind handles for commercially crafted blades, including bandsaw cutting, rivet-making and blade placement. When making your own handles, you have total control over the customization. You can choose the type of wood used… Read more »Watch Now >>
Using a plunge router and setting the depth of cut is easy, provided you know a few tricks. It can be done using bar stock, a drill bit, or even shop-made spacers. Have a look at this video and you’ll learn some great tips for accurately setting depth of cut.Watch Now >>