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    It’s a very common question. Can end grain cutting boards be sent through a planer to get them smooth and flat? This video conclusively answers this question for you, and explains the safety concerns that accompany planing end grain cutting boards. What is an end grain cutting board? End grain cutting boards start out as… Read more »

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    This instructional video will show you just how easy building a box can be. Even better, it’s a box with curved sides, with adds a very interesting detail. If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to watch Part 1 of this project series prior to watching this video. Getting ready for a top and… Read more »

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    Be careful. Once you build one of these cool projects everyone is going to want one. It’s a great looking box that looks way more complex than it is. You’ll find that building a box is pretty darn easy to do. This is a two-part video, so be sure to catch both parts to get… Read more »

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  • Dadoes - Get a Perfect Fit Router Table
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    Dado joints are a time-honored approach for case joinery. When choosing to use a router to create this joint, router table setup is critical to creating the perfect fit that you’re after. On a table saw equipped with a dado head you would use shims to dial in the perfect width for your dado, but… Read more »

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  • Dado - Getting a Perfect Fit - Table Saw
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    Dado joints provide herculean strength while being relatively simple to mill on a table saw, making them the obvious choice when it comes to cabinet carcase construction. If there is a catch, it is that getting your table saw set up properly with a dado stack to accurately mill dadoes to the correct width can… Read more »

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  • WGA 011739f_D1H04U_c Dadoes - Depth of Cut
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    Dadoes provide an excellent way to join cabinet sides to shelves, but in order for the joint to be strong the dado cut needs to be right. There are two common conventions for determining the depth of a dado cut, and we’ll explain them here. Why a dado? Dadoes are significantly stronger than a butt… Read more »

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    This is Part 3 in our three-part series on building a live edge table. In this installment we’ll flatten the slab, apply finish, and install our legs. The legs we chose are steel hairpin legs, which really complement the design. Flattening We’re working with a maple burl, which means the grain is going in many… Read more »

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    This is Part 2 of our three-part series on building a live edge table. In this installment we’ll look at bookmatching our pieces, design considerations when working with slabs, and getting the slabs joined using steel pins. Beauty in the eye…. There’s no one right way to put projects like this together. Be ready to… Read more »

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    Live edge projects (also called natural edge) can be absolutely stunning. The slabs are typically not square or rectangular, so working with them can be a little tricky. In this three-part project series we’ll take you through the steps we followed to make a gorgeous live edge table. Material A variety of species and looks… Read more »

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  • Resawing Table Saw - Bandsaw Combo
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    Resawing is a great way to efficiently size your lumber to the desired thickness, and unlike planing to thickness which causes you to destroy the portion that you remove, with a resaw cut you can utilize both pieces. You can resaw narrow boards on a table saw, and wider boards on a bandsaw if yours… Read more »

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    An out-of-balance bandsaw wheel, whether upper or lower, can cause you problems in a number of areas. First, it can produce excessive wear and tear on the machine, as the vibration can loosen bolts, transmit to the motor, and cause accelerated deterioration of important items such as bearings and tires. Also, the vibrating bandsaw wheel… Read more »

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    Bandsaws provide a unique capability to create large scale, curvaceous compound cuts. Just think of the capabilities that this provides for projects such as a cabriole leg, duck decoy, spatula, etc. The possibilities for three dimensional shaping are virtually endless with a bandsaw! This cool process can actually be performed using two dimensional patterns that… Read more »

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  • Four Jaw Chick - Starting a Bowl Still
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    Woodturning is a blast, and we at WWGOA love to make videos that cover lathe techniques. But like anything worthwhile, there is some setup involved before the real fun can begin. With woodturning one of the key steps is to get your work piece mounted securely on the lathe. There are numerous ways that this… Read more »

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  • Lam Beam For Bowls Still
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    Wood turners are consistently a resourceful bunch, particularly when it comes to sourcing materials for their next turning project. We’ve seen George turn everything from synthetic countertop material to deer antler, and now his latest choice might be his most outrageous selection yet as he turns a beautiful bowl from a section of laminated beam… Read more »

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    Amaze all your woodworking buddies by showing off a perfectly polished soapstone project! George Vondriska teaches you how to properly sand a piece of soapstone and polishing soapstone with a rubbing compound from an auto parts store to remove all the sanding scratches and make the unique patterns of your soapstone pop.

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