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How to Sharpen a Bench Chisel: Whetstone
George Vondriska teaches you how to sharpen your bench chisels by using a 9 micron, diamond-embedded whetstone. He demonstrates a few different tricks for properly completing the process, including lubricating the stone with water, using the index finger on your opposite hand to keep the blade flat against the surface of the stone, painting the blade black with a felt-tip pen, and putting the chisel in a rolling sharpening device. 7 minutesDownload
Hand Planing A Bevel
Putting a bevel on the ends of your boards is a great way to make the board look more delicate for your next woodworking project. George Vondriska takes you step-by-step through the process of creating an eye catching, hand planed bevel on his shelving project using a hand plane along with some elbow grease. 4 minutesDownload
Drill Straight Holes With A Hand Held Drill
The best way to drill perfectly straight holes is on a drill press, but some projects are so large you can’t take them to a drill press. Or, you might not own one. Here are four great approaches you can use to help you drill straight holes when using a hand held drill.
Making A Tapered Leg Jig Using A Table Saw
George Vondriska teaches you how to create a simple custom-dimension tapered leg jig for your woodworking projects that require tapered chair or table legs. He walks you through the building process, demonstrating the proper technique for transferring a cut angle from your leg to the jig, adding a retaining block to the bottom, and attaching a toggle clamp to hold your leg in place.
Accurate Fitting Dovetail Joints Using A Dovetail Jig
George Vondriska shows you some tricks on how to get a great fit between the tails and pins and sockets of your dovetail joint. Using a router based dovetail jig, George shows you a setup for cutting dovetails that will help prevent chipping and tear out resulting in a beautiful dovetail joint with an accurate fit.