In this month’s project demonstration, WWGOA’s master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to build a beautiful stowaway bench that is perfect for use in a hallway or mudroom in your house. He walks you through the easy step-by-step process and demonstrates all of the expert woodworking techniques that you’ll need to create this unique
A bench that will be placed in a home’s entryway is an important project for a couple reasons. First; visibility. It will be one of the first things that visitors see when they arrive, and so it will help to set the first impression of the overall home. Second, it is likely to receive a
Any experienced woodworker can attest to the fact that a good workbench is one of the keys to success for any project. More than a simple work surface, a well-made woodworking bench incorporates precise angles and a level top that serve as gauges for other projects. This do-it-yourself version features a heavy laminated top, a
This simple and elegant planter bench project is ideal for the porch, patio, or pool. Filled with plants and flowers, it will define a corner of the porch or patio with style. Featuring all straight cuts and modular construction, the project allows the builder to decide what combination of planter boxes and connecting benches works
There’s nothing more frustrating than chasing your work across the shop while you’re trying to work on it. The obvious solution is clamping the work to your bench, but then you end up with the clamp in your way. If only there was an effective way to stick your work to the bench with no
Turn your belt sander into a stationary machine. Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you the simplest way to construct a jig that will hold a belt sander securely to your workbench, making it easier and safer to sand typically difficult woodworking projects like small toy parts and irregular shapes.
George Vondriska demonstrates why you might consider using a foot pedal to control your power sharpener when power lapping a bench chisel. Because you want the chisel flat against the surface of the sharpener to get an even grind, you’ll need to use both hands to guarantee that it doesn’t wobble.
Woodworking 12-Plan Set: Shop Improvement Projects Most woodworkers are continuously on the lookout for ways to make their shops more productive, efficient and pleasant to work in. This collection includes a bunch of neat projects that can take your shop to a whole new level. There’s a plan for a “must have” cabinetmaker’s bench that
Question: I recently built a new workbench with a front vise and a tail vise. I purchased some bench dogs to use with my new bench, but I’m not sure how to space the holes for the bench dogs. I’m reluctant to start drilling holes into my new bench without some advice regarding the appropriate
This do-it-yourself potting bench makes it easy to get a head start on warm-weather gardening. It features a generously sized work top with a hutch above for tools, seeds and small pots. Below, shelves hold larger items, and a large compartment is just right for bulky bags of potting soil, fertilizer or a covered compost