WWGOA LIVE! January 2017

We had one little technical glitch, but overall the WWGOA Live went great. Thanks to those who joined us. Here’s what we covered. 0:45 Aspen cupped when sealed with water based finish 4:15 How smooth should tenons be? 7:13 Quartersawn four sides 13:46 Bandsaw box blanks 16:20 Reducing hose size on a shop vacuum 19:15… Read more »


WWGOA LIVE! December 2016

Winter has taken hold in the north, making it a great time to be in the shop. But when isn’t it great to be in the shop? Enjoy our December Live, and have a great holiday season. 0:20 Welcome to WWGOA Live 0:35 The guitar George is making 3:15 Air drying vs kiln drying. Advantages/disadvantages… Read more »

In The Shop: George’s Flag Box

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. I love how walnut and cherry look together, so I chose… Read more »


WWGOA LIVE: April 2016

We had a guest for this session: Joni Van Dusartz. Joni has been woodworking for over 20 years, including running a commercial cabinet shop. From CNC to finishing, Joni has a lot of woodworking experience. She brought along some of her intarsia for “show and tell,” which lead to some great questions. :24 Intro of… Read more »

Pony Tools

Visiting Pony Tools

One of the cooler parts of George’s job is visiting tool manufacturers. He recently spent a morning at the Pony Tools factory and warehouse in Chicago to see how Pony products go together and learn more about the company. You may know them as the Adjustable Clamp Company or Jorgenson, but the company is officially… Read more »


WWGOA LIVE: March 2016

We had a great Live session March 16. The luck of the Irish was with us, we had no technical issues at all. Here’s what we covered, and where you can find it in the archived video. 1:03 Books on rustic furniture 2:15 Mixing dye with stains/preconditioning wood 8:20 Drilling holes for marbles in games… Read more »


WWGOA LIVE: February 2016

Thanks for tuning in to February’s WWGOA LIVE with George Vondriska where he answered your woodworking questions live from his shop. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Make sure to tune in next month for another WWGOA LIVE. See you then! Click here to sign up for our FREE… Read more »

In the Shop: It’s All Greek to Me

Now that Christmas has come and gone I can reveal what I’ve been working on in my shop. Since these were gifts, Santa had to stay mum. I made this on the ShopBot. Don’t get confused, it’s in Greek. It means “A heart with love stays young.” Birdseye maple veneer over walnut makes the lettering… Read more »