WWGOA LIVE! June 2015

WWGOA LIVE is a blast to do! I can’t believe how quickly an hour goes by. Thanks, in large part, to the excellent questions you folks provide. Keeps me on my toes, and keeps the show moving fast. If you missed our June show, no problem. You can watch the archive below to watch at your leisure.

Watch for our next session in the near future. I can’t wait for another chance to help you out in your shop.

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45 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! June 2015”
    • Gregory Halye

      Thinking we could use a power drill held in a vice or use a drill press, in addition to the lathe, is that right?

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    • sherwood

      i have a craftsman 10 in table saw the slides have the tabs in them i cut them of and now i find out the slides are 5/8 . i can never win what can i do. its a new saw. and i need to make sleds

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  1. Steven

    Is this where questions are typed in? I ask because I don’t see a place to enter questions for the live session other than a “Leave a Reply” box.

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    • WWGOA Team

      Hello, Steven, yes this is where you can ask questions and leave comments.

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  2. Dan

    Thank you George You are a fantastic instructor. I have built some of your projects and had a great deal of fun doing so

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    • George Vondriska

      Thanks, Dan. I really like teaching. Glad you’re able to make use of it.

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  3. Wayne Mills

    Do you feel retrofitting a jointer with helix cutters is a good idea? I’ve watched a video showing the process of changing out the cutterhead and it seems pretty complex. Wayne M

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  4. Paul Mayer

    I don’t think he means a forstner bit. I think he means a “paddle bit”.

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  5. Rich

    I was wondering more about missing section in the veneer and trying to fill it in to be level with the rest.

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    • Gregory Halye

      You could pick up a piece of matching veneer and cut it to size to fit the missing section, or alternatively you could cut it to a square or rectangle (some regular shape with flat edges) and make a matching sized hole in the veneer where the missing section is and pull the rest of it out of the hole to make room for your “plug”. Finish sand around the area after you repair it, to remove surface glue that will show up when you finish the piece.

      Take some wood dust (of the same species and color of the veneer) and mix with some wood glue to patch very small holes. Just remember that the wood glue “putty” wont take stains and finishes quite as well as the rest of the veneer. Patching in areas that are not easily visible may be a viable alternative.

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  6. Hugh

    Occasionally my Dewalt 13 inch planer depth control wheel will move during operation. Is there an adjustment to stop this movement

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  7. tamargladtidings

    I made a large 10 tongue tongue drum head with 3/4 inch thick Padauk – before I could even finish cutting all the tongues, each tongue started TWISTING! So the top was no longer level… Sounds AWESOME, but I had to trim high edges… Is this a quality of that wood normally? or was this just a flukey thing I had the luck to discover?

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  8. william cornell

    Is there a place in Houston or very close that teaches woodworking, most all schools are in the north part of the united states. I dont have the money to travel to those far away schools

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    • Gregory Halye

      Great Plains Area Vo-Tech here in Lawton, OK has several woodworking classes, and I know there are other Vo-Tech schools around the south-western USA. I know for certain that they still have cabinetmaking courses.

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    • Bill A

      Up near Waco is a great woodworking school. Just Google Waco and woodworking.

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    • Dave

      I have not been able to go but Woodcraft does teach some woodworking classes, the store on Beltway 8 east of 59 has a class room with tools.

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  9. Gregory Halye

    Would love to get plans for those scrap item storage bins … they on the site somewhere?

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  10. Dwayne Prescott

    I am in Australia and have been a member of WWGOA for a while now. I appreciate the technical and machine instructional videos. I am just a hobby woodworker but I find some of the information invaluable as we are still learning every day. Thanks so much for the good work in making these videos.

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  11. Michael

    loving the show I am a 61 year old from Ireland and have not done any wood working since I was in my youth. Now I am recovering from heart surgery and I have taken up wood working again your show has given the enthusiasm to get more involved and I am loving it.Great show.
    Mr Michael Morgan

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  12. Mel Johansen

    There is a router bit that will shave the bottom of the dado, making it smooth. The bit has a bearing that will guide it along the sides.

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  13. barryjb

    Thank you very much George for your answer to my planer question, it was very useful information.

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    • George Vondriska

      It was a great question. Lots of people wonder about snipe, so I’m glad we could get an answer for you.

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  14. Teddy

    Hi George, I am very interested in the Newsletters advertising sale of DVD’s and when I tried to purchase the advertising products I found that they were not available to members in Australia and were only available to American members. I was advised they may be extending the offer to a wider membership in the future. Please the future is now and at 69 I can only guess the future I have and the products would be appreciated as soon as possible. Thank you Teddy

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    • WWGOA Team

      Hi Teddy, we are glad you are interested in the content available on http://www.wwgoa.com. At this time, we are currently only ship products in the U.S. to avoid high international shipping charges to our customers and to allow faster delivery of content. Even if you’re willing to pay the higher cost of international shipping, our e-commerce and fulfillment systems are not set up to accommodate such orders. We have online video streaming available for our international customers. Streaming of our video content is available anywhere in the World with an Internet connection.
      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-253-0822.

      Sincerely,
      WWGOA Team

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  15. dland4

    I have an 18×36″ top for a hope chest am trying to find the best way to inset a 12″x18″ engraved piece in to the center of it.

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    • WWGOA Team

      A good way to do this is to use a handheld router and a template to frame the outside of your inlay area. Use a 3/8″ or 1/2″ straight bit to remove the material. Guide bushings installed on your router are useful for this process as well. You will need to size your template appropriately to include the additional thickness of the bushing itself. Also, you will need to square up the corners which can be done using a chisel. Use the widest chisel that you have when squaring up the corners so that you can reference against the straight surface and establish a good clean edge.
      For additional help, template routing with guide bushings is covered in this wwgoa article: http://www.wwgoa.com/article/creative-designs-with-router-templates/.

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