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  • Using Screw Pockets and Screw Pocket Jigs

    Using Screw Pockets and Screw Pocket Jigs

    Screw pockets or pocket holes are perfect for piecing together the rails and stiles of a face frame. By using a step drill and a specialized screw pocket jig, you can easily create screw pockets on your next woodworking project. Related video: Choosing the Correct Screw Pocket Screw

  • How to Dish Out a Stool Seat - Woodworking Video

    How to Make a Stool Seat with Contours for Comfort

    Watch this video and learn how to make a stool seat with a comfortable contour using a rounded router bit and shopmade patterns. In woodworking we call this process “dishing out”– making something concave, like a dish. Why dish out the seat? If you’ve ever had to sit on a flat wooden stool seat for…

  • Making a Tapered Leg Jig Using a Table Saw

    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…

  • Creating a Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    How to Make Wooden Hinges for a Gate Leg Table

    Discover how to make wooden hinges for a gateleg table, hinged-lid blanket chest or other furniture projects. Watch as we teach you how to set up your tablesaw with a shop-made fence that guides your workpiece past a dado head blade, creating perfect teeth and sockets. And this wooden hinge is just the beginning. WWGOA’s…

  • Boring the Hinge Pin into the Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    Boring the Hinge Pin into the Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    George Vondriska teaches you how to properly drill a hole for the hinge pin that allows a wooden hinge to pivot. He shows you how to use a white charcoal pencil and a square to find the center on the wood, and he likes to use an extra long drill bit and the quarter-inch slot…

  • Rounding the Edges on a Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    Rounding the Edges on a Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    After you’ve made the necessary cuts to create a wooden hinge for your gate leg table, the next step is to round the edges on the teeth so that the hinge swings freely. George Vondriska teaches you how to use increasing grit sandpaper to file and bullnose the corners. Related Videos: Creating a Wooden Hinge…

  • Using a White Charcoal Pencil as a Marking Tool

    Using a White Charcoal Pencil as a Marking Tool

    George Vondriska shows you the advantages of using a white charcoal pencil as a marking tool for making layout lines on woodworking projects that utilize dark woods. With white charcoal, your markings will stand out more, and because it does not have wax in it, the material can be easily sanded without leaving residue behind.

  • Making Book Matched Furniture Legs

    Making Book Matched Furniture Legs

    George Vondriska teaches you how to make book matched table and chair legs with your table saw. He demonstrates the proper technique for ripping the first piece and then hinging the second piece onto the first to create a nearly invisible seam that will ensure that all four faces of the leg look great. Be…

  • Trim Edge Banding

    How to Trim Edge Banding Using a Hand Saw

    Often you want to add banding around the outside of a piece to give it a finished look. Think a desktop, like the one shown in this video, a tabletop, cabinets, or even some decorative drawers and doors. Especially when you use a different type of wood for the banding than you’ve used for the…

  • Gluing up Leg Stock

    Gluing Up Leg Stock

    George Vondriska teaches you how to glue together multiple pieces of leg stock in order to create blanks that are the proper thickness required for your specific woodworking project. He walks you step-by-step through the entire process, demonstrating each of the tips and techniques you’ll need, including painting the glue onto the stock and properly…