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  • Planing Furniture Legs

    Planing Furniture Legs

    Watching our videos is a terrific way to learn how to build furniture. In this video, you’ll learn how to make wooden furniture legs that are planed to be dimensionally identical. Each step of the process is explained and demonstrated in real time so you can take what you’ve learned and apply it directly to…

  • Ripping Furniture Legs

    Ripping Furniture Legs

    George Vondriska teaches you how to rip furniture legs to size on a table saw. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves doing one pass through with the full slab of wood, a 90-degree turn of the resulting leg, and a second pass through to achieve uniform dimensions on all four sides of the leg…

  • Determining Length of Angled Chair Legs

    Determining Length of Angled Chair Legs

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use a tape measure and a woodworking clamp to calculate the length of angled chair legs or desk legs. By manually laying the piece out and utilizing the ruler as a plumb bob, you can guarantee that you’ll get the angle and length perfectly correct for all four legs.

  • Scaling Woodworking Projects From Photos

    Scaling Woodworking Projects from Photos

    Learn helpful tips for scaling woodworking projects from photos. Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches a helpful shortcut to develop proper dimensions. Find out how to use images to scale your woodwork to any desired size. Work with George on each step of instructions he provides and start scaling your work from photos.

  • Aligning the Chisel on a Benchtop Mortiser

    Benchtop Mortiser: Aligning the Chisel

    When using a benchtop mortiser to cut a mortise, it is very important to get the chisel in the right position. George Vondriska teaches you how to properly align the hollow chisel so that it is perfectly parallel to your mortiser’s fence. Related Videos: Benchtop Mortiser: Correct Cutting Technique Benchtop Mortiser: Setting the Auger

  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 1

    Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado: Part 1

    One of the easiest types of joinery you can do is the hand-cut dado. In this video demonstration, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you the essential woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need to lay out a dado before the cutting and planing process. Related videos: Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado – Part 2…

  • Mortise Location for Optimal Strength

    Mortise Location for Optimal Strength

    When building a chair or stool, you’ll want to make sure that the legs will withstand your weight and in turn stand the test of time. George Vondriska teaches you to do so by offsetting (cutting to the left or right of center) the mortise cuts that you make for mortise and tenon joinery.

  • Rules for Mortise and Tenon Joinery

    Rules for Mortise and Tenon Joinery

    George Vondriska teaches you how to calculate the correct dimensions for mortise and tenon joinery so you can ensure that the pieces will fit together properly for your woodworking projects. He discusses measuring for the cut size based on the dimensions of the rail, and recommends of course rounding the cut size to the closest…

  • Tapered Cuts on the Table Saw: Pattern Cutting

    Tapered Cuts on the Table Saw: Pattern Cutting

    Using a table saw, George Vondriska shows you how to cut angled pieces of wood using a technique called pattern cutting. With a shop-made fence, some clamps, double-faced tape and a straight edge, you can easily make accurate tapered cuts on your table saw for your next woodworking project.

  • Taper Cuts on the Table Saw: Straight Edge

    Taper Cuts on the Table Saw: Straight Edge

    For some woodworking projects you will need to cut pieces that are tapered. George Vondriska shows you a great woodworking technique for cutting tapered pieces using a table saw, a piece of hard board as a straight edge and some screws. It’s quick, easy and a safe way to make taper cuts on a table…