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  • How to Check Parallelism of a Table Saw

    How to Check Parallelism of a Table Saw

    Learn how to check parallelism of a table saw. If you don’t check to see that the blade and fence on your table saw are parallel, you could end up with binding issues that cause kickback and a whole bunch of other problems on your woodworking projects down the road, so make sure you check…

  • Hand Cut Edge Banding to Length

    Hand Cut Edge Banding to Length

    Dave Munkittrick teaches you how to hand cut edge banding to length on a plywood shelf. By using a Japanese pull saw and a simple woodworking technique, you’ll be able to safely and smoothly remove any excess edge banding from your shelving.

  • Applying Thin Edge Banding

    Applying Thin Edge Banding

    Dave Munkittrick teaches you a quick woodworking technique for applying thin plywood edge banding to a piece of hardwood that will be used as shelving for a faceless cabinet. All you’ll need is a thin line of glue, a few evenly spaced micro-pins and a pair of clamps with cauls to achieve uniform pressure.

  • How to Install Corner Blocks

    How to Install Corner Blocks

    Your dining room chairs will most likely go through a good bit of wear and tear over their lifetime, so you should make sure that you’ve reinforced their structural components. George Vondriska demonstrates the simple process for how to install corner blocks on your wooden chairs using a HiPURformer Advanced Bonding System hot glue gun…

  • Easy Iron-On Veneer Applications

    Easy Iron-On Veneer Applications

    George Vondriska teaches you a quick and easy trick for iron-on veneer applications. This example involves applying veneer to MDF using a household iron and a recycled paper grocery bag. You can iron the veneer onto a substrate by painting both materials completely with yellow glue and then rubbing a hot iron over the veneer…

  • How to Make a Round Table

    How to Make a Round Table

    The geometry on square or rectangular woodworking projects is pretty easy to figure out. But when it comes to round projects, like round tables, it’s a little more difficult. This woodworking class shows you how to lay out the project on a piece of scrap plywood so you know everything you need to know before…

  • Hand Planing

    Hand Planing a Bevel

    Putting a bevel on the ends of your boards is a great way to make the board look more delicate for your next woodworking project. George Vondriska takes you step-by-step through the process of creating an eye catching, hand planed bevel on his shelving project using a hand plane along with some elbow grease.

  • Calculating Wood Dimensions for Outside Corners

    Calculating Wood Dimensions for Outside Corners

    George Vondriska shows you how to use basic algebra to calculate the wood dimensions for cutting an outside edge on your woodworking projects. The key is finding the right size so the dimensions are the same for the thickness on one side and the width on the other, which will in turn help you to…

  • How to Use a French Curve

    How to Use a French Curve

    Spike Carlsen teaches you a neat tip for how to use a french curve to smooth the rough edges you are left with when you trace a pattern onto your woodworking projects.

  • DIY Dresser: Cedar Dresser Drawer Liners

    Build a Dresser: Cedar Dresser Drawer Liners

    George Vondriska gives you an easy way to line the back of your new dresser and the bottoms of your sock drawers using a quarter-inch sheet of cedar particleboard. These cedar drawer liners are cheap, easy to install, and will keep your clothes smelling great.