Gluing and Clamping

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  • Repairing a Finger Board on a Violin

    Repairing a Finger Board on a Violin

    George Vondriska demonstrates a simple way to repair a broken violin finger board using Liquid Hide Glue from Titebond. After you clean off the original glue from both the fingerboard and the neck, you can use an even coat of the hide glue and a few clamps to bond the pieces back together. Liquid Hide…

  • Using Wooden Wedges to Clamp Edge Banding

    Using Wooden Wedges to Clamp Edge Banding

    You may have found that using clamps to apply pressure to a piece with glued-on edge banding can cause the surfaces to not stick uniformly. So George Vondriska teaches you how to utilize clamps and wooden wedges to help hold the edge banding securely against your woodworking project while the glue dries.

  • Glue Tips: Using Denatured Alcohol for a Strong Bond

    Glue Tips: Using Denatured Alcohol for a Strong Bond

    Today in the workshop, George Vondriska discusses the benefit of wiping down a piece of tropical wood with alcohol before applying glue. Tropical woods like rosewood have naturally occurring oils that can cause joints to loosen over time, by using this glue tip to clean the surface of the wood with denatured alcohol just before…

  • 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 Face Grain Column Assembly

    Easy Face Grain Column Assembly

    George Vondriska walks you through an easy face grain column assembly. He assembles a 4 sided, face grain column using translucent wood glue, inner tube strips and a bunch of clamps. Inner tube strips are a great solution when clamping irregularly shaped items and the translucent glue insures you won’t have any distracting glue lines…

  • Using Go Bars for Clamps

    Using Go Bars for Clamps

    WWGOA’s helpful woodworking video goes through exactly what a go bar is. This low-tech device is very effective in applying pressure across the entire surface of a project when clamps aren’t an option. George Vondriska demonstrates as he glues a drawer glide to the bottom of a cabinet. The go bar applies uniform pressure across…

  • Gluing and Clamping Tips and Techniques

    Gluing and Clamping Tips and Techniques

    Join George Vondriska for over an hour of helpful gluing and clamping tips and techniques. You’ll learn valuable information about what types of glues are on the market and which glues work best for your woodworking projects. George also takes you step by step through a number of clamping techniques to ensure your next glue joint is strong and holds up against the test of time.

  • Glue Squeeze Out that Glows

    Glue Squeeze Out that Glows

    Before you start the finishing process you want to make sure your project is free of any dried glue spots. Using fluorescent wood glue and a black light, George Vondriska shows you a cool tip on how to locate even the hardest to find glue residue. Fluorescent Wood Glue provided by Titebond. For more information,…

  • Adhere Ceramic Tile to Wood

    Adhere Ceramic Tile to Wood

    By creating a kitchen trivet, George Vondriska demonstrates a simple woodworking tip for adhering ceramic tile to a piece of wood. He recommends applying a coat of HiPURformer Advanced Bonding System to the underside of the tile substrate. After the hot glue cools, it will keep the tile and wood together up to a temperature…

  • Tips for Large Carcass Assembly

    Tips for Large Carcase Assembly

    George Vondriska demonstrates the proper way to assemble a melamine carcase that he will turn into a cabinet for the bathroom in his home. Using an 18-volt compact Bosch drill and driver, George teaches you the step-by-step woodworking process for drilling and screwing the individual pieces together.