Gluing and Clamping

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  • 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.

  • Clamping Cauls from Scrap 2x4s

    Clamping Cauls from Scrap 2x4s

    Make big glue-ups a cinch with clamping cauls made from scrap 2x4s. For cabinet cases and edge banding, you can’t beat clamping cauls to make glue-ups go faster and to spread clamping pressure evenly. These shop assistants allow you to do bigger glue-ups with fewer clamps. Shop Made Clamping Cauls There’s no reason to buy…

  • Wood Glue Tips: Keep Your Glue Running

    Wood Glue Tips: Keep Your Glue Running

    Every woodworker knows how frustrating it can be when you need glue but it just won’t come out of the bottle. Spike Carlsen teaches you wood glue tips and how to craft a quick fix for this problem by simply drilling three holes into a small wooden block so the glue is ready when you…

  • Protect Inside Corners from Glue Squeeze Out

    Protect Inside Corners from Glue Squeeze Out

    Glue squeeze out can be an annoying problem when it happens in the corners of your woodworking project. Spike Carlsen teaches you two easy tricks that you can use to protect your piece. The first involves simply applying masking tape to the edges where glue might squeeze out, so the glue squeezes onto the tape…

  • Use Old Credit Cards to Spread Glue

    Use Old Credit Cards to Spread Glue

    The most common ways to spread glue onto your woodworking projects are with your index finger or a brush, but you may not know that you can also neatly spread glue with your old unwanted credit cards. Spike Carlsen teaches you how to make this simple tool using pinking shears to cut off the side…