Gluing and Clamping

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  • Making Light-Duty Clamps

    Making Light-Duty Clamps

    George Vondriska teaches you about shop-made light duty clamps that are inexpensive and easy to create. Using materials found in any hardware or home store, you can make dozens for the price of manufactured spring clamps.

  • Hose Clamps as Woodworking Clamps

    Hose Clamps as Woodworking Clamps

    Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you how simple radiator-style hose clamps can be used as woodworking clamps to tackle any oddball clamping needs in your workshop.

  • Using Felt Clamp Pads

    Using Felt Clamp Pads

    Clamps without pads on the contact points can mark the surface of your project. You will learn from master woodworker George Vondriska how to apply inexpensive felt clamp pads to any clamp in your workshop to protect your woodworking project from unwanted blemishes.

  • Bridge Over Broken Guitar

    Bridge Over Broken Guitar

    Is the bridge of your guitar separating from the guitar top? You can save big bucks by making the repair yourself. You probably already have all the woodworking tools you need in your shop to fix the broken guitar, and if you follow master woodworker George Vondriska’s step-by-step directions in this video, you’ll gain all…

  • Veneering with a Vacuum Bag System

    A Guide to Veneering Wood: Part 3

    This is the final installment of a three-part story, each showing a different way of applying veneer to a substrate. The first article showed how to use contact cement to attach veneer to a substrate, part 2 showed using clamps and cauls, and this one explains how to use a vacuum bagging system. I will…

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  • Veneering Woodworking Projects with Clamps

    A Guide to Veneering Wood: Part 2

    This is the second part of a three-part story, each showing a different way of applying veneer to a substrate (Click here to read part one). This story focuses on using clamps, cauls and wood glue to do the work. The same essentials are true using this technique for veneering. Veneer always needs to be…

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  • Veneering Woodworking Projects with Contact Cement

    A Guide to Veneering Wood: Part 1

    This is the first in a three-part story, each showing a different way of applying veneer to a substrate. When veneering wood, it is important to remember a couple of things. First, and foremost, veneer always needs to be counterbalanced, meaning, ALWAYS apply veneer to both sides of the substrate. When glue is applied between…

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  • End Joining Long Boards

    End Joining Long Boards

    This trick is also great for clamping together all kinds of odd shaped hard-to-clamp joints, and useful a when you need a longer clamp than you have. The Problem. Every so often we are all faced with a “how the heck do I clamp this” situation. I was recently building a very large boat shaped…

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  • Chair Repair Done Right

    Chair Repair Done Right

    Few pieces of furniture get more abuse than a chair. That’s because chairs have to solve two contradictory problems; they must be light enough to be mobile but strong enough to hold the shifting weight of its occupant. Light joints, big loads and constant movement add up to a lot of wear and tear on…

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  • ask wwgoa

    Repairing an Old Chair

    “George, I’m trying to repair an old chair that needs some type of filler to save the end of the tenon. I don’t think regular wood filler would hold up. They are not completely bad, but have some chips and splits. If you have a suggestion I would be thankful.” I’m throwing this one to…

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