Table Saw

  • Making a Tapered Leg Jig Using a Table Saw

    Making a Tapered Leg Jig Using a Table Saw

    George Vondriska teaches you how to create a simple custom-dimension tapered leg jig for your woodworking projects that require tapered chair or table legs. He walks you through the building process, demonstrating the proper technique for transferring a cut angle from your leg to the jig, adding a retaining block to the bottom, and attaching…

  • Make a Jig for a Half-Lap Joint

    Make a Jig for a Half-Lap Joint

    Half lap joints are a popular way to join two pieces of wood together and can be used on a number of woodworking projects. One way to cut half lap joints is on a table saw. George Vondriska takes you step-by-step on how to create a simple jig for cutting half lap joints on a…

  • Retrieving a Lost Arbor Nut

    Retrieving a Lost Arbor Nut

    George Vondriska teaches you a simple and time-efficient method for retrieving an arbor nut or washer that has fallen into the sawdust pile inside your table saw. Rather than trying to take apart the machine or wasting time rummaging around in the pile of stuff, George recommends using an extendable, magnetic pick-up tool.

  • 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…

  • Table Saw Setup - Cabinet Saw

    Table Saw Setup for a Cabinet Saw

    The table saw is the heart of most woodworking shops. Is your table saw setup correctly? If not, it could be inaccurate, provide poor cut quality and, most importantly, be unsafe. This class will take you through the steps required to make sure your cabinet saw is correctly aligned. Supplies You’ll Need You’ll need a…

  • Dadoes on the Table Saw

    Dadoes on the Table Saw

    Dadoes are used everywhere; from case construction to drawer boxes. Learning to set up and use a dado head will go a long way toward expanding your joinery techniques. This class will give you the ins and outs of setting up the dado head and safely making cuts. A dado head consists of two rim…

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    Pattern Cutting on a Table Saw

    Pattern cutting on a table saw is an easy and fast way to produce lots of identical parts. I’ve used this technique to make parts for everything from bird houses to Adirondack chairs. Get started by making the fence. Make the pattern fence using a vertical piece that is 1-3/4” wide and a horizontal piece…

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  • Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

    Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

    Whether you’re an experienced woodworker, a beginner or somewhere in between, revisiting basic safety practices in the work shop is always a good idea. George Vondriska takes the time to go over basic table saw safety with a beginning woodworker. From where to stand, when to use a push stick, blade height and other table…

  • 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…