Woodturning

  • Tricks of the Trade 7-DVD Set + FREE Hearing Protection

    Bundle: Tricks of the Trade 7-DVD Set + FREE Hearing Protection In this premier woodworking DVD set, George Vondriska and our team of professional craftsmen present you with nearly 9 hours of shop-tested tips and techniques that you can use to expertly plan, craft and finish your next woodworking project. We’ve created the internet’s best…

  • Gluing Countertop Material for Turning

    Gluing Countertop Material for Turning

    Solid countertop material makes for excellent material for turning bowls and other projects on a lathe, but it’s important that you be sure to properly glue multiple layers of the material together before you start turning. The key is using the right glue. George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue from Titebond to…

  • Adding Antler Accents

    Adding Antler Accents

    Adding antler accents to a project – in this case, a lidded box – can be a nice feature. Watch as George Vondriska turns a piece of antler on his lathe to create a button for the lid of an oak box. He secures the antler to the oak with cyanoacrylate glue. Follow along and…

  • Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior

    Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior

    George Vondriska puts a piece of wet walnut onto the lathe to demonstrate the benefits of using a bowl gouge to hollow out the interior of a bowl instead of a chisel. Using a GoPro, we give you a close-up look at George’s technique so that you can fully understand how to utilize a bowl…

  • Using Carbide Lathe Chisels on Solid Surface Materials

    Using Carbide Lathe Chisels on Solid Surface Materials

    Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you about the benefits of using carbide-tipped lathe chisels for turning bowls made from solid materials like countertop. He’s constantly impressed with how well the carbide stands up against the countertop material, and he thinks you will be, too!

  • Wood Finishing Tips: Using Kraft Paper for a Smooth Finish

    Wood Finishing Tips: Using Kraft Paper for a Smooth Finish

    George Vondriska demonstrates one of his expert wood finishing tips that you might not have considered. He teaches you how to use a piece of kraft paper or the brown paper grocery bag you have in your kitchen drawer when you want to remove an overly glossy or textured finish from your project. The kraft…

  • Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood

    Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood

    Watch as George Vondriska turns a hefty chunk of maple crotchwood into a beautifully finished bowl. He walks you step-by-step through the woodworking process for turning a bowl made from crotch wood with “drama” by utilizing the unique lines and features of the wood.

  • Cutting Soapstone on the Lathe

    Cutting Soapstone on the Lathe

    Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you how to properly prepare, mount and cut soapstone blanks on the lathe in your workshop. When cutting soapstone, because it is a soft material that tends to give off lots of dust when sanded, he shows how to effectively and safely shape the blank by using hard metal scrapers…

  • Mounting a Spindle in a Four Jaw Chuck

    Mounting a Spindle in a Four Jaw Chuck

    When turning a spindle on a lathe, it can be difficult for most woodworkers to mount the spindle blank parallel to the axis of the lathe, so George Vondriska teaches you how to find the center of the wood with a crosshatch and a four jaw chuck.

  • Add a Curved Accent Stripe to Your Woodworking Project

    Add a Curved Accent Stripe to Your Woodworking Project

    George Vondriska teaches you how to add a touch of class to the handle of an ice cream paddle or any other lathe-turned kitchen utensil with a curved accent stripe. He cuts a blank of rosewood into two parts on the bandsaw with a gradual curved line, and then demonstrates the proper way to clean…