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  • How to Calibrate a Table Saw Fence

    How to Calibrate a Table Saw Fence

    Bruce Kieffer is a professional furniture maker who always wants his tools to be as accurate as possible. In this clip, he demonstrates his woodworking technique for calibrating his table saw fence so you can make dead-on cuts every time. A WoodWorker Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Cutting Templates and Inlays with a Laser Engraver

    Cutting Templates and Inlays with a Laser Engraver

    George Vondriska demonstrates how to use an Epilog laser engraver to cut templates and inlays in your shop. A Woodworkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Laser Engraver provided by Epilog Laser. For more information, visit www.epiloglaser.com. More Videos by Epilog Laser: A Laser Engraver in Your Shop

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  • Cleaning a Rusty Table

    Cleaning a Rusty Table

    George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to remove rust from a cast-iron tool table. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • A Laser Engraver in Your Shop

    A Laser Engraver in Your Shop

    George Vondriska demonstrates how to use an Epilog laser engraver to etch text and pictures on items in your woodworking workshop. A Woodworkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Laser Engraver provided by Epilog Laser. For more information, visit www.epiloglaser.com More Videos from Epilog: Cutting Templates and Inlays With a Laser Engraver

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  • Save Your Batteries

    Save Your Batteries

    Cordless tool batteries don’t grow on trees. Did you know that leaving a cordless battery to sit in its charger too long could shorten its life? Master woodworker George Vondriska gives you a great solution to prevent overcharging your power tool’s batteries.

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  • Protect Your Air Guns

    Protect Your Air Guns

    Although it’s not quite like winning the Masters Tournament, this is one tip you’ll never forget. An ounce of prevention can keep your air guns running at peak performance.

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  • Reading a Grinding Wheel

    Reading a Grinding Wheel

    Is the wheel on your grinder ruining your expensive chisels? Not all grinding wheels are created equal. Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to read the information on any grinding wheel so you can purchase the one that is best for sharpening your woodworking tools.

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  • Easier Clamping on a Band Saw Table

    Easier Clamping on a Bandsaw Table

    It can be tricky to clamp fences and jigs to the top of a cast iron band saw table because the webbing on the underside of the table gets in the way of your clamps. Fear not, George Vondriska teaches you a simple technique to create a flush surface on the bottom of your band

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  • Drill & Tap Cast Iron

    Drill and Tap Cast Iron

    Woodworkers drill holes in wood all the time but hesitate when it comes to cast iron. Threaded holes in cast iron machine tables are just the solution you need for holding jigs and fixtures. George Vondriska shows how to cut a threaded through or blind hole in cast iron with a center punch, drill, tap

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  • Cutting Plugs / Using Plug Cutters

    Cutting Plugs and Using Plug Cutters

    Make nearly invisible covers for screw heads with plugs cut from the same wood as your woodworking project. George Vondriska guides you through the procedure for cutting plugs using a drill press, plug cutter bit, bandsaw and George’s secret weapon: masking tape.

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  1. Bonface kibue

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