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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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  • Cutting Laminate on a Table Saw

    Cutting Laminate on a Table Saw

    Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to safely cut perfectly straight plastic laminate with your table saw. You’ll learn that all you need are a couple of scraps to make a handy foolproof woodworking jig.

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  • 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

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  • Biscuit Joiner on a Router

    Biscuit Joiner on a Router

    Can you cut biscuit joints on the router table you use for your woodworking projects? Sure, but you’ll need to know the steps to get the fit right. Our master woodworker George Vondriska explains the setup of the router as a biscuit joiner and shows you how to make the cuts.

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  • Bending Wood with a Hot Pipe

    Bending Wood with a Hot Pipe

    Bending wood is one of those techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a woodworking project, but many woodworkers shy away from it because it seems intimidating. Watch this demonstration by our expert woodworker George Vondriska to learn a simple, worry-free approach to bending wood quickly using a heated iron pipe.

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  • Belt Sander Bench Mount

    Belt Sander Bench Mount

    Turn your belt sander into a stationary machine. Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you the simplest way to construct a jig that will hold a belt sander securely to your workbench, making it easier and safer to sand typically difficult woodworking projects like small toy parts and irregular shapes.

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  1. Bonface kibue

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