Woodturning Techniques

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  • How to Sharpen Lathe Chisels

    How to Sharpen Lathe Chisels

    Learn how to sharpen lathe chisels correctly so you can spend less time sharpening and more time at the lathe. Unlike table saw blades or jointer knives that you send out to be sharpened, lathe users have to sharpen their own lathe chisels. On large projects, you may need to hone your chisels several times

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  • Sanding a Cylinder

    Sanding a Cylinder

    Sometimes, when turning a cylinder for your woodworking projects, you want it to be perfectly flat, but how do you accomplish that? George Vondriska shows you a foolproof sanding technique that he uses for making a cylinder flat from end to end. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Turning with a Chatter Tool

    Turning with a Chatter Tool

    Chatter is not a desirable outcome in most turning situations. George Vondriska demonstrates a very decorative use of chatter on your woodworking projects using a special chisel: a chatter tool. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Turning Square to Round Spindle Transitions

    Turning Square to Round Spindle Transitions

    Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates a simple woodworking technique to eliminate tearout on your spindle turnings when transitioning from your square blank to the round part of your design. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Sharpening a Skew Chisel

    Sharpening a Skew Chisel

    In this free woodworking project video, George Vondriska provides tips for sharpening a skew chisel with a diamond stone. A sharp chisel will give you the best result when you are turning. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • How to Turn a Perfect Tenon

    How to Turn a Perfect Tenon

    Mortise-and-tenon joinery is one of the most reliable we have, but if your tenons are not sized properly or they are inconsistent, it can be difficult to assemble your projects. Master woodworker George Vondriska reveals a shop trick that you can use to turn a perfect tenon for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of

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  • How to Turn an Offset Foot

    How to Turn an Offset Foot

    Tired of the traditional straight legs on your tables and chairs? Try master woodworker George Vondriska’s method for turning an offset foot on the lathe which adds lots of interest to any woodworking project. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (CA) Wood Turning Application

    Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (CA) Wood Turning Application

    George Vondriska shares an alternative technique for attaching wood to a lathe using cyanoacrylate adhesive (CA) glue. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Adhesive provided by Fastcap. For more information, vist www.fastcap.com.

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  • Counter-Top Pen Material

    Countertop Pen Materials

    For a different look in your shop-made pens, try any of the various counter-top materials. Not only do they result in a beautiful pen, but you can get your materials for little or no money. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Captive Ring Out of Spindle Turning

    Captive Ring Out of Spindle Turning

    There aren’t many woodworking techniques that will draw more ooh’s and aah’s from your woodworking buddies than a captive ring turned on a spindle. George Vondriska demonstrates the mysterious technique in this clip. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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