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  • Best Wood Screws – Anatomy of Wood Screw Fasteners

    There are numerous approaches to fastening wood together, and part of what distinguishes the talented craftsman is his or her ability to use the right option in any given situation. One tried and true joinery workhorse that should be in the arsenal of any woodworker is wood screws. This humble fastener boasts some impressive characteristics,… Read more »

  • George’s Tips on Impact Driver Tips

    Buying a tip for power driving screws may seem like a no brainer but, like any tool, it pays to know what you’re getting and what you should be shopping for before making a purchase. This is especially true if you’re putting screws in with an impact driver. Impact drivers exert a lot of torque,… Read more »

  • Cup Distance perfect cup distance

    Establishing Cup Distance for Euro Hinges

    I’ve installed A LOT of Euro hinges but, to be honest, I still get a little squeamish about punching that big 35-mm hole in the back of a finished door. If the cup distance, the distance from the edge of the hole to the edge of the door, isn’t right, the hinge won’t offer all… Read more »

  • Installing Steamer Trunk Corners

    Installing Steamer Trunk Corners

    Install steamer trunk corners with step-by-step woodworking video instruction by George Vondriska. Find out his “Method to the Madness” and learn several helpful tips on how to prevent potential errors. Have fun woodworking while using these techniques to ensure a successful project.

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  • How To Patina Brass Hardware

    How to Patina Brass Hardware

    Do you have solid brass hardware that looks just too new and shiny to be used on one of your woodworking projects? In this video learn how to patina brass hardware. George Vondriska teaches you how to spend just minutes to give that brass a weathered patina look that typically takes years to form. He… Read more »

  • Installing Barrel Hinges

    Installing Barrel Hinges

    Watch this video and you’ll learn how to install invisible barrel hinges. Invisible? Yes, when a door fitted with barrel hinges is closed, you can’t see the hinges from the front or the side. Consider installing these disappearing barrel hinges on your next project. What is a Barrel Hinge? Barrel hinges are an excellent choice… Read more »

  • Using a Template for Hardware Installation

    Using a Template for Hardware Installation

    When you’re installing hardware on doors and drawers it is important they are put on uniformly. George Vondriska demonstrates how a simple hardboard template can be an easy solution to ensure your hardware lines up on your next hardware installation project.

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  • Cutting a Slot for Slot Hinges

    Cutting a Slot for Slot Hinges

    Slot hinges are a great solution for a project with thin walls and help you to avoid splitting the walls. George Vondriska is joined by AJ Moses to discuss how to cut accurate slots for slot hinges. Using a drill press and a simple jig, AJ demonstrates an easy way to cut these slots, similar… Read more »

  • Perfect Hinge Mortises on Small Boxes

    Patience and Accuracy Pay Off. There is nothing quite as beautiful as a small wooden jewelry box and its promise of treasures hidden inside. Poorly installed hinges that bind or catch can ruin the anticipation of opening the lid. Installing hinges to hold the lid in place can be tricky, if not downright maddening. The… Read more »

  • Aligning Barrel Hinges for Installation

    “What is the best way to line up a barrel hinge from the lid to the body of the project?” Submitted by: lvshilling WWGOA Editor Response: Try using dowel centers. These handy devices have a barrel that fits into a hole and a point that projects above the hole. Drill the barrel hinge holes in… Read more »