Woodworking Blog Posts, Articles & Videos to Build Your Skills

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  • Dovetail Jig Buying Advice

    Dovetail Jig Buying Advice

    Dovetail joints are a beautiful addition to your woodworking projects, so master woodworker George Vondriska shares his buying advice on what to look for when purchasing a dovetail jig. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video clip. Joinery Jig provided by Prazi. For more information, visit www.praziusa.com. More Videos from Prazi: Simplified Router Fence

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  • Double Taper Using a Taper Jig

    Double Taper Using a Taper Jig

    Side panels on stools look great with a taper in the front and back, but cutting both tapers so they are the same profile can be frustrating. George Vondriska shows you how to build a taper jig for cutting a double taper on the table saw. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • De-Whiskering Wood

    De-Whiskering Wood

    One of the problems with using water-based stains and finishes is that they tend to raise the grain on the wood surface, leaving it rough. George Vondriska shows a great way to avoid raising the grain by de-whiskering your wood before staining or finishing. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Designing a Project Piece Using CAD

    Designing a Project Piece Using CAD

    George Vondriska and Bruce Kieffer demonstrate the quick process for designing a woodworking project piece using a CAD program. 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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  • Cutting Lumber from Logs

    Cutting Lumber from Logs

    George Vondriska provides tips on how to use a backyard saw mill to cut lumber from logs for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Saw mill provided by Logosol. For more information, visit www.logosol.us.

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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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  • Cutting a Log on a Band Saw

    Cutting a Log on a Bandsaw

    George Vondriska provides tips on how to use your band saw as a sawmill. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Coiling a Band Saw Blade

    Coiling a Bandsaw Blade

    George Vondriska demonstrates how to properly coil and store a large band saw blade for DIY woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Comparing Aerosol Can Nozzles

    Comparing Aerosol Can Nozzles

    When selecting an aerosol can to finish your woodworking project, pay special attention to the nozzle on the can. Many nozzles give you a choice for the spray pattern you’ll have, and George Vondriska shows why it’s important. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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7 Responses to “Woodworking Blog Posts, Articles & Videos to Build Your Skills”
  1. Steve

    Not a comment, but a question- Have you ever used pear wood for a project? What are its properties, and does it have a nice grain pattern? What would be a recommended finish? Obviously, it would need to be a small project (bandsaw box, jewelry box, etc.) because there’s not much usable wood in most pear trees that I’ve seen. Thanks for any info you might pass along.

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  2. david

    if I was to cut a tree down,& wanted to use it for flooring. How long should it dry? Also could take a branch and cut 1/2 or3/4 inch slices of the branch and use it as flooring. thanks

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    • Customer Service

      Hi David. You should get a good moisture meter and be sure that it is dry to the point of stabilization. In my shop in MN that typically means 8-10% depending on the time of year and the conditions. You don’t want to install flooring that hasn’t fully dried or you could experience problems. I would not recommend using limb wood for lumber since it is under stress and notoriously unstable. I would use only the trunk wood.
      Thanks
      Paul-WWGOA

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  3. Des Miscamble

    interesting- but how about skills regarding Scroll Saws? I have a Baumr-AG scroll saw ss16 arriving very soon – i have some experience

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