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  • Board Foot Measure

    Board Foot Measure

    George Vondriska provides tips on how to formulate the board foot measure of hardwood so that you can better assess how much wood you’ll need for your woodworking project and better communicate with the salesman when you go to purchase your wood. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Best Aerosol Nozzle

    Best Aerosol Nozzle

    Are all aerosol can tips created equal? Nope, and you’ll see why as George Vondriska demonstrates the results from each type. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Bandsaw Resawing

    George Vondriska provides instruction on how to select the proper side of the wood to cut a veneer, and which band saw blade will help you cut a great piece of veneer for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Band saw blade provided by PS Wood Machines. For more information,…

  • Anti-Dust Finishing Tip

    Anti-Dust Finishing Tip

    Most woodworkers have some airborne dust and particulates floating in their shop, and some of those particles can settle on a not-quite-dried finish. George Vondriska demonstrates a neat and inexpensive trick for protecting small woodworking projects from dust when finishing. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Airless Sprayers in Your Shop

    Airless Sprayers in Your Shop

    When it comes to applying stains and topcoats to your woodworking projects, HVLP sprayers work great. But what about those projects you plan to paint? Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you why airless sprayers are probably your best bet. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Air Drying Freshly Cut Lumber

    Air Drying Freshly Cut Lumber

    Master woodworker George Vondriska provides tips on how to air dry fresh cut lumber for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • 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

  • Why A Router Lift

    Why Buy a Router Lift

    A lift in your router table isn’t just a luxury, it can help you complete your routing projects happen so much quicker. George Vondriska shows the advantages of using a router lift and why you might want to consider one for your woodworking workshop. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Belt Sander Tips

    Belt Sander Tips

    Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you some helpful woodworking tips for successfully using the belt sander. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Essential Handheld Router Techniques

    Essential Handheld Router Techniques

    The router is one of most versatile power tool in your shop and is a must have for any woodworker. Watch this woodworking video and learn a number of router techniques from our master woodworker, George Vondriska. George starts with buying advice, covering the various types and sizes of router – from tiny trim routers, to 3 plus horsepower behemoths, to battery powered routers. You’ll know what these routers are used for and how to pick the right one for your woodworking needs. Features such as variable speed, soft start, and fixed and plunge base designs, are covered.

    You’ll also learn about router bits, including insert tooling, bearings, and shank sizes. George also introduces the basics of using a router; mounting bits properly, setting depth of cut, securing work on the bench, starting your cut, feed direction and stopping your cut. The video describes more advanced techniques, such as inlay work, routing dadoes, flush trimming plugs, edge joining large boards, climb cuts, and cross cutting long panels.

    Finally, George covers router and bit maintenance, including sharpening a router bit.