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  • Save Your Batteries

    Save Your Batteries

    Cordless tool batteries don’t grow on trees. Did you know that leaving a cordless battery to sit in its charger too long could shorten its life? Master woodworker George Vondriska gives you a great solution to prevent overcharging your power tool’s batteries.

  • Return on Moulding

    Return on Moulding

    Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to finish the free end of a moulding run with no end grain showing. It’s the perfect way to finish off windowsills and aprons in your hose or mantel mouldings.

  • Making a Sanding Pad

    Making a Sanding Pad

    Master woodworker Bruce Kieffer teaches you a cool way to create a sanding pad that will forever keep your sandpaper from flying out of your hand and onto the shop floor while hand sanding your woodworking projects. Hint: Spray adhesive is the secret.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Proper Handling of a Hand Plane

    Proper Handling of a Hand Plane

    Get off on the right foot with your hand planing skills. Adam Peterson shows you how to hold and position the woodworking hand plane along with the the proper motion and pressure shifts to successfully joint an edge.

  • Product Review: Hock Plane Iron

    Product Review: Hock Plane Iron

    Discover the joy of hand planing. Ron Hock produces premium aftermarket plane blades and cap irons. See what a difference these tool upgrades can make to your hand plane and your woodworking projects. Is it worth the upgrade cost? Master woodworker Paul Mayer talks about the hock plane iron and answers the question based on…

  • Pinch Dogs

    Pinch Dogs

    This is not a new breed of dogs, but instead an old woodworking techniques for clamping boards edge-to-edge! Expert woodworker George Vondriska discusses what pinch dogs are and how they work.

  • Organic Stains

    Organic Stains

    Nothing is simpler than making your own stains just using organic materials from your yard or kitchen. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates the simple process that you can use to create organic stains for your next woodworking project.

  • Making Sanding Blocks

    Making Sanding Blocks

    Hardback sanding blocks are extremely useful for many woodworking projects. Bruce Kieffer shows you the simple steps to make a whole bunch of sanding blocks for your workshop.