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  • Cutting Plugs / Using Plug Cutters

    Cutting Plugs and Using Plug Cutters

    Make nearly invisible covers for screw heads with plugs cut from the same wood as your woodworking project. George Vondriska guides you through the procedure for cutting plugs using a drill press, plug cutter bit, bandsaw and George’s secret weapon: masking tape.

  • Cutting Laminate on a Table Saw

    Cutting Laminate on a Table Saw

    Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to safely cut perfectly straight plastic laminate with your table saw. You’ll learn that all you need are a couple of scraps to make a handy foolproof woodworking jig.

  • Concentric Variable Spaced Dovetails

    Concentric Variable Spaced Dovetails

    Dovetails are widely viewed in the woodworking world as a mark of premium craftsmanship. Cutting them with variable spacing creates a strong visual appeal, and the appearance of a hand-cut approach. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates how to use a router, dovetail jig and guide block to make concentric variable spaced dovetail joints without the…

  • Climb Cutting on a Dovetail Jig

    Climb Cutting on a Dovetail Jig

    Router bit tearout is a nasty problem when you’re cutting dovetails. So master woodworker George Vondriska shows you how to avoid this devastating problem when completing your woodworking projects by using a technique on a dovetail jig called climb cutting.

  • Clamping Biscuits

    Clamping Biscuits

    It’s time to drop your standard woodworking clamps and check out these clamping biscuits. Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how they work and how they can be an easy solution in your woodworking shop for some of those more difficult-to-clamp joints.

  • Mounting Router Bits

    Mounting Router Bits

    It is possible to mount a router bit incorrectly in your router collet, and that can spell disaster for your woodworking project. George Vondriska shows you how to properly insert and clamp router bits into your router.

  • Checking Joint Quality

    Checking Joint Quality

    Good joinery starts with surfaces that mate perfectly without use of clamp pressure. If excessive clamping pressure is used to pull the joint together, it will create stress on your woodworking project that can cause distortion or even splitting to occur. Master woodworker George Vondriska explains how to incorporate a “dry run” into your process…

  • Check for Slipping Router Bit Collet

    Check for Slipping Router Bit Collet

    Router bit collets do wear out, but it can be difficult to tell when. In this woodworking instructional video, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to confirm that your jig’s router bit collet is still properly holding router bits without slipping.

  • Bridge Over Broken Guitar

    Bridge Over Broken Guitar

    Is the bridge of your guitar separating from the guitar top? You can save big bucks by making the repair yourself. You probably already have all the woodworking tools you need in your shop to fix the broken guitar, and if you follow master woodworker George Vondriska’s step-by-step directions in this video, you’ll gain all…

  • Biscuit Joiner on a Router

    Biscuit Joiner on a Router

    Can you cut biscuit joints on the router table you use for your woodworking projects? Sure, but you’ll need to know the steps to get the fit right. Our master woodworker George Vondriska explains the setup of the router as a biscuit joiner and shows you how to make the cuts.