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  • Hand Cut Edge Banding to Length

    Hand Cut Edge Banding to Length

    Dave Munkittrick teaches you how to hand cut edge banding to length on a plywood shelf. By using a Japanese pull saw and a simple woodworking technique, you’ll be able to safely and smoothly remove any excess edge banding from your shelving.

  • Why Do I Need 2 Marking Knives?

    Why Do I Need Two Marking Knives?

    Marking knives are really a great way to be precise with your layout because of how they incise a line across the face of the wood. But why do marking knives come both left handed and right handed? George Vondriska explains the features of both marking knives and the importance of having each in your…

  • The Difference Between a Marking Gauge and a Mortise Gauge

    The Difference Between a Marking Gauge and a Mortise Gauge

    George Vondriska teaches you the difference between a marking gauge and a mortise gauge, then demonstrates how to use the double spurs of a mortise gauge to lay out a mortise location on your next woodworking project.

  • How to Sharpen a Card Scraper

    How to Sharpen a Card Scraper

    George Vondriska gives you a brief overview on the easy woodworking process for how to sharpen a card scraper. Over time and after repeated use, the card scraper will no longer be straight. This is a problem that you can quickly fix by jointing the edges with a file and then reforming these edges with…

  • Hand Planing

    Hand Planing a Bevel

    Putting a bevel on the ends of your boards is a great way to make the board look more delicate for your next woodworking project. George Vondriska takes you step-by-step through the process of creating an eye catching, hand planed bevel on his shelving project using a hand plane along with some elbow grease.

  • Marking Gauge vs. Cutting Gauge

    Marking Gauge vs. Cutting Gauge

    George Vondriska teaches you about the differences in line quality when you are laying out a joint on your woodworking projects using a cutting gauge and a marking gauge. While the marking gauge employs a short spur to cut a jagged line, the cutting gauge uses a knife wheel that gives you a smooth line…

  • Pencil Gauge vs. Marking Gauge

    Pencil Gauge vs. Marking Gauge

    George Vondriska teaches you about the differences between a marking gauge and a pencil gauge. You’ll learn that pencil gauges are best used when you are marking a surface that will be visible in the final stage of your woodworking piece, and that marking gauges are ideal for when the surface will not be seen.

  • Chopping Dovetail Sockets

    Chopping Dovetail Sockets

    George Vondriska teaches you how to create perfect dovetail sockets for your woodworking projects by hand chopping them using a chisel and mallet. The tricks George shows you will make your job easier and give you a cleaner finished product.

  • Organizing Woodworking Tools with a Carpenter's Belt

    Organizing Woodworking Tools with a Carpenter’s Belt

    George Vondriska and Dave Munkittrick discuss Dave’s favorite way to organize his woodworking tools while in the shop. He likes to use a carpenter’s belt to keep all of the essentials in order, like his measuring tape, utility knife and ear protection.

  • How to Make a Wood Carving Stand

    How to Make a Wood Carving Stand

    George Vondriska invites his friend George Johnson into the woodworking workshop to learn about a simple carving stand that you can build with cheap materials to make wood carving more comfortable.