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  • Setting Up A Hand Plane

    Setting Up a Hand Plane

    A hand plane only cuts well when it is adjusted properly. Adam Peterson shows how to set up a simple test to make sure the blade of your plane is perfectly square to the sole of your plane.

  • Scribing Pins

    Scribing Pins

    Did you know your combination squares may contain hidden tools? They’re called scribing pins. George Vondriska reveals the secret of the scribing pin and how it can come in handy during your next woodworking project.

  • Scraper Squaring Block

    Scraper Squaring Block

    Don’t guess when dressing your cabinet scraper. Adam Peterson shows you how to use a scraper squaring block to make sure the edge stays at 90º as you sharpen it.

  • Sharpening Chisels At The Right Angles

    Sharpening Chisels at the Right Angles

    George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to sharpen woodworking chisels at the right angle using Darex equipment. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Removing Rust with Electrolysis

    Removing Rust with Electrolysis

    George Vondriska shows you a unique technique for rust removal on your woodworking tools. Make sure to check out the corresponding article “Removing Rust with Electrolysis”! A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Glue Removal Using a Scraper

    Glue Removal Using a Scraper

    Trying to remove glue from wood can clog your sand paper. Using a scraper is a great alternative to sandpaper to remove excess glue from glue-up projects. George Vondriska demonstrates how to use a scraper to remove excess glue from your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • 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.

  • Know Your Hand Planes

    Know Your Hand Planes

    There are many different styles and shapes of hand planes, so it is important to know how to optimize your use of each type when completing your woodworking projects. Master woodworker George Vondriska discusses when to use a scrub plane, smooth plane, and block plane.

  • Chisel Sharpening

    Get That Chisel Sharp!

    Anybody who shaves knows that a dull cutting tool is more likely to do damage than a sharp one. Same goes for woodworking chisels. You’ve got to get those chisels sharp if you want to them to work well, and be safe to use. It might surprise you to learn that brand new chisels aren’t…

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  • Cut Leg Flutes

    Cut Leg Flutes Without a Chisel

    A well turned leg can make an ordinary leg extraordinary. To put the icing on the cake, just add flutes. Flutes are a decorative element that’s been around for thousands of years. Think of all those fluted columns scattered about ancient Greek and Roman ruins. The fact that fluting is still used today is a…

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