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  • Setting Up A Spokeshave

    Setting Up a Spokeshave

    Even if you’re not a wheel maker, knowing how to set up a spokeshave is a good thing to know. Once you’ve tuned your spokeshave, you’ll be impressed by the many uses of this seemingly limited woodworking tool.

  • 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

    Whether you’re restoring old tools or have a few that have seen better days, knowing how to deal with rust is essential. In this video, George Vondriska shows you an interesting and effective technique for removing surface rust from your woodworking tools. Click here to view the article mentioned in this video: Removing Rust with…

  • 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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