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Casting Resin: Using a Pressure Pot

It seems that the woodworking community has fallen in love with casting resin. It provides a great way to incorporate new colors and textures into our woodworking and woodturning projects. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of turning a project using a casting resin blank, for example, you have no doubt enjoyed the endless stream…

Filling Knots with Epoxy

Some of the most amazing pieces of wood are the ones that have “defects.” Defects could be spalting (mold), small checks, bark inclusions or, in this case, a huge hole. Sure, we could cut around those things and eliminate them, but I’m a huge fan of including this character in the final piece. I think…

How to Save Your Wood Shavings

Most of the time, woodworkers are looking for ways to get rid of the shavings and sawdust from their projects. But every once in a while, when there’s something special about the shavings, you may want to collect and save the sawdust. Here’s a great trick that makes it super simple to grab that cool…

WWGOA LIVE! April 2020

We received a great flurry of question for the April LIVE Q&A. This month, George discussed the WWGOA Resin Challenge, bandsaw resawing issues, getting rust off of a table saw, handcutting dovetails, and much more.

George’s Epoxy Bullet Bowl

Here’s one of the weirdest projects George ever did: he filled a mold with brass casings, poured epoxy over the top of them, let it cure and turned the whole thing into a bowl. The result; a bullet bowl. OK, they’re not bullets, but it makes for a cool name. You may never do an…

Shop-made Quick Release Hose Clamps

Any woodworker who has a dust collection duct system knows what a pain it can be to do any reconfiguration. Moving tools around, adding new ducts, extending a line for better tool spacing, can all be time consuming, tedious tasks. Oftentimes this means having to remove screws, and then replace them again after the ducting…

How to Repair a Cracked Bowl by Stapling

If you turn enough bowls, you are bound to have one crack on you as it dries. What should you do when you have a cracked bowl? Some people might throw away the bowl, but I say that’s crazy talk! Think of the cracked bowl as the starting point for a new art project. There…

WWGOA LIVE! May 2020

This month, George provided biscuit joiner recommendations, discussed cordless tool brands, shared tips on how to store wood to prevent warping, and much more.

2020 Product Showcase: Easy Wood Tools

Easy Wood Tools introduced a larger version of their hollow vessel chisels. They’ve had mini hollowers available for a while. It’s great to see these larger scale tools in the marketplace. Both sets of chisels are carbide-tipped. What’s the deal with carbide? Carbide-tipped lathe chisels offer the benefit of never needing to be sharpened. When…