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  • Make a Jig for a Half-Lap Joint

    Make a Jig for a Half-Lap Joint

    Half lap joints are a popular way to join two pieces of wood together and can be used on a number of woodworking projects. One way to cut half lap joints is on a table saw. George Vondriska takes you step-by-step on how to create a simple jig for cutting half lap joints on a…

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    DIY Woodworking: Shop-Made Drill Press Table Plans

    This is a shop fixture that’s worth getting started on immediately. Stationary drill presses are definitely not set up for DIY woodworking. The cast round table below the chuck isn’t woodworker friendly or even metalworking friendly. Once you build this fixture you’ll love its adjustable fence for drilling equally centered holes and the stop block that…

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  • George's Solid Wood Storage

    George’s Solid Wood Storage

    George Vondriska explains how he set up the solid wood storage area in his storage building. Using some heavy duty, inexpensive shelf brackets from a home center, he found an effective way to store solid woods. It was easy to set up and helps keep the wood organized. Including a miter saw in this area…

  • Simple Router Table Push Block

    Simple Router Table Push Block

    George Vondriska teaches you how to make a simple Router Table Push Block for accurately cutting across the end grain of narrow pieces of wood on a router table without blowback or chipping. He likes to refurbish old push pads by scraping off the worn out rubber pad and drilling the plastic handle to a…

  • Magna Pad

    Magnetic Clamp Pads: “Magna Pads”

    I love the name…It describes this clamp pad perfectly! I use shop-made 1/4″ thick mdf clamp pads to protect my work when I’m clamping. My clamp pads are easy to position on clamps across short distances, but impossible to set across distances that are greater than my reach. My solution was to embed a small…

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  • DIY Drill Stand & Cordless Drill Charging Station

    Drill Stand and Cordless Drill Charging Station

    Watch this video to learn how to build your own cordless drill charging station and stand. This practical shop project features a drawer for tips, bits and other small items, sturdy shelves, and a handy power strip for quick plugins. We provide the step-by-step instructions so you can easily complete your project without cordless drill…

  • Make a Random Orbit Sander

    Make a Random Orbit Sander

    If you already have a random orbit sander in your workshop and are looking for an easy-to-make hand sander, George Vondriska has just what you need. Using a piece of MDF, you can build a sturdy hand sander with strips of Velcro and one of the sandpaper disks that comes with your random orbit sander.

  • Handy Lathe Table Plans

    Handy Lathe Table Plans

    George Vondriska provides handy lathe table plans for your workshop, making sure the lathe is at the proper height for your woodworking needs. From just two sheets of MDF, you can create a lathe table with a tool and lathe accessory drawer and an attachable tower with chest handles and stack of drawers.

  • Classic Tool Chest

    Classic Tool Chest

    George Vondriska takes you through the step-by-step process of making a classic tool chest for your woodworking shop. The tool chest has plenty of room for both large and small tools with 3 drawers and a deep well at the top. Follow George as he gives you detailed instructions on the best order for cutting and joining each interlocking part to ensure you finish with a durable tool chest for your shop. You’ll also have access to a downloadable PDF cut list and helpful notes.

  • How to Make a Spline Jig

    How to Make a Spline Jig

    Splines really add a lot to a project. Not only do they add a nice accent to your piece, but they also add more structural strength by reinforcing the joint. George Vondriska shows you step-by-step how to make a very simple spline jig using a scrap piece of 2″ x 4″ and some plywood. With…