Good joinery starts with surfaces that mate perfectly without use of clamp pressure. If excessive clamping pressure is used to pull the joint together, it will create stress on your woodworking project that can cause distortion or even splitting to occur. Master woodworker George Vondriska explains how to incorporate a “dry run” into your process and check for joint quality to achieve more solid, stress-free joinery, and how to assess whether your joint is ready for glue.
Did you know that your woodworking router can actually hold and use 8mm shanked router bits? Not 1/4″, not 1/2″, but 8 mm. Master woodworker George Vondriska discusses the calculated method to the madness, and introduces a must-have tool that will allow 8 mm shanked router bits to work in your router. Learn all aboutWatch Now >>
Woodworkers drill holes in wood all the time but hesitate when it comes to cast iron. Threaded holes in cast iron machine tables are just the solution you need for holding jigs and fixtures. George Vondriska shows how to cut a threaded through or blind hole in cast iron with a center punch, drill, tapWatch Now >>
George Vondriska demonstrates a unique way to color wood using a simple iron acetate solution that creates a chemical reaction with the natural tannins in wood. If you are using a wood species with a low level of tannin, George shows you the process for adding tannins so that the iron acetate will have aWatch Now >>