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.
Turn your belt sander into a stationary machine. Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you the simplest way to construct a jig that will hold a belt sander securely to your workbench, making it easier and safer to sand typically difficult woodworking projects like small toy parts and irregular shapes.Watch Now >>
Dovetails are widely viewed in the woodworking world as a mark of premium craftsmanship. Cutting them with variable spacing creates a strong visual appeal, and the appearance of a hand-cut approach. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates how to use a router, dovetail jig and guide block to make concentric variable spaced dovetail joints without theWatch 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 >>
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between acrylic and polycarbonate glass? George Vondriska explains what sets them apart and discusses some of the various woodworking projects that require each type. Watch and learn which type factors into your next woodworking plans.Watch Now >>