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.
Building a guitar is an excellent test of a skilled woodworker’s craftsmanship, but if you’re like most people, you probably want to skip the long woodworking processes of shaping and sanding the body. So master woodworker George Vondriska gives you a quick rundown on a couple ready-made guitar kits that are available for you to…Watch Now >>
Router bit collets do wear out, but it can be difficult to tell when. In this woodworking instructional video, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to confirm that your jig’s router bit collet is still properly holding router bits without slipping.Watch 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 a…Watch Now >>