When it comes to wood joinery, bridle joints are incredibly strong. One way to make the bridle of the joint is on the bandsaw. It takes correct setting of the fence, scrap pieces, and test cuts, but once you’ve got it set up you’ll find that it’s easy to make a great fitting joint.
Woodworking requires you to be exact, and the first step to making perfect measurements and cuts is to have properly maintained equipment. Naturally, woodworking tools loosen, wear down and lose their effectiveness, so it is extremely important to regularly check and take care of your woodworking machinery so it stays in top form. In thisWatch Now >>
If you have a woodworking piece that you want sanded to a completely uniform level, try crafting your own shop-made abrasive plane. With a belt sander, it’s difficult to control and you can end up with highs and lows in your wood, but an abrasive plane takes away this frustration and makes your job simple.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska uses a Go Pro camera to give you an expert woodworker’s perspective at a quick and painless technique for shearing end grain on the lathe. The best types of wood for shearing are those that have a more closed grain, like cherry, pine, walnut and maple. George demonstrates the shearing process on aWatch Now >>