George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to get a snug, flush fit on your mortise and tenon joints. You should use a sharp chisel to pare away slices from the top, bottom or sides of your tenon until it fits into the rounded mortise. This is essentially a guess-and-check procedure, meaning you will shave the wood little-by-little until the joints are perfectly flush.
George Vondriska discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of the common types of sheet stock you might use in your shop. He’ll teach you what to look for so that you know which material is best for your project, whether its plywood, MDF or melamine. You’ll learn how each type of stock is made,…Watch Now >>
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…Watch Now >>
Make nearly invisible covers for screw heads with plugs cut from the same wood as your woodworking project. George Vondriska guides you through the procedure for cutting plugs using a drill press, plug cutter bit, bandsaw and George’s secret weapon: masking tape.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska teaches you a great way to refurbish the push pads you use in your workshop. Instead of just tossing your old push pads out, George recommends cutting off the rubber padding from the bottom of the pad, and screwing the plastic handle to a piece of scrap wood, which you can turn into…Watch Now >>