Dave Munkittrick shows you how to use an electric hand planer to get any twists, cups or warps out of your wood so that you end up with a smooth, flat surface. You can locate the high spots on your material and use a 13-inch handheld planer to get rid of them. This is a great technique that you can use on any uneven boards or rough lumber that you may find at a lumber yard.
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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 processWatch Now >>
Bending wood is one of those techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a woodworking project, but many woodworkers shy away from it because it seems intimidating. Watch this demonstration by our expert woodworker George Vondriska to learn a simple, worry-free approach to bending wood quickly using a heated iron pipe.Watch Now >>