George Vondriska teaches you how to properly set two boards into a Porter Cable dovetail jig in preparation for creating a half blind dovetail joint. He talks about writing coordinating letters on the boards and orienting them correctly into the machine, as well as adjusting the side fence and comb to make the faces of the boards flush with each other. Keep an eye out for more new videos with tips for using the Porter Cable dovetail jig throughout January and February. Next week we will discuss how to set the depth of cut.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>