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.
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 >>
Turn your belt sander into a stationary machine. Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you the simplest way to construct a jig that will hold a belt sander securely to your workbench, making it easier and safer to sand typically difficult woodworking projects like small toy parts and irregular shapes.Watch Now >>