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 a piece of jatoba or Brazilian cherry using a conventional spindle gouge and a bowl gouge. It takes hardly any time at all, and if you follow George’s lead, you’ll end up with a great finished product!
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 >>
George Vondriska demonstrates a unique way to color wood using a simple iron acetate solution that creates a chemical reaction with the natural tannins in wood. If you are using a wood species with a low level of tannin, George shows you the process for adding tannins so that the iron acetate will have a…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 >>