Controlling the throat opening of your block plane is important for easily switching between cutting on the end grain and long grain. Widening the opening when you are cutting on the long grain will yield thinner, consecutive strips so that the block plane doesn’t catch or get jammed. But, if you are working on the end grain, a simple turn of the knob allows you to close the throat and slice off smaller chips. In any instance, changing the size of the opening on your block plane will make your job easier.
Did you know that your woodworking router can actually hold and use 8mm shanked router bits? Not 1/4″, not 1/2″, but 8 mm. Master woodworker George Vondriska discusses the calculated method to the madness, and introduces a must-have tool that will allow 8 mm shanked router bits to work in your router. Learn all about…Watch Now >>
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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 >>