Using a hand plane can be a great solution for cleaning up the surfaces of your boards, but using a hand plane on short stock can be VERY challenging. We need to make certain the plane won’t hit a clamp or hold down, and the piece being planed needs to be rock solid. Tom’s shop-made solution to this problem is very simple. You’ve probably got the material required for the jig in your scrap bin. It’s very easy to make, and works great.
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 >>
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 >>
George Vondriska teaches you a great way to refurbish the push pads you use in your workshop. Instead of just tossing your old push pads out, George recommends cutting off the rubber padding from the bottom of the pad, and screwing the plastic handle to a piece of scrap wood, which you can turn intoWatch Now >>
You may just have found a new home for your old, worn out socks. Dave Munkittrick gives a quick and handy woodworking tip to prevent clamp scars that can damage your wood. Socks can help avoid the crippling effects that hand clamps are liable to have on your woodworking projects.Watch Now >>