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.
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 into…Watch Now >>
Can you cut biscuit joints on the router table you use for your woodworking projects? Sure, but you’ll need to know the steps to get the fit right. Our master woodworker George Vondriska explains the setup of the router as a biscuit joiner and shows you how to make the cuts.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 >>
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 >>