Screw plugs are a great solution for hiding the heads of any screws that you use on a woodworking project, but most of the time they stand proud from the surface even after you tap them in. George Vondriska has an easy fix for this problem. You can use a flexible pull saw – rested on top of an old hotel room key or credit card to avoid scratching your project – to trim any excess material from the screw plug. Then, if you want to smooth just the area where the plug is sticking out, use a piece of hard wood covered in sandpaper.
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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 >>
Dovetails are widely viewed in the woodworking world as a mark of premium craftsmanship. Cutting them with variable spacing creates a strong visual appeal, and the appearance of a hand-cut approach. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates how to use a router, dovetail jig and guide block to make concentric variable spaced dovetail joints without theWatch Now >>
Router bit tearout is a nasty problem when you’re cutting dovetails. So master woodworker George Vondriska shows you how to avoid this devastating problem when completing your woodworking projects by using a technique on a dovetail jig called climb cutting.Watch Now >>