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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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>