George Vondriska

WWGOA LIVE: July 2021

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George Vondriska received a lot of great questions during the WWGOA LIVE Q&A in July. Here’s what we covered:

2:40 Free project bundle
3:40 Live edge maple cookie with crack
7:25 Turning pine into shiplap siding
9:20 Pegboard as a panel in a shop door
11:05 Titebond II on flooring?
11:27 Threaded inserts in end grain
13:50 Veneer sources
16:00 Thank your influencers
16:20 Staining wet wood?
17:45 Blade choice for melamine and particle board
19:50 Snipe on a shaper
22:00 Guide bushings in routers
24:15 Frame and panel as wainscoting
25:30 Smooth vs notched glue spreader
26:15 220 volt router?
27:10 Zero clearance inserts
29:15 Board warps after resawing
30:35 Adhesive for Adirondack chairs
31:38 Router for router table
33:00 Grounding dust collection lines
33:50 Live stream air time
36:30 Plywood or drywall for shop walls
38:00 Water proof plywood
36:25 George’s guitars
39:10 Joining wood countertops
41:50 Oil based finish and rags
42:50 Wood grain filler and wood conditioner
45:15 Classes in George’s shop
47:15 Using a jointer
55:40 George’s cabinetmaking class at Marc Adams
56:45 George’s canoe
57:50 Finish for redwood
59:45 Plunge router in a router table?

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2 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE: July 2021”

  1. David

    Hi George, I have some 20+ yr old clear heart redwood – mostly 2 x4 – 8′ – been planed already down to about 1.25″ – afraid to re-saw as it might become to thin, but want to use for desktop; how best to fasten it together (pocket screws, etc? ) and what would be best finish for that material that is that old?

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      Hello David,

      I love redwood. I would not resaw this for use in a desktop because you will end up with material that is too thin by the time you plane it again, then true it up for use in the panel.
      In terms of fastening it together, I would edge glue it. Some tips here:
      For finish, just use a clear product and let the beautiful grain do it’s magic. I would use either a penetrating oil such as this or an oil based poly such as this:

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