• 3:14

    Sanding Live Edge

    Sanding live edge on a table can be a little tricky. For me, I want to take any sharp edges off of the bark so it isn’t an uncomfortable piece of furniture to have around, but I don’t want to dramatically change its shape or contours. I also want to use the sanding live edge…

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  • 12:01

    Oval Turning

    Have you ever wanted to try oval turning on your lathe? Through the use of multi-axis turning you can do this. Multi-axis turning involves moving the live center to multiple points on your spindle to create a shape that is something other than round, such as an oval. Why might someone want to learn oval…

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  • 4:01

    Making Striped Turning Blanks

    If you enjoy woodturning, you surely spend some time preparing turning blanks. Sometimes it’s nice to work with thick stock and simply cut it to the dimensions that you need. But other times, you might not have thick enough stock, or perhaps you just want to incorporate some different colors into your project to enhance…

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  • 2:25

    Sign Painting: Filling in the Letters

    Making signs is one of those activities that capture the imagination of just about every woodworker at some point. The ability to make custom signs for yourself, a customer, or a friend is a neat skill to have in your arsenal. When you want to make signs, it will be important to hone your CNC,…

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  • 3:14

    George’s First Metalwork Projects

    Thanks for moms!!!! It’s great that moms hold on to the things we made as kids, just in case….. While at my mom’s house recently I came across some metal work projects I had made in junior high and high school. It was really fun to look them over. The lesson out of this It…

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  • 5:55

    Setting Inset Drawer Fronts

    When it comes to drawer styles on cabinets and furniture, everyone seems to love the look of inset drawer fronts. It’s a custom look that suggests that the piece was hand crafted rather than mass produced. While they can look beautiful if they are done properly, they can also look lousy if they are not…

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  • 16:01

    Double-sided Sign on a CNC

    One of the great things you can do on a CNC router is a double-sided sign. There are some key points to making this work, and work correctly. – Controlling depth of cut so you don’t cut through when you cut both faces – Controlling the model position in the project when you’re using 3D…

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  • 9:03

    All You Need to Know About Resin

    Boy, there are A LOT of resin products available in the marketplace, and they’re not inexpensive. Just like you want to choose the right tool for your woodworking tasks, you also want to choose the right resin for your resin work. The right product for a resin table isn’t necessarily right for other resin or…

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  • 13:00

    CBN Bench Grinder

    Everyone is talking about CBN (Cubic boron nitride) grinding wheels, and what they bring to the sharpening world. I set up a CBN bench grinder and put it through its paces to see what the hype is all about. Man, these babies are amazing. What’s the set up? CBN wheels are mounted on a low…

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