• Boring the Hinge Pin into the Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table
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    Boring the Hinge Pin into the Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    George Vondriska teaches you how to properly drill a hole for the hinge pin that allows a wooden hinge to pivot. He shows you how to use a white charcoal pencil and a square to find the center on the wood, and he likes to use an extra long drill bit and the quarter-inch slot…

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  • Rounding the Edges on a Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table
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    Rounding the Edges on a Wooden Hinge for a Gate Leg Table

    After you’ve made the necessary cuts to create a wooden hinge for your gate leg table, the next step is to round the edges on the teeth so that the hinge swings freely. George Vondriska teaches you how to use increasing grit sandpaper to file and bullnose the corners. Related Videos: Creating a Wooden Hinge…

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  • Using a White Charcoal Pencil as a Marking Tool
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    Using a White Charcoal Pencil as a Marking Tool

    George Vondriska shows you the advantages of using a white charcoal pencil as a marking tool for making layout lines on woodworking projects that utilize dark woods. With white charcoal, your markings will stand out more, and because it does not have wax in it, the material can be easily sanded without leaving residue behind.

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  • Making Book Matched Furniture Legs
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    Making Book Matched Furniture Legs

    George Vondriska teaches you how to make book matched table and chair legs with your table saw. He demonstrates the proper technique for ripping the first piece and then hinging the second piece onto the first to create a nearly invisible seam that will ensure that all four faces of the leg look great. Be…

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  • Trim Edge Banding
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    How to Trim Edge Banding Using a Hand Saw

    Often you want to add banding around the outside of a piece to give it a finished look. Think a desktop, like the one shown in this video, a tabletop, cabinets, or even some decorative drawers and doors. Especially when you use a different type of wood for the banding than you’ve used for the…

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  • Gluing up Leg Stock
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    Gluing Up Leg Stock

    George Vondriska teaches you how to glue together multiple pieces of leg stock in order to create blanks that are the proper thickness required for your specific woodworking project. He walks you step-by-step through the entire process, demonstrating each of the tips and techniques you’ll need, including painting the glue onto the stock and properly…

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  • Planing Furniture Legs
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    Planing Furniture Legs

    Watching our videos is a terrific way to learn how to build furniture. In this video, you’ll learn how to make wooden furniture legs that are planed to be dimensionally identical. Each step of the process is explained and demonstrated in real time so you can take what you’ve learned and apply it directly to…

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  • Ripping Furniture Legs
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    Ripping Furniture Legs

    George Vondriska teaches you how to rip furniture legs to size on a table saw. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves doing one pass through with the full slab of wood, a 90-degree turn of the resulting leg, and a second pass through to achieve uniform dimensions on all four sides of the leg…

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  • Determining Length of Angled Chair Legs
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    Determining Length of Angled Chair Legs

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use a tape measure and a woodworking clamp to calculate the length of angled chair legs or desk legs. By manually laying the piece out and utilizing the ruler as a plumb bob, you can guarantee that you’ll get the angle and length perfectly correct for all four legs.

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