• 6:33

    Furniture Leg Repair – How to Fix a Broken Leg

    Once people know that you do woodworking, they probably ask you if you can fix broken furniture, like a furniture leg repair that recently came into George’s shop. While every repair is different, here are some tips that will help you the next time a repair comes into your shop. Them’s the breaks Your first…

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  • 3:14

    Making Strong Mitered Corners

    If you’ve used mitered corners on any of your woodworking projects, like a picture frame, you may have been concerned about getting enough glue strength in the joint. Here’s a dirt simple trick for making sure you get all the strength you need in your miter joints. What’s the problem? The problem with mitered corners…

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  • Using Contact Adhesive
    6:15

    Using Contact Adhesive

    Contact adhesive is the preferred adhesive for adhering plastic laminate to a substrate. But the way contact adhesive is used is different from most other adhesives. If you don’t apply it correctly, you won’t have good adhesion. Check out these contact adhesive tips to make sure that once your laminate gets stuck, it stays stuck.

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  • Gluing A Face Frame to a Case
    4:28

    How to Attach a Cabinet Face Frame to a Cabinet

    One challenge woodworkers face as they learn how to build cabinets is gluing the cabinet face frame to the case. A cabinet face frame is the wood fixed to the front of a cabinet case–sometimes called a carcase, which hides the edges of the case and provides the fixing point for doors and other external…

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  • Using Clamps to Square a Cabinet
    3:17

    How to Make Your Cabinet Square with Clamps

    As you learn how to build cabinets, one essential rule to remember is that all of the components have to align so that you make the cabinet square. If a cabinet assembly is out of square, doors and shelves won’t fit properly. After you’ve applied the glue and clamped the components, there’s no need to…

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  • Gluing Wood using a Rub Joint
    3:19

    Gluing Wood Using a Rub Joint

    When gluing wood together a rub joint can be used to ensure a strong joint when clamping is not an option. George Vondriska teaches you how to create a rub joint that you can use on your woodworking projects. By jointing the edges of both pieces, painting wood glue onto one edge and then applying…

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  • Simple Stave Assembly
    5:30

    Simple Stave Assembly

    George Vondriska takes you step-by-step through the glue up process of a stave assembly that will eventually be used for the outside of a wine bottle cooler. When constructing a stave you will find it is easier to break the process into smaller steps, using less pieces. Follow George as he uses masking tape and…

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  • Using CA Glue to Repair a Punky Turning
    3:00

    Using CA Glue to Repair a Punky Turning

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue to salvage any turning project that has a rotted or punky patch. He demonstrates this simple woodworking tip on a piece of spalted maple that he’s turning into a bowl. By applying multiple coats of medium viscosity CA glue while the piece is on the lathe,…

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  • Gluing up Leg Stock
    8:28

    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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