• Using Epoxy for Wood Cracks
    8:59

    Working with wood as a medium is mostly a wonderful experience, but invariably you have to deal with some imperfections in the wood such as knots, cracks, dings, etc. Learning how to repair wood cracks and other imperfections can involve a bit of trial and error, and ultimately it is good to land on a… Read more »

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  • Adhesive Backed Sandpaper
    0:58

    Adhesive backed sandpaper is very convenient, right up to the point where you need to take it off so you can put on a new piece of paper. The good news is that adhesive backed sandpaper sticks pretty well while you’re using it. The bad news is that it continues to stick pretty well when… Read more »

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  • How to Prevent Corning when Sanding Shellac | WWGOA
    4:23

    Shellac is a great finish, and can be used for many different aspects of finishing. However, some woodworkers run into problems when sanding shellac, such as corning. Corning is when gobs of finish start to stick to your sandpaper. This isn’t good, and can quickly ruin a finish. Corning Causes What causes corning to happen?… Read more »

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  • Sanding Fine Details
    4:18

    Sanding detailed, hard to get at, areas like those you might have on carvings or turnings can often times be difficult. Sometimes it’s about the right tool for the job, like this contour sander from Arbortech. Watch as George Vondriska uses the Arbortech sander for sanding the details of an eagle carving and the inside… Read more »

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  • Versatility of a Surface Sander
    9:16

    With all the woodworking tools on the market today, a surface sander may be towards the bottom of your “must own” list. However, after adding a surface sander to his shop, George Vondriska explains how it has quickly become one of his favorite woodworking tools. George takes you through how a surface sander can save… Read more »

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  • Wood Finishing Tips: Using Kraft Paper for a Smooth Finish
    2:09

    George Vondriska demonstrates one of his expert wood finishing tips that you might not have considered. He teaches you how to use a piece of kraft paper or the brown paper grocery bag you have in your kitchen drawer when you want to remove an overly glossy or textured finish from your project. The kraft… Read more »

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  • Get More Mileage Out of Your Sandpaper
    2:06

    You may have thought that you can only use an abrasive cleaning stick to keep your power sander clean, but George Vondriska is here to teach you how to utilize that same tool on the sandpaper that you use for hand sanding to remove sawdust from the pores and help it last even longer.

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  • Dust Collection & Random Orbit Sander Buying Advice
    5:32

    You can make your woodworking career last longer and your finished pieces look sharper if you invest in good dust collection options for your random orbit sander. George Vondriska gives you some expert buying advice for finding and operating sanders and dust collectors that will help you to improve the quality of your work, maximize… Read more »

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  • Make a Random Orbit Sander
    5:37

    If you already have a random orbit sander in your workshop and are looking for an easy-to-make hand sander, George Vondriska has just what you need. Using a piece of MDF, you can build a sturdy hand sander with strips of Velcro and one of the sandpaper disks that comes with your random orbit sander.

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