• How to Taper Cut on a Jointer
    4:11

    Do you know how to taper cut on your jointer? When most people think about a motorized jointer they think about edge jointing and face jointing. And for good reason; those two activities comprise the large majority of what woodworkers use their jointers for. If you ask most woodworkers how to taper cut, they will… Read more »

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  • Edge to Edge Glue Up on a Jointer: Wood Gluing Tips
    4:54

    Edge gluing comes into play in a variety of woodworking projects, and is an aspect of any project that can reveal the skill level of the craftsman who builds the project. A dead flat panel is impressive and indicates a high quality project. But let’s face it; if the panel has gaps or noticeable peaks… Read more »

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    One of the most inspired and patriotic projects that a woodworker can build is a flag case. Building a flag display case primarily involves standard cabinetmaking tools and skills, but how on earth do you cut those sharp miters on the base? The base corners of a traditional flag case feature 45 degree angles, so… Read more »

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    I get asked, all the time, about using a jointer to face joint opposing faces of a rough sawn lumber. Will this work? Can it be done? If not, why not? The answer; a jointer will do a great job of getting two opposing faces smooth and straight, but it WON’T guarantee that the two… Read more »

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  • Jointer Guard Spring Tension
    4:34

    It’s not uncommon for the spring on a jointer guard to lose its tension. If it does, the guard won’t work right and it’s no longer safe to use the jointer. Retensioning the spring is easy to do, and will help keep your jointer safe to use.

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  • Large Push Pads for Face Jointing Plywood
    1:38

    George Vondriska teaches you how to utilize a pair of large grout floats as push pads for face jointing. The material on the pads is perfect for gripping the surface of the wood so that you can apply the right amount of pressure and make a clean joint.

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  • Setting Jointer Knives
    2:30

    It is vital when jointing a piece of wood for your projects that the knives be properly set, and so George Vondriska teaches you a low-tech method for setting jointer knives. You can use a straight piece of plywood to measure the distance from each knife to the outfeed table and make any necessary adjustments,… Read more »

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  • Creating Rabbets on a Jointer
    4:05

    George Vondriska shows you how to create rabbets on a jointer. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • The Difference between Jointer & Planer / Jointer vs Planer
    4:55

    Are you curious about the differences between a jointer and a planer? George Vondriska explains how each of the tools work, how they differ, and how each is useful in its own way.

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