• 17:16

    2020 Product Showcase: Castle 110

    Castle has been in the pocket hole business for MANY years. Their large scale machines have been used in commercial cabinets shops for years. It’s great to see the Castle 110, a machine that takes advantage of Castle’s extensive history and makes it available at the consumer woodworking level. What’s with the angle? Here’s the…

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  • 5:45

    Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs

    I love being in a position where I get to see new tools come into the marketplace. Yep, I’m a tool geek. Pocket holes are immensely popular, and very useful to woodworkers. Kreg has done a really good job with the features on a couple of their new pocket hole jigs. The 500 Series Their…

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  • 5:28

    Picture Perfect Frames

    Making picture frames is an extremely popular wood shop activity. What better way to show off that special picture than by making a special frame for it. Unfortunately, getting great miters can be challenging. MiterSet provides a great solution for this problem. How does MiterSet work? MiterSet is a block with a series of holes…

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  • 1:41

    Jointing Small Parts

    Jointing, the process of cleaning up and straightening an edge, isn’t restricted to jointers. You can also do this with hand tools. Joining small pieces of wood can be a challenge. When you’re working with small pieces a block plane works great for jointing and chamfering edges. The setup When you’re thinking about using a…

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  • 5:43

    Locked Rabbets on a Table Saw

    If you want a simple but extremely strong way to build drawers or other types of boxes, the locked rabbet joint will be a good member to add to your joinery arsenal. The joint is simple to make because it uses careful placement of a rabbet and a dado that can be milled using a…

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  • 17:02

    Cutting Mortises On Your CNC

    There are many types of joinery that can be used in woodworking; dovetails, splines, butt joints, miters, finger joints, dados, biscuits, mortise and tenon, and others. Of all the woodworking joints, both historical and modern, mortise and tenon joints have been the workhorse of furniture construction joinery for centuries. Cutting mortises is one of those…

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  • 9:18

    Cross Halving Joint: Narrow Stock

    A cross halving joint is a strong, simple joint that is commonly used in applications ranging from simple boxes, to furniture, or complex egg crate inserts. As with many aspects of woodworking, there are a variety of ways to create a cross halving joint. Methods for creating this joint might involve a table saw, bandsaw,…

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  • 11:14

    Table Saw Joinery: Tenons and Half Laps

    If you’re building furniture, there’s a good chance you’ll be using mortise and tenon joinery. Want to make an exceptionally robust frame? Half lap joints are a rock solid way to go. You can easily, and accurately, but tenons and half laps on your table saw, once you know a few tricks. Start with a…

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  • 4:11

    Face Jointing and Parallel Edges

    One of the most common questions we get at WWGOA is about using the jointer and how to get parallel faces and edges from the jointing process. To answer this question, it’s important to understand what jointers do and don’t do. Once you get this, you’ll be better able to get what you want from…

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