• DIY Table Top Frame
    4:16

    George Vondriska demonstrates a unique method for building a table top that you can use to frame ceramic tile or other inserts. By chasing each side of the frame long-grain to end-grain and using biscuit joinery on the corners, you can make a beautiful and sturdy top for your table.

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  • Fitting Mortise and Tenon Joints
    3:16

    George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to get a snug, flush fit on your mortise and tenon joints. You should use a sharp chisel to pare away slices from the top, bottom or sides of your tenon until it fits into the rounded mortise. This is essentially a guess-and-check procedure, meaning you will shave the…

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  • Cutting Tenons on the Band saw
    11:51

    Mortise and tenon joinery is commonly used for tables, chairs, and a variety of other projects. Getting a uniform fit between the tenon and mortise is the key to solid joinery, and the band saw is great for making perfectly fitting tenons. Before making the tenons, cut the mortises, then cut the tenons to fit.…

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  • DIY Drawers: Lock-Joint
    9:05

    In this DIY drawers video, get an introduction to lock-joints. Drawers take a lot of abuse. If you want to provide quality work, it’s best to assemble drawer corners with a joint that can stand up over time. Drawer lock joints provide a mechanical grab, almost a tongue and groove, between the drawer side and…

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  • Jointing With a Handheld Router
    9:03

    Projects often call for edge-to-edge joints on long boards, but long boards can be difficult to handle on a jointer. If you don’t get a good glue edge, you won’t have a good glue joint. An easier approach for jointing long stock is using a handheld router with a steel stud as a guide. I…

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  • Cutting Dovetails on a Bandsaw
    16:20

    On a through dovetail, each part projects through the mating piece. This means the end grain on one piece shows through the face grain on the opposite piece. This style of dovetail can be done by cutting dovetails on the band saw. A dovetail slope of either 1:6 or 1:8 is commonly used to produce…

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  • Using a Biscuit Joiner
    8:14

    Biscuit joiners are great for when you want to securely fasten a butt joint on your woodworking projects. George Vondriska teaches you how to use the biscuit joiner to attach a shelf at a 90-degree angle to the face of another board. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Mitering a Perfect Octagon
    4:54

    George Vondriska demonstrates the simple process of mitering a perfect octagon. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Incra Miter 1000HD provided by Incra. For more information, visit www.incra.com. More Videos provided by Incra: Tuning Up Your Miter Gauge

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  • Making Mortises with a Plunge Router
    6:16

    George Vondriska shows you how to set up and correctly position a plunge router on a woodworking project to cut the perfect mortise. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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