• Cutting a Lock Miter Joint

    Cutting a Lock Miter Joint

    Many woodworkers struggle making a lock miter joint, but it’s definitely a joint that’s worth learning. It provides lots of mechanical strength and glue surface area, and leaves a joint with no end grain showing. This video article provides tips and tricks that will shorten the learning curve for you, allowing you to make lock…

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  • Cutting Accurate Miters using a Sacrificial Fence

    Cutting Accurate Miters Using a Sacrificial Fence

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use a piece of melamine as a sacrificial fence for cutting a miter on your miter saw. This will help you to figure out where to make your cut on the miter and will guarantee a more accurate cut.

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  • Cutting a Cross Halving Joint

    Cutting a Cross Halving Joint

    A cross halving joint creates a rigid and sturdy joint without using glue or fastners. George Vondriska gives you step by step instructions on how to cut a strong cross halving joint using dado head in your table saw.

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  • Tips for Cutting Dovetail Sockets

    Tips for Cutting Dovetail Sockets

    George Vondriska teaches you a few essential woodworking techniques for cutting accurate dovetail sockets with a pull saw, including the professional way to lay out your lines, start each cut and use the saw properly. If you follow George’s instruction, you’ll end up with clean, great-looking dovetail sockets.

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  • Making Mortises on the Drill Press

    Making Mortises on the Drill Press

    George Vondriska teaches you the technique for making mortises on a drill press. The procedure requires a forstner bit and a fence on the drill press and a bench chisel to take the high spots off the drilled mortise.

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  • DIY Table Top Frame

    Butt Joint Table-Top Frame

    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

    Fitting Mortise and Tenon Joints

    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

    Cutting Tenons on the Bandsaw

    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

    DIY Drawers: Lock-Joint

    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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