• Aligning the Chisel on a Benchtop Mortiser
    3:51

    When using a benchtop mortiser to cut a mortise, it is very important to get the chisel in the right position. George Vondriska teaches you how to properly align the hollow chisel so that it is perfectly parallel to your mortiser’s fence. Related Videos: Benchtop Mortiser: Correct Cutting Technique Benchtop Mortiser: Setting the Auger

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  • Porter Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig: Half Blind Test Cuts
    5:55

    Using the Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig George Vondriska demonstrates the guess-and-check process for gauging the depth of cut for your half blind dovetails. As a rule of thumb, George likes to remember too tight: too deep, too loose: too shallow. He teaches you how to adjust your depth of cut appropriately once you’ve made…

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  • Porter Cable 4212: Tips for Great Half Blind Dovetails
    6:24

    Now that you have the dovetail jig set up on your Porter Cable 4212, George Vondriska teaches you how to create perfect half blind dovetails. He demonstrates the step-by-step process, focusing on the key woodworking techniques that you’ll utilize, including routing a scoring cut on the shoulder of a joint. Related Porter Cable 4212 Videos:…

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  • Porter Cable 4212: Depth of Cut/Half Blinds
    1:40

    The depth of cut on a Porter Cable 4212 can make or break a dovetail. George Vondriska teaches you the woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need in order to properly set the depth of cut so you can create dovetails that fit perfectly. Related Porter Cable 4212 Videos: Porter Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig: Set Up…

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  • Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Set Up for Half Blinds
    5:13

    George Vondriska teaches you how to properly set two boards into a Porter Cable dovetail jig in preparation for creating a half blind dovetail joint. He talks about writing coordinating letters on the boards and orienting them correctly into the machine, as well as adjusting the side fence and comb to make the faces of…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 4
    6:16

    In the final installment of our four-part series on cutting dadoes with hand tools, George Vondriska teaches you how to properly use a router plane to finish up the dado that you’ve scribed, hand sawn, and cleared. The unique design of the router plane’s depth of cut allows you to cleanly cut away at the…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 2
    6:51

    In the second phase of this four-part series on creating dadoes with hand tools, George Vondriska teaches you how to actually make the cut with a handsaw. In this simple woodworking process, George uses a freshly sharpened bench chisel to scribe the guidelines like you would with a marking knife, which allows the saw an…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 1
    6:24

    One of the easiest types of joinery you can do is the hand-cut dado. In this video demonstration, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you the essential woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need to lay out a dado before the cutting and planing process. Related videos: Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado – Part 2…

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  • Mortise Location for Optimal Strength
    1:50

    When building a chair or stool, you’ll want to make sure that the legs will withstand your weight and in turn stand the test of time. George Vondriska teaches you to do so by offsetting (cutting to the left or right of center) the mortise cuts that you make for mortise and tenon joinery.

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