• Rules for Mortise and Tenon Joinery
    3:31

    George Vondriska teaches you how to calculate the correct dimensions for mortise and tenon joinery so you can ensure that the pieces will fit together properly for your woodworking projects. He discusses measuring for the cut size based on the dimensions of the rail, and recommends of course rounding the cut size to the closest…

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  • The Versatility of Multi-Purpose Router Jigs
    16:31

    Watch and see a versatile, multi-purpose router jig in action. Unlike many task-specific devices, multi-purpose router jigs (like the one shown in this video) can cut dovetails, mortise-and-tenon joints, finger joints and much more. Watch the chips fly and think of all the ways you could use this tool in your woodworking shop. How Does…

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  • Making a Four Corner Continuous Grain Box - Part 3
    3:33

    In the final installment of his three-part demonstration on building a four corner continuous grain box, George Vondriska teaches you how to take properly miter each of your four pieces so that the grain lines up properly from one side of the box to the next. See also: Making a Four Corner Continuous Grain Box…

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  • How to Make Cabinet Doors - Cope and Stile Doors
    13:18

    A common approach for how to make cabinet doors is to use a matched pair of bits on the router table. In this class you’ll learn the process step by step. From information about the bits you need to set up to safe cutting, it’s all here. You need to do all the work on…

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  • Paring Dovetail Joints with a Block Plane
    3:06

    On dovetail joints, it is common to have the pins and sockets and dovetails project past each other creating a not-so-perfect joint. George Vondriska shows you an effective way to make your dovetail joints look perfectly flush using a low angle block plane. By using the block plane you’ll be able to create clean, crisp…

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  • Cutting Slots on a Router Table with a Spiral Upcut Bit
    4:22

    George Vondriska shows you an easy way to cut slots using your router and router table. You can get accurate cuts using a spiral upcut bit which acts like a drill bit and allows you to easily plunge into the material. Making pencil marks on the router table fence lets you know exactly where to…

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  • Accurate Fitting Dovetail Joints using a Dovetail Jig
    8:13

    Many projects call for dovetail joints because they’re strong and they’re attractive to look at. How to make dovetail joints with your jig may seem intimidating if you’ve never used one before. There are a couple of hints that can ease a lot of the frustration for inexperience dovetail joint builders. We have a variety…

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  • Lubricate Your Dovetail Jig
    3:16

    George Vondriska teaches you how to properly lubricate your dovetail jigs to get a smoother glide with your handheld router for woodworking projects. When applying a lubricant to an aluminum template and a power tool with sensitive parts and small cracks, he recommends that you use a woodworking-specific product like GlideCote (not a silicone-based spray)…

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  • How to Shrink Wood Biscuits
    1:44

    George Vondriska teaches you how to utilize the compression pressure from a metal-working vise to shrink wood biscuits that are just a little bit too big for the biscuit joinery slots on your woodworking projects. Just pop it into the vise, squeeze it tight and let it rest for a few seconds, and you’ll be…

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