• What is reclaimed wood?

    Working With Reclaimed Wood

    Upcycling is all the rage today, and you may have wondered, “What is reclaimed wood?” Reclaimed wood has lots of features that make it worth bringing into your shop; its history, the wood’s character, and availability of species you may not be able to get otherwise. This instructional video from WoodWorkers Guild of America explains…

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    Hiding Pocket Holes with Pocket Hole Plugs

    Screw pockets are a great way to put projects together, but are unsightly. If the pocket holes on your project are going to show when it’s done, there’s a great (and easy) way to hide them. All it takes is glue, dowels and some hand tools. You can even turn pocket holes into a decorative…

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  • Chemically Stabilizing Green Wood

    Chemically Stabilizing Green Wood

    There are advantages to working with green wood, but its tendency to crack as it dries is a definite down side. One solution for this is chemically treating the wood to stabilize the material. Related Videos: Time For Green Wood Turning Drying Wood In A Microwave

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  • Drying Wood in a Microwave

    Drying Wood in a Microwave

    If you don’t have the patience to wait for your green wood bowl blanks to air dry, you can quickly dry them in a microwave. It takes some experimentation to get this right, and this video provides a jumping off point so you can try this procedure in your shop. Related Videos: Time For Green…

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  • Time for Green Wood Turning

    Time for Green Wood Turning

    There are some distinct advantages to turning green wood instead of dry wood, especially for bowls. Although working with green wood can make the cutting process easier, there are some downsides you need to know about. Watch to see if green wood turning is right for you. Related Videos: Drying Wood In A Microwave Chemically…

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  • DIY Dresser: Alder Characteristics

    Build a Dresser: Alder Characteristics

    George Vondriska explains the working characteristics of alder and gives you information to help you determine if you should use alder for your next woodworking project. The price, hardness and how it finishes are all characteristics you’ll want to take into consideration.

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  • Uses and Advantags of Wet Wood

    Uses and Advantages of Wet Wood

    George Vondriska and Spike Carlsen clear up the common misconception about wet wood being useless. Spike shows off a few pieces of wood that were used as pipes hundreds of years ago, and explains why a piece of wood that is submerged in water without being exposed to oxygen can remain strong, solid and useful…

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  • Three Common Types of Sheet Stock

    Three Common Types of Sheet Stock

    George Vondriska discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of the common types of sheet stock you might use in your shop. He’ll teach you what to look for so that you know which material is best for your project, whether its plywood, MDF or melamine. You’ll learn how each type of stock is made,…

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  • Should I Buy My Lumber Green?

    Should I Buy My Lumber Green?

    Paul Mayer discusses the benefits of air-dried lumber and how to save money on normally expensive hardwoods. He also gives you info on where to go for more information on how to dry lumber for your next project.

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