• 14:00

    George and Jimmy’s Shop Tips

    When Jimmy Diresta and George Vondriska get together in the shop, there are bound to be some great tips going back and forth. Here you’ll find George and Jimmy in a casual conversation in George’s shop, talking about some helpful ideas that can make your time in the shop more productive and efficient. A few…

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  • 3:26

    Jointing A Box Top

    If you’ve ever built a wooden box you know that it is virtually impossible to get the four sides to align perfectly along the top, even if you have executed your joinery flawlessly. It is quite common that you will end up with small ridges in each corner where the pieces meet, and if you…

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  • 20:49

    George and Jimmy: Two Guys Talking Shop

    George Vondriska and Jimmy Diresta have been working with their hands forever. Today lots of people ask “How do I get my kids excited about working with their hands?” This video will help answer that question. First tools What were the first tools that these two guys had their hands on? A scroll saw for…

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  • Pattern bit and a flush trim bit
    4:52

    Pattern Bit vs Flush Trim Bit

    A router allows the use of pattern bits and flush trim bits that both allow you to follow a guide and use that as a template for your work. The design of both of these bits includes a bearing of the same diameter as the cutter. The bearing is placed against the surface that is…

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  • Drilling a level hole
    2:12

    Drilling a Level Hole

    Even if you own a drill press you sometimes run into situations where you need to use a cordless drill to drill a hole. When the hole you’re drilling is horizontal, and the thing you’re drilling into is plumb, you can use this cool trick. Grab a screw eye The “instrument” we’ll use for checking…

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  • Cut plexiglass
    4:04

    Safely Cutting Plexiglass

    Cutting plexiglass can be an important step in some projects; perhaps for a glass door panel or protective cover for a table top. In a woodshop full of tools that are designed to part wood fibers, however, how can you produce a clean cut on something as fragile as plexiglass? And is cutting plexiglas a…

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  • Wood working machine
    1:48

    Simplify Cuts on Your Miter Saw

    I use my miter saw for precise length cuts all the time, but I also frequently use it to rough cut stock to size. When I’m rough cutting parts to size the parts don’t have to be an exact length. Adding simple lines to my miter saw stand really simplified the rough cutting process for…

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  • Pieces to build a countertop
    15:47

    How to Build a Countertop

    It’s likely that every woodworker has had the idea, at one time or another, to build their own countertop. Maybe it’s for a kitchen or a shop fixture, but the idea of extending those woodworking skills by incorporating in some high quality laminate materials is appealing. While it might seem like it requires a completely…

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  • Sharpening knives, scissors and tools
    1:50

    Sharpening Knives, Scissors, and Tools

    Okay, I’m a snob about a few different things, and one of them is my kitchen knives. I like good knives in my kitchen, and I want them razor sharp when I use them. The Worksharp Knife and Tool Sharpener works really well for keeping knives, scissors and other tools sharp and ready for use.…

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