• How to Face Off and Turn End Grain - Woodworking Video
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    How to Face Off and Turn End Grain

    George Vondriska teaches you how to complete a sheering cut with a bowl gauge in order to face off the rough end grain on a spindle. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves making a small shoulder at the end of your spindle material and turning the gouge to start the sheer. You’ll end up…

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  • Simple Stave Assembly
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    Simple Stave Assembly

    George Vondriska takes you step-by-step through the glue up process of a stave assembly that will eventually be used for the outside of a wine bottle cooler. When constructing a stave you will find it is easier to break the process into smaller steps, using less pieces. Follow George as he uses masking tape and…

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  • Using CA Glue to Repair a Punky Turning
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    Using CA Glue to Repair a Punky Turning

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue to salvage any turning project that has a rotted or punky patch. He demonstrates this simple woodworking tip on a piece of spalted maple that he’s turning into a bowl. By applying multiple coats of medium viscosity CA glue while the piece is on the lathe,…

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  • Gluing Countertop Material for Turning
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    Gluing Countertop Material for Turning

    Solid countertop material makes for excellent material for turning bowls and other projects on a lathe, but it’s important that you be sure to properly glue multiple layers of the material together before you start turning. The key is using the right glue. George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue from Titebond to…

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  • Adding Antler Accents
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    Adding Antler Accents

    Adding antler accents to a project – in this case, a lidded box – can be a nice feature. Watch as George Vondriska turns a piece of antler on his lathe to create a button for the lid of an oak box. He secures the antler to the oak with cyanoacrylate glue. Follow along and…

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  • Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior
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    Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior

    George Vondriska puts a piece of wet walnut onto the lathe to demonstrate the benefits of using a bowl gouge to hollow out the interior of a bowl instead of a chisel. Using a GoPro, we give you a close-up look at George’s technique so that you can fully understand how to utilize a bowl…

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  • Using Carbide Lathe Chisels on Solid Surface Materials
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    Using Carbide Lathe Chisels on Solid Surface Materials

    Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you about the benefits of using carbide-tipped lathe chisels for turning bowls made from solid materials like countertop. He’s constantly impressed with how well the carbide stands up against the countertop material, and he thinks you will be, too!

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  • Wood Finishing Tips: Using Kraft Paper for a Smooth Finish
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    Wood Finishing Tips: Using Kraft Paper for a Smooth Finish

    George Vondriska demonstrates one of his expert wood finishing tips that you might not have considered. He teaches you how to use a piece of kraft paper or the brown paper grocery bag you have in your kitchen drawer when you want to remove an overly glossy or textured finish from your project. The kraft…

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  • Cutting Soapstone on the Lathe
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    Cutting Soapstone on the Lathe

    Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you how to properly prepare, mount and cut soapstone blanks on the lathe in your workshop. When cutting soapstone, because it is a soft material that tends to give off lots of dust when sanded, he shows how to effectively and safely shape the blank by using hard metal scrapers…

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