• 11:34

    Dado joints are a time-honored approach for case joinery. When choosing to use a router to create this joint, router table setup is critical to creating the perfect fit that you’re after. On a table saw equipped with a dado head you would use shims to dial in the perfect width for your dado, but

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  • 5:53

    Dado joints provide herculean strength while being relatively simple to mill on a table saw, making them the obvious choice when it comes to cabinet carcase construction. If there is a catch, it is that getting your table saw set up properly with a dado stack to accurately mill dadoes to the correct width can

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  • 2:55

    Dadoes provide an excellent way to join cabinet sides to shelves, but in order for the joint to be strong the dado cut needs to be right. There are two common conventions for determining the depth of a dado cut, and we’ll explain them here. Why a dado? Dadoes are significantly stronger than a butt

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  • Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior
    6:34

    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 Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 3
    5:27

    In the third installment of our three-part series on cutting dadoes with hand tools, George Vondriska teaches you how to clear the waste out of a dado by using an uphill stroke with a bevel edge chisel and a mallet. He demonstrates the simple woodworking techniques you’ll need to properly shape the dado, stressing 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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