• Choosing a Brush for Your Top Coat
    2:55

    Choosing a Brush for Your Top Coat

    You’ve spent a lot of time on your project getting it ready to finish, so why not finish it right? If you’re going to apply four layers of stains or top coat with a brush, it’s important to use the proper brush for the job. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Board Foot Measure
    2:04

    Board Foot Measure

    George Vondriska provides tips on how to formulate the board foot measure of hardwood so that you can better assess how much wood you’ll need for your woodworking project and better communicate with the salesman when you go to purchase your wood. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Workbench Plans: Shop Table
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    Build a Shop Table: Workbench Plans

    Build a roll-around shop table from one sheet of 3/4″ plywood. This woodworking shop project is a great asset in any shop! Use it for an assembly and outfeed table as well as a portable tool caddie. Master woodworker George Vondriska gives you the complete workbench plans, tells you what hardware you’ll need and discusses design options to customize it for your shop. Once you’ve built a shop table, you’ll wonder how you got by without it.

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  • ladder shelf plans
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    How to Build a Ladder Shelf Including Ladder Shelf Plans

    Watch this video for everything you need to know to make a beautiful, practical ladder shelf. With complete free ladder shelf plans instructions, including clever master woodworker hints and tips, this video is also a mini woodworking course on making dado jigs, plus ladder shelf plans and a cut list are included!

    The Ladder Shelf

    You’ll see versions of the ladder shelf in on-trend home furnishing stores and on popular decorating sites. The shelf is ultra-sturdy and takes up very little space. We have many woodworking projects like this shelf. Our ladder Shelf Plans are easy to follow and fun to build.

    Start with the Legs

    This video is the perfect companion to the ladder shelf plans and it all starts with cutting the legs. Right off the bat, you’ll learn tricks for making sure the wood grain is running the right way and how to determine the exact angles needed to make the shelf stand up against a wall. There’s even a tip for how to make sure a loaded up shelf doesn’t wreck the wall behind it!

    Make the Dado Jigs

    Have you ever looked at some of our woodworking plans and shied away from a project that included making a dado jig? Even if you’ve made one before, you’ll learn useful tips for how to make dado jigs that ensure a perfect fit. You’ll also learn about choosing the correct router bit and guide bushing, how to use a simple piece of paper as a spacer, and how and why to make a climb cut with your router.

    Assembly

    If you’ve wondered how to band shelves for a professional, finished look, you’ll find out how to do it with this video. We take you step-by-step through the process, and you’ll learn what to use to clamp on the banding — it’s not a clamp! This video, the ladder shelf plans and the cut list are all you need to make your own handsome ladder shelf.

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  • Making a Sanding Pad
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    Making a Sanding Pad

    Master woodworker Bruce Kieffer teaches you a cool way to create a sanding pad that will forever keep your sandpaper from flying out of your hand and onto the shop floor while hand sanding your woodworking projects. Hint: Spray adhesive is the secret.

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  • Organic Stains
    4:34

    Organic Stains

    Nothing is simpler than making your own stains just using organic materials from your yard or kitchen. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates the simple process that you can use to create organic stains for your next woodworking project.

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  • Make a Hovercraft
    10:36

    Make a Hovercraft

    You have to see this to believe it. George Vondriska demonstrates how to construct an actual working hovercraft using a standard leaf blower and common woodworking materials found in your shop. He shows you how to build the machine and sends it on a test run as his wife goes for a ride!

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  • Making Light-Duty Clamps
    1:30

    Making Light-Duty Clamps

    George Vondriska teaches you about shop-made light duty clamps that are inexpensive and easy to create. Using materials found in any hardware or home store, you can make dozens for the price of manufactured spring clamps.

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  • Bending Wood with a Hot Pipe
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    Bending Wood with a Hot Pipe

    Bending wood is one of those techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a woodworking project, but many woodworkers shy away from it because it seems intimidating. Watch this demonstration by our expert woodworker George Vondriska to learn a simple, worry-free approach to bending wood quickly using a heated iron pipe.

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