• 6:27

    George’s Upgrade to LED Lights

    The lighting in George’s shop was due for a change; an upgrade to LED lights. This video isn’t meant to be a comprehensive how-to. It’s more of a 100,000’ view of the decisions George made about his new LED workshop lights. Looking at upgrading George’s shop has 8’ fixtures that take two T12 bulbs, and…

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  • 1:41

    Jointing Small Parts

    Jointing, the process of cleaning up and straightening an edge, isn’t restricted to jointers. You can also do this with hand tools. Joining small pieces of wood can be a challenge. When you’re working with small pieces a block plane works great for jointing and chamfering edges. The setup When you’re thinking about using a…

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  • 6:09

    George’s Handmade Gifts

    I routinely craft handmade gifts in the months leading up to the Big Day. (Sometimes it’s a little last minute.) Here’s a look at what Santa recently did. Maybe you can borrow some ideas. Top 4 Handmade Gifts Plaque The plaque I made for my sister was cut on a CNC router, but you could…

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  • 7:45

    Scribe on Face Frame Cabinets

    “What’s the deal with scribe?” This is a great question. In this video we’ll look at what scribe is, and how you can take advantage of it when you’re installing cabinets. Why add scribe? Scribe will serve two main purposes on your cabinets when you’re installing them. Walls are very rarely square or plumb. Having…

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  • 18:01

    Pen Turning Tips and Tricks

    Pen turning on a lathe is a lot of fun, and it’s not a difficult process. This video gives you everything you need to know to get started making pens in your shop. Why pens? Pens make great gifts. Graduations, birthdays, weddings…Everyone will have your pens on their wish list. Want to bring a little…

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  • 8:27

    CNC Tips: Engraving Glass Block

    When we think of CNC routers we primarily think of cutting mainstream materials like wood or even plastic. But CNC routers have LOTS more versatility than that. In this case, we’re going to use the machine to engrave a glass block. What does the cutting? The work is done with a diamond drag. It’s a…

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  • 8:38

    Build a Rolling Vac / Dustopper Cabinet

    Keeping your shop clean and tidy is a great idea not just from a housekeeping perspective, but also from a health perspective. You don’t want dust going into your lungs. Even if you don’t adversely react to it now, you could in the future. The negative effects are cumulative. Clean is good, but… If you’ve…

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  • 4:21

    Repair a Cracked Bowl Blank

    If you’re a woodturner, CA glue is one of your best friends. It’s perfect for doing spot repairs on your bowls and spindles. There are a variety of viscosities of cyanoacrylate glue available. I typically use medium or thick for these repairs. Accelerator for the glue isn’t a must, but it’s handy to have. In…

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  • 12:22

    Building a Live Edge Slab Table

    Tables built from live edge slabs are very popular, and very beautiful. George was lucky enough to get an amazing hackberry slab in his shop and, with a little help from Triton woodworking tools, he turned it into two lovely tables. One from two The slab we started with was long enough that it could…

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