• 19:46

    George and Jimmy’s Glue Tips

    Jimmy Diresta was in George’s shop recently so we got the two of them together to talk about glue tips. Like choosing the right tool, it’s important to choose the right glue, and the right techniques for applying the glue. Filling voids CA (cyanoacrylate) glue is great for filling voids. Mix it with sawdust from…

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  • 5:28

    Meet Char Miller-King

    Char Miller-King evolved into woodworking the way many of us have. There was something she wanted but didn’t want to buy, so she built it. That project led to another project, and another, and another…You know how it goes. Many of those projects required new tool additions and Char’s garage is now jam packed with…

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  • 5:01

    Easy Pocket Hole Joint Assembly

    After you’ve drilled pocket holes in your project, it’s time to assemble the joints. There are a bunch of things you can do to guarantee success with your assembly. Pick the right screws It’s very important that you choose the right screw to assemble pocket hole joints. There are lots of different screws you can…

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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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  • Kumiko woodworking
    7:15

    Kumiko Woodworking

    Kumiko is a beautiful Japanese technique developed in 600-700 AD that involves assembling thin wooden pieces without the use of nails. Pieces are grooved, punched and mortised before being individually fitted using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools for fine adjustments. Steve Rothwell has been doing Kumiko for quite some time and joined us…

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  • Apply finishing tape
    2:51

    How to Apply Finish to a Table

    Wood finish can be tricky. It’s nice to have techniques to help you out. Here’s my approach to finishing tables. It doesn’t matter what your finish method is-brush, wipe on, spray-this will help you out. Start with screws The table starts upside down on the bench but, while the finish is still wet, it’ll get…

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  • Machine on a plank of wood
    11:43

    What You Can Do On a Drum Sander

    Over the years I’ve been asked about drum sanders MANY times. Here’s an opportunity to see what a drum sander can do for you, and learn about the differences between drum sanders and planers. Abrasive planing With 36-grit sandpaper on your drum sander you can quickly clean up a surface, taking it from rough sawn…

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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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  • Lever clamps
    4:29

    You Should Know About Lever Clamps

    You may have a boat load of clamps in your shop that have screw threads. As you spin a handle the threads turn and tighten or loosen the clamp. Lever clamps are completely different. They have more of a gear/ratchet/cam system. As you move the lever an offset cam puts pressure on the clamp head,…

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