• Belt Sander Tips
    9:01

    Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you some helpful woodworking tips for successfully using the belt sander. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Essential Handheld Router Techniques
    1:18:28

    The router is one of most versatile power tool in your shop and is a must have for any woodworker. Watch this woodworking video and learn a number of router techniques from our master woodworker, George Vondriska. George starts with buying advice, covering the various types and sizes of router – from tiny trim routers, to 3 plus horsepower behemoths, to battery powered routers. You’ll know what these routers are used for and how to pick the right one for your woodworking needs. Features such as variable speed, soft start, and fixed and plunge base designs, are covered.

    You’ll also learn about router bits, including insert tooling, bearings, and shank sizes. George also introduces the basics of using a router; mounting bits properly, setting depth of cut, securing work on the bench, starting your cut, feed direction and stopping your cut. The video describes more advanced techniques, such as inlay work, routing dadoes, flush trimming plugs, edge joining large boards, climb cuts, and cross cutting long panels.

    Finally, George covers router and bit maintenance, including sharpening a router bit.

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  • Stacked Ring Bowl Woodturning Project
    32:44

    In this wood turning project, turn a great-looking laminated stacked ring bowl! By cutting progressively larger rings from plywood and then gluing and stacking them, you can limit the amount of wood you have to hog away to shape a bowl. Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you how to lay out the design, create a safe wall thickness, and glue the assembly together. You can watch the bowl take shape using ordinary turning tools. There are some great tips on sanding and finishing here for a woodworking piece you’ll be proud to display.

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  • Workbench Plans: Shop Table
    31:52

    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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  • Shop Cabinet for Benchtop Tools
    36:18

    Many tools don’t really work that well on top of a bench. Frequently a standard height bench makes the tool too high to comfortably work on. This shop-made cabinet puts your benchtop tools at just the right height. And, it’s economical. The entire cabinet comes from just two 3/4″ 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood.

    In addition to getting tools to just the right height this cabinet provides LOTS of storage in the form of pull out trays. It also has built in outriggers, with adjustable height, you can use to provide support when you’re working with large pieces.

    The video provides tricks for accurately locating the pull out trays in the case, something you can use any time you’re installing drawer slides, and for using the router table to cut the long slots required for the adjustable outriggers.

    This cabinet is very handy and works great for a benchtop planer, drill press, jointer, even a table saw.

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  • DIY Bookcase: Cherry Bookcase
    39:16

    Everyone needs more storage for books, and what could be better than an elegant bookcase (or two) that you’ve made yourself? Our DIY bookcase is made from cherry, and you’ll learn about cherry’s working characteristics, but you can choose any material you prefer for your bookcase.

    While making this project, you’ll learn how to accurately crosscut big pieces, such as the case sides, using a hand-held router and shop-made jig. You’ll also learn about dadoes and rabbets for case joinery, useful for projects such as dressers and kitchen cabinets. A real pinnacle of this piece is the dentil molding. What a beautiful detail! You’ll learn to make this attractive molding using your table saw and dado head. You’ll also see how to precisely miter and attach the moldings.

    Bookcase shelves need to be rigid, and you’ll see how to guarantee that your shelves won’t sag over time. The top of the bookcase is solid wood. We provide you with a great technique that allows the top to be solidly attached to the case, while still being able to expand and contract seasonally.

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  • Save Your Batteries
    1:48

    Cordless tool batteries don’t grow on trees. Did you know that leaving a cordless battery to sit in its charger too long could shorten its life? Master woodworker George Vondriska gives you a great solution to prevent overcharging your power tool’s batteries.

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  • Return on Moulding
    3:18

    Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to finish the free end of a moulding run with no end grain showing. It’s the perfect way to finish off windowsills and aprons in your hose or mantel mouldings.

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  • Protect Your Air Guns
    1:05

    Although it’s not quite like winning the Masters Tournament, this is one tip you’ll never forget. An ounce of prevention can keep your air guns running at peak performance.

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