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    The cornerstone of hand tool woodworking is the chisel. Whether you are chopping dovetails, paring to a line on end grain, or shearing off a bead of excess glue, one thing is for certain, you will want that bad boy to have a hair-splitting wicked sharp edge on it. The concept for how to sharpen

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  • Woodworking Tips - How to Avoid Damaging Wood when Hand Nailing
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    Most of us might use pneumatic nailers, but every once in a while you’ve got to hand nail something. The danger with this is the possibility of hitting your project, instead of the nail. And hammer kisses aren’t all that attractive. Here’s a dirt simple, dirt cheap way to make certain that you won’t mar

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    A spokeshave can be a versatile tool to use on your woodworking projects, but only if it’s correctly set up. Bevel up or down? Blade parallel or skewed? How do you take the backlash out of the adjustment nuts? And what about spokeshaves that don’t have adjustment nuts? Tom Caspar has the answers and will

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    Once you know that a spokeshave will be in your future, you need to know what kind of spokeshave is best for you. Tom Caspar has A LOT of spokeshaves in his shop and, using his great collection, can help you identify which version of this tool is best for you. Wooden body, metal body,

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  • Tools We Love: Saddle Square
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    George Vondriska talks about why he likes using a saddle square on his woodworking projects that require wrapping guidelines around a corner. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is than using a conventional square!

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  • How to Square a Corner with a Chisel
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    Learn how to square a corner with a chisel. When using a handheld router and a rabbeting bit to create rabbets your often left with a round inside corner. George Vondriska shows you how to square a round inside corner using a chisel. George describes in detail the best way to use a chisel to

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  • Tools I Love: Radi-Plane
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    Instead of using a radius or chamfer bit on a router table, George Vondriska likes to use a tool called a Radi-Plane to smooth out the sharp edges of a ripped or jointed piece of wood. This simple tool allows you to quickly get rid of those ugly sharp points on a small piece that

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  • Sharpening a Skew Chisel
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    In this free woodworking project video, George Vondriska provides tips for sharpening a skew chisel with a diamond stone. A sharp chisel will give you the best result when you are turning. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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