• 47:29

    Kid-Built Workbench

    We’re commonly asked about techniques and approaches for getting kids excited about and involved in woodworking. To answer this we brought Char Miller-King to George’s shop. Char works with kids A LOT, and developed this workbench project specifically for kids. Tool use Cora and Will, the kids working with Char, are both 13 years old.…

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  • 2:42

    Safely Setting your Table Saw Blade Height

    Setting your table saw blade height is an important step prior to making any cuts. Table saw blades have a tooth geometry that is engineered to deliver ongoing performance throughout the life of the blade. Some of the attributes that have been carefully engineered include blade diameter, thickness, tooth geometry, gullet spacing, material characteristics, etc.…

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  • 3:12

    Choosing a Table Saw Blade

    Choosing a table saw blade can be an intimidating task. There are numerous materials that are used in a shop, along with several different types of cuts, and a wide variety of blades that are purpose built for nearly every task that you can imagine on your table saw. If you own a table saw…

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  • 4:52

    Pattern Bit vs Flush Trim Bit

    A router allows the use of pattern bits and flush trim bits that both allow you to follow a guide and use that as a template for your work. The design of both of these bits includes a bearing of the same diameter as the cutter. The bearing is placed against the surface that is…

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  • 3:34

    Using a Metered Cup

    Many woodworkers are exploring the use of resin as a way to enhance their projects. One challenge that many resin users have voiced is when it comes to mixing the resin component in the specific ratio that is necessary to produce a solid material after curing. Ratios can be challenging to translate to specific measurements,…

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    15:35

    DIY Epoxy Dominoes

    If you enjoy playing dominoes, then you will love making and using your own epoxy dominoes set. Now, when you are on Woodworkers Guild of America, and you see a video about dominoes, you might jump to the conclusion that you are going to learn about making your own loose tenons to work with your…

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  • Wooden beer flight board
    20:56

    CNC Beer Flight Board

    If you like to drink beer, chances are that you’ve been to a brew pub and seen some of the clever beer flight boards that are used to tote the craft beers around. They are often as beautiful and unique as the beers themselves. George has captured the spirit of the microbrew trend as he…

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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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    3:39

    Understanding Janka Hardness

    With over 60,000 species of trees in existence, we woodworkers have an overwhelming number of wood choices available to us. So, how do you choose the right wood for your project? Cost, local availability, color, and figure are important characteristics to consider, and can be pretty easily assessed. Depending on your project, hardness might also…

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