• Making Sanding Blocks
    4:09

    Hardback sanding blocks are extremely useful for many woodworking projects. Bruce Kieffer shows you the simple steps to make a whole bunch of sanding blocks for your workshop.

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  • Make Stains From Chewing Tobacco
    3:27

    For a unique approach to staining wood, master woodworker George Vondriska discusses how chewing tobacco can be used as a natural colorant. Stains from chewing tobacco add great patina and can provide a unique color aspect to your next woodworking project.

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  • Make a Long Bow
    4:05

    Why should Robin Hood have all the fun? Master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you all about what goes into making a custom long bow and how the shape gives the arrow its speed. Also learn where to buy a starter kit or get individual woodworking instruction for making your own classic all-wood bow.

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  • Make a Hovercraft
    10:36

    You have to see this to believe it. George Vondriska demonstrates how to construct an actual working hovercraft using a standard leaf blower and common woodworking materials found in your shop. He shows you how to build the machine and sends it on a test run as his wife goes for a ride!

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  • Make a Custom Sanding Block
    6:09

    George Vondriska shows you how a quick trip to your local auto parts store is all you need to build your own custom sanding block that can help you sand any shaped profile you may encounter during your woodworking projects.

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  • Making Light-Duty Clamps
    1:30

    George Vondriska teaches you about shop-made light duty clamps that are inexpensive and easy to create. Using materials found in any hardware or home store, you can make dozens for the price of manufactured spring clamps.

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  • Leveling Edge Banding With A Belt Sander
    2:36

    Plywood edgebanding is best applied slightly wide and then sanded flush using a belt sander. Woodworking expert Bruce Kieffer shows you how to do this type of belt sanding without sanding through the plywood veneer or gouging the panel.

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  • Laying Out Circular Rails
    5:30

    Building the circular rails for a round table can be intimidating. Master woodworker George Vondriska breaks down the steps using a straightforward approach, and you might be surprised to see how stress-free you can make this rather difficult woodworking process.

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  • Know Your Hand Planes
    2:54

    There are many different styles and shapes of hand planes, so it is important to know how to optimize your use of each type when completing your woodworking projects. Master woodworker George Vondriska discusses when to use a scrub plane, smooth plane, and block plane.

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