• Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly
    2:57

    Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly

    If you’re anything like George, you don’t like stressing over the minute details of a project after you think you’re already done. So George Vondriska teaches you the advantages to finishing a woodworking project before assembly. By applying finish to a piece with tight corners and small spaces prior to final assembly, you can avoid…

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  • Make a Random Orbit Sander
    5:37

    Make a Random Orbit Sander

    If you already have a random orbit sander in your workshop and are looking for an easy-to-make hand sander, George Vondriska has just what you need. Using a piece of MDF, you can build a sturdy hand sander with strips of Velcro and one of the sandpaper disks that comes with your random orbit sander.

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  • Glue Squeeze Out that Glows
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    Glue Squeeze Out that Glows

    Before you start the finishing process you want to make sure your project is free of any dried glue spots. Using fluorescent wood glue and a black light, George Vondriska shows you a cool tip on how to locate even the hardest to find glue residue. Fluorescent Wood Glue provided by Titebond. For more information,…

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  • Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat
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    Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

    Part three of the finishing process includes pointers on selecting a good top coat. Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine shows you four of the most popular top coats including shellac, lacquer, water based polyurethane and oil based polyurethane. He will discuss the properties and advantages of each top coat as well as how to apply…

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  • Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain
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    Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine continues the three-part process of creating the perfect finish with information on choosing, testing and using wood stain. The techniques you learn from Jim will help increase your confidence when staining your woodworking projects. Related Videos: Part 1: Sanding – The Perfect Finish Starts Here Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch…

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  • Finishing Part 1: Sanding - The Perfect Finish Starts Here
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    Finishing Part 1: The Perfect Finish Starts with Sanding

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine starts a three-step process for creating a perfect finish on your next woodworking project with tips on sanding. The first step is to understand the properties of different grades of sand paper and knowing when to use each. Jim takes you step-by-step through the sanding process. Related Videos: Part 2:…

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  • Wood Sanding Techniques: Sanding in Tight Places
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    Wood Sanding Techniques: Sanding in Tight Places

    Don’t start finishing your next project until you check out this useful tip. It’s common to find glue squeeze-out in very tight places of your woodworking project. George Vondriska demonstrates a clever wood sanding technique to not only identify where the glue is, but also how to use a detailed sander to remove it. MX30…

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  • Top Coat Overview
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    Top Coat Overview

    There are LOTS of options for top coating your projects, and the choices can be very confusing. This video breaks top coat finishes into various categories, and explains advantages and disadvantages of individual finishes. It’ll help make choosing finish for your next project a lot easier.

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  • Why You Need a Surface Sander
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    Why You Need a Surface Sander

    George Vondriska demonstrates the benefits of using a surface sander for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Surface sander provided by EZ Sander. For more information, visit ezsanders.com.

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