• 20:49

    George and Jimmy: Two Guys Talking Shop

    George Vondriska and Jimmy Diresta have been working with their hands forever. Today lots of people ask “How do I get my kids excited about working with their hands?” This video will help answer that question. First tools What were the first tools that these two guys had their hands on? A scroll saw for…

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  • People with a kid-built workbench
    47:29

    Kid-Built Workbench

    We’re commonly asked about techniques and approaches for getting kids excited 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. Char…

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  • Two men talking in a wood shop
    4:13

    Meet Jimmy Diresta

    This is gonna be so cool and so fun. Jimmy Diresta is in George’s shop for some video work. Who is Jimmy Diresta?? You’re about to find out. Jimmy’s background Jimmy worked in his Dad’s shop as a kid, which was formative in what he does today. Like he says, the shops he uses today…

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  • Small wooden letters spelling Alex
    9:57

    Using Point Roundover Bits

    Point roundover bits provide CNC users the flexibility to add a roundover detail to a project in the same way that traditional router users can. The innovative design of point roundover bits provides the ability to follow along in a narrow CNC tool path. This is different from traditional roundover bits used in handheld routers…

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  • Drilling into a cut tree stump
    8:44

    Drilling Angled Holes

    If you build a project that requires angled legs, such as a bench, stool, or similar, you will have to come up with a method for drilling angled holes to receive the angled legs. While it might be tempting to just “eyeball it” I wouldn’t recommend that approach because it is difficult to establish accuracy…

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  • Hose clamps
    8:03

    Shop-made Quick Release Hose Clamps

    Any woodworker who has a dust collection duct system knows what a pain it can be to do any reconfiguration. Moving tools around, adding new ducts, extending a line for better tool spacing, can all be time consuming, tedious tasks. Oftentimes this means having to remove screws, and then replace them again after the ducting…

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  • Pencil tracing
    1:48

    A Simple Tip for Accurate Pencil Tracing

    It’s common practice to use a pencil to trace one part onto another. However, it’s not exactly the perfect tool, and it can be difficult to keep the tip from skipping across your surface or keeping the tip flush against the piece you’re tracing. It’s easy to lose a bit of accuracy when pencil tracing…

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  • Wooden dowel
    0:54

    How to Draw a Straight Line on a Dowel

    Here’s a little problem solver for you. You may not need it every day, but when you do need it you’ll be glad you know this trick. How you get a perfectly straight line from one end of a dowel to the other? The answer actually lies with your table saw. To do this, we’ll…

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  • Power drive screw eyes
    1:15

    Quick Tip for Screwing in Screw Eyes

    How many times have you done this? Predrill a hole, grab a screw eye, put a screwdriver through the eye, and start tediously driving the screw eye in? Putting in one tiny screw eye? That’s not a bad solution. Driving large screw eyes, like you’d use on a swing set, or driving lots of screw…

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