• 8:19

    Jointing with a Router

    Perhaps you are just getting started in woodworking and you don’t have a jointer in your shop. Or, if you are fortunate enough to have a jointer, there are situations where the boards that you want to joint exceed the capacity of your jointer. Sure, if you have money and space you can always use…

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  • Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior
    6:34

    Using a Bowl Gouge: Bowl Interior

    George Vondriska puts a piece of wet walnut onto the lathe to demonstrate the benefits of using a bowl gouge to hollow out the interior of a bowl instead of a chisel. Using a GoPro, we give you a close-up look at George’s technique so that you can fully understand how to utilize a bowl…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 3
    5:27

    Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado: Part 3

    In the third installment of our three-part series on cutting dadoes with hand tools, George Vondriska teaches you how to clear the waste out of a dado by using an uphill stroke with a bevel edge chisel and a mallet. He demonstrates the simple woodworking techniques you’ll need to properly shape the dado, stressing the…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 2
    6:51

    Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado: Part 2

    In the second phase of this four-part series on creating dadoes with hand tools, George Vondriska teaches you how to actually make the cut with a handsaw. In this simple woodworking process, George uses a freshly sharpened bench chisel to scribe the guidelines like you would with a marking knife, which allows the saw an…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 1
    6:24

    Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado: Part 1

    One of the easiest types of joinery you can do is the hand-cut dado. In this video demonstration, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you the essential woodworking tips and techniques you’ll need to lay out a dado before the cutting and planing process. Related videos: Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado – Part 2…

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  • Rules for Mortise and Tenon Joinery
    3:31

    Rules for Mortise and Tenon Joinery

    George Vondriska teaches you how to calculate the correct dimensions for mortise and tenon joinery so you can ensure that the pieces will fit together properly for your woodworking projects. He discusses measuring for the cut size based on the dimensions of the rail, and recommends of course rounding the cut size to the closest…

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  • Repairing a Finger Board on a Violin
    3:16

    Repairing a Finger Board on a Violin

    George Vondriska demonstrates a simple way to repair a broken violin finger board using Liquid Hide Glue from Titebond. After you clean off the original glue from both the fingerboard and the neck, you can use an even coat of the hide glue and a few clamps to bond the pieces back together. Liquid Hide…

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  • Using a Biscuit Joiner
    8:14

    Using a Biscuit Joiner

    Biscuit joiners are great for when you want to securely fasten a butt joint on your woodworking projects. George Vondriska teaches you how to use the biscuit joiner to attach a shelf at a 90-degree angle to the face of another board. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Strength of Glue Joints
    2:18

    Strength of Glue Joints

    How strong are the glue joints compared to the wood it’s holding together? Woodworking expert George Vondriska will explain in this video clip. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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