• 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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  • Custom knives
    3:30

    George’s Custom Knives

    There are lots of things life is too short for to tolerate. For me, crappy knives in my kitchen are one of those things. I want good knives that take and hold an edge well. As an extra bonus if I make the knife handle myself I’ll have knives with distinct, custom handles made from…

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  • Pocket hole joint assembly
    5:01

    Easy Pocket Hole Joint Assembly

    After you’ve drilled pocket holes in your project, it’s time to assemble the joints. There are a bunch of things you can do to guarantee success with your assembly. Pick the right screws It’s very important that you choose the right screw to assemble pocket hole joints. There are lots of different screws you can…

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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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  • Apply finishing tape to a wood crack
    2:51

    How to Apply Finish to a Table

    Wood finish can be tricky. It’s nice to have techniques to help you out. Here’s my approach to finishing tables. It doesn’t matter what your finish method is-brush, wipe on, spray-this will help you out. Start with screws The table starts upside down on the bench but, while the finish is still wet, it’ll get…

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  • Cut plexiglass
    4:04

    Safely Cutting Plexiglass

    Cutting plexiglass can be an important step in some projects; perhaps for a glass door panel or protective cover for a table top. In a woodshop full of tools that are designed to part wood fibers, however, how can you produce a clean cut on something as fragile as plexiglass? And is cutting plexiglas a…

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  • Wood working machine
    1:48

    Simplify Cuts on Your Miter Saw

    I use my miter saw for precise length cuts all the time, but I also frequently use it to rough cut stock to size. When I’m rough cutting parts to size the parts don’t have to be an exact length. Adding simple lines to my miter saw stand really simplified the rough cutting process for…

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  • Aquacoat samples on wood pieces
    7:54

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Aquacoat

    Do water-based finishing products provide the same protection as solvent-based products? Spoiler alert…yes. We did the KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association) test on three Aquacoat products, and they passed with flying colors! The test Grab some kitchen items you’d hate to have spilled on a table and we’ll get the test going. We’re using grain…

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  • Pieces to build a countertop
    15:47

    How to Build a Countertop

    It’s likely that every woodworker has had the idea, at one time or another, to build their own countertop. Maybe it’s for a kitchen or a shop fixture, but the idea of extending those woodworking skills by incorporating in some high quality laminate materials is appealing. While it might seem like it requires a completely…

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