• 3:12

    Dado joints are a powerful way to hold shelves and other cabinet carcase components securely. These joints are relatively easy to execute, and due to their effectiveness and efficiency they are a mainstay in many cabinet shops. Most stacked dado sets include multiple chipper sizes, commonly 1/16” and 1/8”, to give you some flexibility in

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  • 2:18

    Anyone who knows George knows that he pretty much hates measuring. He cheats whenever possible, employing a variety of tips and tricks, including using a set-up gauge. Set-up gauges are simple little things: brass bar stock in a variety of sizes, but they take a lot of the hassle out of setting up tools. What’s

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  • 3:35

    Wood moves; there’s nothing you can do about it. Even after the tree is down, the wood has been dried, you’ve got it in your shop, and you apply finish, wood is gonna move. It’s a living, breathing thing. If you don’t allow for wood expansion, you’re going to have problems in the future. Problems

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  • 4:31

    Have you ever built a project that incorporated mitered corners, such as a picture frame, and wondered how to strengthen and beautify the mitered joints? The answer lies in adding a spline, which introduces a mechanical reinforcement to the joint, and at the same time adds an element of beauty, particularly when contrasting woods are

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  • 6:07

    Fasteners are like any other tool; you need to pick the right one for the job you’re doing. There are many different types of screws, and it definitely pays to match the fastener you’re using to the project you’re building. This video provides a great overview of different fasteners in the market place, their advantages

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  • How to Install Crown Molding on Cabinets
    6:17

    As you learn how to build cabinets, you’ll look for ways to dress up the basic wooden box. One surefire upgrade is installing crown molding. This video teaches you how to install crown molding on cabinets with clever tricks and tips it would take you years to learn on your own. Watch this video and

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  • Repairing a Finger Board on a Violin
    3:16

    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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  • Introduction to George’s New Workshop
    3:04

    Long time WWGOA members might notice a change in our videos, as George Vondriska has relocated to a new woodworking shop! He’s thrilled to have moved all of his equipment and stockpiles of wood into a workshop with greater space, which will allow the WWGOA team more options for tips and projects to help you

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  • Tools We Love: Screw Caps
    2:16

    Check out one of our favorite tools at WWGOA – screw caps. George Vondriska explains what a screw cap is and demonstrates how useful this simple product can be in covering up screw holes to improve the look of your woodworking projects.

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