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  • Table Saw Buying Guide
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    Without question, the table saw is the heart of any woodworking shop. Unfortunately, they can take up a lot of valuable space. Space most woodworkers don’t have. This table saw buying guide discusses the advantages of using a portable or bench top table saw and the features you should look for when buying your next…

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  • How to Buy a Lathe
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    Master woodworker George Vondriska provides tips on how to buy the right lathe for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America original video.

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  • Why You Need a Scroll Saw
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    George Vondriska shows some of the types of woodworking projects you can complete on a scroll saw and demonstrates how to use the handy power tool. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Excalibur Scroll Saw provided by General International. For more information, visit www.general.ca. More Videos by General International: How to Use Your…

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  • Advantages of Using a Japanese Pull Saw
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    George Vondriska discusses why he is a huge advocate of using the Japanese pull saw for his woodworking projects, particularly for cutting dovetail joints. Japanese pull saws have teeth that point back toward the handle, which help to tension the blade and keep the spine of the blade stiff.

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    Turning a natural form on a lathe, and keeping the bark and natural tree profile intact as you rough out and shape the bowl is a satisfying process. While live edge bowl turning is extremely fun, for people who are new to this art form, there can be some intimidation about the sequence of events.…

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  • 4:21

    Resawing is a great way to efficiently size your lumber to the desired thickness, and unlike planing to thickness which causes you to destroy the portion that you remove, with a resaw cut you can utilize both pieces. You can resaw narrow boards on a table saw, and wider boards on a bandsaw if yours…

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  • 4:28

    An out-of-balance bandsaw wheel, whether upper or lower, can cause you problems in a number of areas. First, it can produce excessive wear and tear on the machine, as the vibration can loosen bolts, transmit to the motor, and cause accelerated deterioration of important items such as bearings and tires. Also, the vibrating bandsaw wheel…

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  • 8:07

    Bandsaws provide a unique capability to create large scale, curvaceous compound cuts. Just think of the capabilities that this provides for projects such as a cabriole leg, duck decoy, spatula, etc. The possibilities for three dimensional shaping are virtually endless with a bandsaw! This cool process can actually be performed using two dimensional patterns that…

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  • 11:14

    If you’re building furniture, there’s a good chance you’ll be using mortise and tenon joinery. Want to make an exceptionally robust frame? Half lap joints are a rock solid way to go. You can easily, and accurately, but tenons and half laps on your table saw, once you know a few tricks. Start with a…

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  • 10:56

    The table saw is at the heart of most woodworking shops, so it’s VERY important that you use it correctly and safely. In this video we’ll demonstrate safe ripping and crosscutting on a Laguna Fusion 1 table saw. We’ll cover: – Blade selection, ripping versus crosscutting – The importance of a riving knife – Body…

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  • 9:28

    Let’s say you’re working on a project that requires some cove molding, and your lumber yard doesn’t carry the size that you need. Or maybe you are using an unusual species such as honey locust that you cut down from your neighbor’s yard one evening, and there’s no way that you will find cove molding…

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  • 5:00

    Setting angles on your tools can be a little tricky, and getting the angles just right is very important. If you’re doing something like stave construction, or any multi-sided item, being off just a few degrees on the set up can lead to disastrous results. But if you own a smart phone, the answer for…

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Miter Saw VideosView All

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    Slab tables are all the rage these days, and everyone wants to build one for themselves. And once you have one of your own, you’ll be getting lots of request to build more. From a woodworking perspective waterfall tables are a pretty straightforward project, but they do require that you execute a tight waterfall miter…

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  • 2:13

    Having a laser on a miter saw is a great benefit. From a safety perspective, it shows you where the cut is about to be made, so you can make sure nothing that you don’t want cut is in line with the saw blade. From an accuracy perspective, a correctly set laser makes it easy…

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  • 6:06

    When I walk up to my miter saw and make a cut, I want to know for a fact that the cuts I’m making are accurate. Whether I’m making a 90-degree cut, an angled cut or a beveled cut, I put the same demands on the saw; do what I’m asking you to do. Accurately.…

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  • 2:39

    Need to make a dado or two? Not everyone knows this, but you can make dadoes on your miter saw. Yep, on your miter saw. No need to put a dado head on your table saw, or set up a router bit in a hand-held router or on a router table. If your miter saw…

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Router Table VideosView All

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  • 2:24

    Have you ever bought a router table insert or router lift and wondered what the threaded pin is for that comes with the unit? It’s called a router table starter pin, and it can be a great asset for you when routing small pieces on your router table. So, whatever you do, don’t toss it…

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  • 10:43

    Drawer lock joints made using a drawer lock router bit are a GREAT way to put drawers together. Once the setup is right the joint can be cut very fast, and the mechanical interlock the joint provides makes it very strong. What’s not to like? Well, in all honesty the getting the setup just right…

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  • 5:06

    If you are making a plaque or a picture frame and want to integrate a slot into the project so that the user can easily hang the piece on a wall without having to use hanging hardware, there is a special router bit called a keyhole bit that can be used for this purpose. The…

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  • 3:38

    CNC routers are all the rage these days, being used for everything from ad hoc intricate projects, to production cabinet runs. An overview of a CNC machine would convince you that this technology brings a ton of capabilities to a shop, and will help you understand the growing popularity around the technology. Even though CNC…

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