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  • Trim Edge Banding 2:40

    Trim Edge Banding

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use the fine-tooth edge of a Japanese pull saw to trim edge banding from a woodworking project that can’t be carried to and... Read more

  • Sharpen a Bench Chisel: Whetstone 7:30

    How to Sharpen a Bench Chisel: Whetstone

    George Vondriska teaches you how to sharpen your bench chisels by using a 9 micron, diamond-embedded whetstone. He demonstrates a few different tricks for properly completing the process, including... Read more

  • Sanding and Polishing Soapstone on the Lathe 4:38

    Sanding and Polishing Soapstone on the Lathe

    Amaze all your woodworking buddies by showing off a perfectly polished soapstone project! George Vondriska teaches you how to properly sand a piece of soapstone and polishing soapstone with... Read more

  • Turning Crotchwood Wood turning projects 9:10

    Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood

    Watch as George Vondriska turns a hefty chunk of maple crotchwood into a beautifully finished bowl. He walks you step-by-step through the woodworking process for turning a bowl made... Read more

  • Soapstone on the Lathe 4:35

    Cutting Soapstone on the Lathe

    Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you how to properly prepare, mount and cut soapstone blanks on the lathe in your workshop. When cutting soapstone, because it is a soft... Read more

  • Squaring a Corner with a Chisel 4:50

    How to Square a Corner with a Chisel

    Learn how to square a corner with a chisel. When using a handheld router and a rabbeting bit to create rabbets your often left with a round inside corner.... Read more

  • Paring the Dovetails 3:06

    Paring Dovetail Joints with a Block Plane

    On dovetail joints, it is common to have the pins and sockets and dovetails project past each other creating a not-so-perfect joint. George Vondriska shows you an effective way... Read more

  • Make a Random Orbit Sander 5:37

    Make a Random Orbit Sander

    If you already have a random orbit sander in your workshop and are looking for an easy-to-make hand sander, George Vondriska has just what you need. Using a piece... Read more

  • Why Do I Need 2 Marking Knives? 2:01

    Why Do I Need 2 Marking Knives?

    Marking knives are really a great way to be precise with your layout because of how they incise a line across the face of the wood. But why do... Read more

  • Whats the difference between a Mortise Gauge and a Marking Gauge 2:38

    The Difference Between a Marking Gauge and a Mortise Gauge

    George Vondriska teaches you the difference between a marking gauge and a mortise gauge, then demonstrates how to use the double spurs of a mortise gauge to lay out... Read more

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