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Clamp Blocks
If you’ve ever tried to clamp two pieces together that are cut at less than a 90-degree angle, you know how difficult it is to keep the joint from sliding around before it dries. George Vondriska has a neat trick to resovle this clamping challenge using clamp blocks.
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Best Aerosol Nozzle
Are all aerosol can tips created equal? Nope, and you’ll see why as George Vondriska demonstrates the results from each type. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.
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Anti-Dust Finishing Tip
Most woodworkers have some airborne dust and particulates floating in their shop, and some of those particles can settle on a not-quite-dried finish. George Vondriska demonstrates a neat and inexpensive trick for protecting small woodworking projects from dust when finishing. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.
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Get Organized with Magnetic Trays
It’s always good to be organized in your shop. These magnetic trays are great for keeping tools you need close by for easy access. These magnetic trays are a great problem solver for keeping stuff you need close by for easy access. The kit includes four sizes: 6”, 8”, 10”, and 12” long.
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Working with Reclaimed Wood
Upcycling is all the rage today, and you may have wondered, “What is reclaimed wood?” Reclaimed wood has lots of features that make it worth bringing into your shop; its history, the wood’s character, and availability of species you may not be able to get otherwise. This instructional video from WoodWorkers Guild of America explains these benefits.
You’ve gotta protect your hearing. Most tools run around 105+ decibels. That needs to get toned down to 85 db or less to be safe. ISOTunes offers lots of products that’ll help you with this.If you’re in a shop environment with other people you need to wear hearing protection and you need to be able to hear the people who are around you. The downside to good hearing protection is that it tunes everything out, tools and people alike. Hearing Protection, Protection, Hobbies And Crafts, Diy Woodworking, Earmuffs, Get Toned
Hearing Protection from ISOTunes
You’ve gotta protect your hearing. Most tools run around 105+ decibels. That needs to get toned down to 85 db or less to be safe. ISOTunes offers lots of products that’ll help you with this.If you’re in a shop environment with other people you need to wear hearing protection and you need to be able to hear the people who are around you. The downside to good hearing protection is that it tunes everything out, tools and people alike.
a man is using a tool to attach euro hinges on a piece of wood
Adjusting Euro Hinges
As a woodworker, you are always striving for precision and consistency, and many tasks require this. Fitting cabinet doors can be one of those daunting, often humbling tasks that requires a great deal of accuracy. Fortunately for those of use who use European style hinges, aka Euro hinges, we get a well-appreciated measure of “wiggle room” in all directions. Euro hinges allow for adjustability in all directions, including left-right, up-down, and in-out.
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Steps for Air Drying Lumber
Like many woodworkers, I go through a lot of hardwood. Lots, and lots and lots of it. And at the $4-$8 per board foot price that I normally pay at my local premium hardwood retailer, this takes its toll on my family’s budget.
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Using the Correct Clamps for Edge-to-Edge Glue Ups
Choose the right clamp for the job. Edge-to-edge glue ups are best done with certain style of clamps. George Vondriska covers some of your options, including parallel jaw clamps, pipe clamps and bar clamps.
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Pipe Clamp Buying Advice
How many clamps do you have in your shop? How many of them are pipe clamps? There are so many forms of pipe clamps in the marketplace, this video will help you understand what they’re all about, and how to choose the best one for your shop and your woodworking.
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7 Ways to Upcycle Your Sawdust
Got lots of sawdust sitting around your shop? Of course you do, you’re a woodworker! Whether you burn it, compost it, or trash it, we’ve got some simple woodworking ideas on how to upcycle some of those shavings.
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CNC: Leveling an End-Grain Cutting Board
People love end grain cutting boards. They’re exceptionally beautiful, and because they’re end grain not long grain, they’re durable and long-lasting. The same features that make an end grain cutting board durable also make them difficult to level after the final glue up.
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Measuring Mistakes
Have you ever miscalculated or measured incorrectly and ended up ruining a woodworking project? Of course you have! Everyone does it; even the experts. In this week’s free video, Measuring Mistakes, George Vondriska and Spike Carlsen swap woodworking horror stories and prove that you shouldn’t panic if you make a mistake; they’re just part of the learning process.