There are countless approaches to joining two boards together, and our job as woodworkers is to choose an appropriate joint for each application. A good joinery option to have in our arsenal is called a lock joint, which is commonly used on projects that include drawers. This joint essentially combines a table saw dado on
Build a roll-around shop table from one sheet of 3/4″ plywood. This woodworking shop project is a great asset in any shop! Use it for an assembly and outfeed table as well as a portable tool caddie. Master woodworker George Vondriska gives you the complete workbench plans, tells you what hardware you’ll need and discusses
As you learn how to build cabinets, one essential rule to remember is that all of the components have to align so that you make the cabinet square. If a cabinet assembly is out of square, doors and shelves won’t fit properly. After you’ve applied the glue and clamped the components, there’s no need to
A drawer lock joint is a very strong joint and perfect for use on dresser drawers. George Vondriska shows a great way to create a drawer lock joint using a table saw in this DIY drawers video. He demonstrates the correct setup to create both the groove and tongues required for this useful joint. TIME
Using a miter saw in your shop can allow you to safely make high quality, repeatable cross cuts in a highly efficiently fashion. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to add one of these to your shop, it will be important to understand the anatomy of the tool well enough to choose
Using a plunge router and setting the depth of cut is easy, provided you know a few tricks. It can be done using bar stock, a drill bit, or even shop-made spacers. Have a look at this video and you’ll learn some great tips for accurately setting depth of cut.
Looking for buying advice on hand planes? This is for you, helping you determine if a standard angle or low angle block plane is best for you and your projects. Which is easier to push through the material? Which provides less chance of tear out? Which is best for cutting parallel to the grain? Across
When you use sheet goods in your shop how do you make sure you’re getting the most you can out of each sheet? It’s relatively easy on small projects, but when you do a large project that uses a lot of sheets, you can burn up a lot of unnecessary material if you haven’t done
Guide bushings are worthwhile additions for your handheld router because they work by cutting away at your specific woodworking project without damaging your shop-made jig. George Vondriska teaches you all about the benefits of working with guide bushings, which come in various diameters and are tremendously helpful when creating dadoes and other difficult aspects of
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