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A hollow vessel is a beautiful, delicate object that is lightweight, has a very small opening, and invites all sorts of questions about how it was made. Turning a hollow vessel on a lathe is a challenging project, but it is an accomplishment that is fun, exciting, and within reach of an experienced turner when using the right tools.

A hollow vessel is a beautiful, delicate object that is lightweight, has a very small opening, and invites all sorts of questions about how it was made. Turning a hollow vessel on a lathe is a challenging project, but it is an accomplishment that is fun, exciting, and within reach of an experienced turner when using the right tools.

A tape measure, more specifically an accurate tape measure, is an essential tool for all woodworkers. George Vondriska teaches you a helpful tip to ensure your tape measure is accurate for both inside and outside measuring.

A tape measure, more specifically an accurate tape measure, is an essential tool for all woodworkers. George Vondriska teaches you a helpful tip to ensure your tape measure is accurate for both inside and outside measuring.

An abrasive cleaning stick can go a long way toward keeping your sandpaper clean and unclogged. Why is that a big deal? Clogged sandpaper won’t sand effectively, and will probably burn your stock. This is especially true on surface sanders. However, what can you do when a simple cleaning isn’t enough?

An abrasive cleaning stick can go a long way toward keeping your sandpaper clean and unclogged. Why is that a big deal? Clogged sandpaper won’t sand effectively, and will probably burn your stock. This is especially true on surface sanders. However, what can you do when a simple cleaning isn’t enough?

Imagine the number of opening and closing cycles a drawer sees in its lifetime. Not only are people constantly pulling and pushing on drawer boxes, in most cases drawers are loaded with heavy stuff. Especially in your shop. That’s a lot of abuse. If you’re taking the time to make a drawer, take the time to make it right – and take this online video Class to help you create superior drawers for any project.

Imagine the number of opening and closing cycles a drawer sees in its lifetime. Not only are people constantly pulling and pushing on drawer boxes, in most cases drawers are loaded with heavy stuff. Especially in your shop. That’s a lot of abuse. If you’re taking the time to make a drawer, take the time to make it right – and take this online video Class to help you create superior drawers for any project.

Transferring patterns to dark material can be a challenge. When the pencil line is the same color, or nearly so, as the wood you’re making your project from, how do you follow the line? Thankfully there’s a product, available at craft stores, that solves this problem. Instead of leaving a dark line for you to follow (on dark wood) it leaves a brilliant white line. Very easy to see that! Have a look.

Transferring patterns to dark material can be a challenge. When the pencil line is the same color, or nearly so, as the wood you’re making your project from, how do you follow the line? Thankfully there’s a product, available at craft stores, that solves this problem. Instead of leaving a dark line for you to follow (on dark wood) it leaves a brilliant white line. Very easy to see that! Have a look.

Transferring patterns to dark material can be a challenge. When the pencil line is the same color, or nearly so, as the wood you’re making your project from, how do you follow the line? Thankfully there’s a product, available at craft stores, that solves this problem. Instead of leaving a dark line for you to follow (on dark wood) it leaves a brilliant white line. Very easy to see that! Have a look.

Transferring patterns to dark material can be a challenge. When the pencil line is the same color, or nearly so, as the wood you’re making your project from, how do you follow the line? Thankfully there’s a product, available at craft stores, that solves this problem. Instead of leaving a dark line for you to follow (on dark wood) it leaves a brilliant white line. Very easy to see that! Have a look.

When it comes to wood joinery, bridle joints are incredibly strong. One way to make the bridle of the joint is on the bandsaw. It takes correct setting of the fence, scrap pieces, and test cuts, but once you’ve got it set up you’ll find that it’s easy to make a great fitting joint.

When it comes to wood joinery, bridle joints are incredibly strong. One way to make the bridle of the joint is on the bandsaw. It takes correct setting of the fence, scrap pieces, and test cuts, but once you’ve got it set up you’ll find that it’s easy to make a great fitting joint.

Want to get more life out of your sandpaper? If you’ve been wondering how to clean sanding belts, good news is, it’s easy. All you need is an abrasive cleaning stick.

Want to get more life out of your sandpaper? If you’ve been wondering how to clean sanding belts, good news is, it’s easy. All you need is an abrasive cleaning stick.

Woodturning is a blast, and we at WWGOA love to make videos that cover lathe techniques. But like anything worthwhile, there is some setup involved before the real fun can begin. With woodturning one of the key steps is to get your work piece mounted securely on the lathe. There are numerous ways that this can be done, but one of the quickest and simplest approaches is to use a 4 jaw chuck.

Woodturning is a blast, and we at WWGOA love to make videos that cover lathe techniques. But like anything worthwhile, there is some setup involved before the real fun can begin. With woodturning one of the key steps is to get your work piece mounted securely on the lathe. There are numerous ways that this can be done, but one of the quickest and simplest approaches is to use a 4 jaw chuck.

There are numerous approaches to fastening wood together, and part of what distinguishes the talented craftsman is his or her ability to use the right option in any given situation. One tried and true joinery workhorse that should be in the arsenal of any woodworker is wood screws. This humble fastener boasts some impressive characteristics, such as its low cost, ease of use, durability, ubiquitous availability, and impressive holding power.

There are numerous approaches to fastening wood together, and part of what distinguishes the talented craftsman is his or her ability to use the right option in any given situation. One tried and true joinery workhorse that should be in the arsenal of any woodworker is wood screws. This humble fastener boasts some impressive characteristics, such as its low cost, ease of use, durability, ubiquitous availability, and impressive holding power.

Squaring a board is one of the most basic skills a woodworker must have. If you’re not starting with a board that’s square six sides, it’s hard to make a woodworking project that’s square. Check out this Post Haste video to learn, in just over a minute, how to square a board.

Squaring a board is one of the most basic skills a woodworker must have. If you’re not starting with a board that’s square six sides, it’s hard to make a woodworking project that’s square. Check out this Post Haste video to learn, in just over a minute, how to square a board.

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.

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.

Thanks to my daughter, Meg, I stumbled across what may be the oldest wood in the world; kauri. It comes from New Zealand, where the trees fell into a peat bog as much as 50,000 years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned about this amazing material.

Thanks to my daughter, Meg, I stumbled across what may be the oldest wood in the world; kauri. It comes from New Zealand, where the trees fell into a peat bog as much as 50,000 years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned about this amazing material.

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 can be fussy.

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 can be fussy.

Screw pockets are a great way to put projects together, but are unsightly. If the pocket holes on your project are going to show when it’s done, there’s a great (and easy) way to hide them. All it takes is glue, dowels and some hand tools. You can even turn pocket holes into a decorative accent.

Screw pockets are a great way to put projects together, but are unsightly. If the pocket holes on your project are going to show when it’s done, there’s a great (and easy) way to hide them. All it takes is glue, dowels and some hand tools. You can even turn pocket holes into a decorative accent.

Everyone loves the handsome, distinguished look of dovetails, and on top of that they are an extremely strong, durable joint. Half blind dovetails are commonly used in drawer construction, and when overlay doors are desired, a rabbeted half blind joint is used. Using a dovetail jig and router is definitely the way to go when making rabbeted half-blind dovetails.

Everyone loves the handsome, distinguished look of dovetails, and on top of that they are an extremely strong, durable joint. Half blind dovetails are commonly used in drawer construction, and when overlay doors are desired, a rabbeted half blind joint is used. Using a dovetail jig and router is definitely the way to go when making rabbeted half-blind dovetails.