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George Vondriska

George Vondriska has been teaching woodworking since 1986. In addition to running his own woodworking school, George has taught woodworking courses for woodworking shows, woodworking schools, retail stores, the U.S. Peace Corps, the Pentagon, Northwest Airlines, and Andersen Window. George is the primary instructor for Vondriska Woodworks woodworking classes.

You may also know George from his work as the Tools and New Products Editor for American Woodworker Magazine, his articles in Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and Woodworkers Journal Magazines, or from his current position as Managing Editor of Woodworkers Guild of America. Find George Vondriska on Instagram @vondriskaworks
How to Create a Perfect Stencil with a CNC Router
By George Vondriska on July 20, 2022

Grab a plastic sign from your local hardware store, install a dragknife on your CNC router, and you can easily create your own stencils.

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DIY Leather Plane Holder Using a CNC Drag Knife
By George Vondriska on July 8, 2022

Now that you know what a Drag Knife is, let’s do a project and put a drag knife to use.  Be sure you follow the recipe in previous article about the...

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How To Make a Wine Rack With Your CNC Machine
By George Vondriska on June 28, 2022

Give your bottles of wine a special place by making this wine rack with your CNC router.  It’s made from ½” plywood, has an epoxy accent and relies...

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How To Use A Drag Knife With A CNC Router
By George Vondriska on June 22, 2022

What’s a Drag Knife? When you think about using your CNC router you probably think about cutting wood, non-ferrous metal, or plastic using a router...

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CNC: Create Interlocking Joints
By George Vondriska on May 25, 2022

This style of woodworking joint goes by a few different names; cross lap, cross halving, half lap… But no matter what you call it this is a great...

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CNC A Live Edge Desk Tray Organizer
By George Vondriska on May 11, 2022

If you need a little help keeping your desk organized this project is right up your alley. It’ll store your phone, pens, flash drives, SD cards…....

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CNC: Feed Through Tiling for Large Projects - Tiling and Machining the Workpiece
By George Vondriska on April 20, 2022

You can easily machine workpieces that are significantly longer than your CNC router by using Feed Through tiling. For the design and toolpath...

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CNC: Feed Through Tiling for Large Projects - Design and Toolpaths
By George Vondriska on April 13, 2022

As you consider projects you want to do on your CNC router remember that your capacity is only limited in one direction, the width of the gantry....

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CNC Tic Tac Toe
By George Vondriska on March 16, 2022

Here’s a simple project that’s easy and fun to make, and to play. If you’ve got kiddos around the house, they’ll enjoy playing this with you. This is...

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Flycut Your Spoilboard
By George Vondriska on March 2, 2022

The spoilboard on your CNC needs to be dead flat, unlike this one. As you use your machine and do through cuts on projects you’ll cut (slightly) into...

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