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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 Make a Router Table Lock Rabbet Joint
By George Vondriska on May 19, 2021

I love the lock rabbet joint. It’s incredibly strong, providing lots of glue surface and mechanical grab between the parts. With these set up...

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Make a Log Cookie Coffee Table
By George Vondriska on May 5, 2021

Log cookies, also called rounds, can be beautiful. Add hairpin legs, and just like that you have a lovely table.

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How To Make Hand-Cut Bowties
By George Vondriska on April 28, 2021

Bowties (also called butterflies) provide a great way to stabilize cracks. Creating your bowties from scratch allows you to make them any size you...

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How To Turn Pictures Into Wooden Engravings
By George Vondriska on April 21, 2021

Use your CNC router, and a little wood stain, to turn pictures into engravings. The process produces a tintype appearance.

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How To Create a Painted Letter Sign
By George Vondriska on April 14, 2021

Sign making on a CNC router is very common. The letters you cut will really pop if they’re painted. Here’s an easy way to mask off the sign before...

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Creating Floating Shelves
By George Vondriska on April 7, 2021

Floating shelves have a nearly magical look, with no visible hardware holding them on the wall. Here are some tricks that’ll help you create...

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How To Make a Bowtie Inlay Using Templates
By George Vondriska on March 31, 2021

Bowties add a beautiful element to your woodworking projects. One of the easiest ways to cut in a bowtie is to use a template kit. The kits come...

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CNC Cribbage Board with Epoxy Accents
By George Vondriska on March 24, 2021

Looking for a cool gift for the cribbage player in your life? This board can be easily designed using VCarve Pro software.   Add a little epoxy to...

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Place Text on 3D Artwork
By George Vondriska on March 17, 2021

The beauty of 3D clipart is its complexity. There are few, if any, flat planes. Despite that you can easily personalize 3D clipart by adding text...

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CNC: Stop and Restart a Toolpath
By George Vondriska on March 10, 2021

Sometimes, in CNC router work, you have to stop a toolpath in mid-path. It could be that you’re called away from the machine, or that the run time...

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