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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
Make a Wooden Spatula
By George Vondriska on March 3, 2021

Here’s a great gift you can make on your lathe. The handle of this spatula is turned, and the end is shaped using the bandsaw and sanding. Make...

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CNC: Cut More Than Wood
By George Vondriska on February 24, 2021

If you’re a CNC router user and want to get beyond cutting wood but are baffled by toolpaths, router bit selection, bit rpm and feed speed, we’re...

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Bookmatched Slab Tabletop
By George Vondriska on February 17, 2021

What a beautiful slab of wood! This is a bookmatched slab, meaning it’s made up of two pieces that are mirror images of each other. Here’s how to...

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Using Winding Sticks
By George Vondriska on February 11, 2021

When pieces are too big to be face jointed, but need to be flattened, winding sticks are a huge problem solver. This low-tech device, used in...

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CNC: Cutting 3D Clipart
By George Vondriska on February 4, 2021

3D clipart is a wonderful way to enhance your CNC work. With the correct choice of toolpath and bits you can easily get incredibly detailed...

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CNC-Cut Hex Driver Tray
By George Vondriska on January 28, 2021

Don’t leave all those hex drivers rattling around in a drawer. If you have a CNC router you can easily make a tray for them. Having them standing...

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No-Miter Picture Frames
By George Vondriska on January 21, 2021

If you never got comfortable cutting perfect miters, or you simply want to make a picture frame with a little different look, this project is for...

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Creating a Lithophane with a CNC
By George Vondriska on January 13, 2021

Lithophanes are amazing! What is a lithophane? It’s an etched or carved piece that only shows an image when it’s back lit. In this case, the...

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Logs to Lumber with a Chainsaw
By George Vondriska on December 29, 2020

You don’t have to rely strictly on lumber yards or hardwood suppliers for your woodworking material.

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CNC Project - Spread Some Holiday Joy
By George Vondriska on December 10, 2020

Here’s a great CNC router project you can still kick out in time for the holidays. These are great stocking stuffers, and easy to batch out.

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