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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
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 results.

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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 on...

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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 you.

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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 carving...

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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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Adding Epoxy Accents
By George Vondriska on November 26, 2020

Epoxy can add amazing details to your work. This live edge charcuterie board is very nice on its own.

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Finger Joints on your CNC Router
By George Vondriska on November 17, 2020

Did you know you can cut finger joints on your CNC router? Here’s what you need to know to make this joint.

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Onion Skinning for Small Parts on Your CNC
By George Vondriska on November 10, 2020

Onion skinning, leaving a paper-thin bit of material at the bottom of a profile cut, is a great way to keep small parts secure on a CNC router.

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