Essential Woodworking Techniques, Volume 2 is the second video in the WoodWorkers Guild of America's video series. In Volume 2, you'll visit Master Woodworker George Vondriska in his shop where he'll continue our cabinet project by beginning with some secrets of the pros for cutting and assembling perfect face and door frames. Topics include:
Measuring and cutting face and door frames
Face frame assembly
Joining face frame to case
Finishing cutting and assembling door frame
Creating shelves and cabinet top
How to attach crown molding
Installing door and preventing door rattling
How to stain and finish the cabinet
You'll get an inside look at how George uses his shop tools with some great lessons on the jointer and planer. He'll also share a cool trick for using a quarter to determine perfect face-frame sizes. If you haven't tried pocket-hole joinery, you'll discover why you need take notice, and you'll see some skilled techniques on using that joinery style. There's a valuable demonstration of cutting door rails and stiles, in addition to routing the tongues for the door panel. Once that's done, George shows a trick for keeping your door panels from rattling.
George takes you, step by step, through the process of creating attractive tops for your cabinets, including a nice crown molding touch, installing doors without a hitch, plus a wealth of information on gluing, sanding and finishing your project. More homemade jigs, joinery secrets, and plenty of shop tips you'll want to try in your shop.
At the end of this tip-filled, 95-minute WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA.com) video you'll have all the skills you need to finish your cabinet project.
This how-to woodworking video runs 1 hour 35 minutes.