The Woodworkings Shows

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George Vondriska

George Vondriska, influenced by an exceptional junior high shop teacher, has been doing woodworking for decades. From custom furniture to running a commercial cabinet shop, George has worked in many aspects of the craft. But George found his niche in teaching, and has taught kids and adults everything from lathe turning to cabinetmaking. In addition to running his own school George has taught employees of Anderson Window, Northwest Airlines and the Pentagon. George is currently the Managing Editor of WoodWorkers Guild of America. He runs the online magazine, www.wwgoa.com, and has produced over 65 woodworking DVDs.

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Show Schedule

Portland, OR
W. Springfield, MA
Columbus, OH
St. Louis, MO
Somerset, NJ
Milwaukee, WI

Session Times & Descriptions

MASTERING CABINETMAKING: CASE CONSTRUCTION

Friday - 1PM, Saturday - 11AM, Sunday - 10:30AM
Once you've mastered cabinet carcase construction the door is open for you to make cabinets, bookcases, dressers and more. In this seminar you'll learn advantages and disadvantages of different sheet goods, dimensioning case parts, how to safely and accurately cut dadoes and rabbets on the table saw, and how to make consistent adjustable shelf holes. Plus tricks to make every cabinet you build come out perfect (or nearly so).

MASTERING CABINETMAKING: CASE ASSEMBLY AND FACE FRAME CONSTRUCTION

Friday - 2:30PM, Saturday - 1PM, Sunday - 11:45AM
The most important part of case assembly is getting it square. This seminar will provide you with tricks for that, and then we’ll move on to face frames. Rails and stiles, typical dimensioning, face frame joinery, when to build in a scribe and how to make the face frame a perfect fit for the case.

MASTERING CABINETMAKING: ATTACH THE FACE FRAME AND MAKE A DOOR

Friday - 4PM, Saturday - 3PM, Sunday - 1PM
If you’ve struggled keeping a face frame aligned to a case while you’re gluing it on, this seminar will provide some solutions for that problem, and show you how to fasten face frames with no brads through the face. Once the face frame is on we can talk through common types of cabinet doors and how to dimension the door to match the face frame and your door hardware. We’ll make a door on the router table, providing you the opportunity to see the set up of cope and stile router bits.







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