Best Inexpensive Woodworking Tools and Tips

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The best inexpensive tools to buy for your woodworking needs. Tapered drill bits, ACR Philips bits, laminate cutting blade, center punch, tape measure.

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Woodworking Tips – George Vondriska provides tips on how to use a backyard saw mill. A WoodWorkers Guild of America original video.

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  • Brian Inigo
    March 9, 2016

    The tip of the tape measure is designed to move in and out to compensate for it thickness when measuring from let's say an outside edge it will move out. And when measuring by pushing the end of the tape measure to measure the inside of a wall or cabinet it moves in to compensate for its thickness to give you an accurate measurement.

  • Marcos Lopez
    March 9, 2016

    Great tips, saludos amigo,

  • Summers Woodworking
    March 9, 2016

    Good Tips!

  • Heavyboxes
    March 9, 2016

    Do not use a 60 tooth blade for laminated flooring! You will dull you blade very fast, in just a few cuts. Use a cheap rough cutting blade like 26 teeth. Since laminated flooring will be hidden on the ends with trim, the cuts do not need to be smooth.
    Do not use a 60 tooth blade for cutting solid lumber! This blade will burn the wood, cause pinching which will increase the risk of kick back.

  • Hamish Watson
    March 9, 2016

    Great stuff:-)

  • Anne Anderson (Foxiepaws)
    March 9, 2016

    Thanks so much for the video. I am going to start building a small cabin in Scotland in March (weather conditions permitting! ) we've had over a thousand sitka spruce come down in our woods since the storms last spring and in the last couple of weeks. I haven't used the sawmill my sister got yet and it's been giving me more nightmares than the cement mixer for obvious reasons, but you have just showed me that with some thought (my sister can haul them to the sawmill because I don't want anything to do with the JCB thing she got….and she's depending on me to work the cement mixer and the sawmill ….well now I am happy to do my bit because you couldn't pay me enough to even walk close to the (do you call them JCB's or Caterpillars if they're yellow? You know the thing I mean it kinda excavates and it runs on tracks like a tank? It's not a mini version either you can see this thing in aerial photography). So thanks so much for showing me that I definitely have the easiest job and the way you described it, even though women don't usually take up cutting planks as a hobby, I can see myself getting into this in a big way!

  • Brian McNamara
    March 9, 2016

    George, thanks for the video. I live in the central Sierra foothills of California, and just harvested some gorgeous black walnut that the drought was beginning to get to. My question is: Isn't it better to season the wood before milling? I painted the cuts on my logs and was going to leave them until the end of summer, but if that's unnecessary, would like to get into making something with them.

  • LCmusicBlog
    March 9, 2016

    crotch wood? lol

  • steve specht
    March 9, 2016

    what portable mill did you use?

  • PJ Slim
    March 9, 2016

    elm wood is garbage

  • pinkgarage
    March 9, 2016

    had two chainsaw mills, now own band saw mill. What caught me was the part where you skipped over squaring of the cant. I like the hold down clamps.

  • benjamin hawkins
    March 9, 2016

    As far as rolling a log up… please think about using a rope and pully system with a long lever.

  • onewyatt1
    March 9, 2016

    I hope my home made mill project cuts wood that good. Not sure about chain on my hard wood so my project will be a band mill from go-cart parts to start. Hoping by posting progress videos I will get advice on mistakes before I get to invested.

  • Kyle Watters
    March 9, 2016

    Great video! How much did you pay for your set up? If you made it yourself, do you have a diy tutorial on how? Also, how do i get in touch with these companies that deliver to me for free or for a small fee? Thanks again for your post!

  • David Silvia
    March 9, 2016

    Try a woodmizer. that chainsaw is a joke.!

  • Jay Dillon
    March 9, 2016

    Thank you, this is exactly what I needed to learn about. We're cutting down large juniper shrubs that grew to about 30 ft high. The wood is phenomenal and people were planning to burn it in a brush pile!

  • Larché Jacques Clarel
    March 9, 2016

    nice video. i would love to get one machine to do that. Beautiful veins and pattern on the wood. you should number then in order for rapid reference for later use. It still needs seasoning? how much time and how do you season your wood?

  • Peter Duffy
    March 9, 2016

    You didn't demonstrate to us one of the most important cut … the third cut which gets everything square. Why not?

  • Stacy McMillan
    March 9, 2016

    I absolutely love this video! Thanks so much!

  • Joe Brock
    March 10, 2016

    do you think a chainsaw sawmill is better than a bandsaw saw mill?

  • chobart88
    March 10, 2016

    Wood pre seasoned or?

  • Raj Sharma
    March 10, 2016

    I do wood work for a hobby. Great video of mill work. But how do i make my own saw mill. Iz there any blue prints out there.

  • English-Ash
    March 10, 2016

    Why is it that American's think they need to teach the world by talking us to death? This looks a great piece of kit but too much time taken in jabba jabba jabba instead of the nuts and bolts of the machine. Bit more machine detail please.