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01-03-2014 09:37 PM

Cleaning Table Saw with Glue - 10 replies

This might be a good trick or the dumbest thing in the world. I don’t take the best care of my table saw. The other day, I was scraping off some glue that dripped on it and I noticed the surface under the glue was cleaner that the rest of the saw top. I got the idea to cover the entire top with a thin layer of old glue and it worked gre...

05-25-2012 12:57 PM

Wiping Varnish Issue Around Burnt-In letters - 3 replies

I made a raised letter sign with a wedding date burnt in with a wood burner on cherry. I’ve been applying coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss. Around a few of the depressed letters, the finish doesn’t seem to be building up. Every coat makes the problem are shrink but I’m wondering why this is. I suspect it’s...

11-06-2010 03:34 PM

Question about making twisted handles on a serving tray... - 6 replies

Somewhere I saw a serving tray with bent wood handles. I’m want similar handles for a fruit bowl I’m making. I don’t remember where I saw it so I don’t know how it was done. I’ll try to describe it more accurately. The end result looks like one strip about 1/2” thick by about 3/4” wide. It’s...

10-07-2010 11:42 PM

What's the difference between a $5 chisel and a $20 one? - 15 replies

Hi Everyone, My sharpening stones are in the mail so I plan on spending the next week sharpening my 8 chisels. 4 are Marples and 4 are Craftsman. I purchased them many years ago and I think I paid about $20 for each set. Considering the huge time investment involved if flattening the backs, should I start with better chisels? I see nothing...

08-20-2010 12:10 AM

Black Walnut Juglone and Pipes - 2 replies

I was recently informed that black walnut contains a toxin called Juglone. I also just made 10 pipes out of black walnut. See where I’m going with this? Apparently the concentration of juglone in the heart wood isn’t high but I suspect it’s still not a good idea to smoke it. Is it worse than the tobacco?

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