A French-Canadian woodworker is applying for a job and must answer three questions Here’s your first question,” the foreman said. “Without using numbers, represent the number 9.” “Without numbers?” The woodworker says. “Dat is easy!” and proceeds to draw three trees.“What’s this?” the foreman asks. “Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine,” says the woodworker.“Fair enough,” sa...
The advantage of contact cement is that it does not require clamping of any sort.
Always store your veneers horizontally, with support across the full length.
Do not use remaining fingers as push sticks.
To quickly raise the grain before sanding, cover would with mentholated spirits or highly diluted shellac. It works like water but dries faster thus speeding up this step.
Hold finishing brads for precision driving by inserting in scrap cardboard tab, pull free before final drive.
Don’t throw away that old toothbrush, they make great brushes for spreading glue!
Quick tamper-proof screws: use Phillips head screws and after installing them, drill out the heads a little to remove the “X”.
Here is a conversion chart that I found on the web. here
Hi FolksGlued on the walnut strips to cover the sapwood today. Cleaned up with a plane and you would never know. Well, unless you look at the ends…..;)Now I can get started with the “Philip Joint” at last! And I know how excited you lot are about that :)Took a trip to a local tool shop yesterday. Came out with some goodies….....a Disston saw vice for sharpening hand saws (which I’ve been after for AGES!) and four side bead moulding planes. Yet again, one of the p...
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