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My Favorite Glue Scraper

03-11-2013 08:31 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 21 comments »

​Hey everybody! I have been very busy between working on my client’s projects, squeezing in a project for another contractor, and rebuilding my website. As if that wasn’t enough, I decided to shoot a video to share with you what my favorite tool ​is for scraping off dried or semi-dried glue as I worked on one of those projects. I am really excited to bring another video to the woodworking and DIY community, so I hope you enjoy and find it helpful.​ ​Your friend in the ...

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New State, New Shop #6: Bench Assemblies and Flattening the Top

07-13-2012 01:13 AM by DrPuk2U | 1 comment »

Like many other people putting together a shop and trying to work with wood, I wanted a good bench. I have a nice “machine” bench made of 3 laminated layers of 3/4” birch plywood 8’ long on two tiers of metal drawers with a nice 6” machinist vise, but I needed to build a woodworking bench, as it would be useful and building it would be an excellent experience (how little I knew!) So after reading innumerable articles, I decided I would build the Holtzapffel b...

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Mystery Project I #1: Very "Interesting" Glue-Up

05-11-2011 09:59 PM by KnotCurser | 11 comments »

So, you have two half ovals that you have to glue to each other. At a 90 Degree angle. The Joint consists of two dadoes – each has to have pressure applied in opposite directions for proper adhesion. It’s also a curved surface, so clamping won’t be easy…............... How in the world can this be done? I really didn’t know until I started messing around with a bunch of clamps and a ton of trial and error – mostly error. ;-) Aft...

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Shop Skills #4: Trusting Your Glue Joints

05-01-2009 01:29 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 29 comments »

Many woodworkers lack confidence in their glue joints. The way to overcome this is by getting to know your products and materials. This is accomplished by experimenting and testing – particularly through destructive testing. I continually test my off-cuts from every project. This provides a form of quality control testing that is specific to each project. In this video I show a couple of the methods that I use to test my glue joints. Testing your joints to the point of wood fa...

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