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Project by bbqking posted 2008 days ago 2092 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t a complete project, but it used to play one on TV. Recently I had to apply finish to a dozen small pegs for through tenons. They would be a pain, so I came up with pressing them to double sided tape and finishing them with great ease. I’m sure you old hands know this stuff, but thought it would be helpful to new blood. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville





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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 2008 days ago

old or not, it’s good info for anyone.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 2008 days ago

I like your idea. It’s good to be reminded of these simple solutions. I’ve been pushing thumbtacks through matt board, then tapping the small wooden pieces in place so they are slightly elevated from the matt board. That way I can keep the finish from sticking to the surface beneath, but they sometimes tend to come off if I bump them too hard when staining or varnishing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Napaman

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#3 posted 2008 days ago

new blood here…what does the tape do? it looks like it sits on it…but then what? is it so they wont move as you brush on the finish? is that the idea?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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EricW

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#4 posted 2008 days ago

i believe so napaman.
good idea, i woudnt have thought of it. thanks.

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Russel

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#5 posted 2007 days ago

Finishing small parts is always a problem for me and I’m glad you posted it. It’s another one of those tricks that makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Steelmum

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#6 posted 2007 days ago

Yeah, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Great idea.

-- Berta in NC

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 2007 days ago

thank you for the great tip : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2007 days ago

Good tip King.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 2007 days ago

A good tip can’t be beaten well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 1962 days ago

I don’t know why I have never thought of it before, but it is a great tip, and will find use in my shop from now on. thanks for the tip.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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dustygirl

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#11 posted 1962 days ago

Thanks for posting this tip.I’m sure it will come in handy one of these days.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Peter Oxley

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#12 posted 1962 days ago

Good tips are always welcome, and this is a great one! I use custom color FastCaps with my cabinetry, and I use tape to hold them so I can spray them at the same time I’m spraying the cabinet parts.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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rikkor

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#13 posted 1962 days ago

It is a good tip whether a newbie or an old hand. Thanks.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 1546 days ago

we can never have enough of these quick tips on this site… it helps the beginner learn a few new things and reminds the veteran woodworkers about something they may have not used in a while… thanks for posting this…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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steiner

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#15 posted 1445 days ago

Great tip. Hadn’t heard that before.

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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