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Gluboost vs CA for pen finishing

Gluboost vs CA for pen finishing

07-26-2018 06:36 PM by Andybb | 1 comment »

OK, I got my Gluboost trio the other day. In short, I like it a lot. First heard about Gluboost here, then read more about it here. Originally used by luthiers, there are a few youtube vids on the product. Sanded to 400-600 as usual. Then I used 2 coats of the thicker blue bottle of Fill n Finish with a spritz of accelerator in between, a quick wipe with .0000 steel wool, and repeat with 2-3 coats of the orange bottled thin formula and another light wipe of .0000, all with the lathe of...

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Clear Gorilla Glue - Good for exotic oily woods

Clear Gorilla Glue - Good for exotic oily woods

07-25-2018 05:57 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

I used several exotic woods for the 2018 mallet swap. Titebond glue was not recommended for use with the more oily exotics such as katalox, cocobolo, granadillo, bloodwood, African black wood. and ziricote. Research came up with Gorilla Clear Glue as a good candidate for these kinds of wood. The local orange box store had it in stock ~$6 for 3.75 oz. My application was laminating boards together, face-to-face. It spread quite well using a disposable brush. Initially, I applied it too...

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Paint Can Rim Cleaner

Paint Can Rim Cleaner

07-23-2018 03:10 PM by John Smith | 10 comments »

well – the Paint Dozer is not for the handyman that uses only quart cans of paint and finishes.the Dozer is for gallon cans only. I found it to be no better than the paper towel,t-shirt, toilet paper, Q-Tip and all the other things we use to clean the rims with.plus – it only works only on CLEAN rims – so if there is hardened paint in the rim,this plastic thing-a-ma-jig is as useless as – - – - well, it is just plain USELESS.the only thing true with the ad i...

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Apply glue economically with outstanding ease and control

Apply glue economically with outstanding ease and control

07-03-2018 06:22 AM by DeLayne Peck | 6 comments »

There are a lot of products designed to serve as glue applicators. Here’s one borrowed for the purpose: The Toothette Oral Swab. The swab is essentially a porous, ribbed sponge cube on a 6” plastic handle. Normally, the swab is used for oral care in various medical settings. (Double click pictures to enlarge.) I like the control the swab offers as a glue spreader. The ribbed head makes a perfect pattern. The amount of glue can be easily controlled. If the application is...

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Really is fast dry, hard to work with

Really is fast dry, hard to work with

05-11-2018 06:45 PM by jamsomito | 1 comment »

I’ve been using minwax oil stains for years with pretty good success. This particular project called for a different color and better uniformity so I branched out and took a friend’s suggestion of the fast dry varathane oil stain. In the end, I was able to get a good cover with good color, but it was so fast drying that it was difficult to work with and took a few pieces before I learned best practices with this product. —FIRST IMPRESSIONS— First impressions we...

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Excellent Spray Gun at a Reasonable Price

Excellent Spray Gun at a Reasonable Price

05-09-2018 09:35 PM by Rich | 8 comments »

I was looking around for a gravity gun for my older Fuji Q4. The siphon gun that came with it performs well, but I wanted something that I could use when spraying smaller projects. The prices of around $300 for a Fuji or Apollo gun were higher than I wanted to pay. Given the number of less expensive HVLP systems out there, I hoped I could find one that sold the gun separately, and maybe they do, but I didn’t see any options for that on their web sites. I was close to giving up and...

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Titebond II Fluorescent Glue

Titebond II Fluorescent Glue

03-03-2018 05:32 PM by Rich | 15 comments »

(This is from a blog post I did as part of my UV in the Shop series. Since it is a product, I thought I’d add a review for it as well). Well, who knew that Franklin made a Titebond glue with fluorescent dye added? I sure didn’t. But they do!It’s Franklin 2316 Titebond Fluorescent Glue. I’ve read countless articles about glue residue and how to expose it. Conventional wisdom is to dampen it with warm water and the color will change. I’ve used that techn...

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2P-10 RT Gel! Great stuff

2P-10 RT Gel! Great stuff

02-28-2018 09:08 PM by woodworm1962 | 8 comments »

I recently got and used 2P-10 Ca Gel Glue. I need something that will hold fast and set up very fast to continue working on a piece. I tried every sort of HOT GLUE under the sun They all popped off. So I watched a few videos on this CA Glue called 2P-10 which uses an activators to set in seconds. It comes in 4-5 different viscosities but seems everyone uses the gel so that’s what I got with a can of activator. In fact they have a gel with rubberized particles in to so its some wha...

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Howard Butcher Block Oil, Conditioner, and Cleaner

Howard Butcher Block Oil, Conditioner, and Cleaner

01-09-2018 12:41 AM by DMiller | 14 comments »

I don’t normally review products, but this is one i’d like to because I can’t say enough good about the people at Howard. Long story short, several months ago I bought a bottle of Howard’s Cutting Board Oil. Around a month later, I was fortunate to sell a large number of my products to a high end decor store. They bought cutting boards, cheese knives, and spatulas; because of this food safety and finish durability was extremely important. Around half of the product...

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A Great Finish for Furniture Projects

A Great Finish for Furniture Projects

01-08-2018 10:29 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 9 comments »

I have been using this finish now for a few months and have really found it to be a great finish for furniture projects. Especially, if they are going to be subject to water. I started out putting it on a bathroom vanity top made of cypress. Beautiful color and depth was achieved with multiple coats and sanding between coats with 400 grit. Final coats we wet sanded. I next used it on an antique table restoration and couldn’t have been more pleased as well as my client. Finally,...

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