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Rockler's New Silicone Glue Brush is it worth the price?

Rockler's New Silicone Glue Brush is it worth the price?

05-01-2012 06:30 AM by thedude50 | 26 comments »

Your shop is probably filled with tools or accessories that you use all the time but never really give them much thought, I know mine is. Today we will take a look at one of those tools; The glue brush. For years we have all used those little disposal acid brushes costing about 20 cents a piece. They work fine, so why change it? Well unless you spend the time washing them and picking out the dried glue bits, you throw them away just like I do. The first thing to consider is simply the cost...

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Very Impressive Adhesive

Very Impressive Adhesive

05-26-2008 07:23 AM by bbqking | 24 comments »

This is the first time I’ve used a hide glue and I must say that I am very pleased with everything about it. I have always used TiteBond glues in the past but this is a far superior glue (in my opinion) than the others. It stays where you apply it, does not run or drip like other TiteBond glues, and gives you more time for complicated glueups. Many times in my projects, I apply glue with a toothpick in mortises and again on their matching tenons. This glue rolls easily off the pick, lea...

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The Beall Wood Buff

The Beall Wood Buff

11-22-2008 03:49 PM by odie | 24 comments »

Every time I make a ring box I use The Beall Wood Buff. I make about 300 ring boxes a year in four different sizes. Since I have had my wood buffing system (approx. 18 months) I’ve probably used it on close to 500 boxes. I used to hand wax and buff these boxes and it would take forever. Now it takes half the time and the quality of finish is second to none. The procedure I use is quite simple. I now sand my boxes on a belt sander down to a 400 grit. Then I apply one coat of tung oil and le...

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Hand sanding that I actually like doing...really

Hand sanding that I actually like doing...really

07-11-2010 01:23 AM by Tim Dahn | 22 comments »

Bill Bush was at the Chantilly Va. wood show this spring demonstrating his finishing products, so I had a seat, watched and listened as he showed how he finishes his projects. I did not purchase the kit but rather the Bush oil, some PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) sand paper, fiber pads and a DVD. I have since called to order additional sand paper and a couple sanding blocks, so this review is for the sanding products and the technique he uses, and well I use it now too. First the PSA sand...

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Loctite doesn't answer inquires

Loctite doesn't answer inquires

05-26-2011 09:16 AM by SailorJim | 22 comments »

This product burned through my tub surround. I wasn’t too happy about the ugly brown stain, but thought I might have done something wrong. I sent Loctite an inquiry using their web-site contact form and they did not reply, so I sent them the following inquiry one week later: ”Last week I sent you a note using this “contact” form and you didn’t have the courtesy to reply. The following is a repeat of my question.” “I’m not too happy wit...

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I like painting furniture again.

I like painting furniture again.

05-03-2013 09:30 PM by Tedstor | 22 comments »

Actually, I’ve always liked painting furniture. However, I’ve always felt inclined to use traditional, oil-based paints due to the leveling characteristics and durability. The downside is that oil-based paint is a solid gold PITA to clean-up. It takes longer for me to clean the paint brush than it does to prep and paint the workpiece. And I seem to go through a quart of mineral spirits in the process. And given that I typically prime, then paint, then paint again; I have to endure...

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Vacuum Pressing At A Reasonable Cost

Vacuum Pressing At A Reasonable Cost

04-29-2013 03:00 AM by vipond33 | 20 comments »

To begin: If space is a vacuum, who changes the bag? Hmm? Back to earth. We use a vacuum bag extensively at our shop. Everything goes in it; veneered panels & torsion box assemblies. .solid layups and curved work pressings of course. . Recently, our old bag had had the bun. Full of difficult to patch holes, it was a mess. A new one though, was going to run us $550 from our original supplier. You have to pause at that expense, grimace a bit and patch a few more times. Then, ...

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HVLP ready primer.

HVLP ready primer.

05-10-2013 02:56 AM by twc | 20 comments »

This is my first review on LumberJocks. I purchased this primer at HD to use on some knotty pine tongue & groove v-boards. I have to say it worked as well as i hoped. Being shellac based it does have a pretty strong odor but that goes away within a few hours. During the application I wore my respirator and did not spell anything but once removed there was a strong odor. A huge bonus in my eyes was that it is ready to spray straight out of the can. I used my Earlex 5000 hvlp spraye...

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expensive but worthy!

expensive but worthy!

12-04-2011 04:41 PM by slickSqueegie | 19 comments »

durable enough for a floor and nice looking enough for furniture! Clean-up is simple! and the finish drys a lot faster than their oil based. I didnt even have to thin it out to use with my sprayer!

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Say hello to my little friend, The Harbor Freight 4oz. Detail Spray Gun.

Say hello to my little friend, The Harbor Freight 4oz. Detail Spray Gun.

03-18-2012 08:20 PM by Douglas Bordner | 19 comments »

I am generally loathe to buy Harbor Freight tools if they have a motor/moving parts, probably snobbish on my part, and not springing from a lot of actual experiential data. But I have had my eye on this little gun for some time, and as it had dropped in price from $15.00 to the ridiculously low price of $12.95, I jumped on it. I mean how bad can it go, this is the disposable chip brush of spray guns, so if it sucked I wouldn’t cry and would have bought an education in “you get wha...

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