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The Works works for cleaning glue bottles

The Works works for cleaning glue bottles

09-02-2016 04:47 PM by TexAus | 13 comments »

I love stuff that’s cheap and works and The Works toilet bowl cleaner is one such product. I’ve used it before for removing rust from tools but recently found another use – dissolving glue. I had two Glu Bot glue bottles that had been sitting with old glue in them for much too long. When I went to clean them out I found that there was glue that was gummed up in them and some dried in places I couldn’t get to well to clean out. I tried soaking them in water for a fe...

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Premium Wax with UV protection

Premium Wax with UV protection

08-22-2016 07:52 PM by Desert_Woodworker | 4 comments »

Not to wax the issue… All waxes are not created equal; Years ago, I used Automotive and Minwax paste waxes. Yes they do the job, but for the work that I do (the pieces are getting an extremely amount of sunshine (UV). I currently use a clear wax from http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ ($30 for 8oz.) My pieces endure direct exposure in the AZ sun. My understanding is: 1. your project 2. Your finish (paint, stain and a clear finish). In order to protect the 3 previous steps from UV destruct...

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Wears out in seconds

Wears out in seconds

04-17-2016 11:10 PM by Rick M. | 8 comments »

Product: 024103 5-Inch by 8 Hole 180 Grit Premium Plus C Weight Paper Hook and Loop Discs, 25-PackRegular price: $11.52, or about 46¢ per disc. The picture is after 30-40 seconds of sanding poplar and about 50% of the grit is gone. The consolation is I only paid $4.05 for the box.

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I love this stuff!

I love this stuff!

11-16-2015 11:25 PM by Drew | 13 comments »

I’m sure I have sprayed 20+ different waterborne topcoats the last 6-7 years. Several of which I’ve sprayed well over 50 gallons of! Most of which was on corporate or commercial projects. As with most things, there are things I like and dislike about all of them. About a year ago I decided to try emtech. Jeff (owner, target coatings) suggested I use 8000cv. I had yet to shoot a waterborne conversion varnish that I liked so I went with 9300 instead. After a short learning curve ...

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J-B Weld KwikWeld - 6 minutes to setup

J-B Weld KwikWeld - 6 minutes to setup

08-25-2015 03:38 PM by Mike | 7 comments »

Hi All; So many of us have used the standard 25 minutes J-B Weld that well takes 25 minutes to cure. As many people know, that is a long time to keep something clamped and it usually in my experience takes a few hours to actually cure. The other day I had to make a repair to my car and I went into the big Orange box to pick up some J-B Weld. I came across the 6 MINUTE J-B Weld KwikWeld. I’d never seen it before (might have been out for years, I don’t know). I personally di...

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Metal Coatings

Metal Coatings

05-31-2015 10:51 PM by Desert_Woodworker | 3 comments »

http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ 5 stars. They have plenty of free tutorials and I love incorporating metal into my work. I chose “Jay” as my subject for my respect to his no nonsense woodworking. In conclusion, its good stuff.

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Rockler 3-Piece Silicone Glue Application Kit

Rockler 3-Piece Silicone Glue Application Kit

05-20-2015 04:19 AM by B4B | 7 comments »

I picked this up on a whim. I was looking for an ink roller, or glue roller, and couldn’t find either at a local woodworking supply shop. I did find this gem and for $15 I figured I’d give it a try. I’ve used it a couple times now, and both times I intentionally left the glue dry on the brush/applicator/tray and it came off as advertised. As for longevity, only time will tell.

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General Finishes Java Gel

General Finishes Java Gel

05-18-2015 01:19 PM by CalumetWoodworks | 9 comments »

I really liked how this stain applied. It is thick like pudding and doesn’t smell real bad either. Application is straight forward. You can use a rag, brush, or any other applicator. In my use I went with a stain pad (basically a foam sponge wrapped in terry cloth). I put on a really thick coat, let it sit for about 5 minutes and wiped the excess off. I let the first coat dry over night and applied a second coat. Since I was staining maple it took awhile for me to get the hang of a...

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Some grits are better than others

Some grits are better than others

05-14-2015 07:16 PM by Purrmaster | 8 comments »

This review is for multiple grits of the 3M “Pro Grade Precision” sandpaper sheets. All grits are red colored and have a sticky back. It appears to be a Home Depot exclusive. I’ve used a lot of this stuff in the last few months. Since Home Depot got rid of Norton 3X and started stocking this new 3M stuff. It appears to be a stearated, open coat sandpaper. I’ve used Norton 3X, regular 3M paper, 3M “Sandblaster”, 3M “Sandblaster Advanced”...

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Custom Support is second to none

Custom Support is second to none

02-19-2015 02:57 AM by Woodendeavor | 4 comments »

I am currently helping a master humidor builder in creating a new finishing schedule for his cherry humidors (http://www.michaeldixonhumidors.com ). He is letting me share the heat in his shop this winter. They have been using Minwax blotch control with hit or miss results. I suggested we try Charles Neil’s Blotch control, so we ordered a quart. We received better results but not quite where we wanted them. Sent Charles an email with a picture of our results and he suggests we tal...

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