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Valspar Spray Primer - White.  Run away from this stuff.

Valspar Spray Primer - White. Run away from this stuff.

09-11-2011 01:51 PM by David Grimes | 11 comments »

They sell it at Lowe’s and at Tractor supply. I couldn’t find any of my beloved Zinsser white or clear so I gave this a try in priming a raw birch plywood desktop for a customer’s built-in desk. Long story short: I sprayed, It dried (slowly). When finally dry, I tried to very lightly scuff sand before applying finish paint and it completely gummed up my paper AND made little white dough balls over the surface. I scraped it all off with a 5-in-1 tool, then used a Rus...

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Add a little color to your wood

Add a little color to your wood

03-12-2011 05:01 AM by gpastor | 1 comment »

I tried Minwax water based wood stain clear tint base for the first time and I am very happy with the resolute. The clear base stain can be tinted to your choice of about 50 colors. I picked “Deep Ocean” http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/wood-stains/water-based-wood-stain.html The water based stains dry quickly so I used a brush to apply it to a small area and wiping the excess off with a rag within 2-3 min. Minwax recommends to use a pre-stain conditioner to keep the grain from rasin...

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Charles Neil's Pre-Color Conditioner - Blotch Control

Charles Neil's Pre-Color Conditioner - Blotch Control

10-29-2011 05:12 AM by semmons23 | 4 comments »

I’ve posted a written review and my video review of Charles’ blotch control on my blog. Overall its a great product. Easy to use, non-toxic and it just plain works. http://www.thedustydeveloper.com/2011/10/review-charles-neals-pre-color.html

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Epoxy, O what a versatile glue...

Epoxy, O what a versatile glue...

02-06-2011 07:59 AM by DoctorDan | 5 comments »

What is Epoxy?The all knowing all seeing Wikipedia ’Epoxy is a copolymer; that is, it is formed from two different chemicals. These are referred to as the “resin” and the “hardener”. The resin consists of monomers or short chain polymers with an epoxide group at either end. Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A, though the latter may be replaced by similar chemicals. The hardener consists of polyamine mon...

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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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A great glue which I have tested to the limit.

A great glue which I have tested to the limit.

06-02-2010 03:30 AM by thatwoodworkingguy | 30 comments »

After watching Scott Phillips on tv I got increasingly interested In this Gorilla glue. I picked up a small bottle and tryed on the first project I could. It was a box with I actualy sold so I never got to post It on here. It was made with curly maple. So a fairly standard wood.I spread A healthy amount on each miter and brushed it out. I made this box with no splines because I wanted to put this glue to the test. And boy did I.First the day after glue up I was outside brushing lacquer onto i...

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Great Cutting Board Finish!

Great Cutting Board Finish!

03-25-2011 03:01 PM by zindel | 30 comments »

Last summer I was working on a cutting board my girlfriend and looked deeply into what i could use to finish it. I considered the normal oil and wax, however that needs to be reapplied after some time of use. I then stumbled upon this salad bowl finish by General Finishes and all i can say is WOW! The cutting board i made for her last summer still looks great and fully water proof. You can take a look for yourself: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44940 This is after almost daily use for...

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Hot glue gun for woodworking

Hot glue gun for woodworking

11-11-2010 05:22 AM by WoodLe | 5 comments »

I bought this Hipurformer several months ago and I’m nothing but pleased with the performance of this high quality glue gun. I was a little hesitant to spend the money at first, but so far this glue gun is all that is bragged up to be! My first project for the Hipurformer was to assemble window headers that I was making for my house remodel. The headers are a flat board with crown moulding around the top, which are mitered at the corners. (so there are two very short pieces on the e...

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Great Natural Oil Finish

Great Natural Oil Finish

07-23-2011 09:39 PM by Ian W | 12 comments »

I couple of weeks ago I bought a quart of Homestead House Hemp Oil Wood Finish in Toronto Ontario mostly as an experiment. Hemp oil was new to me but the sales person promoted it as a locally grown alternative to Tung Oil. I have been very pleased with the hemp oil. Initially the Hemp Oil was used as a rubbed on finish on some raw wood. It was easy to work with, and easy to clean up and smelled nice. The resulting finish was a gentle semi-gloss shine that high lighted the grain of the wo...

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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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