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Not recommended for shellac

Not recommended for shellac

10-11-2012 08:08 AM by Purrmaster | 31 comments »

I got this stuff after I saw that the finishing test counter at Rockler had a bottle of this. I was using shellac for the first time so I got this denatured alcohol instead of the “regular” denatured alcohol. I was hoping it might have a bit less toxicity. After sticking my shellac flakes in (2 oz of shellac) and measuring out 6 ounces of alcohol I let the jar sit overnight. And basically nothing happened. So I shake and stir and it makes no difference. I even put the jar ...

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Yes, you can buy an economical veneer hammer at the hardware store.

Yes, you can buy an economical veneer hammer at the hardware store.

08-04-2012 10:39 PM by shipwright | 18 comments »

I’ve posted two home made veneer hammers in the past as projects. This one comes right off the shelf and it works better than either of my previous attempts. The only modification needed to transform it from the Clarke Kent of the paint scraper world to the Superman of the affordable, available veneer hammer world is that you need to spend a few moments at the bench grinder dulling it down and smoothing the edge. The main requirements of a good veneer hammer: 1) It must allow you ...

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Great Buy

Great Buy

07-31-2012 10:02 PM by rustfever | 14 comments »

I was in Harbor Freight today and found a sale on Nitrile [blue] gloves. Box of 100 medium duty [5 mil] gloves for $6.99 I stocked up on these as the regular price at the normal wood working places is $17.99 per box. That is over 250% the price from Harbor Freight I do not know for how long the sale will last.

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This is The ONLY Construction Aheasive to Use

This is The ONLY Construction Aheasive to Use

07-28-2012 03:11 AM by Eric M. Saperstein | 7 comments »

I’m going to keep this VERY simple … I strayed from this product today and regret it already. Ignore all other construction adhesives. PL Ploy is the one to use. It cures in 24 hours as long as the temperature and humidity are within a normal day. It’s much faster in the summer with high humidity and it’s slower in the winter when its cold and dry. This can be adjusted by adding some moisture to the mix (spray a wood surface lightly … before applying) We...

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Danish Oil vs. Danish Oil: Deftoil vs. Watco Brand

Danish Oil vs. Danish Oil: Deftoil vs. Watco Brand

07-19-2012 12:17 AM by Manitario | 9 comments »

Most of the finish on my projects involves Danish oil; it is a simple, easy to apply finish and wipe on Poly can be applied if further protection is needed beyond what the poly content of the DO provides. Most of the big box stores carried “Watco” brand, so growing up it is what I watched my father use, and then what I used when I started into woodworking. Over the last 6 months though I’ve found it increasingly difficult to find DO in big box stores, maybe the crackdown on ...

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Deft Poly Sprays Well

Deft Poly Sprays Well

06-24-2012 08:54 PM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

I recently sprayed a front door with Deft satin Poly, and the project went quite well. I thinned the poly with 10% mineral spirits, which made it flow out and spray well. I used a gravity feed HVLP gun with a 1.5 mm tip. No sags or runs. No orange peel.My only complaint is it took 24 hours for each coat to dry. You need a place that will not be disturbed by foot traffic to finish with poly. The can says 4-6 hours to dry, but at 65-75 degrees it took all day and night. Nice product. I ...

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Citristrip stripping gel

Citristrip stripping gel

05-22-2012 02:10 AM by dbol | 3 comments »

Using this on my jointer rebuild. It works really good on metal but not sure on how it works on wood.You need to take your time let the product do the work and be patient. I scrubbed it after letting it sit. If you dont get it all of you may need to put a little more on and let that sit. A little paint thinner will help clean it up also.Good luck if you need to strip something.

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Knot-Tec Light Industrial Wood Repair Kit

Knot-Tec Light Industrial Wood Repair Kit

05-03-2012 07:21 AM by MaxFinnigan | 7 comments »

I actually bought this kit to repair some marks we had in our hardwoods and it worked like a charm. I love having hardwood floors, but we have the tendency to drop things every now and again. The Knot-Tec kit made filling in the dents and scratches in our floor easy. One of my friends bought the Professional Kit and uses it for filling in knots in his homemade furniture pieces. I am hoping to get some pointers from him in the furniture building realm eventually. The kit comes with ever...

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Howards Butcher Block Conditioner :Nice satin finish on cutting boards

Howards Butcher Block Conditioner :Nice satin finish on cutting boards

05-01-2012 05:12 PM by pintodeluxe | 12 comments »

I was impressed with this product after applying it to some cutting boards recently. In the past I have used mineral oil, which leaves an oily finish that never seems to dry. The Butcher Block Conditioner is a mix of mineral oil and natural waxes, so it dries to a smooth satin finish after 20 minutes. A quick wipe-down and the wood feels great. Available at Home Depot. I think it is worth a try.

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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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