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Benjamin Moore Aura

Benjamin Moore Aura

02-08-2011 03:50 AM by Steven H | 12 comments »

I just tried the BM Aura Exterior SemiFrostine White Repainting a 6 panel door. Cost The paint store invested $10,000 tint machine Is it worth $50?That will depend what color your painting over, since I only use white I cannot say Coverage This paint is thick, reminds me of Behr paint.But doesn’t not come close to it. No sags. Great coverage. It doesn’t like being brushed too much, brushing a 6 panel door can be a problem when it dries fast. It can also drip in t...

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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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Salad bowl finish

Salad bowl finish

12-21-2010 05:56 PM by jerset | 3 comments »

I read about Clapham’s salad bowl finish for turned bowls and started using it on several projects including my last boxes. It goes on fast and dries quickly, give wood a nice glow, food safe.

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Spackling Compound

Spackling Compound

11-30-2010 10:44 PM by BigDaddyO | 5 comments »

I’m sure most of you have used Spackling compound before. I must have tried dozens over the years and have never been happy with any of them. Either they don’t stick to the wall well, or they shrink too much, or they dry so hard it makes sanding difficult, or they don’t smooth well. I was at my local paint store and needed some more spackle to repair a water damaged ceiling joist. I picked up the only thing they had. MH Ready Patch. When I got it home and opened it...

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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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Behlen Water Base Grain Filler (Mahogany)... Its PINK!

Behlen Water Base Grain Filler (Mahogany)... Its PINK!

10-18-2010 04:46 PM by spaids | 18 comments »

As a grain filler I have to say that I believe it will do the job. As a Mahogany grain filler I think this is some kind of a joke. Its absolutely pink. Even less natural looking than it appears in the photo. That stirring stick was a scrap of white oak and its sitting on mahogany. Why on earth would I want to fill mahogany grain with a pink filler? Because of the color, this product is a FAIL.

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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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Crystalac Grain Filler

Crystalac Grain Filler

07-08-2010 08:46 AM by vicrider | 37 comments »

I have recently discovered a product called Crystalac Grain Filler (Rockler, Amazon). It is water based, easy to apply, dries clear and will fill open grain woods like Oak, Walnut, and Koa in 2 or 3 coats. It is the consistency of loose toothpaste and costs about $25/qt. But a quart will last a loooooong time. IMHO, it is hands down the best grain filler I have ever used. It is not granular, doesn’t require thinning, doesn’t need volatile chemical reducers, doesn’t require stain or color to m...

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Excellent performance at a decent price

Excellent performance at a decent price

07-04-2010 05:02 AM by PurpLev | 9 comments »

DISCLAIMER:This is the 1 and only spray system I’ve ever used/seen so take this with a grain of salt. this review is based on my expectations and experience from this unit. I have been brushing/wiping finish, but always wanted to spray for the benefits of:1. time (faster process, and faster drying time – also less contamination probability of the finish)2. ease and effort (less sanding, and less effort applying finish) I got this unit used off of craigslist for a bargain pr...

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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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