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03-14-2021 12:27 AM

Cleaning product that wont ruin the finish? - 2 replies

I have finally completed a dresser build, which had been stained and has two clear coats of water based polyurethane. The client told me she is a germaphobe and wants to properly disinfect everything once its delivered. So I am wondering…. What cleaning product would be the best to disinfect but not ruin the varnish?

02-08-2021 01:42 AM

I accidentally drilled my dowel holes 1/32" too small and then banged them in...will it be okay? - 9 replies

So I have done this a handful of times before, using 3/8 fluted dowels in 3/4 Pine plywood to reinforce an already-glued up butt joint (end to face) from the night before. Figured i’d just drill through both pieces at the same time and have a visible dowel showing through instead of spending more time having the dowels hidden with matching...

01-24-2021 01:32 AM

Question about wooden drawer slides? - 9 replies

I have made some 3/4 premiun pine plywood drawers to be used with soild oak slides. My grandfather was suggesting I glue a 1/8 strip of hardwood onto the bottoms of the sides of the drawers so that it slides easier on the oak, I was wondering if that is really necessary or if the plywood edge will slide fine plywood onto oak.Thanks

12-30-2020 11:10 PM

According to a test Splines actually make the joint weaker somehow. thoughts? - 9 replies

Okay first of all, this is the video I’m referring to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfyuCvrdvfU So I am definitely open to the idea that this test is somehow a dud in some way. Personally I have used splines a handful of times in picture frames, decorative boxes, and essentially wherever there is a miter joint that I felt like streng...

12-16-2020 07:07 AM

Are dowels affective in plywood? - 9 replies

I was wondering, are dowels affective in plywood? I am mildly confused due to the fact that the grain direction alternates rvery layer. Gluing plywood together is essentially gluing a surface which is partially side grain and also partially end grain. I am building a dresser and plan to use dowels for assembly. Is there a benefit to using dow...

08-26-2020 12:17 AM

Best finish for a wooden ash tray. - 12 replies

Hey Y’all. I’m making a wooden ash tray out of end grain with a “Chaotic” look. I’m just wondering what would be suggested for the finish, considering it may be in contact with a lit ember? I’m not really sure if cured varnishes would be an issue to come in contact with fire but I’d like to know haha. Fi...

07-11-2020 07:29 AM

Should table legs always be removable? - 4 replies

So I’m a bit unsure about this. I’ve seen table legs put on with bolts and various fasteners, and other tables have had permanently attached legs with some joinery and glue. From what I imagine the point of removable legs is for transport of the table? Like removing the legs to be able to get it through a doorway or what not. Are the...

07-11-2020 06:10 AM

Best way to fastern end-grain stool top to the apron to allow wood movement? - 2 replies

Hey y’all. I’m planning on making a pixel-art small stool, the top being end grain with the end grain facing up of course, like an end grain cutting board. I am concerned about what would be the most ideal way to fasten the top to the apron, because of the fact that the end grain top is not super strong and may crack considering the ...

07-09-2020 06:16 AM

I think heat from belt sanding made my glue joint come apart. - 22 replies

So I glued up some wenge/birch panels together, and I left them for about 2 hours. I know I know I should wait 24 hours, but in my experience it’s always been long enough to at least sand them, I didn’t need to plane them because they were already quite flush. I was using 80 grit on a belt sander and it was producing some heat as per...

06-28-2020 04:07 AM

Will wooden plugs eventually become raised due to wood movement? - 5 replies

I’m making a cabinet where I joined most of the pieces with counterbored screws, and plugged the holes with short cut dowels as wooden plugs. I will be painting the project as well. I was wondering, do you think that over time the wooden plugs will become proud of the surface due to wood movement and possibly make the paint crack?

12-13-2019 11:32 PM

My website is up with my artistic woodwork! - 13 replies

Hey everyone. Over the past few years I’ve been working up a portfolio in hopes of having a website and its finally here! Please check out my online store! Papa-frank.com (no www)

10-15-2019 11:26 PM

Will my original layer of paint and glue dry properly in this situation? - 6 replies

So my question applies to two things. And I know this is a very noob thing to do but it was with an art project i didnt care about much. Basically i had some gaps in certain areas of my project which I filled up or “caulked around ” with Lepage no more nails, then painted one coat of oil based black paint over the no more nails (an...

07-16-2019 11:09 PM

Removing oil from naturally oily species?! - 3 replies

Hey yall. Basically ive realized i need to remove the natural oil from certain woods brfore glue upTo allow proper adhesion. Makes sense, since wood glue is water based and oil repels water. Ive had joints come apart, then wiped them down with acetone and reglued and all worked out. My question now is : could i use Lacquer Thinner for this pu...

06-22-2019 02:43 AM

LePage no more nails gap filling joint failure? - 5 replies

Hey there i recently was making a picture frame which i would be completely painting head to toe, so aesthetically the gluejoint didnt matter. My miters were quite badly cut, but i figured since your no more nails produxt has gap filling capabilities, id just use that to glue the miters and the glue wouldtake up the gaps.. The gaps were about 1...

05-18-2019 10:26 PM

How is Weldbond different from wood glue? - 2 replies

Lately ive had to adhere wood to painted walls for some projects. Ive been using PL 8x (polyurethane based) and Lepage No More Nails (latex based) which have both served me well. Ive come across a new product called “Weldbond Universal Adhesive” and theres something I dont understand. On the bottle it didnt say what it was made of, ...

12-13-2018 11:44 PM

Glueing veneered particleboard table to apron/legs to add strength - 2 replies

So for a solid wood tabletop you should use mechanical fasteners to attach to the apron so you can allow the wood to move. I have a veneered particle board piece I want to turn into a tabletop. Since particle board is not very strong and also doesn’t contract and expand much, I was thinking I could glue it to the solid wood aprons to add s...

12-11-2018 12:33 AM

Epoxy vs liquid nails/no more nails - 17 replies

So as far as I understand they have similar properties. Can bond non similar materials like metal to wood for example, can fill gaps, longer open time than pva. But epoxy is much more expensive. An I missing something? Seems alot easier to squeeze liquid nails out of a tube than to mix epoxy

11-11-2018 10:38 PM

Putting pieces of thin veneer into a mitered corner as a spline? - 9 replies

Typically when making picture frames or anything mitered i’d run it over the table saw with a spline jig to cut a kerf into the corner and put a spline through to reinforce. pretty standard stuff there. I saw in a video where a guy cut the kerf with a japanese pullsaw (very thin kerf) and said he could spline it with pieces of veneer...

10-24-2018 01:44 AM

Anyone have experience with DuraPro Woodworkers Glue? - 5 replies

I usually get a 3L jug of wood glue at reno depot whenever i run out. I use quite alot of glue because i do tons of laminations… Theres a new brand on the shelf as of recently called DuraPro AW2300 woodworkers glue which is an aliphatic resin apparently. Its less expensive for more volume (4L instead of 3L) of this brand, but I’ve ne...

10-08-2018 06:02 AM

Difference between epoxies? - 9 replies

Hey everyone. I have used epoxy several times on wood… The epoxy I used always used dried clear, but I accidentally bought a different one (same brand though) that dried black, and on the cover, wood isn’t specifically listed as a compatible material, but it does say it bonds metal, plastic, and more so I’m assuming wood is inc...

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