General Woodworking

Titebond Glues and Adhesives

 I am a huge fan of Titebond glues. I started using them years ago and I like them more and more each time I use them. The latest version is particularly usefull to us woodworkers. It's available in a variety of sizes ... which I like. Now most woodworkers won't think this is particularly useful, but unless you are using HUGE volumes of glue you are better off buying glue is smaller quantities more often, than buying a 45 gallon drum that will last you the rest of your life ... the reason ... glues go off. Glues that are in their liquid state are affected by moisture, sunlight and air. Over time they will oxidize and become liess efficient ... which for me is not worth the effort of a few bucks. When I buy a glue I want it to work the way the manufacturer tells me, and not have to experiment with 5 year old glue, to see how well it will hold my woodworking project. 

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The Magic of Glues

Fast Cap"Many, many years ago while I was having a small cavity filled in one of my teeth, my dentist told me that the material he was using was originally developed by NASA as a glue, but that it didn't work but had other redeeming qualities ... and now was used white dental cavity filler. Ever since that time I have had a fascination with glues. In the woodwork shop I use mostly white glues, which are more than suitable for most applications I do.

Recently I was involved in a special project with a friend that involved some tricky lamination and a LOT of different parts to be tacked together. I decided it was time to investigate what was available on the market these days in glues ... and here is what I found."

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Dust Control - How to Make it Easy on Yourself

delta dust collector Even woodworkers are tuning in to better health. This must be the reason dust collectors , air purifiers and wet / dry vacs have become the latest topic of conversation. There are all sorts of different studies that show that wood dust is harmful, especially over long periods of time, and even mover harmful to those who already have respiratory problems.

Some leading edge companies have really taken the dust control topic to highly scientific level while others are content to just get on the bandwagon with anything for the marketplace and hope for the best. So what is the best way to choose a dust control system and where does one begin, well, click below to read more ...

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