Electrolysis Rust Removal

Electrolysis Rust Removal

This article is two-fold. First, I’m going to show you how to use electrolysis to remove rust from tools. Secondly, this is the first installment in a series of articles that will take you through the rehabilitation of a hand plane including finding replacement parts, tuning, and sharpening. You can watch as I get the

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get glue in tight spots

Get Glue in Tight Spots

My woodworking business includes a fair amount of repair work. Often, I’m confronted with how to force glue into a hairline crack or a bit of loose veneer. I’ve tried using old business cards but that’s like spreading glue with a wet noodle. I finally found the answer in metal shim stock I use to

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Easy European Hinge Mounting

Easy European Hinge Mounting

European hinges must be mounted so their arms are 90 degrees perpendicular to the edge of their door. If they are not, then the hinges will bind and wear excessively over time. I struggled for a long time trying to use a combination square to make the alignment. Then I devised this simple jig. Here’s

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Abrasive Cleaner Saver

Abrasive Cleaner Stretcher

I regularly use abrasive cleaner sticks to prevent burning and extend the life of my drum sander belts. I hate to throw away the nubs when they get too short to hold against the spinning drum by hand, (I prefer to sand wood, not fingertips). Instead, I epoxy them onto some 1 x 2 scrap.

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