WWGOA LIVE! December 2015

Finishing was the buzz word for our recent WWGOA LIVE. I suspect everyone is busy in Santa’s Workshop getting things ready for Christmas. Thanks for participating, and thanks for all the great questions.

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90 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE! December 2015”
  1. johnmeier43@gmail.com

    How do you put sanding cylinders on the rubber mandrels for oscillating sanders. Nothing I’ve tried, (hot cylinder, cold rubber, dry talq, Vaseline), seems to let me get the sanding cylinder all the way on the rubber cylinder. John Meier, Columbia City, IN

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    • Pierre

      Hold some sandpaper against the spinning mandrel to slightly reduce its diameter. Once they become oversized due to compression; it’s about the only solution that’s worked for me.

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  2. Ross

    Percent wise, how much more holding power does a Domino joiner versus a Biscuit joiner?
    I ask because my PC Biscuit Joiner is my go to joining technique so far in my learning and budget journey.
    Thanks

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    • robertbock

      Gary I’ve been doing leather work for a long time. I have used contact cement with good results. Prepare just like you would with laminate and substrata. Also, there is a product called Barge Cement sold in the leather industry that works well.

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  3. Jerry

    I have a bath tub/shower surround that needs to be replaced. How do I go about removing the old tub/surround?

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    • George Vondriska

      Hang tight guys. Technology is a great thing when it works. We are trying to get this up and running and quickly as we can. Thanks for your patience.

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  4. robertbock

    Please give some advice on shop organization. I have a limited space in the basement with a table saw, radial arm saw, bench top drill, planer, jointer, and band saw. I also have a couple of industrial shop benches, one of which has a 14 x 40 lathe on it. My walls are concrete with nothing on them. What is the best method to utilize the wall space.

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  5. Rinne

    It’s cold in my garage this time of year. Should I worry about odor of wipe on poly in the house with a little one if I do it inside?

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  6. fbtool

    I am making some small boxes. Being Winter I don’t want to finish them out doors, but don’t want to stink up the house in my shop. What would be a good looking finish to use that’s simple? Using Popular, Walnut, Oak, Maple.

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  7. Sean Fairburn

    Happy to help George, Love your videos, as a Cinematographer now woodworker I’d be honored to offer any advice I can to you and the team. Now for the question. What have you found as a good consistent sales outlet for woodworking projects??? Stay Amazing. Sean Fairburn from Slidell Louisiana.

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  8. sam

    What is the best instrument to us to measure the inside of a closet or cabinet. The distance from one side to the other when you do not have a way to view from the top or bottom of the unit?

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  9. Alex Montes

    I am going to use Katalox for my kitchen countertop, is it ok to use it? What finish dp you recomend?

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  10. Joe

    I found a way to repair sanding belts. Clean the old joint with a good solvent. I use brake cleaner. Wet a finger and wiper one side of the joint. Put a light coat of Gorilla Glue on the other. Use waxed paper to isolate the repair. Put belt on a flat surface and a weight on the belt. Let sit overnight. Then cut one inch piece of metallic ductwork tape as wide as the belt. Press onto the joint and burnish it down. I have repaired both 3×21 and 6×48 belts successfully. They have been running foresee real months.

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  11. Douglas

    What are some of the issues with using thin stock (1/4″ to 3/8″) to build boxes and other small projects? I use cherry, walnut, white oak, etc.

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  12. JOE BROCK

    when I cut a groove or dado on the table saw the depth on the back side is not the same depth as the front side even though the blade is locked down. what causes this?

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  13. dltietz1@gmail.com

    Listening from St. Joseph, Michigan. Sound is good, but this is my first time so I can not compare

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  14. Andrea Michels

    watching from Santa Cruz, California. Have you found that Penofin can lead to black (mold?) on redwood outdoor furniture. What other product would you recommend?

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  15. mrbcp2008

    Will spray adhesive work better or worse also is it easier or harder to separate than using a normal wood glue to hold blanks of wood to a sacrificial block that will be screwed onto a face plate for lathe turning? Brian Patterson Corbin, KY Also as asked there is a little bit of echo in room being picked up by your Mic. Just a suggestion from my experience in settings like yours. I find an individual personal Mic works best.

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  16. Jim

    Lowest/Best temp to get garage for staining/poly application…How long to maintain temp for drying. Spray or wipe on for best results this time of year. West central Wisconsin.
    Thank you

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    • George Vondriska

      I’d check with the finish mfr to be sure, but I don’t think you can be below 60 degrees or so. The wood has to be warm before the finish goes and, as does the finish. Everything has to stay warm until the finish is cured. At least overnight.

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  17. Jim Challender

    Proper (best) Mask to use when painting (or when cutting certain woods i.e. MD etc)

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  18. JOE BROCK

    when routing wood and the router burns the wood should the router speed go faster or slower to stop it from burning the wood?

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  19. Dennis Meko

    Is there a tool to show the correct tension on a scroll saw blade? Tightening the blade until is sounds like a C note does not work for me. My vision is a gauge that shows how many pounds it takes to flex the blade? Thanks

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  20. macdomhnull

    Signing in from Invercargill, far south of New Zealand. Loving what you’re doing there.

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  21. Dan

    I’ve hear quite a bit about sharpening different kinds of saw blades. Which blades are worth sharpening vs replacing them and where can you send them to be sharpened?

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    • George Vondriska

      The first step is finding a sharpening service in your area. Check the yellow pages, Google, and/or call some cabinet shops to see who they use. Then check their pricing. The more teeth a blade has, the more sharpening costs. A good carbide blade can cost plenty of dough, and it’s typically cheaper to sharpen than replace.

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  22. dltietz1@gmail.com

    when using a table saw, how do you decide if you have the rip fence left of the blade or to the right? Do you want the “good board” against the fence or away from the fence?

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    • George Vondriska

      I rarely have the fence to the left of the blade. And yes, the board I’m keeping is between the blade and fence.

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  23. Shawn

    I spilled water on my wife’s 40year old teak table. What is the best way to remove water stains on teak without using chemicals?

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  24. Pesi

    If one has a spiral router bit (upcut or downcut – with a pattern guide roller) does one also have need for a straight router bit (pattern)? Which one is more useful and for which uses if one has to choose?

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    • George Vondriska

      A pattern bit is, most likely, easier to set up, since the bearing is built into the bit. I use a pattern bit all the time, A bit/guide combo much less frequently.

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  25. Tim

    What is the best way for someone who is handy/ mechanically inclined but just learning woodworking to improve their skills?

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  26. John Dietz

    Are helical cutter heads on planers worth the extra cost? The audio is great this time!!

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    • George Vondriska

      I just got my first helical head machine; a Laguna 8″ jointer. Cut quality is amazing, even when face jointing hard maple. I don’t have any experience with helical planers but imagine you’d see similar great results.

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  27. JOE BROCK

    I have used canned shellac a couple of times but I get the orange peal effect. how can I stop this?

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  28. dakotarich024

    Have you ever made anything from red bullet? I have some, but I read that the saw dust can burn your eyes?

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  29. Rick

    Great job, sound is great tonight as is the info being provided , the video quality is a bit lacking but love the live shows no matter what

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    • George Vondriska

      I like Timbermate fillers. We’ve got a video review of the product on WWGOA, in which I grain fill a sapele guitar. Worked great.

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    • George Vondriska

      I’m (slowly) teaching myself to use SketchUp. We’ll have online SketchUp classes ready soon. I’ve been learning a lot from the instructor, David Radtke.

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  30. John Roederer

    I’ve got Titebond glue that’s been around for awhile that has become thick and hardly runs. Is there a way to reconstitute it to make it flow better?

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    • George Vondriska

      There’s no way to fix bad glue. Think about all the costs involved with a project; time, material, hardware…. The cost of a new bottle of glue is, by comparison, minimal. I wouldn’t take the chance of using any glue that’s questionable.

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  31. Thom

    Another great show thank you for all the information I always learn something new from watching. See you next month….Thom from Connecticut

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  32. Oliver Paul

    Re indoor finishing, I like using walnut oil. It has very low odour, it looks good and is obviously food safe

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  33. John

    I am quite new to turning, I have made some pens and now would’ve to move onto small bowls. I have a small lathe and just need to know how to get started. I there is a video can you please direct Monday to it. Am writing to you from Wales in t he uk so happy New year to you all in about 4 hours time.

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