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.
WWGOA LIVE! December 2015
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My sketch up
why i cant log in for the live 2016 feb 16
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.
They do make low VOC Polys and No VOC Varnish
Re indoor finishing, I like using walnut oil. It has very low odour, it looks good and is obviously food safe
Watching in Austin, Tx great informative show
Gluimg leather to wood use contact cement.
Another great show thank you for all the information I always learn something new from watching. See you next month….Thom from Connecticut
Great presentation! Very informative
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?
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.
Audio is much improved and most of the echo is gone. Much easier to listen to. Thanks. JimE
Design is an important First Step to any Project. Do YOU have a favorite Designing Program to start your projects.
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.
Just want to say thanks again… I really enjoy these!
What is the best product to use to fill the grain of red oak?
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.
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
Have you ever made anything from red bullet? I have some, but I read that the saw dust can burn your eyes?
I’ve never heard of it.
I have used canned shellac a couple of times but I get the orange peal effect. how can I stop this?
Shellac has a shelf life, so be sure your finish is “fresh.” Check out this video http://www.wwgoa.com/video/prevent-corning-when-sanding-shellac-008833/
Finger joints best way to make tight fit?
Are helical cutter heads on planers worth the extra cost? The audio is great this time!!
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.
What is the best way for someone who is handy/ mechanically inclined but just learning woodworking to improve their skills?
We’ve got a bunch of online classes offered, and are adding more all the time. http://www.wwgoa.com/products/woodworking-classes/
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?
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.
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?
from Granville NY enjoy the veiwing
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?
I rarely have the fence to the left of the blade. And yes, the board I’m keeping is between the blade and fence.
chuck , from pa.
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?
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.
Signing in from Invercargill, far south of New Zealand. Loving what you’re doing there.
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
when routing wood and the router burns the wood should the router speed go faster or slower to stop it from burning the wood?
Watching from Rockford, IL. Sound is much better.
Whats the best way to finish hard woods like padaux, purpleheart and zebra wood?
Proper (best) Mask to use when painting (or when cutting certain woods i.e. MD etc)
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.
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.
Watching from Steeler Country. Audio sounds better
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.
I don’t think spray adhesive will give you a strong enough bond for sacrificial boards on turning blanks. I’d stick with a paper joint and yellow glue. There are videos about paper joints on WWGOA. Thanks for the mic tip.
Here’s a video on paper joints http://www.wwgoa.com/video/bowl-turning-paper-joints-000224/
What temperature is the iron for transferring the drawing to wood?
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?
Sorry but I don’t have any experience with this product.
Listening from St. Joseph, Michigan. Sound is good, but this is my first time so I can not compare
Viewing from California. Audio seems better today, thanks!
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?
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.
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.
I am going to use Katalox for my kitchen countertop, is it ok to use it? What finish dp you recomend?
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?
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.
What are the reasons for having an auxiliary fence on table saws?
Watching from Missouri
Watching from Kansas
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.
How do you install a new window?
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?
Watching from beautiful Sydney Australia
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.
Check out the work triangle video on WWGOA.com. It’ll help you get your tools in the right spots. And, I love having things on casters.
Here’s the video on work triangles. http://www.wwgoa.com/video/woodworking-technique-using-a-work-triangle-002916/
Best way to prep reclaimed wood prior to job start?
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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.
I have a bath tub/shower surround that needs to be replaced. How do I go about removing the old tub/surround?
watching from Madison, Ohio
tips for a little kid work bench?
What is the best glue for glueing leather to wood?
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.
I use wall paper glue to attach leather to wood
could you recommend a two sided tape some I tried did not work well
watching from Brisbane Australia
Thanks for tuning in!
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.
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
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.