Adding Thinner a good idea?

  You often see cans of solvent finishes, including lacquer, and alkyd and polyurethane varnish, with instructions not to thin them. Manufacturers include these instructions in order to comply with VOC laws in some areas of the country, such as California. Adding...

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Wood Clamp Pressure

Clamping Pressure on glued joints. So, let’s review the role of pressure in gluing. A glue joint should be 0.002 to 0.006 inch thick for maximum strength. Obviously, this preciseness requires very flat surfaces, especially for the denser wood species that do not...

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Workshop Evolution

Greetings from central Nebraska beaming to the world wide web. This is my very first blog

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