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Pay Attention During Assembly and Glue-Up

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/17/2015 9:00AM

I’m in the middle of repairing an antique table. There’s nothing really broken, but most of the joints are loose. So I’m carefully prying apart the old doweled joints and removing the old glue, then reassembling the joint with Titebond wood glue.


5 Principles for Any Woodworking Shop

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/16/2015 9:00AM

Steve Maxwell in the Ottawa Citizen wrote an article a while back (unfortunately the link has expired) about 5 basic principles that apply to anyone in a shop. It’s well worth the read and I have to agree with him. Here’s my summary of what he said:


Gluing Joints: It's A Surface Thing

By Bernie Bottons Posted: 01/15/2015 6:02PM

"In coatings, we preach the need to get the coating onto the wood as soon after the final sanding is completed as is absolutely possible. Obviously, as wood is a material that is susceptible to humidity and temperature change, one can see the logic in that concept."


How to Remove Glue Squeeze-Out

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/15/2015 9:00AM

I remember when I first started woodworking my dad would come up behind me as I was gluing up a project. “Got enough glue on that?,” he’d say. Glue was everywhere. I guess I was afraid of starving the joints of glue. I needn’t have worried with the amount of glue I was using.




Does Wood Sanding Consistency Come From the Belt or the Table

By Adam West Posted: 01/14/2015 4:00PM

Having seen literally thousands of wood sanding processes has taught me humility when I first approach a new customer. Because you never really know what inspired them to do things that, at the outset, may seem silly or counterproductive.


When Routers Make You Swear

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/14/2015 11:19AM

Back in the 1980’s I was newly married and setting up a workshop in the basement of our first home. I was too young to know much about routers but eager to learn. I really put it to the test while I was building a stereo cabinet as a gift for my brother-in-law.


Flatsawn Lumber Is Not So Flat: How To Fix Cupped Wood, Pt. 2

By Scott Wunder Posted: 01/14/2015 9:00AM

Now, let’s say your panels developed a cup in them. They were planed and sanded flat and ready to be put into the door frame before you left the shop, but when you returned the next morning they had a noticeable rock. What options do you have? Part 2 of 2.


$1.5 Million Furniture Payout with Ohio State Championship

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/13/2015 12:20PM

Ashley Furniture and Morris Home Furnishings customers free furniture following The Ohio State University's win over the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship game last night.


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