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Woodworking FAQ Collection 1



Frequently Asked Questions about woodworking related topics

Woodworking FAQ Collection 1 was written by multiple authors

-01 Should I buy a table saw or a radial arm saw?
Table saws work best for ripping. Radial arm saws work best ...
-02 Which type of dado blade should I buy, the dial (wobble type) orthe stacking (chipper type)?
The wobble type is very simple to use with infinite ...
-03 How do I cut the perfect dado if both types of dado blades haveshortcomings?
Your best bet would be to cut it with a router....
-04 Should I buy a Sears blurfl?
Most people agree that the Sears stationary power tools sold ...
-05 Should I buy a Taiwanese clone blurfl?
It depends on how much money you have. If you can afford ...
-06 How do I remove paint?
There are many ways to strip paint from wood....
-07 Should I use a hot melt glue gun for my next project?
The general consensus is that hot melt glue is not ...
-08 Where can I get plans for the New Yankee Workshop projects?
Plans for any of Norm's projects can be ordered for $7.50 ...
-09 What is the best woodworking magazine?
There are many good woodworking magazines. Two that are ...
-10 What is a board foot?
A board foot is a common unit used in the measurement of wood....
-11 What is the correct way to handle the glue squeeze out problem?
Use the right amount of glue. The (obvious) danger is a ...
-12 What books should I purchase to learn about various aspects of woodworking?
Thanks to Ken Smith (kensmith@cs.Buffalo.EDU) for providing ...
-13 How do I finish toys so that they are non-toxic?
a. Behlens Salad Bowl Finish. This product has been approved ...
-14 What size drill bit do I use for a wood screw?
-15 How do I finish the edge of plywood?
a) Wood tape. It comes in 2 forms, one that can be ironed on, ...
-16 Which saw blade should I buy?
There is an excellent article on evaluating carbide ...
-17 Where can I find cradle plans?
1. Garrett ...
-18 Where can I find futon plans?
1. TODAYS WOODWORKER JULY/AUG 1989, VOL 1 NO. ...
-19 Where can I get information about particle board?
The following was provided by Stavros Macrakis (macrakis@osf.org)...
-20 What are some of the common woodworking terms/abbreviations?
HVLP - high volume/low ...
-21 What is snipe and how do I eliminate it?
End snipe occurs when the wood looses contact with the infeed ...
-22 How is lumber graded?
The following was provided by David R. ...
-23 TS Aligner FAQ
The TS-Aligner FAQ is brought to you courtesy of Ed ...
-24 What is TS-Aligner
TS-Aligner is a precision measurement instrument designed ...
-25 What is TS-Aligner made of
TS-Aligner is mostly made from 6061 aluminum tooling plate. This ...
-26 What inspired TS-Aligner
The original concept was developed after hundreds of frustrating ...
-27 What kind of precision can TS-Aligner deliver?
TS-Aligner can make linear surface measurements to less than 0.001....
-28 What machines can TS-Aligner be used with?
Table saw:...
-29 Who needs TS-Aligner?
TS-Aligner will be most useful to the woodworker that requires ...
-30 Are there accessories for TS-Aligner?
Yes, the following accessories are available seperately:...
-31 Where is TS-Aligner manufactured?
TS-Aligner is manufactured near Boise, Idaho by Ed Bennett. ...
-32 What is the Edward J. Bennett Company?
Edward J. Bennett Company was formed in March 1990 and is a sole ...
-33 How can more information be obtained?
Literature requests can be sent via email (ejb@primenet.com),...
-34 rec.woodworking Ammonia Fuming FAQ
From: roche@cs.rochester.edu (James Roche)...
-35 Ammonia Fuming: Introduction:
G. Stickley published the following legend about the origin of ...
-36 Ammonia Fuming: How does the fuming process differ from staining?
-37 Ammonia Fuming: How is the ammonia applied?
-38 Ammonia Fuming: What kind of ammonia solution is used?
-39 Ammonia Fuming: What is a fuming chamber?
-40 Ammonia Fuming: What will I be able see as an indication of color formation, and when?
-41 Ammonia Fuming: What sort of fuming time is needed?
-42 Ammonia Fuming: What safety precautions are necessary?
-43 Ammonia Fuming: Is it best to fume the piece before or after finalassembly (gluing, sanding, etc.)?
-44 Ammonia Fuming: Is the fuming color effect permanent?
-45 Ammonia Fuming: Other sources of information, please?
-46 Woodworking Antique Tool FAQ
From: roche@cs.rochester.edu (James Roche)...
-47 Advantages of Older Woodworking Tools
Old tools were made in an era when there were many craftsmen ...
-48 Is this a priceless collectible or a user's woodworking tool?
Collectible tools are collectible because they are rare, ...
-49 What is this old woodworking tool worth?
A question easier to ask than answer. This varies ...
-50 Old Woodworking Tools Restoration Concerns
Much of what I'm about to say may sound extreme. To some ...
-51 Who is "Bailey"? The Bailey Patent Design
The standard pattern of bench plane that we all take for ...
-52 What are the corrugations for?
Some say that they are intended to reduce the surface area of ...
-53 Quality makers (emphasis on iron planes)
After the initial patents expired, Stanley made all kinds ...
-54 Old Woodworking Tool Makers to avoid
Some of the clones are junk. Stanley itself made several ...
-55 What to watch for when buying old woodworking tool
The most devastating problem is a crack in one of the castings. ...
-56 Old woodworking tools: Basic plane types
Bench Planes:...
-57 Moulding vs. Universal Planes
Many people are interested in the #55 because ideally they ...
-58 Old Saws: What is the nib on the back for?
One of the most frequently asked of all frequently ...
-59 Old Saws: How do I remove these funky screws?
These are split nuts. You can remove them with a ...
-60 Infill ("Norris") style planes
These are often called Norris planes after their most ...
-61 Infill Style Planes: What are they?
They are very precise planes made for precise finishing work....
-62 Infill Style Planes: Why are they good?
Several aspects of thier construction are important. They have ...
-63 Infill Style Planes: Do I need one?
Due to user demand and collector speculation, their cost has ...
-64 Old Woodworking Tools: Internet Resources
Allan Fisher maintains a Web page devoted to the use, lore, ...
-65 Hide Glue FAQ
This faq has been provided by Craig1708@aol....
-66 How do you mix hide glue?
The general rule of thumb for mixing glue is one cup of dry glue ...
-67 How long can you keep hide glue heated?
Generally, the glue is kept in the glue pot for an entire day, ...
-68 How long can you store hide glue?
Dry glue has an indefinite shelf life if stored in a cool, dry place....
-69 How do you disassemble a hide glue joint?
Since hide glue is hydroscopic and thermoplastic, gentle warming ...
-70 What do you do with hide glue squeeze-out?
Generally a toothbrush with warm water will do the trick, or you ...
-71 How do you make a hide glue filler?
A stainable filler can be made by simply mixing the hide glue (...
-72 What are the gap filling properties of hide glue?
Hot hide glue has better gap-filling properties than liquid glue, ...
-73 How does hide glue react to finishes?
Hide glue will not react with a surface coating, either under or ...
-74 How does hide glue sand? Will it damage cutting edges?
Normally hide glue will dry to a harder film with a higher ...
-75 Are there different types of hide glue?
Yes, hide glue is graded in terms of gram strength. 85, 108, 135,...
-76 Doesn't hide glue "wear out"?
No, remember that all of the furniture created for the last 3000 ...
-77 Woodworking Steambending wood Frequently asked Questions
From: roche@cs.rochester.edu (James Roche)...
-78 Woodworking Steambending wood: The wood:
Generally it is best if you can get green wood. I know that ...
-79 Woodworking Steambending wood: Steamboxes:
It is not necessary - and is in fact detrimental to the ...
-80 Woodworking Steambending wood: Bending:
Assume you have the wood cooking (it makes a nice smell) and the ...
-81 Woodworking Steambending wood: Jigs:
When you steam bend apiece of wood, and clamp it to a shape, you ...
-82 Woodworking Steambending wood: How much?
Tis is the realm of black magick and I can't personally give you ...









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