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How To Clean A Table Saw Blade Or Router Bit

When Should You Clean A Saw Blade Or Router Bit?

When buildup appears on a saw blade it is time to clean it.  What does this buildup appear as?  You will find brown or darker spots that are resin from the wood on the blade.

This buildup can impact the quality of the cut.  At times it can also make you believe the saw blade is dull.

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Wood Char Vs Wood Burning For Art And Structures

Layman’s Definition Of Wood Charring

Wood Charring is a process where wood is heated but is deprived of oxygen.  The heat will char the surface of the wood while not producing a flame on its surface.

Gasses are still released from the wood due to this process.  They are flammable and while they must be vented it is necessary to prevent them from catching fire.

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Why Use Paste Wax For Cast Iron Table Saw Top

Will Paste Wax Protect Cast Iron Tops On Woodworking Tools?

I have seen people use different products on their cast iron tops. The table saw, planer, bandsaw, or a drill press being the most common.

The best option that you can use for this purpose is paste wax for wood furniture. Never use paste wax for cars. I will go into this more soon.

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How To Get A Smooth Crosscut On Wood Using A Table Saw

What Is A Crosscut On Wood?

A crosscut when performed on wood is when the saw blade cuts across its grain. In other words the cutting is not in line with, or running alongside with the direction of the wood grain.

This may occur at angles other than 90 degrees of the grain. Specialty cuts at other degrees still require the cutting to be performed in a way that is not in line with wood grain direction.

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What Is Wood Hardener And Does It Have Real Benefits

What Is Wood Hardener?

Wood Hardener is typically a liquid material. The liquid is often made of a cross linking polymer and film forming agents.

Basic Wood Hardeners can be made of acrylics. Heavy duty options can be found in 2 part epoxy versions. Each can have their benefits and detractors depending upon the intended use.

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Should Screws Or Nails Be Used With Wood Artwork

Using Screws And Nails In Wood

Any woodworker would know the practice of using screws or nails. The question of whether or not they should be used in wood artwork can be an issue.

There will be times when it is unavoidable. This matter really comes down to a few key factors. What is the purpose, design, and skill level of the wood artist.

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The Most Needed Wood Shaping Tool For Wood Art

The Most Essential Wood Shaping Tool

A friend asked me to put together a list of the most essential wood shaping tools that one would need for wood art. Why?

A friend of his has a kid who began their journey and they asked for help.

I decided to publish this list so that it could be a help to others. There are many tools one can invest in.

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