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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How To Use Focus And Create A Focal Point In Art

What Is Focus Vs A Focal Point?

Focus in art is better defined by the overall whole of a composition.  This relates to the elements and principles of art which use subject matter in delivering the message of the artist.

A Focal Point is better defined by an area within the art content which draws the attention of the eyes.  This area is often an object, subject, or convergence of objects in relation to the space within the art.

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How A Self Representing Artist Competes With Corporate Brands

How Does A Self Representing Artist Market Art?

This question has plagued many artists of history. Where can you find the right answers and bypass the bad art marketing advice?

Marketing art as a self representing artist can be doubly frustrating due to competition from corporate brands. Allow me to step you through a few hurdles to get you started on the right path.

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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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Is SCAD Savannah College Of Art And Design A Good School

Is SCAD A Good School For Art?

Knowing if SCAD is a good school for art will require looking at them through multiple lenses. There are multiple dimensions to the question depending upon how it is asked.

I was able to walk through the campus looking at their programs, and some of their behind the scenes projects which will soon come out.

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