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Heartwood: Woodworking by Rob Porcaro

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inside the woodshop 2015-05-24T04:07:27Z
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Nexabond glue, part 3 – variations in performance

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:59pm
The informal shop tests shown in the previous post suggest that Nexabond glue’s bond strength develops slower in cherry than in the other species tested, red oak and poplar. I asked Peter Stevenson, chemist at Sirrus, the maker of Nexabond, about this. I wondered if the wood chemistry varies a lot between species. Here is his […]
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Nexabond glue, part 2 – strength and performance

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 7:54pm
Does Nexabond cyanoacrylate glue make strong wood glue joints? In short, yes, but let’s take a closer look at that along with other properties of this glue. Strength Sirrus, the manufacturer of Nexabond, has graphs on their website that show white oak bonds made with their glues are as strong or stronger than those made […]
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Nexabond glue, part 1 – the basics

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 9:01pm
Nexabond is a unique cyanoacrylate glue specifically formulated  for bonding wood. Like other CAs, its main advantage is speed. It reaches most of its final strength very quickly, and that can change your shop workflow. I have never trusted other CAs as mainstream woodworking glues, mostly because of their poor shock resistance. More than relying on […]
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Make ‘em laugh

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:55pm
OK, OK, I get it. 150,00 words – about the length of 2 1/2 non-fiction books, along with 800 photos, of woodworking techniques, tools, resources, jigs, and thoughts on the craft over the past 6 1/2 years, and what is by far the most popular post on this blog? A joke. Yes, the recent April […]
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Is there a good drill stop out there?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:36pm
Maybe. Of course, the best drill stop is on a drill press but the topic here is drill stops for hand drilling, which for most of us means with a portable electric drill, corded or cordless. So, let’s look at the candidates. The most common store bought drill stop is a round metal collar with […]
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by Dr. Radut