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  1. Thread: Hide glue

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    I officially love hide glue. It's so forgiving. ...

    I officially love hide glue. It's so forgiving.

    I got the B1804 cabinet all glued up as fast as possible. I should have used a bigger brush to hold more glue. A smaller brush means more back and...
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    Kits made from high quality plywood

    If you haven't seen something like States Industries ApplePly, check it out.

    http://www.appleply.com/

    It comes in several different top veneers, it's stable, has minimal voids, won't...
  3. Thread: Hide glue

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    Already have the small crockpot, thermometer,...

    Already have the small crockpot, thermometer, glue brushes and mason jar ready to try out my 251 gram strength ground hide glue on the base frame and drawers tomorrow. I have a 10 amp variac so I can...
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    I'd be interested in this too. I plan on getting...

    I'd be interested in this too. I plan on getting a 2610 kit by spring. It would certainly make a nice addition to the kit line.
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    Being the goof that I am, I meant to get a can of...

    Being the goof that I am, I meant to get a can of dewaxed shellac and 3 spray cans of regular shellac for the final finish. Turns out, the 3 spray cans were dewaxed as well. Doh. At least I'll always...
  6. Thread: Hide glue

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    True enough, yellow carpenter's glue is stronger...

    True enough, yellow carpenter's glue is stronger than the wood itself. If done correctly, so is hide glue from everything I've read. The plus side is that it is easily repairable should anything go...
  7. Thread: Hide glue

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    Hide glue

    I know it is recommended to install the felt in the drawers with hide glue. This got me interested in using hide glue for the construction of a chest itself.

    I have both 192 and 251 gram strength...
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    What's the best way of recessing the screw in the...

    What's the best way of recessing the screw in the back side of the drawer fronts? I tried an oversized drill bit but it wanted to bite in further than I wanted it to. Might have worked better on a...
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    I've been collecting old 1930s-40s vacuum tube...

    I've been collecting old 1930s-40s vacuum tube radios in wooden consoles for a few years. The original finish was almost always lacquer. They even used it in the local furniture industry up until it...
  10. Went digging through my shed/shop and found a...

    Went digging through my shed/shop and found a yard of navy blue and a half yard of Marshall green vinyl. Both of these would look great on a small toolbox. I'm probably in the minority for liking...
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    Nice. You can fit a Weller soldering station in...

    Nice. You can fit a Weller soldering station in there.
  12. Thread: Veneering

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    A number of instrument manufacturers use a...

    A number of instrument manufacturers use a semi-soft nitrocellulose finish. The softer finish allows the instrument to resonate. Polyurethane or an automotive type finish would probably be more...
  13. That would be perfect. Most guitar amp cabinets...

    That would be perfect. Most guitar amp cabinets are made from Baltic birch or similar plywood since it has fewer voids and machines up like a champ. I've seen wooden gears made from it. The alder...
  14. I just saw this today at Stewart-MacDonald. I...

    I just saw this today at Stewart-MacDonald. I want to build several of these and cover them in vinyl for a guitar amp theme. They would be very handy around the shop to hold amplifier parts and such.
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