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Gorilla Glue: Use, Storage and Tips on Polyurethane and PVA products.

Posted on April 3rd, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, marketing & promotion, video. No Comments

Two of the most common comments I hear from fellow woodworkers about Gorilla Glue are that “it foams” and I didn’t know they make a PVA wood glue.

As far as foaming, yes, this is how polyurethane-based glues dry and cure. In many cases people use too much of it, or forget to read the instructions that calls for dampening one side of the surface to be glued to help activate the glue.

In terms of their Wood Glue (Type II- PVA), I’ve used this product for years and have been

pleased with it’s performance, … Read More »

Kid In A Dusty Candy Shop: The Next Best Thing to WIA 2012

Posted on March 16th, by Andy Brownell in Around the shop, marketing & promotion, Publications, Tools. No Comments

What’s going to be the next best thing to attending WIA this year? It’s the Lie-Nielsen Tool Event on April 20-21st at Jeff Miller’s shop in Chicago! This event is going to have a great group of professionals and manufacturers all loaded into Jeff’s shop (recently featured in PWW in an article by Chris Schwarz).

Why am I making the 330 mile road trip from Cincinnati?

Because it encapsulates all things woodworking  I’ve been spending my time on over the last year:

Reading “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Chris Schwarz.
Building a traveling version of the tool chest in walnut.
Continue to fill my … Read More »

Get Woodworking Week: Getting Found Online

Posted on February 6th, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion, Publications. 1 Comment

I’m sure there are going to be plenty of people promoting project plans, tools and techniques online for people who are just getting started. So I decided to make a post that will help woodworkers who are getting started online, and want to use the web effectively to help get connected, share ideas and progress with others. Woodworking is a very social activity, despite the fact that many of us stay holed up in our man-caves/shops/garages for hours on end. The Web has helped connect like minded woodworkers who are seeking out advice or just want to continue to … Read More »