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 »
Analysis of Factors Contributing to Glue Line Transmission “glue-creep” in Wood Joinery
Glue line telegraphing (glue-creep) occurs on exposed wood joints as a thin, slightly raised bump along adjacent glued surfaces. This study was designed to evaluate what factors may contribute to this taking place for wood to wood applications. I tested a number of scenarios across a variety of six wood species, seven adhesive types and four finishes. Over a six week period of preparation, glue-up, finishing and acclimation within a stable environment, no visible glue-line creep appeared. Future seasonal changes and wood movement may change the initial results of … Read More »
I wanted to give a shout out to an old H.S. Classmate, Chris Brady and his side business making The Lobstar. A native New Englander whose mission is to top every tree with a lobster holding a star – The Lobstar. When he’s not coming up with great creative at Mullen in Boston, he makes these unique tree toppers around the holidays.
Here is a great video and link to a post of what he does to prepare each one for shipping. Great job Chris, and I hope you have a good Lobstar season that would make the folks in Galilee, … Read More »