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Do you ever get confused about what type of glue to use?   Many glues claim to stick anything and everything together.  It can be hard to say which is best for a specific job.  Here are some of the more common glues and their uses.

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Glue

Choosing glues can be confusing.   If you are trying to sort what type of glue to use for a specific application, these here are some typical glues used in woodworking and around the home.

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Blades

If you have a skill saw, table saw, power miter saw or a radial arm saw in your workshop, the day will come when you will need to replace the blade.  It’s a lot like the tires on your car – you don’t give them much thought as long as they function.  But over time, performance degrades and eventually you just have to replace them.

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Tanos 600

Bringing order to a daily routine often requires creative solutions. Let Woodcraft lend some assistance with handy products for storage and transport that make organizing shops, kitchens, bathrooms, craft rooms, and even job sites that much simpler.

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Partschisel

Buying your first set of Japanese Chisels should be a very exciting time in a woodworker’s journey. It means you have stepped up your skills and are dedicated to finer techniques.

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Camillaoil

Camellia Oil is a natural light oil extracted from camellia seeds that is pale yellow and mostly odorless.  

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Dozuki

The main difference between a Japanese saw and a western saw is that Japanese saws cut on the pull stroke versus the push stroke.  There are many types of Japanese saws – one for every cut you will need to make.  In most toolboxes, you will see three types of saws: Ryoba, Dozuki, and Kataba.

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152703lidsupport

It is important to take a few minutes to calculate the required inch-pounds for any lid to ensure proper and safe function of the hardware.  The lid supports are very popular with children’s toy boxes and blanket chests.  These usually have heavy doors, which we don’t want to slam shut and injure children.

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When a new chisel with a hooped handle is received, quite often the hoop is loose. This is common to all Japanese chisels.

 The function of the hoop is solely to keep the handle from splitting. Therefore, the hoop should be properly seated prior to use. 

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Tanosbluegold

One of the values of choosing a systainer® storage system for your tools and supplies is being able to customize it.  Color coding by tool or use is easy enough by choosing a solid color systainer.  With eight colors available (anthracite, light gray/blue, carmine red, deep orange, daffodil yellow, emerald green, sky blue and sapphire blue), you can really make your shop colorful and organized.

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