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December 2009 Blog Archive

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Merry Christmas...


Friday, December  25th, 2009

 

I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. 

 

During this time it is easy to get caught up in hectic last minute shopping and making travel plans to visit family or friends. However, let us not forget to send a well deserved "THANK YOU" to the men and women of our United States military.

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Why Iron Stains Wood...


Sunday, December 13th, 2009

 

Iron stain is that unsightly blue–black or gray discoloration that can occur on nearly all woods. Oak, redwood, cypress, and cedar are particularly prone to iron stain because these woods contain large amounts of tannin-like extractives. The discoloration and subsequent streaking is caused by a chemical reaction between extractives and iron in steel products, such as nails, screws, and other fasteners.

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Radial Arm Saw Dust Collection...


Wednesday, December 09th, 2009

 

Well after making the shop a little more "user friendly" I finally got around to building a much needed dust collection hood for my Dewalt Radial Arm Saw. I had a fundamental understanding of the basic design but like many of the jigs and accessories I build changes were made along the way. 

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