Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel & website

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Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel & website

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For those who don't know who Nick is:
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Nick Engler has written and produced over 50 books on woodworking, plus hundreds of articles, videos, and project plans. Nick is also known for producing the "Sawdust Sessions" for Shopsmith, and are still available for viewing on Shopsmith's website. These days Nick is involved in aviation, as well as a youtube channel and website; Workshop Companion.

Check out Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel and website.

I'm sure Nick would greatly appreciate your support!

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Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk480B ... hMfkBjhDpQ

Nick Engler's Workshop Companion website:

http://www.workshopcompanion.com/index.htm
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I am already enjoying these videos. I hope he keeps posting.
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So do I.
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Five Quick Tips for Gluing

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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmw5ray ... L&index=35

Nick shares five time-tested workshop hacks to help make your gluing operations easier, your glue joints stronger, and your glued-up assemblies more precise.

Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk480B ... hMfkBjhDpQ

Nick Engler's Workshop Companion website:

http://www.workshopcompanion.com/index.htm
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Re: Five Quick Tips for Gluing

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pcd7326 wrote:[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmw5rayNIV4[/youtube]

Nick shares five time-tested workshop hacks to help make your gluing operations easier, your glue joints stronger, and your glued-up assemblies more precise.

Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk480B ... hMfkBjhDpQ

Nick Engler's Workshop Companion website:

http://www.workshopcompanion.com/index.htm
What a great video. Maybe you can give some advice on which glue is better to bond wooden parts? I am interested in fast-drying and non-toxic glues as I'll make all kinds of wooden toys for my children.
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Best Adhesives for Chair Repair. Not just for chair repair.

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selfes121 wrote:
What a great video. Maybe you can give some advice on which glue is better to bond wooden parts? I am interested in fast-drying and non-toxic glues as I'll make all kinds of wooden toys for my children.
Ask and you shall receive.

Not just for chair repair, but for many applications. Nick strength tests most adhesives that are popular (and not so popular) and available on the market today:
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Restoring a chair presents special problems. The wooden surfaces are covered with old glue and the joints are loose, making it difficult to create a strong bond. And not only must you reassemble the chair parts, the adhesive you use must fill the voids in the loose joints. We test several readily-available glues for both their strength and gap-filling properties. We also investigate several materials made just for chair repair that claim to secure the joints either by filling the gaps or swelling the wood to fit.
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No surprise that the epoxy had the highest strength.

What surprised me was the relatively low strength of the hide glue -- especially considering that antique furniture, including, chairs were put together with hide glue and stayed tight for decades or even hundreds of years.

But I have a hypothesis. As I understand it, hide glue strength is very dependent on two factors: gram strength and using the proper amount of water. I assume Nick knows how to mix hide glue properly. I just wish he had told us the gram strength. I'm guessing this was not a high gram strength hide glue.

Hope Shipwright, who was our resident hide glue evangelist checks this out and offer his opinion.
Gale's Law: The bigger the woodworking project, the less the mistakes show in any photo taken far enough away to show the entire project!

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All of Nick's video's from Workshop Companion thus far

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In case you haven't visited Nick Engler's Workshop Companion youtube channel or website yet. Here are the rest of Nick's videos from his Workshop Companion youtube channel. Enjoy!

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Router Plane Jig
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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS5PGsg ... L&index=29

The router Plane is a woodworking jig used to make one surface flush with another, it can be built with materials in the shop and used for a number of things including cabinetry, counter tops, and screw heads.

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Scrapwood Rolling Pin
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We turn an elegant rolling pin from scraps of hardwood, softwood, and plywood. An awesome turning project that will cost you nothing to make.

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Herringbone cutting board
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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciA5S81 ... L&index=31

A time lapsed video of Nick making a Herringbone cutting board. For those that want more description on making a herringbone cutting board we'll be posting a video in the future called "Herringbone cutting board techniques so make sure you subscribe!! We're giving away the cutting board made in this video to a randomly selected person that shared the video on Facebook. Like and follow our Facebook page @workshopcompanion.

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5 Expert Table Saw Tips
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Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALkltNQ ... L&index=32

Master craftsman and woodworking author Nick Engler reveals five professional secrets to help you get better results when using your table saw. Learn how to set the blade and miter gauge angles with precision, line up for a perfect cut, keep the wood from pinching the blade, even make a super-smooth cut in plastic.

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5 More Expert Table Saw Tips
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Master craftsman and woodworking author Nick Engler reveals five professional secrets to help you get better results when using your table saw.
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Good video
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Scrapers and Scraping

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Nick Engler shows two ways to sharpen scrapers -- the traditional method using files and burnishers, and the "easy" method using files only. He also explains how to sharpen curved scrapers, using a drill bit to create a sharp edge. Finally, he demonstrates how to scrape wood, achieving in just a few seconds a smooth surface equivalent of sanding with 120# or 150# sandpaper.
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