Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00
Blotching, which is the stain causing an uneven coloring on the wood, is usually associated with the wood rather than the way a stain is applied. Most tight-grained woods, especially softwoods, have a natural tendency to blotch.
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00
On the many Internet chat groups, forums and blogs dealing with woodworking in general — and finishing in particular — there’s one issue that keeps coming up. It’s pretty much what I’ve been hearing for more than 30 years, with just a few new products and procedures being tried.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00
Ever since the renewal of interest in woodworking in the 1970s, especially among amateurs and small-shop professionals, there has been talk of re-establishing an apprenticeship program similar to what existed hundreds of years ago. But what was that apprenticeship system like?
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00
I had two recent experiences that raised the specter of adding color after the stain was applied.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00
I’ve had lots of inquiries recently about finishing cutting boards and wood countertops. This has surprised me because I thought this issue was widely understood.
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