Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00
Years ago, I was teaching a class in someone else’s shop. We were spraying a table with lacquer on a humid day and the lacquer was blushing. So I reached for a can of lacquer retarder and added about the same amount I typically did in my shop.
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00
There’s a certain amount of resistance among amateur finishers — or woodworkers who don’t do large volumes of finished work — to use spray application equipment. As an outside salesman who traveled large parts of the country selling to both large factories and one-man shops, it was to my customer’s advantage and to my own to be able to help them become more efficient and produce higher quality goods.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00
Many years ago I coined what I call my half-right rule: Half of what you read or hear about finishing is right, but you just don’t know which half.
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00
I’ve had several projects this year that required me to provide analysis of a spray finishing system and subsequent training of personnel involved in the process. And I’ve taught a number of classes on spray practice and operator technique. In each of these cases I’ve observed several or all of the situations I’ll talk about here that affect the quality, efficiency, comfort, safety and happiness of those involved.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00
Many shops use oil stains to get the color they want on projects. Oil stains are widely available at paint stores, home centers and distributors and they are very easy to use because they provide a long working time.
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