Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00
There is no shortage of educational opportunities for woodworkers, from technical seminars held in conjunction with shows and classes at woodworking vendors, to dedicated institutes covering almost every aspect of woodworking.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00
What is the proper finish for 18th and 19th century furniture or reproductions of this furniture? The key consideration in choosing a finish is reversibility. Can the finish be removed without damaging the wood?
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00
In a recent short class on finishing for a woodworker's club, I was asked at least five times whether it is possible to prevent stain blotching. Unfortunately, in the time allotted, we couldn't create all the scenarios that can cause blotching, but in this article I'd like to explore most of them.
Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00
Many small woodworking and restoration shops are confined (or confine themselves) to local home centers and paint stores for all their finishing supplies. The question is: What can you still accomplish when all you have available is the somewhat-limited selection from these stores that typically cater to the mass public and professional painters?
Written by Greg Williams Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00
In many of the talks and classes that I give, we start with basics such as, "Why do we want to finish wood?" Protection is one of the two primary reasons. We want to protect it from factors that would change its nature from what we desire or have contributed to a state that we would not desire. That is, we don't want it to fall apart, rot, smell bad, change color in the wrong direction, collect dirt and grunge, or otherwise deteriorate or become less useful.
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