Finishes and Finishing
Find finishing techniques, tips, and tricks including stains, water-based and oil finishes, dyes, exterior finishes, and urethanes. You'll also learn how to create your own finishes.
When it's time to apply a knockout finish, there are a lot of contenders. Some can take a punch; some bounce back fast. Here's how to choose the one that's a fair match for your project.
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A lathe-mounted buffing system shines turnings and much more.
What’s the best way to stain pine?
I was planning on storing the MDF templates for an Adirondack chair in my garage attic, but realized the humidity may warp them. How do you preserve your templates?
To protect my skin, I put on latex gloves when working with solvents. But when I take them off, I often find that the solvent has penetrated the glove. Am I using the wrong glove?
I recently built picnic tables out of rough-sawn pine. Sap constantly bleeds out around the knots, making it impossible to sit in certain spots. Do you have any suggestions?
I’m a beginning woodworker using oil stain on a cabinet for the first time. When I wipe off the excess, I’m having a hard time getting it out of interior corners. Any advice?