Finishes and Finishing
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.
A lathe-mounted buffing system shines turnings and much more.
When I built a jewelry box I was careful to dye and stain the wood to match a drawer from our dresser. But the color was way off. What went wrong in my finishing?
After staining an oak tabletop, the end grain on the table’s edge came out noticeably darker than the top. What could I have done differently to make it blend better?
My shop is insulated and has a wood-burning stove, but I won’t be able to consistently tend it. How will these temperature shifts affect my woodworking?
I recently built a maple box with padauk accents. Everything went well until I applied a finish. How do I prevent the bleeding?
Easy to mix, easy to use, and compatible with any topcoat. Prepare to dye.