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  • Techniques for Painting MDF to Get an Antique Finish

    Many woodworkers have a love/hate relationship with MDF. The good news is that it’s very inexpensive, and machines well. The bad news is that MDF isn’t much to look at. This leaves a lot of woodworkers wondering about techniques for painting MDF. Antiquing The real gee whiz part of the technique we’re teaching in this

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  • “Rock” Your Next MDF Project with Textured Paint

    MDF is a popular material to use for a variety of woodworking projects because it is inexpensive, dense, extremely flat, can hold a crisp edge and comes in large sheets for efficient material use. All of these attributes make it desirable for use in cabinetry, shop jigs, and also projects created on a CNC. As

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  • HVLP Sprayer Techniques for Your Woodshop

    If you’re making woodworking projects, you need to put finish on them. This may have you interested in an HVLP sprayer for your shop. HVLP (high volume low pressure) sprayers have really advanced in recent years. One of the largest benefits of HVLP is the limited overspray you get when using them. The package The

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  • How to Prevent Corning when Sanding Shellac | WWGOA

    Prevent Corning When Sanding Shellac

    Shellac is a great finish, and can be used for many different aspects of finishing. However, some woodworkers run into problems when sanding shellac, such as corning. Corning is when gobs of finish start to stick to your sandpaper. This isn’t good, and can quickly ruin a finish. Corning Causes What causes corning to happen?

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  • Benefits of an HVLP Spray Gun

    Benefits of an HVLP Spray Gun

    Are you mystified by HVLP spray gun systems and the multiple controls that spray guns have? We’ll walk you through the benefits that a turbine provides, and the finish control provided by the air cap, fan width and spray volume. SprayPort 6000 Series and Pro-8 provided by Earlex. For more information, visit www.earlex.com.

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  • Tips for Choosing Aerosol Tips

    Tips for Choosing Aerosol Tips

    George Vondriska teaches you how to choose the type of aerosol can tip you plan to use for finishing your woodworking projects. Various nozzles have different shaped tips, so the spray comes out in a unique pattern. You should be aware of the tip that you are using before you go to apply your aerosol

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  • Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly

    Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly

    If you’re anything like George, you don’t like stressing over the minute details of a project after you think you’re already done. So George Vondriska teaches you the advantages to finishing a woodworking project before assembly. By applying finish to a piece with tight corners and small spaces prior to final assembly, you can avoid

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  • Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

    Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

    Part three of the finishing process includes pointers on selecting a good top coat. Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine shows you four of the most popular top coats including shellac, lacquer, water based polyurethane and oil based polyurethane. He will discuss the properties and advantages of each top coat as well as how to apply

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  • Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain

    Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine continues the three-part process of creating the perfect finish with information on choosing, testing and using wood stain. The techniques you learn from Jim will help increase your confidence when staining your woodworking projects. Related Videos: Part 1: Sanding – The Perfect Finish Starts Here Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch

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  • Finishing Part 1: Sanding - The Perfect Finish Starts Here

    Finishing Part 1: The Perfect Finish Starts with Sanding

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine starts a three-step process for creating a perfect finish on your next woodworking project with tips on sanding. The first step is to understand the properties of different grades of sand paper and knowing when to use each. Jim takes you step-by-step through the sanding process. Related Videos: Part 2:

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11 Responses to “Finishing”
  1. jungy123

    Is there a way to get stain to penetrate all the way through small strips of wood? I want to turn a segmented bowl and need the stain fairly consistent throughout.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello. I’ve never attempted this, but if you soak the wood in the stain overnight it might penetrate all the way through. You also might be able to accelerate this by applying vacuum pressure to a sealed bag. https://amzn.to/2ybUmTy
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      Paul-WWGOA

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    • Customer Service

      Hello. Thanks for your question. Can you explain what you are wanting to accomplish?
      Thanks
      Paul-WWGOA

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  2. iansshop

    I accidentally applied Danish oil on a cutting board, what is the best way to remove it so I can apply a food safe oil?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello. I don’t know of any way to do this. What I would do is this:
      – Scrub it vigorously with dish soap and hot water now, removing any traces of Danish Oil from the surface- Let it sit 40 – 50 days- Scrub again as in step one, in case any Danish Oil seeped to the surface. – Let it dry.- Apply a couple coats of butcher block conditioner, or whatever finish you want to apply
      I would consider it ready to use, and food safe at that point. Danish oil cures in 30 days and is considered to be food safe at that point. The additional 10-20 days can increase your confidence that it has cured. After two scrubbings there won’t be any Danish oil at the surface, so food will not come into contact with it. The butcher block conditioner will further seal it.
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      Paul-WWGOA

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  3. panoramalatin

    Ticket 21888
    Would like to know the best way to finish wood that will be outdoors. Pine as well as hardwood.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Jose,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      I would suggest using a good quality deck sealer. If you have a good paint store near you, you can go there and get some good specific product recommendations. It seems like you really get what you pay for with deck sealer, so don’t try to go too cheap.

      Sincerely,

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  4. BETH

    I need to refinish cabinets in a church kitchen. They’re a dark stain now and they want a lighter stain. Can veneer be stripped and restained? This is going to be a big job due to repairs needing to be done. Any advice will be appreciated.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Beth. Thanks for your question. With a focus that is primarily on building new woodworking projects, we don’t have enough experience or expertise with refinishing to provide you with sound guidance.
      Thanks
      Paul-Woodworkers Guild of America

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