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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…

  • 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…

  • 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?…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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:…

  • Create a Crackle Finish on Wood

    Create a Crackle Finish on Wood

    A crackle finish on wood is something that can happen naturally over time or something you can do to a woodworking project right away. George Vondriska takes you step by step through the process and shows you how to achieve this weathered look using hide glue and two contrasting paint colors. Liquid Hide Wood Glue…