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  • Super Finishing for Turning

    Super Finishing for Turning

    George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to apply a simple finishing mixture to a bottle stopper that is durable and will give the piece a proper shine. While the bottle stopper is still on your lathe, you can dab on light layers of thin-viscosity CA wood glue and linseed oil. Titebond Instant Wood Glue provided…

  • Finishing Tips

    An “Authentic” Arts and Crafts Finish

    There is actually no single, authentic, “Arts and Crafts finish,” rather many different schools of thought and technique that comprise the totality of the discipline. It seems that people are looking for that radiant, reddish chocolatey finish when uncovering an antique Stickley chair at a garage sale. In my research, I found the original Stickley…

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  • How Sanding Affects Your Stain Color

    How Sanding Affects Your Stain Color

    Believe it or not, the most important step in the finishing process is sanding. George Vondriska and Matt Newborg show you how different sand paper grit can affect the final stain color of your woodworking projects.

  • Getting Finish in Detailed Areas

    Getting Finish in Detailed Areas

    For your more intricate woodworking projects, applying finish to the smallest nooks and crannies can be a difficult task, so let George show how you can make adding sheen to your piece hassle-free. He’ll demonstrate two different ways to achieve a similar outcome, both of which you can do with materials you’ll find at your…

  • Fire Hazards from Furniture Oil

    Fire Hazards from Furniture Oil

    Furniture oil is a great finish to use on your woodworking projects because of its ease of use and beautiful luster. However, if the rag you use to apply it is not disposed of properly, it can quickly become a fire hazard. Find out what steps to take to avoid an accidental fire from furniture…

  • Stain Made From Beet & Onion

    Stain Made From Beet and Onion

    Beets and onions are great salad ingredients but did you know you can make wood stain from them, as well? George Vondriska teaches you the basics of how to extract color from these vegetables and get tips on using other plants for making your own wood stains.

  • Shellac as a Turning Finish

    Shellac as a Turning Finish

    Watch Dave Munkittrick demonstrate how to apply finish to a turned project right on the lathe. See what he adds to the shellac for a foolproof protective finish for nearly any woodturning project.

  • Shellac-Priming Edges

    Shellac-Priming Edges

    MDF is a great surface for paint, but the factory-cut edges can look fuzzy or dull after painting. George Vondriska teaches you a simple two-step shellac-priming process to get great-looking painted MDF edges every time.

  • Top Coat Overview

    Top Coat Overview

    There are LOTS of options for top coating your projects, and the choices can be very confusing. This video breaks top coat finishes into various categories, and explains advantages and disadvantages of individual finishes. It’ll help make choosing finish for your next project a lot easier.

  • Making Your Own Walnut Stain

    Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you how to make your own homemade walnut stain for finishing your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.