Finishing

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  • 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.

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  • How to Set Up a Spray Gun

    How to Set Up a Spray Gun

    Master woodworker George Vondriska provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up a spray gun to optimize its performance for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • How to Make Your Own Aerosol Spray

    How to Make Your Own Aerosol Spray

    Spraying a topcoat is a great method for applying a finish. But what about those times when you just need to touch up an area or spray a small part? Loading your spray gun is probably not a great solution. George Vondriska shows you a unique way to make your own aerosol spray delivery tool

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  • How to Clean a Spray Gun

    How to Clean a Spray Gun

    As with most shop tools, cleaning your spray gun properly will result in a successful, hassle-free wood crafts project experience. Master woodworker George Vondriska takes you step-by-step through the process of cleaning your spray gun after each use. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • How to Avoid Spray Gun Bounce-Back

    How to Avoid Spray Gun Bounce-Back

    The downside to most standard spray guns is that the bounce-back can be significant, sending excess finish airborne in your shop. Let George Vondriska show you why HVLP systems are the best way for the average woodworker to avoid spray gun bounce-back. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • How to Apply Flocking

    How to Apply Flocking

    Master woodworker George Vondriska provides tips on how to apply flocking to wood for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Finish Application Tips

    Finish Application Tips

    Master woodworker George Vondriska provides tips on how to expertly apply finish to your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • De-Whiskering Wood

    De-Whiskering Wood

    One of the problems with using water-based stains and finishes is that they tend to raise the grain on the wood surface, leaving it rough. George Vondriska shows a great way to avoid raising the grain by de-whiskering your wood before staining or finishing. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Comparing Aerosol Can Nozzles

    Comparing Aerosol Can Nozzles

    When selecting an aerosol can to finish your woodworking project, pay special attention to the nozzle on the can. Many nozzles give you a choice for the spray pattern you’ll have, and George Vondriska shows why it’s important. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Choosing a Brush for Your Top Coat

    Choosing a Brush for Your Top Coat

    You’ve spent a lot of time on your project getting it ready to finish, so why not finish it right? If you’re going to apply four layers of stains or top coat with a brush, it’s important to use the proper brush for the job. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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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
      Thanks
      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.
      Thanks
      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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