Finishing

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  • CA Glue as a Pen Finish

    CA Glue as a Pen Finish

    George Vondriska shows you how to use CA glue as a great alternative wood finish for the pens that you turn. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original.

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  • Best Aerosol Nozzle

    Best Aerosol Nozzle

    Are all aerosol can tips created equal? Nope, and you’ll see why as George Vondriska demonstrates the results from each type. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Anti-Dust Finishing Tip

    Anti-Dust Finishing Tip

    Most woodworkers have some airborne dust and particulates floating in their shop, and some of those particles can settle on a not-quite-dried finish. George Vondriska demonstrates a neat and inexpensive trick for protecting small woodworking projects from dust when finishing. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Airless Sprayers in Your Shop

    Airless Sprayers in Your Shop

    When it comes to applying stains and topcoats to your woodworking projects, HVLP sprayers work great. But what about those projects you plan to paint? Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you why airless sprayers are probably your best bet. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Organic Stains

    Organic Stains

    Nothing is simpler than making your own stains just using organic materials from your yard or kitchen. Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates the simple process that you can use to create organic stains for your next woodworking project.

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  • Make Stains From Chewing Tobacco

    Make Stains from Chewing Tobacco

    For a unique approach to staining wood, master woodworker George Vondriska discusses how chewing tobacco can be used as a natural colorant. Stains from chewing tobacco add great patina and can provide a unique color aspect to your next woodworking project.

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  • Adding Tannins to Wood

    Adding Tannins to Wood

    George Vondriska demonstrates a unique way to color wood using a simple iron acetate solution that creates a chemical reaction with the natural tannins in wood. If you are using a wood species with a low level of tannin, George shows you the process for adding tannins so that the iron acetate will have a

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  • Door Finish Tip

    Finish Both Sides of a Door in One Setting

    Here’s a great way to finish doors large or small. This neat little trick allows me to finish both sides of a door in one setting. It also holds the door horizontally so there are no worries about runs and drips in the finish. The set up is easy. Just screw a hanger bolt in

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  • Wood Staining Techniques: Stretch That Stain

    Wood Staining Techniques: How to turn that chunky old stain into a finish you can use. A client of mine dropped a large suitcase down her stairs and snapped a spindle on the railing. I was confident the spindle was a stock item at a home store, but I needed to match the stain and

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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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