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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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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