De-Whiskering Wood

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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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4 Responses to “De-Whiskering Wood”
  1. Klaus

    For an amateur woodworker who works almost exclusively with water-based finishes, this is an excellent tip – so simple. Why didn’t I think of that.

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  2. chris

    Great tip, I always wondered how you go about it. The light touch with super fine sand paper, good tip.

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  3. JOE

    I was taught to use distilled water when dying and/or raising the grain on my projects in order to keep minerals in the water from unintentionally staining the project. While most tap water might be safe to use, it may be a consideration for woodworkers in some parts of the country.

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