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.
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You may have experienced this problem: you drive to a craft shop, buy a file, and go to use it, but it doesn’t have a handle. Don’t panic, most commercial woodworking files come without them, so we’re giving you the know-how to make your own. By turning a simple, comfortable shape on the lathe and… Read more »Watch Now >>
Shellac is a great finish, and can be used for many different aspects of finishing. However, some woodworkers run into problems when sanding shellac, such as corning. Corning is when gobs of finish start to stick to your sandpaper. This isn’t good, and can quickly ruin a finish. Corning Causes What causes corning to happen?… Read more »Watch Now >>
Although curved bottoms on dressers and bookcases look great, they also serve a function. George Vondriska explains how freestanding pieces like this DIY dresser with these curved bottoms are more stable and why you should consider building your projects with this design feature.Watch Now >>
“Hey, that project is for the birds!” In this case, it really is. This hummingbird feeder is a great lathe project, and will make a great gift. It also teaches some great turning techniques, including making a jam chuck in order to mount the turning. Resource: Hummingbird Feeder Craft Supplies www.woodturnerscatalog.com (800) 551-8876Watch Now >>