George Vondriska

WWGOA LIVE: September 2021

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Looking for some new woodworking knowledge? George Vondriska answers your woodworking questions on WWGOA LIVE.

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7 Responses to “WWGOA LIVE: September 2021”

  1. Ken

    I have a tablesaw with a 5/8 inch arbor. Can I make a 1/2 inch dado on that tablesaw as long as I can get it to fit on the arbor.

  2. Raymond Randall

    Veritas block plane gives a choice of blades A2, O1 or PM-V11. Would like to know what this means,

  3. David

    I recently built a table top for my kids using oak. Process I followed was:

    * Danish oil flood and wipe off
    * Waited 72 hours and then applied a shellac wipe coat
    * Waited 24 hours and used AquaCoat grain filler to level out the surface. Applied aqua coat 3x and sanded lightly in between coats
    * Finished with a water based poly

    The problems that arose: I think the poly raised the grain so there are bumps in the finish, but worse is that the top is bleeding danish oil. If you put paper down on the finish, it blots up all sorts of danish oil that’s leaking through. What are some possible things I did wrong and/or how could I avoid this in the future?

    • Lawrence

      I hope somebody responds to David because this doesn’t make sense to me. Both the shellac and the poly should have sealed the surface. I don’t understand how the oil could leak through even if it hadn’t fully cured before the sealants were applied

  4. Michael Weiner

    I am having trouble finding a solution for a good clear finish on stained wood of different varieties for outdoor furniture that can withstand harsh sun and some occasional rain. I have used marine spar varnish but find that leaves a bit of a sticky finish when it gets warm outside. Any suggestions?

    • Customer Service

      Hello Michael,

      Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:

      This is a challenging problem. Spar is about the best top coat for exterior products, but that said, I find that it doesn’t hold up very well. My preference is to use penetrating deck sealants, and just plan on refinishing every two years. It doesn’t repel water like spar, but it is a lot easier to refinish as needed.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions

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