• Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly
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    Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly

    If you’re anything like George, you don’t like stressing over the minute details of a project after you think you’re already done. So George Vondriska teaches you the advantages to finishing a woodworking project before assembly. By applying finish to a piece with tight corners and small spaces prior to final assembly, you can avoid…

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  • Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat
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    Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat

    Part three of the finishing process includes pointers on selecting a good top coat. Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine shows you four of the most popular top coats including shellac, lacquer, water based polyurethane and oil based polyurethane. He will discuss the properties and advantages of each top coat as well as how to apply…

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  • Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain
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    Finishing Part 2: Choosing and Using the Best Stain

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine continues the three-part process of creating the perfect finish with information on choosing, testing and using wood stain. The techniques you learn from Jim will help increase your confidence when staining your woodworking projects. Related Videos: Part 1: Sanding – The Perfect Finish Starts Here Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch…

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  • Finishing Part 1: Sanding - The Perfect Finish Starts Here
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    Finishing Part 1: The Perfect Finish Starts with Sanding

    Jim Heavey from WOOD Magazine starts a three-step process for creating a perfect finish on your next woodworking project with tips on sanding. The first step is to understand the properties of different grades of sand paper and knowing when to use each. Jim takes you step-by-step through the sanding process. Related Videos: Part 2:…

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  • Create a Crackle Finish on Wood
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    Create a Crackle Finish on Wood

    A crackle finish on wood is something that can happen naturally over time or something you can do to a woodworking project right away. George Vondriska takes you step by step through the process and shows you how to achieve this weathered look using hide glue and two contrasting paint colors. Liquid Hide Wood Glue…

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  • Super Finishing for Turning
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    Super Finishing for Turning

    George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to apply a simple finishing mixture to a bottle stopper that is durable and will give the piece a proper shine. While the bottle stopper is still on your lathe, you can dab on light layers of thin-viscosity CA wood glue and linseed oil. Titebond Instant Wood Glue provided…

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  • How Sanding Affects Your Stain Color
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    How Sanding Affects Your Stain Color

    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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  • Getting Finish in Detailed Areas
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    Getting Finish in Detailed Areas

    For your more intricate woodworking projects, applying finish to the smallest nooks and crannies can be a difficult task, so let George show how you can make adding sheen to your piece hassle-free. He’ll demonstrate two different ways to achieve a similar outcome, both of which you can do with materials you’ll find at your…

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  • Fire Hazards from Furniture Oil
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    Fire Hazards from Furniture Oil

    Furniture oil is a great finish to use on your woodworking projects because of its ease of use and beautiful luster. However, if the rag you use to apply it is not disposed of properly, it can quickly become a fire hazard. Find out what steps to take to avoid an accidental fire from furniture…

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