• 4:19

    When it comes to finishing projects, there can be challenges. Let’s do everything we can to eliminate challenges, and make finishing as simple as possible. Here’s a trick that will help your finishing move along a little faster; finishing both faces of a project in one go. I have to say that for a lot

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  • 1:53

    It’s a magic moment…when finish hits your project for the first time and the grain starts to pop, glow, show you just what you’re going to get, it’s soooo cool. Here’s the problem. As you build your project or, even more importantly, as you select your material, you may have a hard time knowing how

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  • Get More Mileage Out of Your Sandpaper
    2:06

    You may have thought that you can only use an abrasive cleaning stick to keep your power sander clean, but George Vondriska is here to teach you how to utilize that same tool on the sandpaper that you use for hand sanding to remove sawdust from the pores and help it last even longer.

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  • Tips for Choosing Aerosol Tips
    3:00

    George Vondriska teaches you how to choose the type of aerosol can tip you plan to use for finishing your woodworking projects. Various nozzles have different shaped tips, so the spray comes out in a unique pattern. You should be aware of the tip that you are using before you go to apply your aerosol

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  • Advantages to Finishing a Woodworking Project Before Assembly
    2:57

    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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  • Make a Random Orbit Sander
    5:37

    If you already have a random orbit sander in your workshop and are looking for an easy-to-make hand sander, George Vondriska has just what you need. Using a piece of MDF, you can build a sturdy hand sander with strips of Velcro and one of the sandpaper disks that comes with your random orbit sander.

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  • Glue Squeeze Out that Glows
    2:32

    Before you start the finishing process you want to make sure your project is free of any dried glue spots. Using fluorescent wood glue and a black light, George Vondriska shows you a cool tip on how to locate even the hardest to find glue residue. Fluorescent Wood Glue provided by Titebond. For more information,

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  • Finishing Part 3: Applying a Top-Notch Top Coat
    11:38

    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
    7:51

    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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