Wood Finishing Techniques and Advice

Test your knowledge with this quick quiz

Written by Bob Flexner Wednesday, 06 May 2009 15:12

A few months ago, Cabinetmaker magazine published a true/false quiz about glue, written by Gene Wengert, who has probably done more than anyone in the last 30 years to educate us about wood and adhesives. I enjoyed taking the “test” and, with full credit to Gene for the idea, I’m adapting it for finishing.

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Woodworking can be a science project

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 14:40

Some years ago, I was discussing “higher” education with a friend, who humorously observed that “Any subject with the word ‘science’ in it probably isn’t.” The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was true. Think about it: political “science,” behavioral “science,” environmental “science” …

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Speed up drying with a lacquer additive

Monday, 09 March 2009 15:30

It’s winter and it’s cold. All finishes dry and harden slower in cold temperatures. Some, such as conversion varnish, don’t cure properly at all.

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Start planning if you’re going to finish

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:45

Finishing can be a very challenging step in creating anything made of wood.

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Test to see if your bond is inseparable

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 21:05

No occurrence in finishing is worse than having layers of finish peel or chip from each other or from the wood, especially after a job has been delivered and installed.

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