Drum sander setup
The drum sander is another simple machine that can perform in a way that will save a lot of effort and easily dimension or flatten some rough stock.
BCA Will Change the Way You Finish
Milesi Wood Coatings is a brand of IVM Chemicals SRL, which is one of the largest and most influential wood coatings manufacturers in the world.
Guns & Hoses
Finishing equipment review for cabinets and furniture
Get the sheen you want
Get the sheen you want.
Will this work with that?
Twelve ways to increase profits
Twelve ways to increase profits.
All conservators are not the same
All conservators are not the same.
Not lost in translation
British to English.
Know the terms
The first step in mastering a craft is to learn the terminology
Ten finishing rules that explain so much
Over the years I’ve found myself repeating certain phrases that apply to various situations. I call these phrases “rules” because they are almost always true. Here are ten of the most common.
Consumer advocacy groups join the attack on strippers
In the March 2017 issue of Woodshop News, I wrote about the efforts of the EPA to eliminate paint and coatings removers that contain methylene chloride or n-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) from the consumer market.
Summer session: The experts weigh in
While teaching at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Ind., this spring, I asked my fellow instructors and colleagues to share their experiences in a problem/solution format.
What’s in the secret sauce?
You’re probably not all that interested in furniture polishes, but it’s a pretty sure bet that most of your clients are.
Focused on What’s Next
Woodworking is your craft. Sherwin-Williams’ craft is in the details.
The Finish That Will Start A Revolution
For more than a century M.L. Campbell has led the way in wood finishing.
Protection and durability
When touting the qualities of various finishes, the terms “protection” and “durability” are often used. The problem is that they are often used interchangeably when they actually have very different meanings.
Adding color to match takes an artistic flair
Last month I discussed various methods to fill voids like a check, open knot or damaged area.
Testing wood finishes
Some finish manufacturers provide lots of information about their products that make it easier for you to choose among brands or within a brand to get the qualities you want.
Filling voids, knots and dents
Let’s face it, none of us are perfect, and neither is wood. Knowing how to repair defects is critical to the success of any job.
Four methods to prevent fish eye
I doubt there’s any problem in finishing more frustrating than fish eye. The problem usually appears as moonlike craters in the first coat of finish seconds after application, but it can also appear as ridges (sometimes called “crawling”), and it can hold off showing itself until the second or third coat.
The art of distressing: Making the new look old
Two-hundred-year-old furniture looks different than new furniture, even if the old furniture has been well cared for. The difference is caused, primarily, by color change (due to light and oxidation), wear and dirt accumulation as the furniture has aged.
What is hardness and why does it matter?
I’m often asked, what’s the hardest finish for a particular application? It is usually determined that the hardness of a wood coating isn’t the real issue.