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Wood finishing tips

09-15-2010 11:20 PM by Redford1947 | 8 comments »

I have develped a technique that has worked on several pieces now with outstanding results. I first sand to 150 (more or less depending on wood and how dark I want the stain) then apply a wood conditioner. I have found that the conditioner is critical regardless of the wood.Then I apply the stain. After drying I apply a first coat of poly, I like Minwax Semi-gloss, then sand with 320. After drying I apply a second coat then sand with 400 grit wet dry automotive paper. At this point I use...

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Workbench #6: Gluing the Top

09-15-2010 10:41 PM by Clay Ortiz | 6 comments »

I thought I would post an update on the bench. It has taken me a while to get the top together because I didn’t want to have any mistakes. I’m pretty happy with the results even though I did end up with two issues with the dog holes because of over sight. The first thing I did was to get the pattern makers vise and a set of square dogs so I could get it laid out the way I needed it to be. Here are the pieces before I cut the square holes. This is my TS sled with the 3 deg...

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L'il Skipper Project #2: Boat Details and Finish

09-15-2010 09:57 PM by William | 6 comments »


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09-15-2010 09:28 PM by BritBoxmaker | 14 comments »


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My other shop.

09-15-2010 07:02 PM by revieck | 6 comments »

<small>Find more videos like this on WOODTube</small> January,9,2009. This is why I can’t spend the time I want in my woodshop!

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Woodworking Humor #1: Trying to Clean Up My Act.

09-15-2010 05:11 PM by Jonathan | 9 comments »

If anybody has been following my workshop updates, you’ll be familiar with the fact that I barely even have a “workshop” right now; it’s more like a tornado dropped tools, parts of a forest, and piles of sawdust and woodchips in my basement. I can only imagine that this is a freak occurrence, and it just so happened to pick my exact latitude and longitude. Maybe I should contact NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, CO since they’re just a s...

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New blog post: Shutdown

09-15-2010 04:00 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

New article posted on the Little Good Pieces Blog: “Shutdown – Sometimes stopping is more important than starting.”

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too many clamps?!

09-15-2010 03:28 PM by thebigvise | 21 comments »

I can’t stop buying clamps on e-bay! I am picking projects that give me the opportunity to buy and use more of my clamps. Can anyone help me? Do I need to increase the dose of my medication?

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Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison

09-15-2010 01:47 PM by kosta | 2 comments »

Episode 79 Dewalt and Ridgid Sander Comparison from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I compare and review the Dewalt 5 in random orbit sander and the Ridgid 5 in random orbit sander. Both sanders cost around $60 so they are in the same price category. I have used the Dewalt random orbit sander since may of 2008 and so far it has worked pretty good. I have used the ridgid random orbit sander for about 5 weeks and so far its been working really good.

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Bookcase and Wall entertainment unit #7: finish/ delivery/ installation

09-15-2010 01:32 PM by rando1 | 0 comments »

The past few days have been wonderful for finishing! Not as humid right now, thank goodness! In the process of the finish we first did a once over with sand up to 220, filled nail holes and then applied general finishes whitewash stain. Wiping off the excess allowed a lite look and a little grain to show. After this dried I went over the unit with 320 to create “rough or worn areas on edges and around details. Next, we wiped minwax puritan pine with toner added…...Yeah, wha...

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