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Blog series by gizmodyne updated 2651 days ago 2 parts 8790 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Video Blog: Squaring Lumber with Power Tools

2641 days ago by gizmodyne | 15 comments »

Why Square?As a complete novice I was always mystified by the idea of turning rough lumber into square lumber. It was hard to visualize, though I had read many articles. I thought that I would give any of you new to this aspect a glimpse of the process. The value: Start with square lumber = better chance of square project. Plus you don’t have to buy dimensional lumber from THE MAN. The VideoWe shot a little video/ stills of ourselves squaring stock for our kitchen cabinet drawers....

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Part 2: Video Blog: Finishing Softwoods

2651 days ago by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

For the last month or so I have been experimenting with different ways to finish our douglas fir woodwork. It had been stripped and stained. Fir stains very blotchy. I tried : pre-stain conditioner…. shellac…. gel stain… It all turned out blotchy. Final solution. Apply a washcoat of mineral spirits and boiled linseed oil. Apply gel stain while washcoat is still wet. Wipe with clean rag Lots of wood to stain..

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