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Finishing Tips #5: Links to finishing topics of Interest

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Blog entry by pjones46 posted 03-27-2013 07:03 PM 1886 reads 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Updated 3/1/15 as links were changed when Popular Woodworking bought out American WoodWorker….

One of the parts of woodworking that many would like to do better is finishing, and that includes me. On my quest to obtain the background I have bought books, talked with professionals in the field, and searched high and low on the internet to find the answers to my questions.

Some of the questions arose as I was completing a project but others were generated by what I had read. As I have gotten older I say to myself, “I know I have read something about this particular procedure”, but I can’t remember where so I have started to make written list and copies of articles so that I can refer back to them as needed.

I know I’m going to take some heat from younger members of the LJ’s, however; you will start losing it if you do not use it all the time. It serves no purpose not to pass along this information if it can help others.
Anyway, here is a small list of articles covering the topic of finishing which I have found interesting and informative and you may as well.

Staining Pine

Make Poplar Look Pretty

Tips-for-finishing-walnut

Techniques-for-fantastic-oak-finishes

Fuming with Ammonia

Chemical-ebonizing

Aged-cherry-finish

20-finishing-tips

Using wood bleach

Tips-for-repairing-finishes

Repair-a-water-damaged-finish

Using drywall Compound as Wood Pore filler

Wood Finishing & Wood Staining

How to Stain Wood for Even Color

DEALING WITH THE CHERRY BLOTCHING PROBLEM

Shellac as a sealer? It’s all just hype

AW Extra 12/27/12 - 12 Finishing Tips

AW Extra 3/20/14 - Wipe-On/Rub-Off Finishing

Tips for Finishing Cherry

30 Finishing Supplies

AW Extra 1/2/14 – Tips for Gluing Miters

Homeshop Finishes That Work

Bleaching Wood

Oxalic Acid in Furniture Restoration

A few of the above are listed in below comments and I am unable to change them below, so, use the links above. If any of the links do not work, please let me know and I will try to correct it.

Finishing Tips #5: Links to finishing topics of Interest
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#1 posted 03-27-2013 08:47 PM

Very handy collection. Thanks for putting all that together.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 03-28-2013 02:30 AM

Good stuff, thanks for sharing!!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 06:17 AM

That is some helpful and useful information. Thanks for putting this together!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 07:28 AM

Added two more links in the above post at the bottom…..very good reading. Enjoy.

pj

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 12:56 PM

I appreciate your info on even staining. I am wondering when you mix the titebond hide glue with water, do you do so warm, or at room temperature? Also do you still like that mixture for blotch control, or have you found something you like more. Thanks!

-- -Matthew Kress

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 03:07 PM

@Kresso

I mixed the titebond hide glue as well as all the others I have tried with room temperature water, and have now switched to room temperater distilled water per a recommendation of anther Lumberjock. Reason for this is that it removes any contamination on my part with stray chemicals and metals wich may or may not react with the wood or topcoats.

I now use the Gorilla White Wood glue mix only leaving out the General stain additive (cost for results not worth it), as I always have white glue on hand, works well, can be mixed fresh each time it is used, and is cheaper than most anything that is available commercially.

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 04:05 PM

@pj

Thanks a ton. I will try the Gorilla White Wood glue and distilled water. I really appreciate your quick reply!

-- -Matthew Kress

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 03:43 AM

Here are more finishing tips from American Woodworker:

AW Extra 12/27/12 - 12 Finishing Tips, January 2007, issue #126,

AW Extra 3/20/14 - Wipe-On/Rub-Off Finishing, originally appeared in American Woodworker April/May 2011, issue #153

Tips for Finishing Cherry, appeared in American Woodworker April 2002, Issue #93.

30 Finishing Supplies, appeared in American Woodworker April/May 2009, issue #141.

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 06:34 AM

Updated 3/1/15 as links were changed when Popular Woodworking bought out American WoodWorker…. I have added all the links in the orig article and they are current.

I also added a link to an article “Tips for Gluing Miters” above as I found it interesting.

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