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Blog entry by pjones46 posted 487 days ago 1341 reads 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

Chemical-ebonizing

Aged- cherry-finish

20- finishing-tips

Usingwoodbleach

Tips-for-repairing-finishes

Repair-a-water-damaged-finish

Make-new-varnish-look-old

As I add to my list I will post them….that’s if I can remember.

God Bless.

p
Below added 4/23/2013
The first link has many links off of it and the second link is one those,

Wood Finishing & Wood Staining

How to Stain Wood for Even Color

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com



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BTimmons

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#1 posted 487 days ago

Very handy collection. Thanks for putting all that together.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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chopnhack

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#2 posted 487 days ago

Good stuff, thanks for sharing!!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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Michael1

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#3 posted 485 days ago

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

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

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pjones46

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#4 posted 460 days ago

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

pj

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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kresso

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#5 posted 47 days ago

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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pjones46

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#6 posted 47 days ago

@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.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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kresso

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#7 posted 47 days ago

@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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