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Great Sanding and Finishing Pad

Great Sanding and Finishing Pad

07-20-2011 09:32 PM by TheDane | 13 comments »

I had been looking for a better solution for ‘scuffing’ project parts between finishing coats. Though sandpaper was an obvious choice, I seemed to be going through quite a bit and was leaving a lot of scratches between coats. #0000 steel wool works pretty well, but it is messy and (supposedly) doesn’t play well with water-based finishes. Enter Rhynosoft Pads (thanks to Charles Neil for the tip!). These are terrific. The pads are a good size (4-1/2” X 5-1/2”...

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Earth Pigment Introductory French Pigment Set

Earth Pigment Introductory French Pigment Set

06-13-2011 05:49 PM by Steven H | 2 comments »

The Introductory French Pigment Set comes in 12 of the 2 oz jars. For just $29.http://www.earthpigments.com/products/index.cfm?SubCat_id=9&product_id=133This is my first purchase from the company, so I tried their kit to see if the quality is good enough.When my orders came in, I was impressed. This is better than those pigment sold at art stores. And Cheaper.Most of these pigment are made in France. The colors are: -Dark Yellow Ocher-Red Ocher-Light Sienna-Burnt Sienna-Natural Umb...

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Loctite doesn't answer inquires

Loctite doesn't answer inquires

05-26-2011 09:16 AM by SailorJim | 22 comments »

This product burned through my tub surround. I wasn’t too happy about the ugly brown stain, but thought I might have done something wrong. I sent Loctite an inquiry using their web-site contact form and they did not reply, so I sent them the following inquiry one week later: ”Last week I sent you a note using this “contact” form and you didn’t have the courtesy to reply. The following is a repeat of my question.” “I’m not too happy wit...

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Not only for wood and leather.

Not only for wood and leather.

05-15-2011 03:29 AM by Dedvw | 2 comments »

I found a can of this at a local salvage shop near my house and decided to give it a try. It says it contains Turpentine, vegetable, and wax preservative that help restore wood, leather and metal. I used some on a pine foot stool I made and wow, it looked like I gave it a fresh coat of finish. I decided to see what it could do for my band saw and jointer table to prevent rust and I think it did even a better job on that. It dries to a thin but hard film that helps protect wood as it claims, b...

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Excellent Water-Based Lacquer

Excellent Water-Based Lacquer

04-04-2011 09:46 PM by TheDane | 33 comments »

I have been using wipe-on poly on all of the Mission/Arts & Crafts, until the most recent project ... This project was built in a class I was taking at the local tech college, and they will not allow polyurethane finishes in the finishing room in the shop. Most everything that comes out of that shop is top-coated with pre-catalyzed lacquer, which students have to buy from local sources. The finish supply stores around here carry only gallons and up, nobody else in the class needed an...

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Great Cutting Board Finish!

Great Cutting Board Finish!

03-25-2011 03:01 PM by zindel | 30 comments »

Last summer I was working on a cutting board my girlfriend and looked deeply into what i could use to finish it. I considered the normal oil and wax, however that needs to be reapplied after some time of use. I then stumbled upon this salad bowl finish by General Finishes and all i can say is WOW! The cutting board i made for her last summer still looks great and fully water proof. You can take a look for yourself: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44940 This is after almost daily use for...

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Temporary attachment

Temporary attachment

03-23-2011 07:57 PM by Paul | 3 comments »

I think they are much better than the usual doubble stick tapes such as carpet tape that I’ve been using for years. These tabs come in a variety of sizes and are intended for use as refills for many clips, hangers, etc used for wall hanging.When you use them wood to wood, wood to metal, etc just leave the tab exposed and when comes time to remove them pull the tab to release the adhesive, no sticky residue to clean up, no damaged wood surface, no struggles, no hassle. They are ...

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Add a little color to your wood

Add a little color to your wood

03-12-2011 05:01 AM by gpastor | 1 comment »

I tried Minwax water based wood stain clear tint base for the first time and I am very happy with the resolute. The clear base stain can be tinted to your choice of about 50 colors. I picked “Deep Ocean” http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/wood-stains/water-based-wood-stain.html The water based stains dry quickly so I used a brush to apply it to a small area and wiping the excess off with a rag within 2-3 min. Minwax recommends to use a pre-stain conditioner to keep the grain from rasin...

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Erecta-rack modular drying racks

Erecta-rack modular drying racks

02-18-2011 04:23 PM by Steve2 | 7 comments »

Industry and trade shows include steel rolling and other racks for drying painted (sprayed) panels, cabinet doors, or simply flat works products. Typical steel rolling racks cost $200 and upward, require appreciable floor space, particularly if used infrequently making them unsuitable for the hobbyists. The August IWF industry show in Atlanta unveiled a new product that solved this need for the small user. See Erecta-rack.com I have no connection to or vested interest in this company, t...

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Benjamin Moore Aura

Benjamin Moore Aura

02-08-2011 03:50 AM by Steven H | 12 comments »

I just tried the BM Aura Exterior SemiFrostine White Repainting a 6 panel door. Cost The paint store invested $10,000 tint machine Is it worth $50?That will depend what color your painting over, since I only use white I cannot say Coverage This paint is thick, reminds me of Behr paint.But doesn’t not come close to it. No sags. Great coverage. It doesn’t like being brushed too much, brushing a 6 panel door can be a problem when it dries fast. It can also drip in t...

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