Finishing

Engineered Rails and Stiles Make for a More Stable Door Since my employer bought a millwork house I have been fortunate enough to get to witness and work on the construction of some very high…

Pore Filling and Varnish First I complete the construction details on this chest by adding Tongue & Grooved back boards. Then I bore the holes and position the drawer pulls. Finally I take the whole…

When and Why to Use a Boiled Linseed Oil Finish I think of boiled linseed oil as less a finish and more as a finishing step or enhancer. Certainly it can be a finish all…

The Secret to HVLP Spray Finishing is Test Boards HVLP spray finishing is a super fast way to lay down a quality finish in just a few hours, where it could take takes with a…

  Live Session Quick Links Polissoir vs Modern Finishes Lumber and the Summer Heat Chisels and Jumping Scribe Lines S6S Block Challenge Layout Tenons from the Shoulder This session focuses on 4 topics: the polissoir…

  The blanket chest is pretty timeless and has been around for centuries if not millennia. This build will focus on a late 18th Century to early 19th century rural American version that southern colonists…

  This week I want to draw some attention to a member's work in the community and some finishing supplies I like. Here is Mark's thread on his layout square so you can see his…

  The Design The classic 4 poster bed is beautiful but not very functional in the modern home. The need for bed draperies to stay warm and bug free just isn't applicable today so most…

This time I will complete this project with a great hand rubbed finish. I am using the Masterpiece Wood Finish created by Charles Brock for his sculpted chairs. I really like the simplicity of this…

I decided at the end of this build to really focus on the finish and dedicate an entire video to it. I think I gloss over this process a lot and there may be some…

This is the last part of the Corner Cabinet and the last video of Semester 3. Whew, another crazy 6 months has gone by! This time I prep the cabinet for finish, apply the milk…

  Time to correct my finishing and wrap up this build. This time I remove all the finish and mix up a new batch of shellac and walk through the finishing schedule. Then I assemble…

  There is nothing wrong with sandpaper. There I said it. Learning to use a smoothing plane and creating glossy surfaces will save you a lot of time and add to your enjoyment of woodworking…

  This is the final part of the Tea Caddy as well as the final video for the second semester. It has been another busy one, but a lot of fun. This time I finish…

  OK folks lets wrap up this quirky little table.  Now that we know how to refine our curves, it is time to put in the elbow grease and do it.  This project will give…