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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Tips For Using Shellac

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 2, 2009
    Tips for Using Shellac Make friends with this beautiful, versatile finish. By Mitch Kohanek Recently I was asked to judge a woodworking show. One of the best pieces was a wonderfully constructed grandfather clock. Unfortunately, a quick brushing of polyurethane...
  • Spray Booth for Waterborne Finishes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, March 8, 2010
    Fifty bucks and a few hours is all it takes to put together this finishing booth. It keeps overspray off my tools and dust off my projects. Since I use waterborne finishes, I’m able to use a regular box fan in the window to vent the fumes. A furnace...
  • Tidy Stripping

    by Tim Johnson     Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    When stripping a chair or table, place each leg in a coffee can. Any excess stripper drips right in, and when you take off the finish, you can simply push your scraper down the length of the leg. This also works when applying runny stains.