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Winter 2013-2014

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Woodworking Techniques

  • Outdoor Finishes

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Outdoor Finishes Simple to Super Durable by Brad Holden Outdoor finishes have one thing in common; they all require maintenance. Of course, paint is unequaled at protecting the wood from its two biggest enemies: moisture and ultraviolet (UV) light. Moisture...
  • Chemical Ebonizing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Chemical Ebonizing A sure-fire recipe for turning any wood deep black. By Richard Tendick Remember the old slogan, “better living through chemistry”? When it comes to turning wood black—a process called ebonizing—I prefer the...
  • 20 Finishing Tips

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    20 Finishing Tips Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Make dewaxed shellac Take the wax out of shellac and you have a great sealer that’s compatible with most other finishes. It’s best to...
  • Basic HVLP Spray Techniques

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Basic HVLP Spray Techniques How to succeed at spraying a waterborne finish Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . When it comes to finishing, we’re all looking for easy answers that give professional...
  • Aged Cherry Finish

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Aged Cherry Finish Wipe on years of age in a few easy steps. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . If you want to make a woodworker gnash his teeth, ask him to make new cherry look like...
  • Not-So-French Polishing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 19, 2011
    Not-So-French Polishing A new twist on an old method of applying shellac. By Richard Tendick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . You’ve spent weeks, or months producing that perfect table from...
  • Repair a Water-Damaged Finish

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 3, 2011
    Repair a Water-Damaged Finish Work miracles on wood with oxalic acid. By Kevin Southwick Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Watering a potted plant can be disastrous if the plant lives on top of something...
  • Iron Out Those Dents

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Iron Out Those Dents Here’s a classic tip that everyone should know: It’s not hard to make a dent in wood and fortunately, it’s not hard to get one out, either. All you need is a household iron (don’t worry, it won’t get...