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How To: Oxidize Teak Using Martin Goebel's Tanning Bed Method

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/22/2015 9:18AM

Oxidizing teak in 12 minutes in a tanning bed, submitted by Martin Goebel. "This dumb little trick is something that weekend woodworkers might enjoy," Goebel says. Could it be a factory application, too - UV curing lines are plentiful in woodworking plants.

How To Make a Profile Sanding Pad for a Power Sander

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/08/2015 1:19AM

Here's a step by step for making a sanding block to match a profile. This is for the snap-on blocks that fit the Festool sander, with air holes to allow sawdust to be vacuumed into a dust collector as you work.

How To Build a Sanding Jig for Odd Shaped Work Pieces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/07/2015 4:18PM

I struggled sanding these tapered wood fixtures. They crawled along table as I apply a random orbital sander, until I learned about this jig. Here's how to do it.

RPM Acquires Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd., UK's Largest

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/19/2015 9:49AM

RPM International acquired Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd.. The United Kingdom's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes produces various coatings that make wood fire resistant, antimocrobial, and provide mirror gloss surfaces.

How to Handle Shou Sugi Ban Char-Finished Western Cedar

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/21/2015 1:26PM

CharredWood.com sells shou sugi ban finished Western Red Cedar siding, a very traditional West Coast cladding, which is naturally resistant to damage from UV and weather, insects, rot, decay, and fire due to its high tannin content and scorched surface.

Water and Wood: Raising the Grain

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2015 9:54PM

I will be discussing applying water to the wood’s surface in the course of the finishing process. In some instances, that can amount to quite a bit of water.

N-Hance Wood Renewal Cabinet Refacing Adds 96 Franchises

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/06/2015 8:33PM

Home Depot's cabinet refacing partner N-Hance Wood Renewal says its opened 96 new franchises 2014. The company uses a proprietary chemical abrasion and refinishing technique that requires no sanding.

How to Create Perfect Bonds on Wood Surfaces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/27/2015 4:41PM

Bernie Bottens discusses the many factors that impact coating and gluing bonds on wood surfaces.

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