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Brush vs. Orbital Sanders: An In-depth Look at Uses, Capabilities

By Tim Middleton Posted: 03/09/2012 12:41PM

A comparison of brush and orbital sanding machines, and their growing popularity in the woodworking market.


Kimball’s ‘Pura’fect Finishing System

Posted: 03/09/2012 12:16PM

Just a couple years ago, Kimball Office made a significant leap in its process manufacturing, developing a proprietary UV-cured finish so durable it allows assembly of fully-finished engineered and solid wood components.


Color Matching for Small Wood Shops

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2012 12:01PM

Color matching and finish system creation is like a chess game. What happens in step #1, #7, or #10 is going to have an impact on another step that follows.


Creating Crackle Finishes in the Wood Shop

By Mac Simmons Posted: 03/09/2012 11:51AM

I know of three different methods for “crackling” a finish: ready-to-use crackle coatings, “crackle mediums” and liquid hide glue, made from animal hides and bone renderings.




Air Pressure Settings for Widebelt Sanders

Posted: 03/09/2012 11:38AM

Listed are air pressure settings for widebelt sanders. These are an average and may vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer.


Mildew Resistance in Wood Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/08/2012 10:00AM

Wood coatings with mildew resistant additives are becoming increasingly popular within the industry and present many advantages, particularly in exterior architectural use.


Antimicrobial Cabinet Hardware

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/01/2012 8:21AM

Antimicrobial is the latest buzz word in the cabinet hardware industry, so if you haven't heard about it yet, I thought I'd share a few tips on the new hardware and mildew resistant coatings.


How to Pick a Green Finish

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/06/2012 9:47AM

Lowering VOC content in coatings is a must in today’s green market place.


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