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Waterborne Enters New Era

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 09/02/2011 10:00AM

Waterborne and solventborne coatings come in two varieties: reactive and non-reactive. The reactive variety of wood coatings contain catalysts. Catalysts allow the molecules in the coating to bond together much tighter, which produces a more durable, better performing coating.

Tips to Remove Dust at the Source

Posted: 09/01/2011 10:25AM

Vacuum provides the best method for capturing wood dust when working with portable tools.

Sign of the Times: Digital Printing Helps MarketCraft Shine

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/31/2011 3:24PM

This vertically integrated startup is already making its mark in the sign and fixture industry.

The Cross-Hatch Adhesion Test

By Mac Simmons Posted: 11/13/2007 12:00AM

A simple but effective way to double-check multi-coating wood finishes.

50 Years of Finishing

By Mac Simmons Posted: 05/09/2007 12:00AM

Wood finishing techniques during the past five decades.

Woodworking Supplies: A Guide to Mixing Colors

By Mac Simmons Posted: 03/10/1999 12:00AM

A Guide to Mixing Colors: Using the system of Universal Colors, virtually any shade and color can be formulated. - March 1999

The 10 Commandments of Wood Finishing

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There are many pitfalls to avoid in order to achieve a spectacular wood finish. Here are some wood finishing tips to follow to  help you stay on the straight and narrow.

10 Common Wood Finishing Problems

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These 10 common wood finishing problems can happen to any woodworker who doesn't follow proper wood finishing techniques.

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