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Precatalyzed Coatings - as Easy as 1-2-3

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

A look at some of the characteristics of ‘precats,’ as well as tips for using these popular coatings with maximum success.


A Little About Atomizers

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

A Little About Atomizers: An atomizer, or blow pipe, is a simple but useful tool for repairing damaged finishes or adding consistency to varied colors. - June 2006


Focus on Finishes - Tinting Toner Tips

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Focus on Finishes - Tinting Toner Tips: Tinting toners and tinting toner stains are important elements in making wood color look uniform and as bases for a variety of specialty finishes. - May 2000


Testing Your Coatings Hardness

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Testing Your Coatings Hardness: "Pencil Hardness" is a simple test that can tell you the hardness of the coatings you are using. By Mac Simmons - Dec. 2000




Danger in the Woods

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Danger in the Woods: Woodworkers should be aware of the reactions some people may have to certain species and take appropriate precautions. - August


Factory Finishes' for the Small Shop

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Factory Finishes' for the Small Shop: A fine 'factory finish' can help custom woodworkers achieve a uniform appearance when using dissimilar species or building multiple pieces.


Chemical Fuming

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Ammonia fuming to change wood’s color is a unique finishing method still in use today.


Moisture in the Woods

By Mac Simmons Posted: 10/12/2006 2:00AM

Moisture in the Woods: Knowing the moisture content of your wood is an important step in achieving a finish that will stay problem-free down the road. - June 2001


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