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How to use fungus to make unique, decorative wood pieces with colors and streaking

By Mac Simmons Posted: 02/12/2008 2:00AM

By Mac Simmons - A little bit about spalted wood: This naturally distressed wood gives a unique look to any project.


Think Twice, Finish Once

By Mac Simmons Posted: 08/20/2007 2:00AM

By Mac Simmons Plan ahead before you start finishing to avoid problems or rework.


Learn to avoid common finishing pitfalls to ensure success

By Mac Simmons Posted: 02/14/2007 2:00AM

Both your finish and coatings must be "perfect" to achieve a perfect finish.


Adding a Second Colorant

By Mac Simmons Posted: 11/10/2006 2:00AM

Many finishers are switching to a two-colorant finish to enhance their projects.




A Little about Dyes, the Versatile Colorant

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

A Little about Dyes, the Versatile Colorant: - December 2001


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


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