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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.


Favorite Wood Species for Components and Displays

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Wood species selection plays an important role in the production of wood components, furniture and displays. We asked a number of manufacturers & suppliers to name their favorite wood species and tell us why.


Tips for using 'super' coatings

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By Mac Simmons -- Coatings like conversion varnishes are popular, but require caution when used, for safety and to obtain good results.


Restoring checked and crazed finishes

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By Mac Simmons - Here are tips for repairing damaged coatings effectively.


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