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Bleaching Wood on Antique Sewing Machine Case

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/17/2013 8:00AM

The use of wood bleach on my wood encased antique Singer sewing machine project is this week's topic.

Wood Refinishing: Sometimes You Need the Big Guns

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 12/26/2012 10:00AM

In writing on wood finishing for professional cabinetmakers and industrial finishers, my goal is to provide some light in what I perceived to be a dimly lit room.

Risky Stripper Prepares for Wipe Stain

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 12/13/2012 11:11AM

After a week of silence, I am back on the finishing job this week and have done some more work on the Singer sewing machine project that we began two weeks ago.

A Singer and Shellac Finish

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 11/29/2012 9:52AM

Bernie shares his experience of working on project refinishing a Singer sewing machine.

Thanksgiving Feast and Black Friday at Home Depot

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 11/21/2012 11:34AM

Bernie shares his holiday plans and anticipates his first foray into Black Friday pandemonium at The Home Depot.

Tool Time Bernie at Home at T.H.D.

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 11/15/2012 10:00AM

I have been a contractor, cabinet builder, wood finisher, and exhibit builder for most of my adult life. I have more than a few skills that could be of value to T.H.D.

Cabinet Shops: Backup Your Data

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 11/01/2012 1:57PM

With potential disaster lurking, cabinet companies should invest in creating secure backups to secure company data.

Controlling Gloss in Wood Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 10/25/2012 11:57AM

For wood finishing, If clarity is an issue, spray initial coats with a gloss product and only use the final coat to create the sheen level that you want.

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