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Lacquer Thinner Is Lacquer Thinner…Right?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/18/2011 12:00AM

Lacquer thinner is lacquer thinner...right? In the 21st Century when lacquer coatings are very high tech, the answer is almost always a resounding no.


Wood Finishers: Stop the Presses!!!

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

As far as wood finishes are concerned, there is something excitingly new. We can still have the strong finish film that the acid and the urea resin combination create, but now new resin technology has erased the formaldehyde release. Welcome to the era of zero formaldehyde release coatings!


Wood Veneered to Stone Wafers? That's High Tech

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

Woodworking technology and mixed materials from a chance visitor at WoodworkingNetwork's AWFS Fair booth sparked a mind-provoking conversation.


Wood Color Mixing Involves Many Variables

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

Reproducibility, exactness of match, intensity of color, blowing up a small recipe into a large batch – all are subject to a whole list of variables. A good tint specialist can fill a lot of holes and level a lot of mole hills.




Look For New Sprayers At AWFS

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

Today we are going to talk about volume solids and how to put them to work in a new way. Meet him at the AWFS Fair in the Woodworking Network Booth 2139
sponsored by M.L. Campbell.
At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities


Getting Scientific About Coloration

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

We're in a professional world where we sometimes have very little room to maneuver - we have to be methodical to make finishing a predictable and efficient process.Meet Bernie Bottens at the AWFS Fair in the Woodworking Network Booth 2139 sponsored by M.L. Campbell. 
 
. At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities


More Gremlins in the Woodwork

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

Last week I discussed contaminates that can mar a finish. Here are more of those gremlins and how to keep them in check.
Meet him at the AWFS Fair in the Woodworking Network Booth 2139
sponsored by M.L. Campbell.
At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities


Gremlins in the Woodwork

By Bernie Bottens Posted: $util.date("MM/dd/yyyy h:mma",$article.startDate, "America/Chicago")

When applying a finish sometimes there are contaminates that we don't see or feel. This week I'm discussing those gremlins and ways to keep them in check.
Meet Bernie at the AWFS Fair in the
Woodworking Network Booth 2139
sponsored by M.L. Campbell.
At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities


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