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Gremlins in the Woodwork

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/01/2011 2:00AM

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


What Does “Water White” Really Mean?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/24/2011 2:00AM

I’m going to define for you the term “water white.” If that phrase means nothing to you then I hope that I can get you going down the right track from the outset.
Meet Bernie at the AWFS Fair in the
Woodworking Network Booth 2139
sponsored by M.L. Campbell.
At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities



There’s Nothing More Expensive Than Regret

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/17/2011 2:00AM

Accidents in woodworking shops are way too common. Three friends of mine have had table saw accidents in the past year. Please stay safe around your power tools and look for ways to diminish the risks. Bernie Bottens at AWFS Fair is sponsored by At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities


Low Wood VOC Regs Don’t Apply To Indoor Air Quality

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/10/2011 2:00AM

When considering outdoor air quality as it relates to your woodworking projects, VOC content is especially important. But please understand that VOCs have little to do with indoor air quality and government regulations. Meet Bernie Bottens at AWFS Fair, Woodworking Network Booth 2139, sponsored by At AWFS: Woodworking Network personalities




Waterborne Wood Coatings Are Coming of Age

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/03/2011 2:00AM

I watched WoodworkingNetwork.com's webcast on Sanding & Finishing – How to Get Green and liked it so much that I watched it again. If you haven’t done that yet then you should. Find it at WoodworkingNetwork.com/webcasts.


Measuring Wood Coating Viscosity

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/27/2011 2:00AM

We are going to talk about wood coating viscosity relative to the use of a viscosity cup. Practice your measurements with a viscosity cup until you find the combination that works the best with your equipment and applications methods.


KCMA’s wood coating standard: unvarnished truth

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/20/2011 2:00AM

In my blog, Calculating Wood Coating Thickness, I stated, “The KCMA standard for dry mil thickness is 3 – 5 dry mils.” I have spoken that little sentence more times than I care to count. But now I suspect that I have mindlessly misstated that sentence for years. It may not be factual and one of my readers finally spoke up and called my bluff.


More on pre-cat and post-cat wood coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/13/2011 2:00AM

For the last couple of weeks I’ve talked about pre-cat and post-cat wood coatings, discussing the impact of each coating on your finishing process as well as marketing program.


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