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Wood Shop Teacher In-Service Days

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 10/25/2013 4:29PM

The recent Woodshop Teach In-Service day in Oregon and Washington was one of the largest gatherings in recent history.


Turning Dead Pine Into Furniture: Azure's Corbin Clay

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/29/2013 9:34AM

Azure Furniture's Corbin Clay goes through his use of beetle kill pine at AWFS Fair 2013. His latest venture: a pop-up store in Denver where he will make furniture live and sell it.


Why Overlap in Coating is Essential

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/09/2013 2:55PM

Overlap is a very important part of laying down a consistent coating. It goes hand in hand with the size and shape of a correctly adjusted spray pattern. Without defining that size and shape, one is only guessing about how much overlap from one pass to the next is necessary.


The Yoda of Moulding

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/07/2013 1:43PM

Sheldon Smith from Cut N Crown moulding shares his wisdom with AWFS Fair 2013 attendees.




Quality Finish? Speed and Distance Are Critical

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/11/2013 10:33AM

When it comes to getting the best wood finish, spray gun speed and distance are critical.


Fine Tuning Spray Gun Technique

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/02/2013 9:00AM

When you pick up the spray gun, you need to concentrate on correct habits, concentrate on your hand-eye coordination, and continue to do so long after muscle memory kicks in.


Tips to Optimize Spray Gun Finishing

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/20/2013 10:58AM

Woodworkers, to improve transfer efficiency in spray gun finishing think like a finisher. Builders often build pieces that difficult to spray.


Wood Finishing: What is Transfer Efficiency?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/13/2013 10:29AM

Transfer efficiency, T.E., is the amount of wood coating that actually lands on the item that you are spraying. See what factors affect the T.E. number.


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