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How To Make Wood Veneer

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/22/2013 12:41PM

There are a number of forms of wood veneers available on the market but let's take a look at how to make your own.

What Causes Veneer Checking?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/08/2013 3:32PM

Veneer checking is a common occurrence in woodworking. Anyone who has to apply veneer or use veneered panels certainly understands what an unpleasant event this can be.

Crafting Wood to Crafting Beer: Step by Step

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/27/2013 10:00AM

Teaching woodshop to kids: You can’t make it stick in their brains unless you make it stick to their fingers first. How'd my son Eryn end up crafting beer?

How to Sand Wood Appliqués

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/21/2013 10:00AM

Sanding the details of appliqués well can be a challenge: the sand paper loses its bite as it comes up against something like that and the wood is very difficult to scratch.

Wood Singer Machine Case Defects Create Challenges

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/14/2013 10:19AM

The more I worked on this antique Singer sewing machine wood case, the more little defects I have found that needed to be addressed.

Reader Questions on Antique Wood Singer Sewing Machine

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/31/2013 10:00AM

Bernie answers more reader questions about his antique wood Singer sewing machine project.

Antique Wood Sewing Machine Project Update

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/24/2013 10:01AM

While the bleaching process continues on the Singer sewing machine wood cabinet, I thought I'd give you an update on how the project is going.

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.

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