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Kimball’s ‘Pura’fect Finishing System

Posted: 03/09/2012 12:16PM

Just a couple years ago, Kimball Office made a significant leap in its process manufacturing, developing a proprietary UV-cured finish so durable it allows assembly of fully-finished engineered and solid wood components.


Color Matching for Small Wood Shops

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2012 12:01PM

Color matching and finish system creation is like a chess game. What happens in step #1, #7, or #10 is going to have an impact on another step that follows.


Creating Crackle Finishes in the Wood Shop

By Mac Simmons Posted: 03/09/2012 11:51AM

I know of three different methods for “crackling” a finish: ready-to-use crackle coatings, “crackle mediums” and liquid hide glue, made from animal hides and bone renderings.


Air Pressure Settings for Widebelt Sanders

Posted: 03/09/2012 11:38AM

Listed are air pressure settings for widebelt sanders. These are an average and may vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer.




Sanding Wood Products: Changing the Mindset in the Production Process

Posted: 03/09/2011 12:00AM

Some fundamental points to help optimize your company’s sanding operation.


Upgrades Help Conestoga Finish First

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/14/2009 12:00AM

Revamping the layout of the finishing area can be an arduous process, but Conestoga Wood Specialties not only accomplished the task in a timely manner, it did so while still retaining its practically perfect on-time shipping record.


The Cross-Hatch Adhesion Test

By Mac Simmons Posted: 11/13/2007 12:00AM

A simple but effective way to double-check multi-coating wood finishes.


A Polyester Primer

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An underlying reason to use any of the polyester types is due to their ability to close grain quickly and give an extremely hard surface. While most of the other favorable polyester attributes can be obtained by using other, easier to apply, coatings systems, polyester is undoubtedly however the “king of coatings."


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