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Wood finishing is an art, but anyone with the right instruction can apply an excellent looking finish. Here you will find tips, techniques, and how-to articles on applying a world class finish.

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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Close to the Wood Finishing

This wood finishing tips card is called Close to the Wood. When a finish is considered close to the wood, it means that the...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Oil Finishes

This wood finishing tips card is about oil finishes. When you are a new woodworker, oil finishes are some of the easiest to learn....
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Apply Thin Coats

This Wood Finishing Tips Card is called Apply Thin Coats. This is the real secret to wood finishing that many new woodworkers can benefit...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards -How To Choose a Finish

This Woodworking Tips Card is called How to Choose a Finish. When you walk into the woodworking store, the wall full of finishing products...
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Wood Finishing Tips Cards – Use Fresh Product

This Wood Finishing Tips Card is called Use Fresh Product. Woodworkers are notoriously frugal when it comes to their craft. While saving scraps and...
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Staining Wood and Experimenting With Stains

Staining wood is a pretty straight forward process on the surface, but there is so much that you can do if you take the...
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Wood Finishing on the Lathe – A Basic Guide

Wood finishing on the lathe is a fun process. It takes a lot of the time out of finishing, and the results happen almost...
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The Secret to Wood Finishing

There are hundreds of secrets to wood finishing. However, there is really only one that you really need to know. Thin coats make finishing...
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Rustic Wood Staining Technique

Rustic pieces are super popular. This rustic wood staining technique will have you creating rustic finishes on your projects easily, and with one simple...
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Easy Wood Finishes for Beginners

One of the biggest hurtles to woodworking is wood finishing. Thankfully, there are some easy wood finishes for beginners. Hand applied finishes have been...
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Staining Wood with Steel Wool and Vinegar

Staining wood with steel wool and vinegar is an easy way to incorporate an older method of chemically staining wood. Modern stains use dyes...
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Using My New Fiebings Dye Stains

I am really excited to share my experience with my new Fiebings dye stains that I picked up from Tandy Leather Factory. I have...
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How to Buff Wood to a High Sheen

The best way to buff wood to a high sheen is with a buffing system that is meant for use on wood. There are...
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Danish Oil For Adding Age to Wood

Danish Oil, in particular Medium Walnut Danish Oil, is a very easy way to add age to a piece of wood. Rustic and aged...
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How to Make Traditional Wood Filler

This is how to make traditional wood filler. Wood fillers are available everywhere. However, many times they are made from random ingredients. If you...
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7 Ways to Get Better at Finishing

Here are my 7 ways to get better at finishing. Wood finishing is an art. It is also an easy art at the beginning...
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Understanding Wood Finishing

Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner has been the single most influential book on wood finishing that I have ever read. I have several wood...
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How to Store Wood Finish

Knowing how to store wood finish will help it last longer. Nothing destroys finish like temperature and oxygen. Temperature can cause the finish to...
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Wood Finishing Guide

This wood finishing guide was written for those who are new to woodworking, and need a little help applying a great finish. Wood finishing...
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Coloring Oil Finishes

Coloring oil finishes is done by adding Artist's pigments to an oil finish. These oils can then be applied to wood to create a...