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Finishing Open Grained Woods with Water Based Finishes

INTRODUCTION Finishing Open Grained Woods “To Fill or Not to Fill… That is the Question” By Marty Schlosser – Ontario, Canada  When I was making furniture for a living, nearly every one of my clients had their own idea of what constituted “finely finished” furniture.   That enabled (or should I say “forced”) me to develop …

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2K Polyurethanes: What Wood Finishers Should Know – Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I opened a discussion on the growing popularity of waterborne 2K polyurethanes, also commonly called “2K WB’s,” “2K urethanes,” “2K-PU,” “two-part” or “2-pack” urethanes. These are waterborne coating formulations that use a secondary additive in their design, making the coating a 2-component system. With the use of 2K polyurethanes …

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Ultimate Furniture Finish

How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish with Water Based Finishes – Part 2

How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish – Part 2. By Marty Schlosser In Part 1 of this article, I shared my first three “pro tips” for getting the ultimate furniture finish… 1. Understanding Objectives 2. Selecting Finishing Materials & Equipment 3. Preparation Today, I’m going to share tips #4 through #7. So, let’s pick …

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How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish with Water Based Finishes – Part 1

How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish – Part 1. By Marty Schlosser There’s no denying the key role finishing plays in any successful piece of furniture or set of cabinets. Even an exciting design, meticulously crafted with the most appropriate materials will fall flat if the furniture finish is poorly conceived and executed. The …

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EM8000 Shines in Bent’s Woodworking Head-to-Head Walnut Finishing Comparison

I’m obviously thrilled that our EM8000 Conversion Varnish is the one Jason liked the best, but even if it hadn’t come out on top in this walnut finishing review, I think Jason’s comprehensive testing approach is to be applauded. If you’d like to learn more about the “winning” products Jason talked about… Here’s a link …

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2K Polyurethanes: What Wood Finishers Should Know – Part 1

Have you noticed “2K polyurethanes” or simply “2K urethanes” are “having a moment” on social media lately? I certainly have, and I must admit, I have some concerns about what is being said (or not said) about these products, particularly the ones being marketed as “safer” because they are water based. If you haven’t heard …

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Fuji Spray Q5 Platinum Turbine Kit: FREE Spray Gun, FREE, 1-on-1 Coaching Call, FREE USA Shipping

👉 Order your Fuji Q5 Platinum Turbine Spray Kit Here. Or read below to learn more… I hope you enjoyed the above video explanation of the  Fuji Q5 Platinum Turbine Spray Kit promotion happening now through June 30, 2021. If you missed anything and want to know more, here are the details about this special …

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Fuji Spray Q5 Platinum Turbine Kit: FREE Spray Gun, FREE, 1-on-1 Coaching Call, FREE USA Shipping

👉 Order your Fuji Q5 Platinum Turbine Spray Kit Here. Or read below to learn more… I hope you enjoyed the above video explanation of the  Fuji Q5 Platinum Turbine Spray Kit promotion happening now through June 30, 2021. If you missed anything and want to know more, here are the details about this special …

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LED woodshop lighting

The Best LED Woodshop Lighting Part 2: Color and Brightness

In my last post, I covered why LED woodshop lighting is so popular today… And how to convert your shop over to LED if you’re in the market to do so. Today, I’m going to discuss what is arguably the MOST important aspect of any LED woodshop lighting consideration, and that is… Brightness and accuracy …

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