Flexner on Finishing: Rub to Create a Great Finish

Achieving a glass-flat surface is a lot easier than you might think.
By Bob Flexner
Pages: 79-83

From the August 2006 issue #156
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After spending countless hours building a project, you naturally want the finish to be perfect. To achieve that you need to understand the one thing that separates an OK finish from a great one. A great finish feels smooth!

Think about it. What do you do when checking out someone else’s finish, whether in a store or at a friend’s home or shop? You run your hand over the finish. If it feels rough, you disapprove (though you might not say anything). If it feels smooth, you think, “Boy, I wish I could do this.”

From the August 2006 issue #156
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