Here’s how to cut through all the confusion about oil, tung oil and wiping varnish. By Bob Flexner Finishing is a mystery to most woodworkers, but it’s not because finishes are difficult to apply. All that’s involved in applying a finish is transferring a liquid to wood using one of three really easy-to-use tools:...
Some straight talk about cherry and blotching. By Bob Flexner Pages: 70-72 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now When I opened my furniture-making and restoration shop in 1976, the woods considered best for high-end furniture were walnut and mahogany. Of course, oak and maple were also used, and sometimes cherry....
If you want to spray finishes indoors, you need an exhaust system. This affordable homemade set-up makes it possible and affordable.
Bob Flexner walks you through all the steps in repairing an antique factory-made chair that is glued with animal hide glue.
Reversibility and quick tack make this traditional method worth the trouble – sometimes.
Oft-repeated 'rules' that are, quite simply, wrong.
Its durability and ease of use make searching out this hard-to-identify finish worth it.
Material and finish choice help dictate grit progression when sanding.
Discover what finishing products work well together