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UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

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See who won a copy of our newly released Special Interest Publication: Finishing Wood

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Three great finishing tips

Three great finishing tips

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From storing brushes between coats to applying just the right amount of wax, these tips will make things easier.

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UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Tauntons Complete Illustrated Guide to...

UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

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See who won a copy of these 3 new paperback editions.

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The Easiest Finish Ever

The Easiest Finish Ever

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Fine Woodworking staffers are the best. A group pitched in to help a pregnant staffer finish a project so she wouldn't have to worry about the fumes.

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Start to Finish with Peter Gedrys

Start to Finish with Peter Gedrys

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Here's an opportunity to learn from one of our contributors

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Going to a professional finisher

Going to a professional finisher

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Is it worth paying a professional to finish your project? What are the pros and cons? What is the perspective from the finisher's viewpoint?

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Roland Johnson is Sacramento bound with The Woodworking Shows

Roland Johnson is Sacramento bound with The Woodworking Shows

I had a great time at the Costa Mesa, California show this past weekend. The weather was California mild and the folks attending The Woodworking Show were Midwest friendly; what a great combonbsp...

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Roland Johnson heads for Costa Mesa, California

Roland Johnson heads for Costa Mesa, California

I will be giving finishing seminars throughout the weekend at The Woodworking Shows in Costa Mesa, California.

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional Finishing Techniques from the New Best of Fine Woodworking

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional Finishing Techniques from the New Best of Fine Woodworking

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See who won a copy of Traditional Finishing Techniques

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How to test furniture for a shellac finish

How to test furniture for a shellac finish

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Learn how to discover what the finish is on that old piece of furniture you want to restore.

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Having Trouble Finishing? Heres a Great Product

Having Trouble Finishing? Here's a Great Product

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Minwax Wipe-On Poly goes on fast and easy, without aggravating drips and runs

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A beginners guide to spray finishing

A beginner's guide to spray finishing

Jeff Jewitt has a new book and DVD combination that shows you how to get started spray finishing.

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Exploding Shellac: Finally, an Answer

Exploding Shellac: Finally, an Answer

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We receive an answer as to the cause of gas buildup in old shellac cans.

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Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4

Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4

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The box I've been working on is finally done. Take a look at how it turned out.

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This Finish Stinks!

This Finish Stinks!

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An easy-to-apply finish has an unwelcome side effect

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