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November 9, 2015
Wood finishes tend to raise the grain of the wood, lifting tiny whiskers that are rough to the touch. The best way to smooth those fibers back down is wet-sanding.
October 30, 2015
In Part II of our series, you’ll learn how and why you want to follow power-sanding with a sanding block and finer grits, to get the wood ready for a truly perfect finish.
September 30, 2015
Learn how to apply a classic Shaker finish
Tips for tackling big panels and problem parts
Learn the right way to random-orbit sand in Part I of our 3-part video series on sanding and surface prep
September 26, 2014
This simple addition to shopmade sanding blocks makes a big difference
April 4, 2013
Modern tools make it easy to mimic an ancient Japanese finish
February 7, 2013
Applying and Polishing
February 9, 2012
Random-orbit sanders are not as foolproof as they seem
July 28, 2011
How you break the edges can make or break your projects
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