September 4, 2020
While visiting a local tag sale, professional upholsterer Michael Mascelli came across one worker's complete upholstery tool kit from the early 20th century.
August 28, 2020
Mike Mascelli wows Bob Van Dyke and Mike Pekovich answering listener questions in this (mostly) finishing-centric episode.
August 24, 2020
Megan Fitzpatrick prefers finishes that are easy, fast, and foolproof. In her experience, these six check all three boxes.
August 21, 2020
Frame maker Barrie Bryant gives a glimpse into the gilding process and the tools and techniques he uses to create his beautiful gilded frames.
July 14, 2020
When he makes chairs, David Johnson blends the best techniques learned in a career studying and restoring chairs with woven seats.
In the conclusion of this series, David fills in the left-to-right weave, or weft pattern, of the woven Danish cord seat.
The Danish cord seat begins to take shape as David works on the warp structure, which runs front to back.
June 4, 2020
One reader asks Chris Becksvoort if sanding too fine will interfere with finishing.
May 5, 2020
The curved back of a regular sanding block makes a great tool for smoothing concave surfaces.
May 4, 2020
Bob Miller shares the racks he made to hold parts while finishing and drying.
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