Five Quick and Easy Woodturning Finishes
Whether you’re finishing spindles, bowls or treenware, here are some topcoat options you may have on hand already.
How to Speed Up Your Sub-Base
This reader had issues with the plastic sub-base on his router dragging at times. He has a quick, simple solution that keeps things running smoothly.
How to Dry And Preserve A Petiol?
What’s the best way to dry and preserve a palm tree petiol that I plan to give as a wedding keepsake? It is still very wet.
When are Tack Cloths a No-No?
Tack cloths have been used by finishers for a very long time, but are there situations when a tack cloth isn’t advisable or even detrimental to finishing?
Frequently Asked Finishing Questions
Our expert takes on some of the questions that have arisen in response to previous finishing article topics.
Walrus® Oil: Better Finishes for Food Prep
Wipe-on, one-step finishes developed from natural ingredients that are safe for cutting boards and other wooden food preparation products.
Howard Products: Making Wood Care Easy
Penetrating wood finish restorer launches a half century of DIY wood, metal and leather care products.
How Will Cold Air Affect My Tools?
I keep my tools in an unheated portable garage. How will cold air affect them?
Best Finish for a Softwood Workbench?
What is the best choice of finish for my softwood workbench’s top?
Rubbing out the Finish
Rubbing out a finish is a often overlooked woodworking process. Our finishing experts show you how to do it in this instructional video.