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Sealing flame-pattern birch with boiled linseed oil to show off the grain can darken the whole piece, not just the grain. If you want to keep the background hue of the wood light, use a product with soy oil, or at least less boiled linseed oil. To demonstrate the differences, we applied boiled linseed oil to the top-left quarter of the test board left. Then, from top to bottom, we applied Antique Oil (Minwax, minwax.com), which contains boiled linseed oil thinned with varnish, and Varath…

Sealing flame-pattern birch with boiled linseed oil to show off the grain can…

22 Tool Ingenious Hacks | Cut Pipe with a String - It's almost as fast as a saw and fits into tight spots where saws won't. To give the string a starting point, cut a shallow notch with a file or hacksaw blade. Then simply pull the string back and forth to slice through PVC or ABS pipe.

22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools

It's almost as fast as a saw and fits into tight spots where saws won't. To give the string a starting point, cut a shallow notch with a file or hacksaw blade. Then simply pull the string back and forth to slice through PVC or ABS pipe.

I plan to finish a kitchen table with polyurethane for durability. Should I use water-based or oil-based poly?

Q & A: Water-Based vs. Oil-Based Polyurethane

I plan to finish a kitchen table with polyurethane for durability: water-based or oil-based poly?

Application tips & guide to clear finishes from Minwax. Good info! 370

Learn all about clear wood finishes from the experts at Minwax, including oil vs. water-based finishes, polyurethane tips, & clear finish application tips.

The combination square is a fundamental tool for almost all woodworking jobs, but most people don’t know how to properly use it. Get back to basics and learn how a combination square will take your craft to the next level.

Getting the Most from your Combination Square

Tools Be The Smartest Person At Work With These Excel Tricks How to Use a Speed Square Make a Custom Bic Brander If you need

remove rust from metal tools and found objects without scrubbing witha soak in this natural solution

remove rust from metal tools and found objects without scrubbing with a soak in this natural solution: citric acid and HOT water.

The Way Wood Works.. Reading Grain Direction

The Way Wood Works. Reading Grain Direction remember pith side plane with the points

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Should You Use Shellac or Wood Conditioner Before Staining Softwoods with Oil-Based Stains

Should You Use Shellac or Wood Conditioner Before Staining Softwoods with Oil-Based Stains / Rockler How-to. Tip: Use shellac on end-grain to make stain take evenly

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