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Finish Thickness Determines Water Resistance More Than Type of Finish

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I've written this many times and said it many more. The film thickness of a finish is much more important for preventing water getting through to the wood than the type of finish. For example, polyurethane is more water resistant than shellac. But three coats of shellac is much more water resistant than one coat of wipe-on polyurethane. It makes sense if you think about it. Likewise, an oil finish, […]The post Finish Thickness Determines Water Resistance More Than Type of Finish appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How to Maintain a Workbench Top - Shawn Graham

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Check for flatness with winding sticks. Determine areas that need to be planed down. Plane the surface with a jack plane. Use a toothed plane blade to add roughness to the top. Go over the surface with 36 grit sandpaper on a random orbit sander. Shawn Graham of Worth Effort Woodworking, shared a video on YouTube detailing his approach to flattening and preparing a workbench top. I know that many […]The post How to Maintain a Workbench Top - Shawn Graham appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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