Applying finish to the parts of a project before assembly of the piece solves some problems that can occur when finish is applied after assembly.
Milk paint is an easy finish to apply, and gives pieces a beautiful and lively color with lots of character. Here’s my method for mixing and applying it.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from August 2018. In this show, I answer a question from a listener about coloring wood and preventing blotching.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from June 2018. In this show, I talk about milk paint.
One inconvenience with a solvent based finish like shellac is getting the brushes used to apply it thoroughly clean when you’re done. However, there is a very simple solution to this little conundrum.
On today’s show, I discuss making cabinet backs, my personal finish preferences, achieving full width shavings, natural finishing products, and taking a project from concept to final finish.
On today’s show, I discuss dovetail pin to tail ratio, leaving space for seasonal expansion between case back boards, and some basics on using shellac.
On today’s show, I discuss saw handle hang angle, frame saw length, repairing a split board, and varnish.
On today’s show, I discuss making a flag case, maintaining a wax finish, saw vises, non-yellowing finishes, and dovetailing details.
On today’s show, I discuss laminating 2Xs for a workbench top, mixing shellac, linseed oil odor, replacement blades for Stanley hand planes, music in the workshop, and making elaborate frame & panel doors.
On today’s show, I discuss paring yellow pine end grain, using cambered irons to square board edges, making moldings with a combination plane, more on reference surfaces, and sliding dovetails.
On today’s show, I discuss finishing both sides of a board, book matching veneer, cooper’s jointer planes, workbench designs, pins vs. tails, hand tool jigs, boring straight with a brace and bit, and experimenting with historical practices in your shop.