Prep & Finish - Working with Waterborne Finishes
Waterborne or "water-based" finishes have been around for almost 20 years, but many woodworkers have not yet cracked open a can. Part of the problem was the bad rap earned by a few first generation formulas. These finishes were difficult to apply, offered little protection, and had a color quality that sucked the life out of even the best looking boards. Thanks to formulation improvements, more woodworkers are beginning to appreciate why these cans were put on the shelf in the first place. Learn the simple steps and strategies for successful application of waterborne finishes from Woodcraft Magazine's® Senior Editor, Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk.Getting the Edge on Plywood
With costs of solid lumber rising and the availability of wider stock waning, hardwood veneer plywood has become the material of choice for built-ins, cabinets, and case goods. Whether it's a hardwood veneer plywood or a medium density fiberboard product that you elect to use, one thing is certain; you will want to apply a hardwood facing to the exposed plywood edge. Learn the tips and techniques for applying edge banding to plywood from Woodcraft Magazine's® Contributing Editor Craig Bentzley.You will be able to download the pdf file from the Thank You page or from the Downloadable Product Email once your order is placed.The Editors of Woodcraft Magazine® have selected their best "technique" articles and are now making them available for download directly to your computer. Topics ranging from finishing to hand cutting dovetails will allow you to read, learn, and apply woodworking techniques that you once thought impossible. Seasoned woodworking professionals will lead you through the steps necessary to master these skills, making use of detailed color photography to provide additional insight into the process. While the skilled use of these techniques are important for a variety of woodworking applications, these articles will prove to be invaluable when undertaking projects in the Woodcraft Magazine® Classic™ Project Plans series.