If you have a skill saw, table saw, power miter saw or a radial arm saw in your workshop, the day will come when you will need to replace the blade. It’s a lot like the tires on your car – you don’t give them much thought as long as they function. But over time, performance degrades and eventually you just have to replace them.
Wiping varnish is one of the most popular finishes available to the small shop woodworker, and for good reason. It’s easy to use, attractive, and versatile, allowing you to create any sort of build that you like. For example, you can wipe on a series of light coats, buffing off the excess between each one to create a thin “in the wood” look, which is fine for decorative items that won’t suffer abuse. On the other hand, you can build it up pretty much as thick as you like for tough, durable protection on tables, chairs, and other furniture that sees a lot of use.