I opened my first can of waterbased finish over 20 years ago. Lured by the promise of easy cleanup, low odor, fast drying time, and nonflammability, it seemed to be the perfect clearcoat solution. Unfortunately, these first-generation finishes were difficult to apply, didn’t hold up well, and just looked bad. Like many woodworkers, I closed the lid on these newcomers and stuck with solvent-based varnishes and lacquers.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.