Wood Stain Techniques

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Achieve the Perfect Wood Finish with These Wood Stain and Varnish Tips

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right stain for your project. Use these tips to choose the right type of stain and end up with the color that you’re hoping to achieve. Stop wasting time and money. Get it right the first time by educating yourself on stains before you attempt to finish your project.
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Beginner Woodworker Lathe Project: Turning a Rolling Pin

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Learn Lathe Techniques By Creating Different Styles of Rolling Pins

Rolling pins are used to shape and flatten dough. If you don’t use one personally, you’ve probably at least seen your mother, grandmother, or a cartoon character use one as a weapon. Or maybe you’ve seen them use one to actually flatten dough! Turning a rolling pin on a lathe is a good way to get used to using the lathe and hand tools. Whether you’re making one for yourself or to give as a gift, it’s a relatively simple project that you can do with only basic skills and end up with something nice that will be useful and treasured for many years.
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Create Identical Half-Turnings

Spindles on Lathe

Create Mirror Image Spindle Halves on Your Lathe with These Simple Woodworking Tips

Finishing out a bookcase or end table with decorative half-turnings, or split spindles, can really make your projects look professionally done. However, it can be really difficult to produce two perfectly flat, perfectly identical halves. Use these tips to overcome the hurdles of half-turnings while saving yourself a lot of time and torment!
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