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The Simple, (Not So) Secret Trick to Evenly Stained Woodworking Projects

by Chris Gardner

The Simple, (Not So) Secret Trick to Evenly Stained Woodworking Projects

The process usually goes like this: you're careful with your measurements, make dead-on accurate cuts, properly attach and glue everything together, sand it as smooth as glass, and then ... you screw everything up on the finish.

If you've ever built or refinished something made of wood, you've probably experienced this headache: the end grain turns out much darker than the side grain.   

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Power Tools 101: Power Sanders.

by Chris Gardner

No matter how great the payoff, sanding is no fun…kinda like exercising, tweezing your eyebrows, or studying for final exams.

Electric sanders don’t make the process any more fun, but they will speed it up. And with prices under $100, they because a very useful tool for the homeowner and ambitious DIYster.

Power Tools 101: Power Sanders.
Sanding. Techinically, sanding doesn’t make wood smoother, it makes it uniformly rough: abrasives in sandpaper make tiny cuts in the wood...

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