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Milk Paint DVD

My Popular Woodworking Milk Paint DVD has just come out.  While many paints hide the wood’s subtle surface quality or create a plastic looking finish, milk paint is an incredibly thin, natural-looking paint that allows every pore of the wood

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Craft Films, Finishing

Making Shellac

This video was made by the fellow I buy my shellac flakes from.  Who knew it took so much effort by insect and man to make a pound of shellac?  Or that different trees make different kinds of shellac?  Now

Posted in Craft Films, Finishing

Black-over-Red/Oak for Sale

We’ve painted the red coats on our rocker in a few previous posts, so it’s time for the black: Make sure you spoon the foam off the top of the paint.  I do this every time I mix up paint.

Posted in Chairmaking Tools and Supplies, Finishing

Further coats of Milk Paint/Instagram

Those following my series of posts on milk paint may remember that back in January we painted the first coat of paint on the Continuous Arm Rocker. Paint makes surface defects much more apparent, so let’s look and see what

Posted in Finishing, How-To

Brush Technique & First Coat of Paint

I’ve spent the last two weeks traveling. First, I spent a week up in Jonesborough, TN with my mentor Curtis Buchanan, working on a birdcage barstool and refining our techniques for reaming bent posts. Or more importantly, eating Marilyn’s good

Posted in Finishing, How-To

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