Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rubbing Out a Polyurethane Varnish Finish

Most of our tabletops are finished with polyurethane varnish.  Polyurethane is the toughest, most flexible, least obtrusive, and most durable clear-coating available.  It is resistant to water, alcohol, household chemicals, scratching, chipping, and wear.  But its application is demanding and … Continue reading

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Sculpting Rocking Chair Backlegs and Arms at the Edge Sander

We built our edge sander.  The sanding belt is driven by a wooden pulley (5” diameter x 8” high) on the right end of the machine in the picture below.  At the end of the machine opposite the drive pulley, … Continue reading

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