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Oil as Wood Finish: Ultimate Guide to Finishing Wood with Oil

Finishing the surface of the wood can be either the last step of your woodwork project or your regular maintenance for your wooden furniture, floors, windows, and doors. Oils are among the most common wood finishes and have been used for centuries in almost all parts of the world. Oils are basically a natural product, …

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Black Locust tree and Honey Locust thorns

Black Locust vs. Honey Locust – What Are the Differences?

Black Locust (also known as “False Acacia”) and Honey Locust are tall, thorny trees, both members of a pea family. They are somehow similar but with a few differences. In woodworking, both Black Locust and Honey Locust are used where hard and strong wood is needed. Black Locust is the more durable type and common …

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Cans of stain that is used as a wood colorant

Types of Stain & Differences: Oil-based vs Water-based vs Gel Stain

Stain is a common colorant for wood that adds a hue to the surface while it retains the grain of the material. There are different types of stain available on the market. Among them, oil-based, water-based and gel stain are the most common ones. In general, a water-based stain is a good choice for interior …

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How Long Does It Take Stain to Dry?

Stain is a popular finish for all types of woodworking, furniture, floors, doors, windows and other exterior and interior wood. If you consider using a stain, you are probably aware that there are different types of stains – e.g. oil- and water-based stains, stain gels, exterior and interior stains. These products come with different characteristics …

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Router Table vs Table Saw – What Are the Differences and Similarities?

When it comes to stationary woodworking tools, router tables and table saws are among the most common ones in DIY workshops and garages. If you are in the process of building up your workshop, you might be tempted to select only one of them, in particular, if you need to take space or budget constraints …

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Router table with a rotating bit driven into material

What Is a Router Table? What Is It Used For?

If you are a (semi)professional woodworker or an advanced DIYer, you might have considered using a router table in your workshop. When you are already using a hand-held router, you will likely appreciate the better precision and improved convenience that sets router tables apart from hand-held tools. Read on to learn more about the characteristics …

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