Finishing for Beginners

Food-Safe Finishes

Food-Safe Finishes

Find a finish that will protect your family and your work by Bob Duncan This article was first published in issue 48 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Woodworkers often want to apply safe finishes to pieces used with food, such as bowls, or toys that children may put in their […]

by November 15, 2017 Finishing for Beginners
Coloring with Acrylic Paints

Coloring with Acrylic Paints

Vast array of colors provide infinite possibilities by Sue Chrestensen and Toni Burghout This article was first published in issue 30 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Acrylic paint comes in wide variety of colors. By mixing your own custom colors, you can create a broad spectrum of hues to meet […]

Clockwise from left: Paint, glitter, and faux gilding; paint and crackle glaze; gold leaf; paint, modeling paste “snow,” and glitter; gloss poly and glitter; Glimmer Glaze 
and glitter.

Fancy Finishes

Easy techniques to add color and shine to your Christmas ornaments by Mindy Kinsey This article was first published in issue 53 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. For most projects, scrollers use finishes that accent, preserve, and protect the beautiful varieties of wood they choose. But Christmas calls for a […]

Outdoor Finishes and Glues

Outdoor Finishes and Glues

Use the right products to ensure your outdoor projects last by Bob Duncan This version of this article was published in issue 55 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. When you build something for outdoor display, you want it to last. Ordinary indoor finishes will not stand up to rain or […]

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Sawdust: Types of Finishes

Narrow down your selection of finishes by knowing what results you want This article was first published in issue 33 of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. Oils Pure oils used as finishes, such as linseed oil (not boiled linseed oil) and pure tung oil, cure slowly compared to other finishes. They […]