Surface Embellishments: Liming Wax and Sandblasting
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
Liming wax has been used for hundreds of years to create striking effects on wood. The effects can range from a soft antiqued (pickled) finish to a bold high contrast appearance with significant visual impact. It can be used on unfinished wood or over a stained or painted surface. The white liming wax is rubbed onto the wood and then wiped off leaving wax lodged in the open pores of the wood. Liming wax is fantastic when used on ring porous woods like ash and oak.
CLICK HERE to learn more about how to use Liming Wax in your own woodturning:
Project Idea: Turning a Christmas Tree
By Rick Morris
It's not too early to start your Christmas season woodturning (or shopping, but that's another story). I'm going to show you how I turn Christmas trees for holiday gifts.
CLICK HERE to learn how to turn your own Christmas trees:
Our friends at Popular Woodworking have a new episode of Woodturning with Tim Yoder, Episode 10: Turning a String Top Toy.
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This month we are featuring the woodturning projects of Gene Russell, including some of his projects that incorporate his natural edge techniques.
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Finishing: The Nozzle Tip
This month, Phil has a tip on how to clear up a clog in the nozzle of a can of spray-on finish.
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