Woodworking Tips: Finishing – Top Coat Overview

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Woodworking Tips – Finishing. George Vondriska discusses top coats for finishing. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.
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This band saw jig is makes easy work of cutting circles. It’s inexpensive and easy to make with very basic materials. It’s also well within the ability of most novices woodworker and can cut an infinite range of diameters between 3 and 42 inches or even larger!

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  • Romeo Martinez
    March 11, 2016

    Regarding Varnish / Polyurethane….
    1. Should I use the water base Polyurethane to finish over ACRYLIC on wood?
    2. Should I use the water base Polyurethane to finish over WATER COLORS on wood?
    Thanks.

  • giorgi lomidze
    March 11, 2016

    can you recommend me some books in which i can read everything about varnishes lacquers oils resins and so on, for woodworking. thank you

  • Tiffani Gilchrist
    March 11, 2016

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  • John Turner
    March 11, 2016

    This is a great video. Thank you for taking the time to explain these finishing differences and varieties. While I'm fairly handy at building things, finishing is a complete mystery and this has helped break it down. Thank you

  • Κάπνισμα Πίπας -Pipe & Tobaccos (Sid.Stavros)
    March 11, 2016

    Thank you for the video sir, may i ask you about the use of Walnut Oil on wood…will make the grain look better? In pipe smoking we use mainly Briar and we must take precautions from the fumes that's why we don't use polyurethane.

  • Laura Bart
    March 11, 2016

    thank you!!!!!

  • James Roberts
    March 11, 2016

    Oil got a bad rap in this vid. In a world of glossy shinny cheapness, a rubbed oil finish looks expensive these days, in my opinion. You have to apply a lot of coats for the oil to 'come up' to the surface of the wood, but it is an excellent finish that is so easy to do, it just takes some patience and time. It doesn't deserve the dismissal it got from this guy. It can be one of the most durable and beautiful finishes, and the easiest to maintain long term. Look into it more if it interests you, it's a lost art, really.

  • Rene B
    March 11, 2016

    Would you recommend spraying the polyurethane if its an option or stick with the brush on?

  • Al Uziel
    March 11, 2016

    what is lacquer??? what is it? what makes it different from varnish?  i understand shellac is the resin from a beetle and I understand oil, but what is the difference between polyurethane and lacquer chemically???

  • alxmos33
    March 11, 2016

    THANK YOU !!!!!

  • nashvlbees
    March 11, 2016

    Excellent video! I have learned a lot from all of your videos. Going to join wwgoa to get your full length videos.

  • icawn
    March 11, 2016

    Spar Urethane outdoors.
    Poly indoors.

  • Leonard Constant
    March 11, 2016

    Great video… though I believe toxicity should have been one of the pro/con parameters discussed here for each of these product categories.

  • RS
    March 11, 2016

    Thank you Very Much for simplifying it.

  • WoodWorkers Guild Of America
    March 11, 2016

    Thanks for the great feedback Chris! We actually have great full length video on sanding, stains and top coats (1.5hr). Go to video dot wwgoa dot com and search for it. You need to be a premium member to view it.

  • Chris Horn
    March 11, 2016

    Just wanted to say that was a very well done and clearly stated video. Really informative and straight forward. I like that you didn't assume anything and laid it all out in front of the viewer. Thanks for posting this. I was actually looking for a video that went into depth about how to select a stain or dye for your projects and the differences between them. Do you have a video about that? I haven't went through them all yet. Thanks again.

  • WoodWorkers Guild Of America
    March 11, 2016

    You bet! Glad you are enjoying our videos. Check out video dot wwgoa dot com for hundreds more! Happy woodworking!

  • eric knotts
    March 11, 2016

    Thanks for the video glad I found it..
    I just got a job in a cabinet shop and boss man said learn to paint ( Spray Gun ) and you will get a raise haha So here I am..
    Thank you again

  • WoodWorkers Guild Of America
    March 11, 2016

    It depends on the finish and how much time between coats. It's possible that the layers of finish won't adhere to each other if you didn't sand which could, in a worse case scenario, cause the layers to separate and peel.

    If you want to be absolutely certain this won't happen you should sand through the second coat, back to the first coat, and reapply.

  • J.L. Infinger
    March 11, 2016

    What happens exactly if I didn't sand after the 2nd coat of Poly? I applied 3 coats. Forgot to sand after #2. Should I just sand now and apply another?

  • 4vinos
    March 11, 2016

    Thanks, I made one using hard wood runners on both sides and it works extremely well. Your instructions made it very easy to make mine.

  • XFBO
    March 11, 2016

    Does this jig work with the table tilted?

  • Wood 'n' Stuff w/ Steve French
    March 11, 2016

    Nicely done!

  • Resolute
    March 11, 2016

    Hi! It's the best band saw circle cutting jig I've seen! Thanks for sharing!

  • GBM 35
    March 11, 2016

    Good work my friend good tips

  • Dirk Margheim
    March 11, 2016

    Genius in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing. I just got a new bandsaw and this jig will be in my shop very soon!

  • Josef Roesler
    March 11, 2016

    I like your design better than the previous one I had bookmarked to make, but you can't cut a 42" circle if your throat is less than 21 inches.

  • Rattlecan Guitar Restorations
    March 11, 2016

    Looks like I found this weekend's project. Well-explained, Sir. Thanks so much.

  • wileycayote23
    March 11, 2016

    great video. i have the same bandsaw so this jig is just the trick. look forward to future videos.

  • Gary Killmer
    March 11, 2016

    The hole for the blade will also work nice when I try to tilt the table to cut a bevel on the edge.  I have a lot of ideals for using circles, like round cribbage boards.

  • Gary Killmer
    March 11, 2016

    I love it.  I put a 5/8 inch hole where the blades runs so the sawdust can be sucked out.  Otherwise I made it just like you did.

  • Ted Backes
    March 11, 2016

    Hi there, Thanks so much for the video. I built it today, and I must ask how critical the size of the blade is. I used a 1/2 inch blade and it didn't work work at all. Then I went to a 1/8 inch blade and it worked fine. Was the difficulty with the larger blade because I didn't have the table set back (or forward) from the teeth properly? Thanks!

  • Bob Craen
    March 12, 2016

    Very nice and helpful. It is – up till this moment – the best jig i saw for this work. Gona make it. 🙂
    Thanks.

  • Robert Camacho
    March 12, 2016

    Hi I came across your instruction on how to make a circle cutting jig and found it simple but very effective. There are many videos on this but your, I like the best. Thank for your video and  I see that you have not posted anything else in a year. I would encourage to had other projects. Look forward to seeing more of work.

  • grindinglicks
    March 12, 2016

    How smooth does a bandsaw like this cut? I bought a 14" saw and the cut is rough even using a 10 tpi 3/4" blade

  • David Leclerc
    March 12, 2016

    Thanks, I,m cutting 2-1/2" and 9"  circles and the smaller ones give me more trouble probably because I was just using a stop without any adjustment. Like how you used the joint connector bolts as locking method on the track.

  • Zaftig Buff
    March 12, 2016

    Thanks the video. I have watched several videos about circle jigs and I think yours is the best. That being said I am now in the process of making one for myself. This thing will come in real handy. Thanks again.

  • drail80s
    March 12, 2016

    I like your videos.  Thanks for putting them out,

    Do you mean the center of the pin at the back of the teeth?

  • James Jasper
    March 12, 2016

    Just found your tips Winky, I am new to woodworking so any tips help. And your circle cutting jig is exceptional.More power to your jigs!

    Regards
    Jim (OZ)

  • Kevin McCormack
    March 12, 2016

    Seen a lot of different ideas on here but this one has too be the best ,