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  1. Wood Finishing
    It was my understanding that when applying oil-based polyurethane finish, I should dip the brush in mineral spirits beforehand to keep it from getting stiff and loaded with the poly. It is working for this purpose, but the problem is when I start applying the poly, the first several square feet...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all. Well, I bought a used Ryobi miter saw off of Craigslist. Paid $60. It had a relatively new blade, and looked to be in good shape. I was happy with the purchase as I made about 2 dozen cuts before it had a problem or two (simultaneously). The brake stopped working, and the blade takes...
  3. Wood Finishing
    I am looking for a clear or light amber transparent interior wood finish that is tough, abrasion-resistant, and levels out well when applied with a brush. Durability and brushability are most important. I’m interested in what other people are using and why you prefer that product instead of...
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