When I build a project, I save a few small pieces of scrap wood just
to test the stain and finishes I might use. Sometimes I'll apply
several coats of stain, other times just one. Wait a few days (a week
is better) then apply a clear finish (shellac, varnish, laquer, tung
oil). It is best to follow the recommendations on the can, but even
still, use a scap piece first. (I'd hate to mess up a project in a
few seconds that I spent several days work.)
Yes, I'll do that when I have a good project I'm happy with. I'm only a few
weeks old at wood working so I'm in the I-don-t-mind-if-it-doesn't-work mode
but I'm trying to learn a few things. I cut some wood tonight with my miter
saw and trimmed with miter trimmer and then glued them together with wood
glue. Almost got a perfect square from 4 triangles. Not quite tho. I
also didn't put enough glue. arggggggg.
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