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Caring for a Finish

Tip #20
Finishing & Finishing Techniques

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The beauty of a woodworking project depends on three things: good design, good craftsmanship, and a good finish. In the long run, the finish is the most important. A good finish will preserve a well-conceived, well-constructed project for generations.

Like all woodworking arts, to properly finish a project, you must have the right tools and a working knowledge of the available materials. But the most essential prerequisite is something you can't buy or read - patience. Putting a fine finish on a project may take as long or longer than building it. But if you take the time, the results will be well worth your efforts.

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