Techniques

Blotchy stain

When your stain is blotchy, for whatever reason, in most cases you can blend it in by hand sanding with 600 grit sandpaper before you apply the next coat. I use Abranet brand 600 grit. Does not clog easily and works great.

Techniques

Protecting inlay from stain

I remember a while back about how I was puzzled on how period furniture had parts of the inlay that were NOT stained dark, while the rest of the inlay and the furniture itself appeared to have a dark stain. How was that done? After some investigation on the internet and asking around, the answer…

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