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A case for spraying finishes #2: Fuji LX-20 HVLP Gravity Feed Gun

03-16-2021 04:54 PM by pintodeluxe | 0 comments »

How has this gun been hidden from the woodworking industry so well? It’s marketed to the auto industry, where it’s apparently a hit, but I couldn’t find a single mention about the LX-20 on woodworking forums. I use it with satin lacquer for topcoating my furniture projects, and the finish it delivers is incredible. The atomization is so fine, you don’t need to touch the second coat at all. I used to wet sand my topcoat for a smooth finish, but since switching to th...

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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Best Blade Cleaner

01-25-2021 11:38 PM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

Video of the best blade cleaner I’ve found for carbide saw blades… https://youtu.be/6A9BL6ApuU4 I’ve been using this cleaner for 4-5 years and it really does work fast on stubborn pitch and resin deposits. Dirty tablesaw blades are no match for this cleaner.

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