General Finishes wood stains are made from the highest quality oils, resins, and pigments to ensure your finishing project will be an easy and rewarding experience.
Whether you're a woodworking beginner or someone with advanced skills, the three-DVD series "The Way to Woodwork" will help you step up to the next level. You'll gain knowledge and skills for specific joinery and construction techniques with both hand and machine cutting, and put them into practice with specific projects included on the DVDs. Most importantly, though, you'll get comprehensive woodworking instruction that applies to any piece of furniture you might want to build. From designing to completing a project, you'll be able to follow the "Critical Path" of woodworking, thanks to the clear and competent instruction of Ian Kirby and Lili Jackson.DVD set contains all 3 volumes. Each volume is also available separately. These DVD's are supported with hundreds of pages of online lessons. For individual volume content, see "More Info" tab.The Way to Woodwork Series features instructional by Ian Kirby and LiLi JacksonIan Kirby has over 50 years of experience as a master woodworker, educator and trained designer. Ian is uniquely qualified to teach woodworking. His blended skills as an educator and a master woodworker combine to make this DVD a remarkable achievement.LiLi Jackson is a woodworker who has studied at many of the top woodworking schools in the country. LiLi grew up in the Rockler family business - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. LiLi brings all of her unique experience to bear in these DVDs.Volume 1Chapter 1: Critical Path & Woodworker ToolsChapter 2: Design and MaterialsChapter 3: Harvesting the PartsChapter 4: Preparing StockChapter 5: How to make Butt JointsChapter 6: Mortise & Tenon: Overview & MarkingChapter 7: Mortise & Tenon: Hand-Cutting & FittingChapter 8: Mahogany Stool ProjectChapter 9: Finishing & GluingChapter 10: Tool Demo: Hand PlaneChapter 11: Shaping Parts & Final Assembly Volume 2Chapter 1: Ash Table: Introduction & Preparing StockChapter 2: Marking & Cutting Mortise & TenonsChapter 3: Ash Table: Shaping Parts & Angled ShouldersChapter 4: Ash Table: Glue up & FinishChapter 5: Bookcase: Introduction to Frame & PanelChapter 6: Machined Joinery OptionsChapter 7: Bookcase: Frame & Panel ConstructionChapter 8: Bookcase: Gluing Subassembly & Shaping PartsChapter 9: Bookcase: Finishing Touches Volume 3Chapter 1: Introduction & Using Design Mock-upsChapter 2: Bedside Cabinet: Hanging a Door & HardwareChapter 3: Standing Laptop Desk: Design & Drawer OverviewChapter 4: Dovetailed Drawer: Fitting the PartsChapter 5: Dovetail Drawer: Marking Single Lap DovetailsChapter 6: Dovetail Drawer: Cutting Single Lap DovetailsChapter 7: Dovetail Drawer: Marking & Cutting Through DovetailsChapter 8: Making Dovetails with a RouterChapter 9: Dovetail Drawer: Assembling the PiecesChapter 10: Dovetail Drawer: Fitting for the Opening & Final Touches
The foolproof finishing system! Just wipe on with a clean cloth and you're ensured of professional quality results without brush marks. Stains dry to the touch in minutes. If you want a darker color, apply another coat of stain in only 6 hours. Once you're satisfied with the color, apply General Finishes's satin gel topcoat finish. Special formula repels dust between coats. No sanding needed between coats and no unpleasant smell.Note:Coded as a flammable substance by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Can not be shipped by air or through the postal systemHow To Apply the Oil Base Gel StainApplying the gel stain is a simpler process than traditional stains that require sanding between coats. Before you apply your stain however you should prep your piece to ensure the stain covers correctly. Clean the surface you plan to stain Sand the surface. The suggested grit is 120-150 grit, you want to make sure that any existing finish that might be peeling is removed so the stain applies to the actual project surface. Apply the gel stain liberally with either a cotton cloth, natural bristle brush or a poly foam brush. (Be sure to test a small area of your project to make sure it is the finish you want and that the application method you've chosen is working well for you.) Wipe off the gel stain going with the grain using a clean dry cotton cloth or high quality paper towels. Let it dry, between coats give you project a chance to dry. Drying time varies based on the size and nature of your project as well as the environment it's located in. Normally drying time ranges from 6 to 12 hours. Repeat Steps 3-5 IF you want more coverage or you want a deeper/richer finish.Suggested TopcoatTopcoat can be used as a sealer over paints and stains or as a clean finish. If you want to use a top coat the recommended topcoat is Oil Based Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat (sold separately).