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Simple paint applicator for accenting the grooves of spindle turnings with gold or silver paint. Consists of a U-shaped frame and a string.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 10

Tip describes how to make disposable foam brushes from rubber weather seal.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 12

Selecting and using rags to apply wood finishes using the flooding and wiping technique.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 106

Tip on using rolled-up nylon panty hose as a wipe-on finish applicator which won't leave any lint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #93 Apr 2002 pg. 24

How to choose the right paint tools for the job. Looks at brushes, rollers, pads, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 57

Make disposable foam pads for paint touchup from carpet padding and a spring-type clothespin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 41

Tip on using a pipe cleaner as a touch-up brush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 41

Tip shows how to make a disposable foam paint brush from foam carpet padding and a spring clothespin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 80

Tip shows a fast way to paint hard-to-brush objects with a sock.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 38

Use a twisted pipe cleaner to paint accent colors in grooves in moldings, furniture, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 42

Tip on making painting mitts from old terrycloth towels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 34

Tip on making foam applicators for oil finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 22

Proper painting. How to select the right tools. Tips on brushes, rollers, pads and powered devices.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1991 (v.16#1) pg. 58

Tip suggests using a car wash mitt when sealing or staining hard-to-coat surfaces.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #808 Sep 1996 (v.92) pg. 30

How to make a renewable foam brush.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 22

Tip on using a pipe cleaner stem to get stain or paint into narrow spaces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 28

Tip on making foam brushes from self-adhesive foam weatherstripping.
WOODSMITH #97 Feb 1995 (v.17) pg. 4

Tip on making low-cost foam brushes that rely on a reusable handle.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.15#6) pg. 12

Tip on using disposable foam sponge to touch-up paint.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 18