Painting / Varnish / Staining Assistant

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About: I am a senior laboratory technician in a analytical facility by day and by night I make and fix things. I prefer to work with wood but will give anything a go. I also enjoy gardening and an kept busy by my ...

Just a quick instructable to show this handy little tip. When painting/staining/varnishing something that requires both sides to be covered, to save time you can make on of these. It is a piece of scrap wood with  screws screwed all the way through to the otherside at each corner. This means you can apply your finish to oneside of your project then place it finish side down onto the four small screw spikes and then finish the other. The four screws leave virtually no mark in your new finished work and save you some time.

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    gnach

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I often just use finish nails, then pull them or toss it. Works great.

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    pat42586

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, I would say grind down or hammer the screw tips just a little to cut down on the mark possibility, but not too much too make little circles