By Matthew Petheram
To The Haldimand Press
On Monday, April 15, 2019 the 4-H Woodworking Club had their last meeting. The President, Elly MacLeod, called the meeting to order. The club members started with their 4-H pledge. One of our youth leaders, Macy Dickhout, did roll call. She asked each of us to share with the group what we had left to do on our final achievement project.
Macy talked to the group about different stains and finishing tips. She told us that you need to know what type of wood you have and the type of stain you will be using (oil based, water based, pastel, dyes). She said that you need to make sure that your wood is free of dust and grease before putting on the stain. Hardwood takes more coats of stain. You can use a sponge brush, rag or paint brush to apply the stain to your wood. You apply the stain in a continuous movement across the grain and rub the excess stain off the wood once it has soaked into the wood. After waiting about 10 minutes then you can apply another coat. It takes about 12 hours in warm temperature for stain to dry.