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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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View jimmyhopps's profile

translucent finish??

05-23-2016 06:54 PM by jimmyhopps

this gives new meaning to clear coathttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/12/science...

1 05-23-2016 09:37 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

How do I finish birch?

05-21-2016 11:19 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings and salutations. I’m using birch for the first time. It d...

11 05-23-2016 01:24 PM
View TastyNaysty's profile

Blotches all over wood when applying poly after using water based grain filler

05-22-2016 12:30 AM by TastyNaysty

I used Aqua Coat Clearn Grain Filler to seal up a table top I made from Peruv...

3 05-23-2016 01:03 PM
View becikeja's profile

Need Speed

05-21-2016 02:54 AM by becikeja

Looking for some guidance. I am very happy with the finish I get from Genera...

8 05-23-2016 01:41 AM
View GJK's profile

How to make "Red Wagon" made from wood OK in hospital concerned about infection?

05-18-2016 02:17 AM by GJK

For over 20 years, my wife and I have volunteered as hospital clowns. We foc...

13 05-22-2016 01:12 PM
View Goat0311's profile

Need help with choosing a finish

05-17-2016 02:22 PM by Goat0311

Finally found a good use for my cut offs and scraps I started making drop cat...

4 05-22-2016 12:21 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Help, I think I'm screwed

05-20-2016 06:04 AM by newwoodbutcher

Long sad story shortened. African Mahogany treated(over treated) with Potasi...

6 05-21-2016 08:05 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

How do I finish this?

05-20-2016 09:01 PM by FancyShoes

I am repurposing these vintage carts. I am wondering how I can seal the metal...

6 05-21-2016 09:03 AM
View TheWeiss's profile

Pumps for 1 Gallon cans of mineral spirits, denatured alcohol and BOL.

04-12-2016 12:58 PM by TheWeiss

I have a bunch of different liquids in my shop that come in F-style container...

16 05-20-2016 06:15 PM
View Pabs's profile

butcher block counter top finish

05-12-2016 01:16 PM by Pabs

hey all I just finished a set of butcher block counter tops for my mini ki...

33 05-20-2016 07:54 AM
View DPWoodworking305's profile

CA glue vs "Doctor’s Woodshop" for pen finish?

05-18-2016 12:49 PM by DPWoodworking305

Has anyone used (or using) “Doctor’s Woodshop Pens Plus” turning polish? What...

2 05-18-2016 03:40 PM
View Dirtyoar's profile

Maple sanding issues

05-16-2016 02:31 PM by Dirtyoar

I’m having nothing but issues with the sanding marks on a maple table t...

6 05-17-2016 08:59 PM
View romeege's profile

best filler for red oak bark inclusion

05-17-2016 05:25 PM by romeege

Hi- I am finishing my red oak bark inclusion tabletop and I need to fill some...

8 05-17-2016 08:24 PM
View Kyle Jones's profile

finish over image transfer

05-14-2016 04:27 PM by Kyle Jones

Hello, I am building a chess board and thinking about doing some pyrography...

2 05-17-2016 12:20 AM
View tonychanman's profile

Deep scratches in ply after staining

05-16-2016 02:29 PM by tonychanman

A bit of a rookie mistake on my part, but I’m using some Cherry plywood...

8 05-16-2016 10:05 PM
View DW833's profile

How to stain a plug with contrasting color and not sand it off

05-03-2016 12:38 AM by DW833

I’ve created a bench that uses screws for most joinery. Counter sunk h...

9 05-16-2016 01:42 AM
View bronxtale's profile

Glue + Black Walnut

05-08-2016 01:17 PM by bronxtale

Hello Everyone, I’m going to be making a kitchen table from black wa...

18 05-15-2016 07:32 PM
View trsnider's profile

staining red oak with lots of sapwood

05-14-2016 09:37 PM by trsnider

The oak I’m using to build a bed has large portions of sapwood along wi...

4 05-14-2016 11:27 PM
View Dj1225's profile

Boiled Linseed Oil over Trans Tint

05-12-2016 04:34 PM by Dj1225

I am making a dining table for a friend out of walnut and ash. The base is wa...

1 05-12-2016 05:17 PM
View Porterhouse's profile

Epoxy to stabilize cracks in Mesquite

05-09-2016 02:37 AM by Porterhouse

Hey all, I am building a 2in thick mesquite dining table and want to use e...

7 05-11-2016 11:21 PM

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