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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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Keeping the lint out of wipe on poly

11-25-2014 10:16 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I use minwax wipe on poly quite a bit and like it for the mo...

6 11-26-2014 04:55 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust.

11-26-2014 11:41 AM by Blackie_

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I...

11 11-26-2014 04:42 PM
View jmartel's profile (online now)

Finishing in Winter, Unheated Garage

11-14-2014 05:03 PM by jmartel

So, my shop is in my unheated undersized 2 car garage. While the winters here...

18 11-26-2014 03:52 PM
View Nate L.'s profile

Questions regarding glue spots, staining and assembling toys/models

11-25-2014 03:16 PM by Nate L.

I did some research on how to deal with glue spots and staining but all the i...

1 11-26-2014 02:37 PM
View shuja's profile

repairing a wrong routing

11-25-2014 03:13 PM by shuja

New to routing. I was making a groove. Unfortunately I overshot the line. Ho...

10 11-26-2014 09:59 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Extracting dye from scrapwood

11-26-2014 08:22 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been working with padauk for the first time. I like the bright or...

1 11-26-2014 08:25 AM
View Aodskate's profile

Minwax wood hardener.

11-20-2014 09:05 PM by Aodskate

I’m working on a knotty alder coffee table for this cowboy I know. I pu...

3 11-25-2014 06:45 PM
View ShawnSpencer's profile

Repairing dents in finished wood.

11-19-2014 01:34 PM by ShawnSpencer

I have a bunch of dents in a finished bench seat and need some help on how to...

7 11-25-2014 01:07 PM
View tjaburke8's profile

Spar Urethane - Minwax vs. Varathane

11-18-2014 07:05 PM by tjaburke8

I was looking through some articles on the best poly to put on some outdoor f...

14 11-25-2014 12:46 PM
View TucsonDave's profile

Help please. Refinishing old floors.

11-24-2014 09:39 PM by TucsonDave

We own a 100 year old American Four Square home that has been in our family s...

2 11-25-2014 05:06 AM
View Morphius_z's profile

Leather Safe Finish

11-24-2014 04:53 PM by Morphius_z

So, I’ve tried some searches, but can’t seem to find what I’...

3 11-25-2014 01:38 AM
View Jasoninsacramento's profile

Problems applying thinned salad bowl finish to end- grain cutting boards

11-24-2014 10:00 PM by Jasoninsacramento

Hi everyone. I’ve searched for an answer to this question everywhere an...

2 11-24-2014 10:43 PM
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

filling a void?

04-02-2014 04:33 PM by MalcolmLaurel

I’m working on a coffee table from a piece of reclaimed wood. I think ...

17 11-24-2014 02:47 PM
View stefang's profile

What size and capacity extraction fan for a spray booth?

11-13-2014 06:42 PM by stefang

I will be building a spray booth for my new Earlex 5500. I plan to only spray...

26 11-24-2014 07:18 AM
View Rich L.'s profile

Wax problem

11-21-2014 06:34 PM by Rich L.

Hello all, I made some small boxes recently. I finished them with Danish o...

6 11-22-2014 06:58 AM
View SqareD's profile

Exterior bubinga finish

11-21-2014 02:47 AM by SqareD

i am currently working on a curly maple and bubinga cornhole set and need som...

2 11-21-2014 01:41 PM
View SkipV's profile

Salad Bowl Finish Question

11-17-2014 03:58 PM by SkipV

I have some walnut salad bowls that were finished with a glossy finish when p...

4 11-21-2014 04:09 AM
View fivecodys's profile

Removing Goo from Sticker on Plywood

11-19-2014 04:53 PM by fivecodys

Good morning fellas!Lowe’s, in all its wisdom, places bar code stickers...

19 11-21-2014 02:31 AM
View droppedtuning's profile

best way to clean cast iron

11-17-2014 07:14 PM by droppedtuning

hey guys i am restoring several old industrial carts into coffee tables. my q...

20 11-20-2014 03:25 PM
View JayG46's profile

Outdoor Furniture - Wood Species and Paint Selection

11-09-2014 10:13 PM by JayG46

I’m preparing a quote for a client for an outdoor bar and bar stools. T...

6 11-19-2014 01:17 AM

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