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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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Is some feather crotch wood "stained in" and how do you do it???????

07-07-2017 07:41 PM by msinc

I ask this question because in the ceremonial court room in Greenbelt, Maryla...

7 11-19-2018 01:15 PM
View Curtis Calderon's profile

Varnish or other finish for indoor/outdoor use

11-18-2018 01:44 PM by Curtis Calderon

Hey folks, I make these wooden instrument cases and have used Epifanes Sp...

7 11-19-2018 07:42 AM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Update to my on line finishing class.. FREE

11-16-2018 03:23 PM by CharlesNeil

Sherri set up a play list by chapter to make it easier to watch in order h...

8 11-17-2018 09:27 PM
View SMP's profile

Old Denatured Alcohol is milky, ok to use?

11-16-2018 07:20 PM by SMP

I have some old denatured alcohol that I haven’t opened in probably 10 ...

8 11-17-2018 03:13 AM
View BuckeyeJohn's profile

Staining fiberglass exterior door

11-16-2018 09:46 PM by BuckeyeJohn

I just bought a fiberglass exterior door for the front of my house. The door ...

5 11-16-2018 11:08 PM
View jutsFL's profile

I need some advice on how to fix a split in walnut.

11-15-2018 02:34 AM by jutsFL

Ok. so I’m in the process of making a coffee table, hav...

12 11-16-2018 04:29 PM
View ppg677's profile

Sanded an oiled cutting board, now it is all sticky

11-16-2018 02:19 AM by ppg677

Hi, I applied mineral oil to a cutting board. I saw sanding marks and decided...

7 11-16-2018 04:17 PM
View lumbering_on's profile

Polly over shellac

11-12-2018 01:31 AM by lumbering_on

I’ve heard many times that I shouldn’t put polly over shellac, bu...

15 11-16-2018 11:37 AM
View JustAWS's profile

Removing paint on old furniture (refinishing project)

11-12-2018 03:52 PM by JustAWS

Hi everyone, First post, though I’ve come here via Google many times...

5 11-16-2018 05:29 AM
View staf0048's profile

Finish that will stand up to nail polish remover

11-14-2018 04:18 PM by staf0048

A year ago I built my daughter an end table for her bedroom. I used a few co...

16 11-15-2018 09:48 PM
View Dustin's profile

How Durable is my Ring Finish?

11-08-2018 01:53 PM by Dustin

So, I’ll post a picture on here eventually, but I just completed my fir...

2 11-15-2018 07:29 PM
View Pizzadave's profile

Deft product compatibility

11-14-2018 06:47 AM by Pizzadave

Hello. I’m really enjoying my new adventure in the world of finishing. I’ve a...

14 11-15-2018 05:11 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

My On Line Finishing Class .. Free

11-13-2018 03:25 PM by CharlesNeil

We have elected to put my on line finishing class on You Tubenow these videos...

21 11-14-2018 10:40 PM
View ValleyClarks's profile

Beetle kill blue pine finishing

11-13-2018 11:00 AM by ValleyClarks

Hey everyone, I have lurked on here for help and ideas about various project...

6 11-14-2018 04:44 PM
View djrusselp's profile

Another Dreaded Botched Maple Debacle

11-12-2018 04:00 AM by djrusselp

I must’ve read 50 opinions/articles here and elsewhere on finishing har...

27 11-13-2018 09:29 PM
View Pizzadave's profile

How do I get that smooth finish

11-11-2018 03:48 AM by Pizzadave

Hello. I have just refinished a family room set that is made of black walnut....

17 11-13-2018 01:37 PM
View Clarkswoodworking's profile

What a little color can do

11-12-2018 08:58 PM by Clarkswoodworking

My buddy Andy gave me some color dye last night to play withI took a couple l...

23 11-13-2018 01:37 PM
View Karda's profile

removing printing from PVC

11-10-2018 07:07 AM by Karda

Hi, I am using pvc Piipe in a project and want to remove the printing what ca...

17 11-12-2018 11:58 PM
View shieldsie's profile

mappa burl voids

10-22-2018 11:15 PM by shieldsie

Hello everyone! I am working on a mappa burl piece that will eventually be...

2 11-12-2018 09:12 PM
View _martinburn's profile

Refreshing my bathroom cabinets

11-09-2018 02:17 PM by _martinburn

Recently I moved to a new house and I think the bathroom cabinets there need ...

5 11-10-2018 12:35 PM

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