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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 king_nickizzle's profile

I can't get the right color with stain.

11-28-2015 08:16 PM by king_nickizzle

I’m building a table top, and going for a sort of antique honey/brown l...

1 11-28-2015 10:02 PM
View nerdbot's profile

Advice on (pre-)finishing large doors

11-28-2015 03:51 AM by nerdbot

I’m days away from assembling/putting the finish on my large door proje...

8 11-28-2015 08:58 PM
View GeordieY's profile

Finishing solid maple slab table top.

11-25-2015 08:53 PM by GeordieY

I’ve been researching finish options for a table I’m building, bu...

10 11-27-2015 04:52 PM
View tblake1984's profile

Yet another HVLP comparison

06-23-2015 03:45 PM by tblake1984

I have been looking at HVLP sprayers again, and again, and again and I cannot...

24 11-27-2015 12:57 PM
View Owen_B's profile

Finishing Rock Maple

11-26-2015 02:02 AM by Owen_B

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has had any success in maintaining the n...

6 11-27-2015 12:43 PM
View XquietflyX's profile

Finishing Bowls with different finishes inside and outside....

11-24-2015 09:33 PM by XquietflyX

This Holiday season I’m creating three sets of salad bowls for my various ...

10 11-27-2015 05:10 AM
View Dogfisher's profile

Shellacing end grain.

11-26-2015 05:00 PM by Dogfisher

I have a end table project that incorporates 3/8” discs cut from downed...

9 11-27-2015 05:10 AM
View Willy Cordero's profile

has anybody use Andiroba oil to finish a wood project????

11-26-2015 05:44 PM by Willy Cordero

Andiroba oil is obtained from the seeds of Carapa guianensis, a tropical spec...

1 11-26-2015 08:31 PM
View Chris Radvansky's profile

Refinishing toy chest top

11-24-2015 03:25 PM by Chris Radvansky

Hey everyoneI am refinishing a toy chest for my 11 month old daughter and got...

4 11-25-2015 06:11 PM
View Ty's profile

Making Basswood More Durable

11-25-2015 02:08 AM by Ty

I am tasked with creating a large counter top out of 8/4 basswood. Lets not g...

6 11-25-2015 05:53 PM
View alittleoff's profile

Making angle cuts

11-16-2015 03:51 PM by alittleoff

I want to know which way is best to make a 45 degree cuts on a 4 or 5 inch bo...

7 11-25-2015 05:31 PM
View bcurrey's profile

How to get this finish - Walnut

11-23-2015 04:54 PM by bcurrey

Good morning, I’ve been working on a new dining room table. I got it sande...

30 11-25-2015 01:14 AM
View tblake1984's profile

Used Wagner CS9000

11-23-2015 09:37 PM by tblake1984

I have been saving up for an earlex 5500 but the air supply and gun interface...

3 11-24-2015 07:02 PM
View XquietflyX's profile

Problems Staining Dresser

11-16-2015 06:18 PM by XquietflyX

I recently got the woodworking bug. Each little project i finished gave me th...

18 11-24-2015 02:31 AM
View HorizontalMike's profile (online now)

Coordinating Curly Maple Dye with Granadillo

11-18-2015 04:24 PM by HorizontalMike

I am making my first finger-joint box and doing so with some Granadillo I pic...

7 11-23-2015 11:49 PM
View Sapper's profile

HELP- gap forming during staining

11-13-2015 06:46 PM by Sapper

So i’ve glued and sanded my mahogany and maple table top. Everything ca...

6 11-23-2015 08:50 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Best finish for portable wine table?

11-23-2015 02:12 AM by LiveEdge

I’m making a bunch of these portable wine tables for Christmas out of v...

0 11-23-2015 02:12 AM
View Cornholesgalore's profile

Best way to remove dust pimples from top coats of polyurethane?

11-19-2015 04:34 AM by Cornholesgalore

Just looking for opinions on what you guys do to remove dust pimples from pol...

22 11-23-2015 01:18 AM
View Romu's profile

Need help

11-22-2015 05:35 AM by Romu

So I’ve sanded the floor and applied wood conditioner. Why is it co...

2 11-22-2015 07:21 PM
View GregTP's profile

I think I screwed up... Spar Urethane on an outdoor table

11-09-2015 01:33 PM by GregTP

hello all, I think I might have screwed up. Working on an outdoor table for m...

17 11-22-2015 04:49 PM

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