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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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Lighten BLO - Boiled Linseed oil?

09-30-2016 06:05 PM by HandySoccerMom

I used BLO to prep a teak dining room table. The table is mission-style with...

3 09-30-2016 08:22 PM
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Sealing Exterior Plywood (Stain ?)

09-30-2016 06:06 PM by Treedin

Im building a dog house that is actually attached to the back side of our hou...

1 09-30-2016 07:10 PM
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Making white oak to dark reddish brown

09-30-2016 03:35 AM by Axle505

I’ve done some woodworking, but I’m far from being an expert. I&...

6 09-30-2016 05:03 PM
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Live Edge Red Oak

09-29-2016 11:42 AM by Pburchins

Hello, I purchased a piece of live edge red oak at lumber yard...

7 09-30-2016 04:00 PM
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New to Shellac: Spray vs Brush

08-27-2012 03:04 PM by Nighttripper

Hi guys, I’ve been doing a ton of research on finish, reading variou...

49 09-29-2016 01:55 AM
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bowl finishing help?

09-27-2016 03:40 PM by haskins

i recently turned a pear bowl, nearly dry i think.I sanded it to 1,00 grit an...

4 09-28-2016 05:10 PM
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Grain filling w Danish oil

09-27-2016 08:15 PM by jimmyhopps

Given that my walnut grain isn’t filled, nor close to it after 4 sessio...

6 09-28-2016 02:35 PM
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blotchy maple end grain

09-27-2016 02:44 AM by skogie1

This is an end grain cutting board I made. I’ve never made one before ...

1 09-27-2016 10:29 AM
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Arm-r seal walnut. How many coats to fill grain?

09-27-2016 12:31 AM by toddbeaulieu

Hello all! I am in the final stages of edge grain walnut counter tops. I&#...

0 09-27-2016 12:31 AM
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Poplar / Walnut Vanity

09-16-2016 01:40 AM by tommyc325

Hi Everyone I’m in the middle of building a vanity out of popler for...

17 09-27-2016 12:10 AM
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How to fill worm holes?

09-26-2016 01:38 PM by RobHamilton

Hey all, hoping I can get some advice from some more seasoned members here. ...

4 09-26-2016 04:15 PM
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Rot resistant wood stain? Asphaltum? Motor Oil?

09-21-2016 12:16 PM by thoner7

I am in the process of building a log cabin and need to find a good stain tha...

12 09-25-2016 10:07 PM
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Arm R Seal over Waterlox?

09-24-2016 04:51 PM by Rustyempire

I’m having problems with getting a smooth, non-blotchy finish with Wate...

7 09-25-2016 01:39 PM
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Driftwood coffee table

09-23-2016 02:56 AM by Cornholesgalore

/j It has truly been a while since I have posted an update. I wanted to sh...

2 09-25-2016 03:38 AM
View Alan S's profile

Finish Raised Panel Doors Before Assembly?

07-22-2012 04:52 PM by Alan S

I am making some solid wood raised panel doors. I plan on using space balls ...

10 09-24-2016 01:44 PM
View jonlan's profile

Cooking paddle finish

09-23-2016 08:45 PM by jonlan

Hi All – I’ve been in the market for a large paddle to use when w...

6 09-24-2016 03:00 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Enduro-Var Gloss

09-17-2016 08:23 PM by Gerald Thompson

So far I have sprayed two coats of Enduro-Var gloss on a test cherry board. I...

7 09-23-2016 11:01 AM
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question on evening the sheen on a finish

08-15-2016 12:44 PM by bbsherman

Hi - First time post from someone fairly new to woodworking. I’m ...

15 09-22-2016 11:40 PM
View Tishman's profile

Myrtle Coffee Table finishing schedule

09-22-2016 11:09 PM by Tishman

Hi all, I have a beautiful Myrtle slab that I’m making a coffee tabl...

0 09-22-2016 11:09 PM
View KenBry's profile

best ideas on stripping and refinishing?

09-19-2016 03:10 AM by KenBry

So I was in Crate and barrel today looking at a piece I was gonna copy. Low a...

11 09-22-2016 08:54 PM

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