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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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Finishing ideas for live edge "wormy" walnut?????

04-19-2018 09:11 AM by msinc

I just lucked onto an entire truck load of American black walnut that has bee...

6 04-19-2018 06:44 PM
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Noticing imperfections on Arm R Seal final coat before dry. Suggestions?

04-16-2018 12:54 PM by TeakTweaker

Hi All, Newbie here. I decided to finish a teak countertop with satin Arm-...

10 04-19-2018 01:28 AM
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Maple finish options?

04-01-2018 05:51 PM by jaidee

I have made an edge grain vanity top for bathroom from soft maple. Am testin...

13 04-18-2018 09:19 PM
View dhearsch's profile

Need some help refinishing reclaimed island counter

07-02-2016 02:29 PM by dhearsch

First off would like to say what a great resource this forum has been for me ...

5 04-18-2018 06:58 PM
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Pure Tung Oil cure time??

04-17-2018 02:59 PM by Live4Brew

Hi all, in my “Brad’s Forever Adirondack” project (http://l...

4 04-17-2018 05:34 PM
View Jordan123's profile

Reclaimed Oak Table -- Finishing Advice

04-17-2018 11:08 AM by Jordan123

I have this Reclaimed Oak Table Top ready for finish. Its handplaned ...

15 04-17-2018 05:15 PM
View SethA73's profile

Edge banding centering block-router bit CMT

04-16-2018 02:45 AM by SethA73

Does anyone know where I can buy an edge centering block for a BIT edge bandi...

1 04-17-2018 03:32 PM
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Questions on using white tinted lacquer on raw maple cabinets and cabinet doors versus waterborn pai

04-02-2018 11:40 AM by SweetTea

Ok guys so I have been contracted to build a set of kitchen cabinets that wil...

5 04-16-2018 11:58 AM
View John's profile

Teak bowls

04-15-2018 05:42 AM by John

I happened across some Unisilver Tialand teak salad and serving bowls and was...

2 04-15-2018 04:56 PM
View Revhard's profile

Finishing a cookie slab of sycamore

04-15-2018 02:47 PM by Revhard

Good morning! Im stumped… I got a 42” round sycamore slab and nee...

5 04-15-2018 04:36 PM
View avsmusic1's profile

Padauk bench stripping/finished advice needed

04-14-2018 12:22 PM by avsmusic1

JocksI need some help on salvaging what was supposed to be a quick project. I...

3 04-15-2018 12:23 PM
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04-11-2018 03:54 PM by Redvan

Hi,New member and I read the rules. I built a jewelry cabinet for my wife ...

13 04-14-2018 12:33 PM
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Darken WRC when Epoxied

04-10-2018 10:25 AM by SpottedGum

I recently built a WRC cedar kayak. During construction every now and then I ...

6 04-14-2018 05:13 AM
View Cjcorrell's profile

Your favorite Waterlox finishing method

04-06-2018 11:35 AM by Cjcorrell

So I am getting ready to finish my walnut dining table and I was wondering wh...

16 04-14-2018 03:07 AM
View Dustin's profile

Choosing a First Spray Finish

04-12-2018 06:47 PM by Dustin

Well, I’m about to embark on a project for a friend of mine building hi...

13 04-13-2018 08:33 PM
View dansnow's profile

Random orbital sander variable speed

04-13-2018 12:05 AM by dansnow

I wasn’t sure if this question should be in finishing or power tools. I...

8 04-13-2018 08:25 PM
View jonlan's profile

Issues with paint bleed

04-13-2018 01:24 PM by jonlan

Hi All – I recently bought a CNC machine and have been enjoying putzing...

6 04-13-2018 07:41 PM
View RobHannon's profile

Blast gate finish

04-13-2018 03:59 PM by RobHannon

I am building some 6” blast gates out of MDF because I have it. I was t...

2 04-13-2018 06:34 PM
View jklingel's profile

Auto wax on cedar?

04-12-2018 05:48 AM by jklingel

I just built a couple of small, indoor cedar tables and am playing with vario...

5 04-12-2018 07:30 PM
View d38's profile

Minwax oil stain - "wipe with clean cloth"

04-11-2018 11:53 PM by d38

OK, this could be a stupid question. I’ll stain quarter sawn red oak wi...

9 04-12-2018 03:43 PM

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