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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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Jewelry Box Finish Suggestions

03-27-2017 08:57 PM by Gantarris

Hoping to get some suggestions from people that know more about finishing tha...

2 03-28-2017 02:57 AM
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HVLP Spraying Newbie

03-27-2017 09:50 PM by Joel_B

I have some interior doors I want to spray with latex paint.I will be borrowi...

5 03-28-2017 12:51 AM
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Wood filler question?

03-24-2017 03:01 PM by artsyfartsy

Here is a question for all you wood butchers out there. How do you make wood...

20 03-27-2017 03:16 PM
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Table top for outdoor bar

03-23-2017 01:28 AM by Hunter2301

I am making a bar top for my camp that will be outdoors.outside all the time....

9 03-27-2017 09:34 AM
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Staining elm

03-27-2017 02:53 AM by walnutnut

Going to stain some elm and want to get a smooth finish – no pores show...

0 03-27-2017 02:53 AM
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Tried and True finishes?

03-26-2017 01:58 AM by driftwoodhunter

I have some walnut, and I’d like to get a soft finish similar to an old...

3 03-26-2017 04:26 PM
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kitchen countertop finishing question

02-09-2017 01:48 PM by platinumaa

I am in the process of building a house for my daughters (duplex style) and t...

14 03-26-2017 03:34 PM
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staining live edge cedar shelf

03-21-2017 02:53 AM by SupDa

I’m new to this (or any) woodworking forum and I come here because I...

6 03-25-2017 06:57 PM
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Need advice on achieving stain look for knotty alder

03-24-2017 01:49 PM by Lhouse2012

Doing knotty alder staining on all interior doors and cabinets in new house. ...

1 03-25-2017 12:58 AM
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Useful Post on Lacquer Cleanup by Bob Flexner

03-25-2017 12:44 AM by RichTaylor

You can find the post here. I like that it vindicates me for not cleaning my...

0 03-25-2017 12:44 AM
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Is it normal for a cab door to curve when painted one side?

03-23-2017 04:19 AM by jtcarn

I’m painting the last 2 of 32 doors. Target lacquer on poplar doors wit...

4 03-24-2017 01:30 PM
View McFly's profile

Warped panel, removing it with finish on one side?

03-24-2017 02:26 AM by McFly

Glued up an ash panel and had to set it aside for a few weeks in an unheated ...

2 03-24-2017 10:26 AM
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How well do the Danish Oils w/UV protection work?

03-21-2017 02:53 AM by hokieskin

Hey everyone. I’m a new member, but have been doing some research to t...

6 03-24-2017 12:42 AM
View Jack Lewis's profile

New to me, scotchbrite pads

03-23-2017 05:55 PM by Jack Lewis

I recently discovered that they adhere nicely to power sanding mandrels with...

3 03-23-2017 06:08 PM
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Buffing wheel suggestions

03-23-2017 05:27 PM by Marn64

What would you suggest for a buffing wheel and compound for buffing saw nuts ...

0 03-23-2017 05:27 PM
View sam57's profile

light sapwood with dark heartwood...

03-23-2017 02:39 AM by sam57

We have walnut slabs we are finishing for a bar top. The sapwood is very ligh...

5 03-23-2017 12:30 PM
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Spray lacquer/shellac

03-22-2017 08:39 PM by Tom

I’ve reached the finishing stage on a project (that’s taken WAY t...

6 03-22-2017 11:56 PM
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New finish

03-22-2017 04:10 PM by Rockytop

I just built this for a customer. Its a headboard.! She’s wanting a whi...

4 03-22-2017 07:09 PM
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How to Keep or Encourage Ash to be Grey

03-22-2017 03:50 AM by groygroy

Hi Folks, I just got a request for a table and an end-grain bar to match a...

1 03-22-2017 12:51 PM
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Epoxy Fill Brand Recommendation

03-21-2017 12:10 AM by Ray D

Hello! Let me start by saying for some reason I have begun to overthink wh...

7 03-21-2017 07:22 PM

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