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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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Do I need to seal a mirror to its frame?

08-26-2016 03:02 PM by Chris McD

Hello all. I have installed two 30”x30” 1/4”-thick mirro...

6 08-26-2016 05:10 PM
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Trace Coating ... Dont Miss This .unless you like to sand

08-25-2016 07:48 PM by CharlesNeil

As most out here know, I have been known to finish a piece or 2 , and almost ...

7 08-26-2016 12:53 AM
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Home Depot Pine and Grey Oil Minwax - Staining Difficulties

08-25-2016 06:29 PM by LumberDan

Hey—I’m new to woodworking and staining and pretty much everythin...

5 08-25-2016 07:16 PM
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How to finish or refinish this old chair

08-21-2016 02:20 AM by DadRambles

My wife picked up this old rocker at a thrift store a few months ago. She wan...

5 08-25-2016 12:56 PM
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Shou Sugi Ban Help

08-15-2016 05:37 PM by TNNovice

Hey all,I’m new to the forum and to be honest new to woodworking in gen...

4 08-25-2016 12:53 PM
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Fixing damaged paint of dinning table with wood veneer

08-22-2016 05:56 PM by LS00722

Hi all:I have a dinning table purchased about 3 years ago, the paint on the t...

1 08-24-2016 06:27 PM
View Yero's profile

AK47 Black Wood Handguard choice of Wood and Finish

08-22-2016 05:56 PM by Yero

Hello. I am working on a custom-project-build AK47. I decided that I want ...

2 08-24-2016 07:04 AM
View Neil's profile

Minwax Oil Based Stain (frustrated!)

08-23-2016 11:33 PM by Neil

So I’m not new to Minwax products or their oil based stains, but over t...

9 08-24-2016 06:39 AM
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Spray room ducting question

08-19-2016 11:42 PM by AandCstyle

My shop is in the basement of my house. I have a room that I want to use for...

17 08-23-2016 09:25 PM
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Adirondack chair finish question

08-23-2016 03:01 PM by AmericanPatriot

I’m building my first adirondack chair and plan on using Flood CWF-UV f...

0 08-23-2016 03:01 PM
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Earlex 5500 Cup

08-23-2016 03:33 AM by rmh09

I ordered the Earlex 5500. I read on a post here that I will need a “no...

9 08-23-2016 02:51 PM
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Latex Paint and Earlex 5500

11-14-2013 02:28 PM by mculik5

I recently purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a bunch of trim. I decided I am ...

24 08-23-2016 01:42 PM
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Best finish for keychains?

08-23-2016 07:19 AM by Majik365

I’m looking for a good finish for keychains, I’ve tried epoxy, ca...

1 08-23-2016 12:09 PM
View Rob's profile

Which order is correct

08-22-2016 04:22 AM by Rob

A friend hired me to make an anniversary picture frame that his their last na...

1 08-22-2016 04:25 AM
View mzimmers's profile

my first time using shellac...

08-19-2016 12:08 AM by mzimmers

...isn’t working out quite as I’d hoped for. The wood is rosewood...

15 08-22-2016 03:19 AM
View bbsherman's profile

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 ...

14 08-22-2016 02:47 AM
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WoodSmith Plans Email on 8-20-2016

08-20-2016 11:21 AM by thelt

Anyone interested in the Fold-up Finishing Station that was featured in the W...

0 08-20-2016 11:21 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Dark stain on hard Maple - II

08-18-2016 07:26 PM by Kirk650

Things are looking very good now. The Charles Neil pre-color conditioner, app...

8 08-19-2016 07:17 PM
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Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

08-18-2016 01:12 PM by Lazyman

I’m thinking of trying to use a 30 minute epoxy as a finish on a tool h...

8 08-19-2016 01:25 AM
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Wood conditioner problem

08-18-2016 10:06 PM by mnausa

The project is made from southern yellow pine and will be stained. I would l...

2 08-18-2016 10:34 PM

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