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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 a live edge slab - suggestions to achieve certain finish

02-20-2014 06:29 PM by contento

Greetings all! I’m getting ready to dive into my first live edge slab p...

41 08-21-2018 09:24 PM
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Well I done goofed up my polyurethane again :(

08-21-2018 02:01 PM by GurfGurston

I’m back with some pictures of the guitar and more questions. This is m...

3 08-21-2018 04:31 PM
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Polyurethane coating on guitar: high spots

08-19-2018 04:44 AM by GurfGurston

Hi All, I am refinishing a guitar for the first time ever (doing luthier o...

4 08-21-2018 02:04 PM
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drying time for oil based stain

08-19-2018 09:13 PM by dbw

The can of GF warm cherry stain states a ideal drying conditions are 70F and ...

4 08-21-2018 12:11 PM
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Sort of Knock Down Spray Booth

08-19-2018 11:31 PM by Logan Windram

So, my shop/ garage is built, currently in the seal up and insulate phase, th...

5 08-21-2018 04:06 AM
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HVLP Tip size for Primer

08-19-2018 12:21 AM by Joel_B

Just got my Fuji Mini Mite 3. First project is painting kitchen cabinets.I ha...

3 08-21-2018 12:27 AM
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Activated Carbon Filters - Experience?

02-16-2017 06:00 PM by Crashcup

Hi, wanted to see if anyone on this forum has used activated carbon filters (...

14 08-20-2018 10:57 PM
View logwolf's profile

Sanding Maple

08-19-2018 08:28 PM by logwolf

I’m making an Anchor Table for my nephew’s wedding on Sept. 1st. ...

6 08-20-2018 08:01 PM
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Blush Remover use

08-18-2018 03:14 AM by woodcheese

I’m relatively a newbie when it comes to a lot of finishing stuff. I ha...

2 08-18-2018 05:17 PM
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Anyone have experience with Earlex 4500?

08-18-2018 02:57 AM by AM420

I saw this on amazon and it looks basically the same as the 5500 at half the ...

1 08-18-2018 04:27 AM
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waterlox and shellac fix

08-17-2018 03:15 PM by scoutb

I goofed and I do not have the knowledge base to fix this. I made a maple ba...

6 08-18-2018 02:57 AM
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Water mark coming through finish

08-14-2018 07:28 PM by TGM

I have a cabinet shop making a 6/4 thick black walnut bar top. The material ...

7 08-17-2018 08:16 PM
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Best Butcher Block Oil + Poly

08-16-2018 11:24 AM by wilschroter

I’m using 1.5” butcher block tops as a workbench surface and woul...

5 08-16-2018 04:46 PM
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Choosing paint and calculating quantity for Douglas pine windows

08-13-2018 12:27 PM by Sbiriguda

Hello, I need to sand and paint some Douglas pinewood windows https://ibb....

8 08-16-2018 03:13 PM
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Refinishing and dating a desk. (believe its 1930's)

08-28-2017 01:33 PM by cut3x

I have lurked a while, finally got a reason to make an account. I know this i...

4 08-15-2018 01:05 AM
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Help with Walnut/Varathane finish

08-14-2018 02:01 PM by OttoJ

I’ve been building tables and cabinets for quite some time. My most re...

3 08-14-2018 07:06 PM
View GeorgeInNWFla's profile

In Search Of... a heat resistant finish

08-13-2018 08:31 PM by GeorgeInNWFla

I’m in the design phase of building a work table for a friend who does ...

9 08-14-2018 05:38 PM
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Furniture Finish Error?

08-13-2018 04:07 PM by jimleigh1313

Good morning.Just had built-in media cabinets installed in my living room by ...

5 08-13-2018 08:29 PM
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Glue and finish choice for veneer bookmarks

08-13-2018 12:02 PM by TimInIndiana

I’m looking to make bookmarks similar to these using scrap pieces of ve...

9 08-13-2018 05:25 PM
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General Arm-R-Seal

08-13-2018 12:16 AM by Ben

I recently decided to try Arm-R-Seal after hearing of so many of you using it...

7 08-13-2018 02:08 PM

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