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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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lacquer not drying

01-30-2017 08:12 PM by bester

I used some spray lacquer on a small oak project over water based general fin...

4 01-30-2017 08:40 PM
View flemdog's profile

American finishes armour seal

01-27-2017 04:55 PM by flemdog

I’m getting ready to use armour seal on a table top here in Ohio . The...

4 01-30-2017 02:40 AM
View papadan's profile

Need a little (Lot) of advise on refinish

01-28-2017 06:46 AM by papadan

I have this table that my father made in high school, 1950. His plane was los...

12 01-29-2017 03:41 PM
View RichTaylor's profile

Fuji Q4 HVLP

01-28-2017 05:48 AM by RichTaylor

I have a Fuji Q4 I bought years ago. It’s a great performer. The gun ...

2 01-28-2017 06:17 PM
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Waterlox problems, help needed please

01-28-2017 06:39 AM by redmosquito1

Hey all, I decided to go with waterlox original for the walnut toy chest I m...

2 01-28-2017 02:39 PM
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Complementary Stains

01-27-2017 02:17 PM by radioactive2010

I am new to woodworking and don’t know much about staining other than h...

3 01-28-2017 06:02 AM
View jat's profile

end grain cutting board finish

01-26-2017 10:48 PM by jat

I’ve made quite a few end grain cutting boards over time. I use pharma...

1 01-27-2017 04:42 PM
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Staining Figured Soft Maple

01-16-2017 01:54 PM by 2013dbusko

Hello fellow woodworkers. I have recently finished gluing up a table top made...

6 01-26-2017 02:33 PM
View Peace's profile

Wood dyes and Birch coloring

01-26-2017 01:35 PM by Peace

I have purchased and used Charles Neil’s pre-conditioner Blotch Control...

2 01-26-2017 02:21 PM
View slick1's profile

Teak Oil on BB plywood.

01-26-2017 02:53 AM by slick1

Greetings from Canada , I am currently making a 48” x 36” slot...

3 01-26-2017 12:31 PM
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Mission Furniture Inquiry

01-10-2017 04:38 PM by sawdustclub

I am trying desperately to uncover some information on a piece that is being ...

1 01-26-2017 02:30 AM
View Natep's profile

Need help problem solving failing lacquer finish

01-20-2017 02:52 PM by Natep

The finish is multiple coats Pre catalyzed magnamax finish. 2 coats magna...

3 01-24-2017 11:13 PM
View Jon Anderson's profile

Polyurethane question

01-22-2017 11:34 PM by Jon Anderson

I have heard that you can use semi gloss and finish with one coat of Gloss an...

6 01-23-2017 11:33 PM
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Finishes for Hickory

03-27-2016 04:02 PM by drcodfish

I have been making boxes recently, western hemlock and QS White oak. I have ...

19 01-23-2017 11:26 PM
View Nate1's profile

Stopping HVLP Splatter

01-22-2017 05:23 PM by Nate1

I am having splatter issues with a my new Astro Pneumatic EuroPro HVLP gun an...

13 01-23-2017 06:45 PM
View NicP's profile

Need help with finishing pine "sanded" plywood

01-21-2017 10:35 PM by NicP

Hi everyone. I’m new here and just having some fustration with a projec...

6 01-23-2017 05:37 PM
View Jermey's profile

New guy question about epoxy

01-20-2017 02:52 PM by Jermey

Hi all, I personally don’t have a vast amount of experience using 2 ...

8 01-22-2017 09:30 PM
View Tom's profile

Lacquer or poly for dog crate?

01-22-2017 01:17 AM by Tom

I’m putting together a dog crate for a co-worker and once it’s st...

1 01-22-2017 04:58 AM
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dissapointing pop!

01-03-2017 08:33 PM by newwoodbutcher

Happy new yearA few years ago I made a headboard with shop sawn quilted cherr...

10 01-20-2017 07:47 PM
View Keith Kelly's profile

TransTint, TransFast, Open Wood Pores, and Surface Tension

01-20-2017 05:10 PM by Keith Kelly

I primarily use Homestead TransFast dyes with water. I really enjoy the resu...

3 01-20-2017 06:19 PM

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