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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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The Best Gloves Money Can Buy

01-17-2016 02:19 AM by Kelly

The topic of gloves in the work shop has been beaten into the ground. The on...

4 04-01-2016 11:22 PM
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French Polishing Help

03-31-2016 02:50 PM by customturnedwork

Hi guys,I’ve always avoided French polishing, as I tried it once a whil...

10 03-31-2016 11:01 PM
View Chuck1685's profile

Is this product as safe as they say it is??

03-31-2016 04:46 PM by Chuck1685

Hi All, I have a quick question regarding what seems to be a somewhat cont...

1 03-31-2016 04:59 PM
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Touching up prefinished edgebanding and prefinished plywood corners

03-29-2016 02:59 PM by kimurak

I’ve seen many posts touting the use of prefinished plywood for cabinet...

1 03-31-2016 12:10 PM
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Need help please, UV protection

03-31-2016 01:57 AM by jkid

I am turning wine bottle stoppers and just learned that certain woods ( Blood...

11 03-31-2016 02:56 AM
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Making a Entertainment stand

03-31-2016 12:25 AM by goalie098

So this is my first post after lurking for nearly a year. Thanks all for some...

0 03-31-2016 12:25 AM
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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 ...

16 03-30-2016 02:47 PM
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Shellac dry time

03-29-2016 10:24 PM by MalcolmLaurel

For years I’ve used shellac as my “go to” finish for nearly...

10 03-30-2016 02:22 AM
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HVLP Question

03-29-2016 02:32 PM by greatview

For many years (50 or so) I’ve used compressor based spray guns with gr...

2 03-29-2016 11:25 PM
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Finishing soft maple with tung oil or...

03-29-2016 02:58 PM by ohirony

SO i am wrapping up a build of ten soft maple tables for a friends restaurant...

10 03-29-2016 07:42 PM
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New work bench top finish?

03-28-2016 01:34 PM by alittleoff

I’ve pretty much got the top of my work bench smoothed out and wanted t...

7 03-28-2016 06:15 PM
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Preserving/Enhancing Green Poplar

03-19-2016 01:34 AM by swarfrat

I found this striking piece of poplar and would like to preserve the green st...

4 03-28-2016 04:21 PM
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Stain still tacky

03-28-2016 11:57 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So this weekend I had to do something I never do, stain something. I first s...

4 03-28-2016 01:24 PM
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Endgrain Problem?

03-26-2016 05:02 PM by Stevedore

I’m working on a table top made up of edge-glued white oak boards. In ...

5 03-27-2016 11:12 PM
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Smoothing pine knots, interior painting

03-25-2016 09:38 PM by uMinded

I put pine as my basement window casings but their was no 12” clear boa...

7 03-27-2016 03:58 PM
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Do you finish the rarely seen parts of your projects?

03-24-2016 03:51 PM by derrickparks57

I always find this to be an interesting topic between woodworkers. Do you fin...

19 03-26-2016 12:01 PM
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Sanding is the worst!!!

03-25-2016 10:54 PM by athomas5009

Well today I spent a solid 8 hrs in the shop today sanding. I have 2 jewelry ...

8 03-26-2016 06:34 AM
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Finish for drawer slides

03-25-2016 04:21 PM by ARG

I realize that wood-on-wood drawer slides are best left unfinished (and waxed...

1 03-25-2016 05:30 PM
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Staining maple plywood

03-24-2016 04:52 PM by Walt

I am making a blanket chest. It has plywood panels made of 1/4 in. Maple plyw...

8 03-25-2016 04:17 PM
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Polycryclic over Waterlox OF

03-25-2016 12:53 PM by orangeblue

I just finished up my pecan table, I have 7 coats of Waterlox OF on it. Look...

1 03-25-2016 01:26 PM

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