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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 options for fall/winter

10-20-2013 12:01 AM by mds4752

New woodworker here. What are most folks doing for finishing projects as the ...

7 10-21-2013 01:42 AM
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antique sc johnson and sons wax

10-19-2013 10:26 PM by fumehappy

Picked this up today… antique wax that hasnt gone over yet. The hue lo...

5 10-20-2013 10:03 PM
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Need help on a old timey looking finish for oak

10-17-2013 05:40 AM by hoss12992

I would like some advice on how to achieve a old timey antique finish on oak ...

18 10-20-2013 06:14 AM
View Furnitude's profile

Using mineral oil for general finishing

10-11-2013 05:26 PM by Furnitude

With the cold weather coming (and no heating or insulation in my shop), iR...

43 10-18-2013 04:43 AM
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10-15-2013 11:39 PM by skiroy56

Can anyone tell me the difference between Turpatine and Turpentine?I have an ...

11 10-17-2013 02:55 AM
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Suggestions appreciated for finishing a dining table

10-14-2013 10:56 AM by NakedMango

Hello all. Thanks for reading. I am a fairly novice hobbyist faced with a f...

4 10-16-2013 12:34 AM
View Abe's profile

Preserving the wood character when finishing

10-15-2013 12:16 PM by Abe

Howdy LJ’ers. Working on making my daughter a standing jewelry box. ...

2 10-16-2013 12:00 AM
View Bishop123's profile

Hall Table Need Finishing Advice

10-15-2013 11:38 PM by Bishop123

I just finished a hall table for my wife as an anniversary gift. This is pre...

1 10-15-2013 11:52 PM
View katgirl's profile

my wood is bubbling. What's going on?

10-14-2013 10:59 AM by katgirl

Hi. I’m not a professional wood worker, but we just installed unsealed ...

12 10-15-2013 05:57 PM
View Stevebro's profile

minwax high build poly will not dry

10-14-2013 10:50 AM by Stevebro

Well I hope I can get some help with this. I bought some minwax high build p...

10 10-15-2013 11:48 AM
View TLDECKARD's profile

finishing walnut and maple box

10-14-2013 10:59 AM by TLDECKARD

Making a box the Marine Corps ball guest of honor. It’s made with walnu...

3 10-14-2013 02:34 PM
View billykidder's profile

Maple Patches and Tone

10-14-2013 10:45 AM by billykidder

Hi I’m new to this forum, just been browsing through the posts and w...

1 10-14-2013 12:46 PM
View chetfoster's profile

cross cut log slab

10-14-2013 10:38 AM by chetfoster

when clear coating a cross cut log slab ….if you only flaer coat one si...

0 10-14-2013 10:38 AM
View rrdesigns's profile

Candle burn help wanted

10-14-2013 01:59 AM by rrdesigns

A client sent me this photo of a Stickley table top that has been damaged...

6 10-14-2013 08:16 AM
View madts's profile

Dark patches in maple.

08-07-2013 07:22 PM by madts

Can anyone explain why I am getting these darker sploches in the maple on thi...

11 10-14-2013 07:52 AM
View jzanick's profile

Walnut Island Countertop = HELP!

01-03-2013 07:12 PM by jzanick

I have a walnut island countertop that is ready for finishing. I am trying to...

27 10-13-2013 08:47 PM
View Jokker78's profile

finishing a cutting board?

10-12-2013 11:38 PM by Jokker78

What do y’all use to finish a cutting board ? I just made my first one....

8 10-13-2013 12:22 PM
View jeffswildwood's profile

Someone please check my knowledge

10-11-2013 03:22 PM by jeffswildwood

Hi all, I would like someone to check to see if I’m correct in finishin...

9 10-12-2013 01:55 AM
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HVLP Gun Help Needed...

10-11-2013 01:48 PM by NorCalQ

I have a Capspray 4 stage HVLP system. I’m looking for an additional s...

2 10-12-2013 01:10 AM
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Refinishing an Oak School Desk- What is the best finish?

10-09-2013 03:57 AM by Sumdume

I am refinishing an old school desk for a neighbor. I believe it is oak. I ...

9 10-11-2013 04:11 PM

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