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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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Earlex Spray Station vs. HVLP/Compressor

941 days ago by alfa189

I currently have an HVLP spray gun and compressor that I have used to finish ...

16 940 days ago
View Milo's profile

Kitchen Cabinet Quandry... Remodeler Comments Sought

941 days ago by Milo

Hey Folks, When we moved into our house a couple years back I made an atte...

16 940 days ago
View Michael Wilson's profile

Filling gaps in maple cutting boards?

940 days ago by Michael Wilson

Try though I might, I can only run my hastily made cutting boards through the...

2 940 days ago
View D_Allen's profile

Polished CA finish

961 days ago by D_Allen

I was playing around with CA finishing today and added something unusual.Usin...

9 940 days ago
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Quarter-Sawn Oak Table Top Finish

944 days ago by TedS

I’m using one-inch thick quarter-sawn oak planks I salvaged from an old...

17 940 days ago
View BerBer5985's profile

Finishing a poplar box

942 days ago by BerBer5985

I just finished up a sliding lid pencil box in some poplar sapwood. I’m...

6 942 days ago
View skeemer's profile

Safe finish for utensil storage

943 days ago by skeemer

My first project with my new table saw will be a replacement for our undersiz...

6 943 days ago
View Lbum's profile

Interior or Exterior Stain. . . or What?

944 days ago by Lbum

Hi Everyone, I’m working on making a waterstone holder/jig and would...

1 944 days ago
View Alan Robertson's profile

A darker, wood toned glue

952 days ago by Alan Robertson

This is a heads-up for a tan to light chocolate toned glue. Elmer’s Car...

6 945 days ago
View Kristoffer's profile

How can I make shellac POP?

947 days ago by Kristoffer

I just finished a coat rack. I put about 4-5 coats of shellac on it, it look...

2 947 days ago
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Sanding after initial shellac coat gumming up...

952 days ago by widwotkma

I made a cross as a Christmas present for my parents out of figured maple and...

14 948 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

When/How to stain and apply Wood Appliques

949 days ago by HorizontalMike

Just got a couple good jigs finished this month and am now beginning to size ...

11 948 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Minwax Polycrylic versus Minwax Polyurethane

950 days ago by BLarge

What is the difference? Both water based, clear finishes….. Can use ov...

12 949 days ago
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My boss's cheese board

955 days ago by Betsy

I’ve managed to get one of my bosses gifts done this weekend but I̵...

7 949 days ago
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Finger Prints in Tung Oil Finish - How Do I Remove?

949 days ago by mrg

Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday. I have a question. I am just finishing u...

2 949 days ago
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Finish for a music stand

950 days ago by WTTN16

I am making a music stand for a school competition. I am planning on using un...

1 950 days ago
View Tim Kindrick's profile

Cutting board finishing

1103 days ago by Tim Kindrick

I know that I’m supposed to use mineral oil type finishes on cutting bo...

8 950 days ago
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Waterlox High Gloss as a base coat

952 days ago by jwisbey

I currently have Waterlox Original High Gloss finish. Can I use this without...

7 950 days ago
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Spraying laquer

953 days ago by spooled

I just finished spraying lacquer on a stained oak veneer entertainment center...

4 951 days ago
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clear resin for bar top

953 days ago by Richard

I have a friend that wants me to help him make a bartop for his basement rec ...

12 951 days ago

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