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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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Fuming White Oak in Winter

01-24-2012 02:39 PM by Triumph1

I am just finishing up a project where I used quartersawn white oak. I want ...

5 02-07-2012 06:47 PM
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HELP! Finishing problem, teak oil over rosewood, gumming, etc

02-05-2012 08:22 AM by CaseyJones

Hi there, ran into a major problem, or so it seems at the moment anyway. I...

4 02-07-2012 08:09 AM
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Bees Wax

02-05-2012 05:04 AM by Dusty56

A local person is selling Bees Wax for $6.00 pound. I know it’s a bett...

27 02-07-2012 05:34 AM
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Clear topcoat over gel stain

02-07-2012 12:02 AM by VenskeArtz

I was curious to see if anyone could lead me in the direction of a clear topc...

5 02-07-2012 05:01 AM
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02-05-2012 09:03 PM by rhybeka

Ok, so I can’t remember where I got the crazy idea of trying to finish ...

10 02-07-2012 02:51 AM
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100 year old tool chest

02-05-2012 11:00 PM by nordichomey

100 year old chest restore questions? I found a really solid 100 year old to...

3 02-06-2012 09:38 PM
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Flat clearcoat?

02-04-2012 07:12 PM by Ben

I work with architectural antiques and I repair/rebuild/re-purpose a lot of t...

18 02-06-2012 07:40 PM
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Lacquer question

02-04-2012 02:44 PM by GoPhillies

I have never used lacquer before so I am looking for either a reference to go...

7 02-05-2012 12:17 AM
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toul painting , for beginners

02-03-2012 01:49 AM by tanglefoot

i want to start doing some scrol saw work and get my wife involved. does anyo...

2 02-03-2012 12:55 PM
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Help with staining different shades of oak

02-03-2012 03:13 AM by americanwoodworker

I am in the process of building a chair out of oak from an old pallet. The pr...

5 02-03-2012 05:05 AM
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Orange Peel with HVLP Sprayer

01-30-2012 03:30 PM by Sunnygirl

I bought a used Titan Capspray 105. It had little use and I got a really good...

14 02-02-2012 03:31 PM
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Wax for a red oak table?

01-30-2012 11:31 PM by yellowtruck75

I am finishing a red oak dinning table that I have been told to use wax on as...

3 02-02-2012 04:22 AM
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Drying time for BLO

01-31-2012 11:35 AM by bluekingfisher

I posted earlier on a project I’m working on with reclaimed antique oak...

10 02-01-2012 10:43 AM
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Re-staining & finishing oak dresser - what finish is it now?

01-31-2012 09:39 PM by n8jarrell

Hi everybody, I’ve been lurking for a few months as I designed and b...

3 02-01-2012 03:13 AM
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American Black Walnut Kitchen worktops

01-31-2012 12:09 PM by bluekingfisher

SWMBO has picked American black walnut worktops for as part of our kithcen up...

5 01-31-2012 04:48 PM
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figured maple

01-18-2012 12:01 AM by KPW

Can anyone help me pick a glazing stain? I want to give some aged look to a m...

2 01-31-2012 02:54 PM
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Olde Coffee Table Top

01-30-2012 10:02 AM by Matt

Can really use some forward guidance from the experts here… What sugge...

6 01-31-2012 12:37 PM
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Shellac Questions

01-30-2012 06:37 AM by gfadvm

When should I use the dewaxed shellac vs the regular variety. I’m askin...

15 01-31-2012 05:19 AM
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Laquer vs poly

01-30-2012 11:11 PM by Eric

Help me… TOPIC - Laquer vs poly vs rubbing poly PROJECT - Kitchen...

6 01-31-2012 04:56 AM
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damaged crotch walnut top

01-30-2012 08:41 PM by Paulanthony

Hey Guys, I wish this were fiction, but it isn’t. I just screwed on ...

3 01-30-2012 10:22 PM

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