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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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What the best way to refinish Padauk

11-04-2012 07:06 PM by woodman71

I made these Christmas stocking using padauk

1 11-04-2012 07:14 PM
View Bradford's profile

Finish color match chart?

11-02-2012 11:39 PM by Bradford

I was wondering if anyone knew of a chart that suggests the best match of fin...

1 11-04-2012 03:05 PM
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Cherry Finish?

11-03-2012 03:12 AM by DHaden

I have just finished a stand for my wife’s Kindle Fire. It is a simple ...

4 11-04-2012 04:06 AM
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what kind of finish ?

10-28-2012 01:51 PM by kizerpea

There is a bed plan in wood mag…country fresh bed…with a blueish ...

7 11-03-2012 02:55 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Cedar with red Mahogany oil.

11-01-2012 08:23 PM by RussellAP

I’m going to try and sell these for Christmas. I have been experimentin...

4 11-02-2012 10:35 PM
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Cabot Solid Color Acrylic Deck Stain

11-02-2012 11:59 AM by JSB

Has anyone here used this as a base coat under lacquer for coloring indoor fu...

2 11-02-2012 02:37 PM
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Sandpaper life- again

10-30-2012 06:00 AM by drpdrp

So, I did some searching and found several posts discussing sandpaper life. ...

11 11-02-2012 07:45 AM
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11-01-2012 03:57 AM by lathman

anybody have any experience with this product? i have some refinishing to do ...

3 11-01-2012 11:21 PM
View JL7's profile

Workbench Finish?

01-15-2012 05:56 PM by JL7

Sometime ago I came across a recipe of BLO, Turpentine and Beeswax for a work...

17 10-31-2012 04:20 AM
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Polyurithanes regular vs for floors

10-29-2012 07:14 PM by SuperDave0002

The minwax poly costs about 10 dollars more than the gallon of poly that says...

4 10-31-2012 03:10 AM
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Finish for Shop Furniture (Router Table)

10-26-2012 08:52 PM by harriw

Hey folks, I just finished up my new router table (loosely based on Steve ...

9 10-30-2012 05:29 PM
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Finishing a redwood burl

10-27-2012 02:36 PM by Matheson

Hi. I picked up a nice redwood burl on eBay to make a live edge coffee table...

2 10-27-2012 06:59 PM
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dealing with raised grain with water based finishes

10-27-2012 02:24 AM by JesseTutt

I have always been taught to sand projects to 320 grit, wet the wood with wat...

11 10-27-2012 06:52 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Advice on finishing black walnut

10-19-2012 04:03 PM by RussellAP

Here’s the scoop. I’m going to build a 7’x3’x14”...

24 10-27-2012 02:35 PM
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Wet Sanding vs Dry Sanding

10-27-2012 01:32 AM by gfadvm

When sanding finishes to 600 and higher grits, what is the advantage of wet s...

10 10-27-2012 10:51 AM
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Follow Up on "Finishing a Cherry Bad" I mean bed

10-06-2012 06:40 PM by OldTimeShopSmith

I wanted to thank everyone who gave me input on my first post about the bed. ...

2 10-27-2012 03:28 AM
View Blackbear's profile

Question about burnishing

10-26-2012 05:13 PM by Blackbear

I recently completed some cribbage boards as retirement gifts for 5 coworkers...

5 10-27-2012 01:08 AM
View CharlesNeil's profile

New You Tube, Might help ya out

10-26-2012 06:58 PM by CharlesNeil Give it a try, you might be sur...

5 10-26-2012 11:57 PM
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No more shellac at Rockler

10-26-2012 09:02 AM by Purrmaster

I stopped in at Rockler today. I picked up one of their 2 oz bags of shellac...

3 10-26-2012 09:19 PM
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10-26-2012 08:38 PM by james3one

Have a client who decided that the color wasn’t dark enough after I fin...

1 10-26-2012 08:45 PM

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