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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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Making board game

11-15-2014 11:12 AM by es2000

I would like to make my own version of a board game called Fast Track, which ...

2 11-17-2014 07:18 PM
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Woodsmith Shop S8E6 Demilune Table Finish

11-16-2014 09:27 PM by Matt Przybylski

On episode 6 of season 8 of woodsmith shop they made a very nice Demilune tab...

2 11-17-2014 05:29 PM
View Philip "Pip" Storm's profile

Dyeing cedar.

11-17-2014 02:43 PM by Philip "Pip" Storm

I recently put up a new cedar picket fence for my dad. I plan on using some o...

1 11-17-2014 05:09 PM
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Earlex 6003 Spray Port

11-17-2014 04:01 PM by New_Found_Hobby

I am not a review writer as I feel I am not qualified to. However I could not...

0 11-17-2014 04:01 PM
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Hickory Workbench Finish?

11-14-2014 01:19 AM by JerryLH

I did a few searches on ‘staining hickory’ – found out ...

4 11-16-2014 12:50 AM
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Stain oozing up from pores

11-15-2014 04:30 PM by UGAfan21

I am making a bed out of red oak. I stained the side boards and foot board ab...

8 11-15-2014 10:06 PM
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HVLP System (Earlex, Fuji)

08-13-2014 04:39 PM by Scomel Basses

I’m going to get an HVLP system and I’m looking at the Earlex 550...

15 11-15-2014 03:24 PM
View Dooma's profile

reclaimed hemlock table top polyurethane finishing issue - wrinkling

11-12-2014 03:46 PM by Dooma

Hello, trying to finalize my project a building reclaimed hemlock kitchen ...

1 11-15-2014 04:32 AM
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How much protection is needed?

11-12-2014 10:09 PM by giser3546

I am new to finishing but have been doing a good bit of research recently. Fo...

10 11-14-2014 04:35 AM
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How to stop mildew forming under new varnish

11-13-2014 10:42 PM by albachippie

Hi all, I’m in the middle of making an oak table for a customer. Last ...

2 11-13-2014 11:04 PM
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How important is a spray booth?

11-09-2014 09:45 AM by stefang

I just bought an Earlex HV5500 spray station. There is a lot of helpful info ...

38 11-13-2014 01:36 PM
View GerardW's profile

When is the finish... You know, finished?

11-13-2014 12:36 AM by GerardW

If anyone has been following my cutting board posts, first, I’m sorry. ...

4 11-13-2014 06:16 AM
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Watco Teak Oil

11-12-2014 04:53 PM by JJnovice

I have read the forum on watco teak oil. I have a slightly different problem...

1 11-12-2014 09:32 PM
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Sanding Sealer... To Use or Not to Use

11-11-2014 01:23 AM by jasonallen

So, I’ve always used Minwax sanding sealer after staining a project and...

10 11-12-2014 05:45 PM
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How to Take Gloss out of Waterlox Finish - Satin or Steel Wool

11-11-2014 01:32 PM by orlandodave

So I am getting to the end of my first real furniture project. I am pretty s...

7 11-12-2014 04:20 PM
View notdan's profile

Filling cracks from bad glueup

11-12-2014 02:16 AM by notdan

I’m building a workbench out of 2×3s so lots of glued boards for t...

8 11-12-2014 03:57 PM
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Finishing MDF edges

11-10-2014 02:26 AM by PRGDesigns

I cut a number of shapes out of the Plum Creek Premium MDF. When I try to pa...

14 11-11-2014 04:24 PM
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First piece of furniture - help on finishing choices

11-10-2014 09:16 PM by Mark2457

Hi Guys I just made my first piece of furniture (see attached). It’s...

6 11-11-2014 01:49 PM
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Popping the grain in curly maple without changing the color

11-10-2014 02:40 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, The title pretty much explains it. I am using some curly maple f...

6 11-10-2014 04:55 PM
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Finishing/assembly timeline

11-09-2014 12:30 AM by IAMike

I’m a new woodworker, and my experience so far has been making things f...

3 11-09-2014 03:19 AM

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