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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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Please recommend a fool-proof natural finish for cherry

03-26-2014 09:11 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to make a keepsake boxes out of some very nice QS cherry. I&#...

19 03-27-2014 09:53 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Will lighter cherry "catch up" with darker in a panel?

03-27-2014 05:26 PM by ADHDan

I’m making an entry bench out of cherry and walnut. As you can see in ...

8 03-27-2014 09:19 PM
View daves1's profile

Finishing trivets

03-26-2014 10:26 PM by daves1

I am making wooden trivets that I am spray painting. My question is, can a po...

3 03-27-2014 04:23 PM
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finishing for trivets

03-27-2014 12:37 AM by daves1

Does anyone have any suggestions for using poly or something else to protect ...

3 03-27-2014 01:02 PM
View LunaLoves's profile

How do I stain wood with purple kool aid and get a dark color?

03-26-2014 05:13 PM by LunaLoves

Hello, I am a student in my shop class, and I need a way to stain wood with a...

3 03-26-2014 08:58 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Shellac topcoat turning out uneven

03-26-2014 02:25 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m putting a shellac topcoat over milk paint. It is drying unevenly &#...

9 03-26-2014 07:11 PM
View NJBirdman's profile

Advice needed on stripping a Carved Panel

03-26-2014 01:07 AM by NJBirdman

Alright so I haven’t been the most productive lumber jock. I am a troll...

7 03-26-2014 05:13 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Getting Picky About Sandpaper

03-25-2014 02:13 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, So I have kind of come to the point in my woodworking where ...

17 03-26-2014 01:38 PM
View Lumber2Sawdust's profile

Proportions for mixing stain for spraying

03-07-2014 03:09 AM by Lumber2Sawdust

I’ve been spraying some trim for a remodel project. I’m using ge...

7 03-26-2014 10:09 AM
View Woz's profile

Arm R Seal not settling on Walnut Burl

03-10-2014 01:52 PM by Woz

I am having trouble getting Semi-Gloss Arm R Seal to settle on the Burl porti...

5 03-26-2014 01:52 AM
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Some advice please on finishing maple kitchen island top

03-24-2014 01:29 PM by Navig8r

I have an edge-grain maple butcher block style island top,3’ x 6’...

8 03-25-2014 12:41 PM
View MapleHead's profile

How to dye pine

03-24-2014 10:28 AM by MapleHead

Hi All Last night I put a thin coat of pure Tung oil and mineral spirits, ...

2 03-24-2014 01:16 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Is there a filler/putty that looks/acts like open/end grain?

03-23-2014 07:37 PM by HarveyDunn

I was just sanding a small carved rosette and noticed that I liked the way it...

3 03-23-2014 07:53 PM
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Paint with primer

03-22-2014 07:12 PM by plang

Is paint with primer added really worth the extra money? I’m not as co...

3 03-22-2014 10:09 PM
View Bill White's profile

Hey! I'm a winner

03-16-2014 03:37 PM by Bill White

Was notified that I have been awarded a video on finishing from PASSION FOR W...

8 03-22-2014 04:53 PM
View ADHDan's profile

First time finishing cherry - advice?

03-20-2014 01:55 PM by ADHDan

I’m building a medium-sized entryway bench out of cherry and walnut. T...

13 03-21-2014 07:42 PM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Crystalac Gloss

03-20-2014 11:06 PM by Gerald Thompson

I may use this on a walnut clock case. I will grain fill it and then spray it...

2 03-21-2014 01:49 AM
View garage_woodworker's profile

Starting grit?

03-20-2014 04:19 AM by garage_woodworker

Hi, I have a first timer question. I am working on a project for which I thic...

5 03-20-2014 06:07 PM
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Pre-painting Tips - How do you do it?

03-17-2014 09:07 PM by camps764

Hey Ya’ll, I’ve got a project coming up with lots of parts in har...

8 03-20-2014 02:02 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Best topcoat for milk paint?

03-20-2014 12:15 AM by HarveyDunn

I’m finishing a project with milk paint (the real kind, mixed from powd...

1 03-20-2014 01:59 AM

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