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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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Safe finish for utensil storage

940 days ago by skeemer

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

6 939 days ago
View Lbum's profile

Interior or Exterior Stain. . . or What?

941 days ago by Lbum

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

1 940 days ago
View Alan Robertson's profile

A darker, wood toned glue

948 days ago by Alan Robertson

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

6 941 days ago
View Kristoffer's profile

How can I make shellac POP?

943 days ago by Kristoffer

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

2 943 days ago
View widwotkma's profile

Sanding after initial shellac coat gumming up...

948 days ago by widwotkma

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

14 944 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

When/How to stain and apply Wood Appliques

945 days ago by HorizontalMike

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

11 944 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Minwax Polycrylic versus Minwax Polyurethane

946 days ago by BLarge

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

12 945 days ago
View Betsy's profile

My boss's cheese board

951 days ago by Betsy

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

7 945 days ago
View mrg's profile

Finger Prints in Tung Oil Finish - How Do I Remove?

946 days ago by mrg

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

2 946 days ago
View WTTN16's profile

Finish for a music stand

947 days ago by WTTN16

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

1 946 days ago
View Tim Kindrick's profile

Cutting board finishing

1099 days ago by Tim Kindrick

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

8 946 days ago
View jwisbey's profile

Waterlox High Gloss as a base coat

948 days ago by jwisbey

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

7 947 days ago
View spooled's profile

Spraying laquer

949 days ago by spooled

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

4 947 days ago
View Richard's profile

clear resin for bar top

949 days ago by Richard

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

12 947 days ago
View spooled's profile

Staining an entertainment center

960 days ago by spooled

I am almost finished building an entertainment center out of solid and plywoo...

3 948 days ago
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Stain for red oak table?

949 days ago by yellowtruck75

I am finishing a red oak kitchen table that the customer wants stained dark. ...

14 948 days ago
View Jeremy Fugarino's profile

Sanding out Oak Plywood

951 days ago by Jeremy Fugarino

Hey guys really quick, in the corner here and i started to sand down my mille...

13 948 days ago
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Opinions regarding finishing process

953 days ago by superstretch

So I’ve been making these boxes for my boss for PV’s (personal va...

5 948 days ago
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Waterborne finish on MDF without raising the fibres?

952 days ago by 404 - Not Found

I don’t spray a lot of mdf but when using waterborne paint, I havenR...

7 948 days ago
View thebenchroom's profile

What the buff

949 days ago by thebenchroom

This finish is black lacquer with several coats of a clear lacquer, 600 grit ...

1 949 days ago

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