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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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Arm Seal Blotching on Chestnut

02-14-2018 02:29 AM by Jordan123

I sanded up through the grits to 220 and applied one coat of arm r se...

16 02-19-2018 03:03 PM
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Shellac questions

02-18-2018 12:31 AM by jtrz

I’ve been playing around with shellac for the first time and need a few...

22 02-19-2018 02:04 AM
View Douglasr1's profile

Spraying new kitchen cabinet doors

02-17-2018 03:42 PM by Douglasr1

Hi,I’m in the process of redoing my kitchen cabinets.I have built new d...

7 02-18-2018 10:16 PM
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Pen Turning Finish Problems

02-16-2018 01:18 AM by JMillerWoodworks

Does anybody have a recommendation for a good finish for pens? I have been us...

6 02-17-2018 10:22 PM
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Black walnut finishing opinions

02-15-2018 01:30 AM by Hawkdriver60

Ok fellas I need some help from the experts. I have a slab of black walnu...

4 02-16-2018 10:51 PM
View wmsts's profile

Need advice on quarter round finish issue.

02-16-2018 10:39 AM by wmsts

Here’s the situation: I just refinished my old (1925) white oak floors...

11 02-16-2018 09:55 PM
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First Time Mineral Oil Fail

02-14-2018 03:53 PM by Cardellini

I recently made a maple carving board. MO finishing sounded very straight fo...

5 02-15-2018 02:11 PM
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Epoxy Resin for Corn Hole Boards

02-13-2018 11:37 PM by Nreese

I’ve been collecting beer bottle caps for the better part of a year now...

8 02-14-2018 07:04 AM
View ManOfTheHardwoods's profile

How durable should mineral oil/beeswax be on a cutting board? Mine didn't last one wash!

02-11-2018 04:03 PM by ManOfTheHardwoods

I recently finished a long grain cutting board with mineral oil and a mineral...

17 02-14-2018 02:15 AM
View Cheapguy82's profile

Wood Coaster Finish

02-11-2018 06:46 PM by Cheapguy82

I have been making some wood coasters, some engraved, and need some advice re...

5 02-11-2018 07:43 PM
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Toy making

02-11-2018 02:07 AM by MrRon

I’m planning on making some wooden toys and need to know what finish I ...

9 02-11-2018 06:59 PM
View garymkrieg's profile

How Do I Get This Off The Finish

02-10-2018 07:48 PM by garymkrieg

Cherry cabinet, with what the RV Manufacturer calls a “gloss finish...

6 02-10-2018 09:25 PM
View AlmostRetired's profile

Is this paint or really dark stain? Can I do this to pine?

02-10-2018 03:52 PM by AlmostRetired

Looking for some help here. Is the table bottom in this picture stained or p...

1 02-10-2018 04:02 PM
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Two Part Wood Bleach on Birch Butcher Block

02-08-2018 02:39 PM by cloudbase17

Hello all! I’m in the middle of building an apartment over my metal fin...

1 02-09-2018 06:31 PM
View Brett's profile

Arm R Seal Frustration

02-08-2018 12:05 PM by Brett

Hey all. I just finished a walnut table top. It’s roughly 3’x6...

11 02-08-2018 04:48 PM
View sunadmn's profile

Veneer glue

02-03-2018 04:57 PM by sunadmn

Howdy all! NooB here and have possibly a silly question, but I must ask. I...

5 02-08-2018 04:12 AM
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Staining birch to resemble mohogany

02-06-2018 04:00 PM by jamesbhynes

Like the title says, anyone have a process in which I can stain birch to some...

3 02-07-2018 10:24 PM
View sawdustjunkie's profile

Sandings suggestions

02-06-2018 03:01 AM by sawdustjunkie

I have been using 60 and 80 grit Diablo 5” sanding disks for finishing ...

9 02-07-2018 06:26 PM
View bilyo's profile

Has Anyone Used This Product?

02-07-2018 04:03 PM by bilyo

Similar to Floetrol? Does anyone have experience with this?

3 02-07-2018 06:10 PM
View Woodstock's profile

Which is best topcoat -Enamel or Shellac to protect from chainsaw oil & premix

02-02-2018 02:07 AM by Woodstock

Thanks for reading. I am finishing up a long term project for a “sho...

9 02-06-2018 08:51 PM

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