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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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View willing_to_learn's profile

Paint finish for poplar and maple?

07-03-2016 02:49 AM by willing_to_learn

I’m building a toy box with the box part made out of maple. The framing...

10 07-05-2016 06:04 PM
View dhearsch's profile

Need some help refinishing reclaimed island counter

07-02-2016 02:29 PM by dhearsch

First off would like to say what a great resource this forum has been for me ...

3 07-05-2016 02:52 PM
View BudhNop's profile

Need advises on planer upgrade (shelix)

07-04-2016 01:35 PM by BudhNop

Hi all, Im looking for advises on the byrd shelix cutterhead. Im starting ...

6 07-04-2016 03:20 PM
View peterman_lp's profile

Botched Polycrylic Finish - Looking for Help.

06-26-2016 11:56 PM by peterman_lp

Because it will likely be very clear soon, I’m a certified newbie when...

14 07-03-2016 05:54 PM
View leftcoaster's profile

Please critique my finishing schedule

07-01-2016 03:07 PM by leftcoaster

First time working with walnut. Application: writing desk with maple base,...

15 07-02-2016 01:48 PM
View Dj1225's profile

Question about Waterlox finish

06-30-2016 01:24 AM by Dj1225

Hi Jocks,I need some advice. I have made a dining table out of ash and walnut...

10 07-01-2016 04:19 AM
View Ardwood's profile

Aniline dye on oak dining table?

06-27-2016 07:06 PM by Ardwood

Hi, I’m a newbie here with a question about aniline dye. I’m h...

14 06-29-2016 07:46 PM
View emosms's profile

transparent finish

06-26-2016 11:56 PM by emosms

Hello, What type of lacquer to use in order to keep the natural wood color...

10 06-29-2016 02:13 PM
View DTrak's profile

stain issue

06-28-2016 11:17 AM by DTrak

I built a table in Maple, then applied Pre-Stain Conditioner and then applied...

9 06-28-2016 08:28 PM
View Dustin's profile

Pen Finish question

06-27-2016 04:22 PM by Dustin

So, I’ve been practicing turning quite a bit the last week, and am exci...

5 06-28-2016 02:28 PM
View Kribbz's profile

Outdoor epoxy

05-11-2016 05:44 AM by Kribbz

Ok guys I have a good one for y’all. I am making a bbq pit countertop ...

3 06-28-2016 12:33 AM
View GeminiMonkeyWorkshop's profile

Earlex 5500 HVLP & General Finishes

06-20-2016 12:19 PM by GeminiMonkeyWorkshop

Hoping ‘Earlextech’ sees this – I can’t message him d...

4 06-26-2016 05:36 PM
View whsewardiv's profile

Finishing Adirondack chairs

06-26-2016 03:30 PM by whsewardiv

I made a set of Adirondack chairs out of pressure-treated lumber, they were u...

1 06-26-2016 03:55 PM
View Buker's profile

Jet JPM-13

06-23-2016 12:19 PM by Buker

Hey everyone. new here. I have a question about a used Jet JPM-13 planer i...

1 06-26-2016 03:46 AM
View BrownTown's profile

Oily something on tabletop

06-25-2016 03:08 AM by BrownTown

Hello, First timer to the forums here, so please direct me in the proper e...

4 06-26-2016 01:18 AM
View gargey's profile (online now)

DAMAGE - Will shellac UNDER poly get cloudy if a hot mug is rested on it?

06-23-2016 03:16 PM by gargey

Hi Guys, I know a downside of shellac is that water or heat can damage it....

21 06-25-2016 01:35 PM
View FunctionalFretwork's profile

HELP! Sanding/Finishing Newbie Here

06-24-2016 02:06 PM by FunctionalFretwork

I am running into a dilema. I am a beginning scrollsawer and I continuously r...

6 06-25-2016 03:51 AM
View riv111's profile

Paste wax for table saw top

06-22-2016 03:51 AM by riv111

So I recently purchased a Kobalt table saw from Lowes. The top of the table i...

9 06-24-2016 05:22 PM
View Boatgirl's profile

Minwax wipeon poly not drying

06-21-2016 10:22 PM by Boatgirl

I’m new here, but you guys sound like you know what your talking about and I ...

6 06-24-2016 04:01 PM
View acwalsh's profile

Cypress Harvest Table Finishing

06-23-2016 10:24 PM by acwalsh

Hey All, Recently my mom decided she wanted a new dining room ...

3 06-24-2016 11:59 AM

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