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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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Best paint for high use table: oil enamel?

12-04-2014 06:47 PM by CraftyRob

I’m building a table for in our kitchen that will probably be heavily u...

5 12-04-2014 10:29 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust.

11-26-2014 11:41 AM by Blackie_

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I...

22 12-04-2014 03:56 PM
View rICAL's profile

staining Poplar for a pendant.

12-04-2014 02:26 PM by rICAL

for Christmas im making a pendant (her own version of a key-blade) for my gir...

0 12-04-2014 02:26 PM
View stefang's profile

What size and capacity extraction fan for a spray booth?

11-13-2014 06:42 PM by stefang

I will be building a spray booth for my new Earlex 5500. I plan to only spray...

27 12-04-2014 12:55 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

would this be good on wood, and tops of machines to keep rust off?

12-04-2014 01:05 AM by FancyShoes

Not sure how many of you have seen this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D...

6 12-04-2014 06:52 AM
View moke's profile

Old Sanders...worth keeping

11-29-2014 06:13 PM by moke

I have had the good fortune to inherit two complete shops. One was from my D...

1 12-03-2014 06:08 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

Walnut oil over mineral oil?

12-02-2014 10:18 PM by Sawdust2012

Will mineral oil on a bowl mess me up if I try to use Mahoney’s walnut ...

1 12-02-2014 10:57 PM
View Shuja's profile

repairing a wrong routing

11-25-2014 03:13 PM by Shuja

New to routing. I was making a groove. Unfortunately I overshot the line. Ho...

12 12-02-2014 02:22 PM
View JayR's profile

Help! I ironed a shirt on my table, and now the finish is cloudy

11-17-2014 04:00 PM by JayR

Gentlejocks,I am in serious trouble with the wife. I appear to have ruined he...

4 12-02-2014 04:37 AM
View bobro's profile

Anyone using the "polissoir"?

11-29-2014 12:06 AM by bobro

How can anyone resist making a tool that rhymes with “pissoir”? ...

10 12-01-2014 07:01 PM
View Chemie555's profile

Help Needed- Colored Wax - What to do to finalize/top wax finish?

12-01-2014 02:52 PM by Chemie555

My son applied a colored wax for a piece he built. Its a bit soft and we were...

1 12-01-2014 03:36 PM
View cabbie's profile

finishing mesquite wood

11-29-2014 10:13 PM by cabbie

Jocks-I just got a bunch of ‘desert-dried” mesquite wood at the u...

9 12-01-2014 05:55 AM
View yepitswood's profile

Which type of wood is this? What type of finish?

10-30-2014 01:46 PM by yepitswood

I really like this type of wood and its finish: Dresser: Dining room ta...

3 12-01-2014 03:26 AM
View TomB19's profile

Barrier finish on red oak

11-26-2014 09:29 PM by TomB19

I’ve been searching the net for a finish to use on red oak. There must...

6 11-30-2014 01:07 AM
View jmartel's profile (online now)

Finishing in Winter, Unheated Garage

11-14-2014 05:03 PM by jmartel

So, my shop is in my unheated undersized 2 car garage. While the winters here...

19 11-28-2014 04:02 AM
View tjaburke8's profile

Spar Urethane - Minwax vs. Varathane

11-18-2014 07:05 PM by tjaburke8

I was looking through some articles on the best poly to put on some outdoor f...

15 11-26-2014 09:18 PM
View JAAune's profile

Craigslist Sale on Graco Falcon Pump and G15 Gun

11-26-2014 09:08 PM by JAAune

I was at a sale for a cabinet shop in Frankfort, Illinois and picked up a Gra...

0 11-26-2014 09:08 PM
View Nate L.'s profile

Questions regarding glue spots, staining and assembling toys/models

11-25-2014 03:16 PM by Nate L.

I did some research on how to deal with glue spots and staining but all the i...

1 11-26-2014 02:37 PM
View Aodskate's profile

Minwax wood hardener.

11-20-2014 09:05 PM by Aodskate

I’m working on a knotty alder coffee table for this cowboy I know. I pu...

3 11-25-2014 06:45 PM
View ShawnSpencer's profile

Repairing dents in finished wood.

11-19-2014 01:34 PM by ShawnSpencer

I have a bunch of dents in a finished bench seat and need some help on how to...

7 11-25-2014 01:07 PM

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