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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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having issues with the stain on maple

97 days ago by wlandymore

Hey guys, I have a maple table top that I’m working on and after rea...

17 92 days ago
View Eric's profile

Spar Finish Flaking @ 18 months.

112 days ago by Eric

I built this chair a year and a half ago.

18 92 days ago
View vsefcik's profile

how to fix a glossy Minwax Antique Oil finish

92 days ago by vsefcik

I applied two coats of Minwax Antique Oil to a cherry desktop that I had just...

1 92 days ago
View keninblaine's profile

Correct conditions for spraying aerosol lacquers

92 days ago by keninblaine

I’m finishing my desk project with satin lacquer, using Watco and Deft ...

2 92 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

Recommend a HVLP sprayer?

93 days ago by ADHDan

I’ve applied all my finishes exclusively by hand, but I’d like to...

11 93 days ago
View Notw's profile

Finishing for high gloss

97 days ago by Notw

I have a pine wood project that I am trying to get more depth and gloss to th...

8 93 days ago
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Old T-Shirts for Applying Finish??

94 days ago by Matt in Franklin

Hi all, Would you advise the use of my old t-shirts (think Hanes/FoTL) as ...

11 93 days ago
View diito's profile

Color problem with Gel stain over CN blotch control?

95 days ago by diito

I’ve been building a frame for a bathroom mirror in my parents new wint...

3 93 days ago
View keninblaine's profile

More on finishing maple

102 days ago by keninblaine

After obtaining ludicrously high quotes for fabricating a built-in desk with ...

11 93 days ago
View lumberjoe's profile

Help me finish my cribbage board/box

94 days ago by lumberjoe

I wanted to try something new/fun so I got the rockler cribbage board templat...

5 94 days ago
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94 days ago by JohnOfNELA

which sealer is best for tree trunks and stumps. (pedestals for tables, table...

1 94 days ago
View Ben's profile

Inside kitchen cabinets?

95 days ago by Ben

About ready to finish the inside of my upper kitchen cabinets (already hung)....

1 95 days ago
View keninblaine's profile

Using sprayed toner

97 days ago by keninblaine

I’m spraying a coat of toner on my maple desk components prior to spray...

13 95 days ago
View yuri's profile

Lacquer vs others as a final top coat

97 days ago by yuri

I did some projects and of course finished them with some top coat. So far I ...

6 96 days ago
View mds4752's profile

Which finish to use?

97 days ago by mds4752

My sister has a small desk that she’s asking me to help with. One of he...

4 96 days ago
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Shellac - Flakes vs Canned?

99 days ago by gfadvm

What are the advantages to mixing your own shellac vs just buying the ready t...

43 96 days ago
View redmosquito1's profile

Gel stain and shellac question

97 days ago by redmosquito1

Hello fellow LumberJocks,I’m getting ready to finish my cherry wood nig...

4 96 days ago
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Danish oil recipe?

97 days ago by Kaleb the Swede

I love Danish oil. The simplicity of it and how it makes the wood look is fo...

14 97 days ago
View Sawdust2012's profile

its always something...white spots in water based poly

97 days ago by Sawdust2012

After putting a second coat of water based poly on some Walnut, I began to no...

1 97 days ago
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Suggestion for finishing Crosscut Sled

100 days ago by Matt in Franklin

I recently built myself a new crosscut sled dedicated to smaller cuts so that...

15 97 days ago

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