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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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Hammer Veneer Staining

12-16-2016 02:38 AM by jonsprague0000

I hammer veneered two pieces of curly maple with HHG and went to re-hammer a ...

9 12-17-2016 02:19 AM
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Couple of small burrs on poly finish

07-08-2014 02:36 PM by Josh

Hey all,First post on here, I have lurked in the past but finally joined. I ...

10 12-16-2016 09:01 PM
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Some advice when finishing 2xwhatever "rustic" items

12-13-2016 04:03 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello all,As the title states, my wife really likes the rustic furniture and ...

15 12-15-2016 03:24 PM
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Finish Preserver and Finish Storage Bag

12-11-2016 02:44 PM by RandyinFlorida

I was recently perusing the 2016-2017 Lee Valley Fine Woodworking Tools Catal...

3 12-13-2016 04:19 PM
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Poly even coat on coffee table

12-12-2016 09:24 PM by Abn101mp

I’m polyurethaning a coffee table top. Looking for advice on the best w...

4 12-13-2016 11:54 AM
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Spraying wooden windows with EnduroVar is 100% beating me...

12-09-2016 02:05 PM by fidot

Howdy folks! Long time reader, first time writer :) Lots of great communit...

7 12-13-2016 04:37 AM
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Cutting Board - Blotching with Oil

12-13-2016 03:51 AM by MichaelKnight

Hello All, I’m trying to make some end grain cutting boards. I am i...

2 12-13-2016 04:11 AM
View DW833's profile

Should a web frame for a chest get a finish

12-12-2016 02:25 AM by DW833

I’m planning a six drawer chest. It is the first chest I’ve buil...

6 12-12-2016 07:59 PM
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Water stain blotch/streak. Please, someone be a hero.

12-12-2016 03:35 AM by mlipps

Hi LJs, I’m having an issue. I’ve already sanded the table do...

10 12-12-2016 04:36 PM
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How soon to spray shellac over gel stain?

12-09-2016 12:57 AM by Biruski

Hi there. I am staining some raw wood cabinets made of alder. I am using Gene...

3 12-11-2016 07:14 PM
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Differences between spar and poly

12-04-2016 10:36 PM by Thuzmund

Hi, I did some fun serving boards for a local cider house in NY. They are...

12 12-10-2016 05:24 PM
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Finishing Cherry

12-03-2016 08:56 PM by drcodfish

I am making a desk top box for my granddaughter, she’s six and just wro...

16 12-10-2016 02:44 AM
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need a flat urethane finish

12-09-2016 07:56 PM by betterwithage

I am on the end of repairing and repainting 4 carved Santas, three foot tall ...

2 12-09-2016 09:03 PM
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Applying Oil Based Varnish Over Water Based Stain

12-08-2016 09:23 PM by JohnnyQ

Happy Holidays All,I am building a wagon for my daughters and they would like...

8 12-09-2016 12:04 PM
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Anyone Here Used Sherwin-Williams Wood Classics Waterborne Poly?

12-06-2016 11:40 PM by gerrym526

I’m getting ready to install Tamarack trim in our new house and trying ...

4 12-07-2016 07:39 AM
View Tooch's profile

Best finish for lincoln logs?

12-06-2016 12:56 PM by Tooch

Hello all, I’m making a set of Lincoln logs to give as a Christmas g...

6 12-07-2016 05:58 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Paint brushes

12-06-2016 08:24 PM by Kirk650

This morning I was reminded how much difference a good brush makes. I was str...

2 12-07-2016 04:31 AM
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finishing a live edge slab - suggestions to achieve certain finish

02-20-2014 06:29 PM by contento

Greetings all! I’m getting ready to dive into my first live edge slab p...

37 12-06-2016 09:25 PM
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Problem with Poly. Options?

12-05-2016 02:23 PM by kocgolf

I have a stained cherry project (I know, why stained? Client wanted darker co...

8 12-06-2016 11:45 AM
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Finishing Purple Heart

12-04-2016 12:51 AM by Nikki

I’ve finished Purple Heart before and had great results. This time the ...

11 12-06-2016 11:32 AM

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