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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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Need recommendations for a good clear coat

11-14-2017 04:15 PM by Chuck77

Hi everybody,I’m new to the group. I’ve been reading these forums for years b...

24 11-19-2017 04:41 PM
View Dustin's profile

Fixing Runs in Shellac Seal Coat over GF Gel Stain

11-15-2017 01:36 PM by Dustin

So, I’m coming up on the very end of a project (standing desk), and get...

9 11-19-2017 03:14 AM
View StutzShop's profile

Pine Floors

11-06-2017 06:25 PM by StutzShop

We bought a old 1936 House with untouched Pine flooring, so we decided to mak...

18 11-18-2017 06:34 PM
View becikeja's profile

Your thoughts on finishing ornaments?

11-16-2017 12:23 PM by becikeja

I need to turn and finish 30 Christmas ornaments over the weekend. These wil...

6 11-18-2017 05:18 AM
View William Shelley's profile

Finish for wood kitchen sink?

11-10-2017 09:07 PM by William Shelley

Hi all, I’m planning out a wooden sink + countertop for a new kitche...

22 11-16-2017 08:52 PM
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Sandblasting to remove old finish????

11-13-2017 03:14 AM by Hopdevil

Folks,I made two Adirondack chairs for my son and his wife out of sapele. I u...

4 11-16-2017 04:03 PM
View MrSa's profile

milky white finish on treated wood

11-15-2017 11:20 PM by MrSa

I’m using sikkens cetol interior on some baltic birch cabinets, it has ...

0 11-15-2017 11:20 PM
View Lt_scout's profile

What finish for a pochade box? (painters box)

11-15-2017 06:21 AM by Lt_scout

I made this pochade box for painting small 6×8 sketches on location in o...

5 11-15-2017 04:31 PM
View Lazyman's profile

Best Finish for Ipe Deck

11-05-2017 04:33 PM by Lazyman

..Well it is actually for a pickup truck bed replacement. A friend of mine i...

12 11-15-2017 02:58 PM
View emart's profile

To fill or not to fill?

11-13-2017 03:42 AM by emart

I have some redwood slabs I plan on coating in epoxy bar coat. I’m toy...

5 11-15-2017 05:52 AM
View BobVila's profile

Can I still use polyurethane that has thickened a little?

11-12-2017 08:38 PM by BobVila

It looks like my can of polyurethane has thickened a little, naturally over t...

35 11-14-2017 06:48 PM
View Toomanyprojects's profile

Finishing wood slabs with 16% moisture, can I do it?

11-14-2017 01:35 AM by Toomanyprojects

Hello! I just got 3”Thick slabs that are 7’ long and 24” wide a piece. I am p...

16 11-14-2017 06:02 PM
View SOG's profile

Wooden Blocks

11-14-2017 04:51 AM by SOG

I’ve been ordered to make wood blocks for our grandson. I will use left over ...

5 11-14-2017 01:50 PM
View Joe Lyddon's profile

5 ways to transfer a printed image to wood

10-31-2017 07:02 PM by Joe Lyddon

I received this in an Instructable email…... and thought the rest of YO...

13 11-13-2017 09:13 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Help needed on my first air compressor + HVLP spray gun setup.

11-13-2017 12:23 PM by SweetTea

I recently picked up a new Husky 60 gallon air compressor. It’s primarily use...

9 11-13-2017 05:13 PM
View jaminjames's profile

The danger of exhausting lacquer fumes?

11-12-2017 04:30 PM by jaminjames

Over the last little while I’ve been keeping my eye on eBay for a good deal o...

6 11-13-2017 12:35 AM
View AllanK's profile

Wenge stain on White Oak - not working very well

11-08-2017 09:20 PM by AllanK

Finishing is NOT my strong point, so I’m in a bind. I am trying to get...

11 11-12-2017 08:03 PM
View bilyo's profile

Conversion Gun Adjustments

11-10-2017 02:54 AM by bilyo

I have a small conversion spray gun (gravity feed) that I purchased from TCP ...

29 11-12-2017 06:00 PM
View RipFence's profile

Taking the time to read Flexner's book

11-11-2017 03:03 AM by RipFence

Just read the chapters on oil finishes and on varnishes from Understanding Wo...

12 11-12-2017 04:17 PM
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Michael cherry stain

11-08-2017 06:32 AM by mjheck

I’m getting ready to build a dining table out of quarter sawn white oak...

6 11-10-2017 06:42 AM

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