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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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Help treating/sealing exterior beams

02-19-2017 09:28 PM by Scojo

Purchased a home in the CO foothills that has exterior beam/rafter work. Ther...

3 02-19-2017 10:33 PM
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Stain removed with wipe on poly

02-16-2017 01:26 PM by touchofcharacter

I recently was commissioned to redo a old wooden front door. I stripped it do...

6 02-19-2017 09:12 PM
View Mdunn's profile

About to put a finish on my first project

02-11-2017 03:24 PM by Mdunn

Hello guys I’ve been lurking for a while and learning a lot from you fo...

10 02-18-2017 11:30 PM
View Prizen's profile

Having major problems sanding spruce baseboards, please help.

02-17-2017 07:14 PM by Prizen

Hi all I have sitka spruce baseboards that I am installing. I got them fro...

8 02-18-2017 10:56 PM
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Grain filler

02-18-2017 09:35 PM by electricquad

Hi, I am new here and a woodworking amateur. I purchased a few 4/4/-5/4 7R...

1 02-18-2017 10:22 PM
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Activated Carbon Filters - Experience?

02-16-2017 06:00 PM by Crashcup

Hi, wanted to see if anyone on this forum has used activated carbon filters (...

10 02-17-2017 07:36 PM
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Clueless...Deft over shellac? 1920s baseboards

02-13-2017 02:08 PM by NoCluePleaseHelp

While trying to clean years of dirt and stains from baseboards I discovered a...

6 02-17-2017 06:56 PM
View ric53's profile

Reclaimed barnwood table top

02-17-2017 01:17 PM by ric53

I am building a 3’ x 8’ farm house table for a customer who wants...

4 02-17-2017 02:28 PM
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Waterborne finishes and sealers

12-30-2016 12:19 AM by Andybb

I just made a picture frame with lacewood veneer, sealed with epoxy then oil ...

23 02-17-2017 12:33 AM
View Heatherjen's profile

Finishing Logs

02-13-2017 09:22 PM by Heatherjen

Hello All… I’m new here… And an amateur builder… I...

8 02-16-2017 12:45 AM
View logwolf's profile

Needing to sand basswood

02-07-2017 06:59 PM by logwolf

Hi guysI know basswood is not the species of wood I should use for bandsaw bo...

3 02-15-2017 10:47 PM
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Vent oil Based Poli From Dryer Vent

02-07-2017 06:20 PM by mision56

Hi All,I have a spare 4” dryer duct in my workshop. Normally I finish O...

3 02-15-2017 03:47 PM
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What size air compressor do I need?

03-26-2013 09:42 PM by Illinoiswoodworker

My current air compressor is too small I fear. It is Craftsman 25 gal. 5.5 SC...

24 02-14-2017 04:24 PM
View Prizen's profile

I've oiled my countertop, but what can I cover it with to protect before the install?

02-12-2017 08:12 PM by Prizen

Hi guys I’ve oiled my countertop (maple) and need to store it for a ...

3 02-14-2017 03:57 PM
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Getting white specks out of a waxed poly finish

02-12-2017 05:45 PM by torea

Hey all, I’m in a bit of a pickle. I was in the final step of a proj...

5 02-14-2017 12:11 PM
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Gluing Dyed Moldings

02-13-2017 05:46 PM by Quailguy

I’m working on the design of a jewelry box for my granddaughter using b...

7 02-13-2017 09:31 PM
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Finish over wood burn

02-12-2017 04:11 PM by Sunburned

Hey All,I am making another beer flight and decided to try a little woodburni...

3 02-12-2017 06:28 PM
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Sanding Polyurathane Before Applying Pour-On Epoxy?

01-27-2017 05:22 PM by johnnySmith

Will epoxy hide the scratch marks/cloudiness left by sanding polyurathane? ...

7 02-12-2017 02:37 PM
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Food stains on end grain cutting board

02-11-2017 05:57 PM by Rich Simon

Finished my first cutting board with GF salad bowl finish, several coats. Let...

1 02-11-2017 07:34 PM
View Chris 's profile

Help finishing End Table

02-10-2017 03:39 PM by Chris

Hey everyone, This is one of the first times I have made a piece of furnit...

4 02-10-2017 04:25 PM

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