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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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Ebonizing Wood Question

04-05-2017 08:23 PM by dalepage

What is your experience with India ink or black dye? I have been asked to ...

23 04-12-2017 09:31 PM
View ChicksWithTools's profile

Repurposing Project

04-11-2017 12:05 AM by ChicksWithTools

Only a small amount of woodworking required for this one but it was a reason ...

4 04-11-2017 02:17 PM
View CubsFan's profile

Old Arm-r-Seal finish question

04-09-2017 03:40 PM by CubsFan

I made a jewelry box for my niece a number of years ago (5?), and I’m 9...

1 04-11-2017 01:56 PM
View Mike Baker's profile

Protecting a finished cabitnet for transport and delivery.

04-10-2017 11:54 PM by Mike Baker

Didn’t know for sure what forum I should post this question in.. here g...

3 04-11-2017 01:18 AM
View ChicksWithTools's profile

Stair Trim

12-27-2016 09:13 PM by ChicksWithTools

In theory….. this should be as easy as putting together lego and should...

15 04-11-2017 12:45 AM
View jackthelab's profile

Finishing with Watco Oil

04-09-2017 11:16 AM by jackthelab

I have a completed kitchen island top made out of walnut. I finished it the ...

3 04-10-2017 09:52 PM
View drm11981's profile

need help! best workbench finish? oil base paint, latex, or stain and poly?

04-09-2017 08:19 PM by drm11981

Hey all! I am at the point of pure confusion…There is so many different...

2 04-10-2017 08:41 PM
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Veneer treatment, giving it flexibility

04-09-2017 02:12 PM by VladimirIvanovich

Hello. Does anybody know how to treat 0.55 mm veneer for giving it flexibilit...

4 04-10-2017 12:57 AM
View Bobmedic's profile

Best finish for Cedar

04-09-2017 03:09 PM by Bobmedic

I’m looking for the best finish for this cedar cabinet. My wife likes the...

1 04-09-2017 03:59 PM
View prap's profile

Flat Finish

04-08-2017 11:47 AM by prap

I’m going to be using some t&g pine and some shiplap pine in my man...

9 04-09-2017 11:52 AM
View Ben's profile

Stripping machine legs

04-07-2017 10:35 PM by Ben

I have a pair of Walker-Turner drill press table legs. Pretty thick lead ...

11 04-08-2017 12:53 PM
View Hunter2301's profile

Table top for outdoor bar

03-23-2017 01:28 AM by Hunter2301

I am making a bar top for my camp that will be outdoors.outside all the time....

13 04-07-2017 05:12 PM
View gstuartw's profile

Uncertain about oil/varnish/thinner finish, too late to change?

04-06-2017 05:49 PM by gstuartw

My wife and I agreed on the Sam Maloof type finish for some shelves in our ki...

7 04-07-2017 02:14 PM
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Question on how the get rid of these bright streaks?

04-02-2017 12:11 AM by NewboeMike

I’m working on a table top out of some old barn wood (I think it...

4 04-07-2017 07:08 AM
View Joe Lyddon's profile

Have you ever seen Milkshake Paint?

04-01-2017 09:39 PM by Joe Lyddon

This is one for Charles Neil, the Finishing guru… I'm looking forward ...

4 04-06-2017 06:30 PM
View mculik5's profile

Latex Paint and Earlex 5500

11-14-2013 02:28 PM by mculik5

I recently purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a bunch of trim. I decided I am ...

25 04-06-2017 06:06 PM
View I3igAl's profile

Finishing/Sealing oiled oak countertop, lacquer or poly?

04-04-2017 03:50 PM by I3igAl

Hello people, I have been researching a ton and this website kept coming up o...

13 04-06-2017 03:11 PM
View carolinagene's profile

Need brass lacquer advice, please......

04-05-2017 10:24 PM by carolinagene

I plan to make a mirror frame out of red oak with brass powder inlayed with C...

1 04-06-2017 02:28 AM
View yoitsscholzy's profile

Finishing old pallets

04-05-2017 03:14 PM by yoitsscholzy

I’m working on a project for my church that’s a little complicate...

3 04-05-2017 11:12 PM
View mmcafee09's profile

Cherry wood finish?

03-09-2012 02:11 PM by mmcafee09

Hey guys I recently got a load of rough cherry from a friend a was wondering ...

24 04-05-2017 11:23 AM

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