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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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LPS 1 - Will it work in a wood shop ?

03-26-2013 01:44 AM by 1yeldud1

The factory I work at uses “LPS1” spray lube and I have an opport...

5 03-27-2013 12:47 PM
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staining outdoor ceiling

03-27-2013 02:53 AM by scvwooding

looking to stain my outdoor patio ceiling which is 1×6 pine tongue and g...

1 03-27-2013 04:16 AM
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Live Edge

03-26-2013 10:12 PM by UncleStumpy

I just turned a Maple bowl with a live edge for my wifey. She didn’t w...

1 03-26-2013 10:58 PM
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Oddball idea - thompsons water seal on table?

03-26-2013 03:53 PM by bbasiaga

Has anyone put something like thompsons water seal on an indoor table to help...

1 03-26-2013 05:28 PM
View RussellAP's profile

My new toy

03-25-2013 06:05 PM by RussellAP

I turn a lot of bowls and drying them has been a problem. So I built this in ...

16 03-26-2013 04:03 PM
View RPV's profile

Oak Grain has White Streaks Using Waterbased Poly

03-26-2013 08:08 AM by RPV

Looking for some assistance with a problem I have with finishing some trim...

0 03-26-2013 08:08 AM
View Illinoiswoodworker's profile

What else do I need to spray laquer?

03-25-2013 08:39 AM by Illinoiswoodworker

Hello, As I am getting my wood shop going and get one thing figured out, a...

7 03-26-2013 03:29 AM
View mnik's profile

Need Advice on Inexpensive Spray Finishing Solutions: What System to Buy?

03-25-2013 06:17 PM by mnik

Newbie spray finishing question: What’s the best inexpensive system to ...

15 03-26-2013 02:25 AM
View JALX's profile

Soap finish on aged white oak coffee table

03-25-2013 08:39 AM by JALX

I’m in the process of building a coffee table out of aged white oak. Th...

7 03-26-2013 01:42 AM
View Charlie's profile

Silicone (dang it)

03-26-2013 12:21 AM by Charlie

Had a new window installed and somewhere along the line they got a little bit...

1 03-26-2013 12:52 AM
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cloudy/milky finish

03-25-2013 08:39 AM by buff1

why does my finish sometimes dry with a cloudy milky color? i use 2 coats of ...

8 03-25-2013 02:07 PM
View Airspeed's profile

I really dislike staining pine. I also need to get rid of a blue mold stain

03-23-2013 04:08 PM by Airspeed

I have a fairly endless supply of free 1X12X48” pine and will be using ...

14 03-25-2013 06:32 AM
View RussellAP's profile

GF Seal a cell

03-24-2013 03:34 PM by RussellAP

I used this for the first time on a birch bowl I turned. I put it on wet and ...

1 03-24-2013 04:40 PM
View Ben's profile

Do I need to Shellac before Waterlox (on Cherry)?

03-23-2013 08:50 PM by Ben

About to use Waterlox for the first time on my Cherry cabinets. Will start wi...

13 03-24-2013 12:28 AM
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Washing to pre-raise grain?

03-23-2013 03:07 PM by harriw

Hi folks, When I made my first end-grain cutting boards as gifts a few mon...

4 03-24-2013 12:08 AM
View hesperus's profile

Willow weep for me.

03-19-2013 10:29 AM by hesperus

I made a few picture frames from some old, ( I believe fir) boards. I’...

1 03-23-2013 10:28 PM
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DHEC Laws on Finishes for Charcuterie Boards.

03-23-2013 04:25 AM by JoshuaJCox

Hello Jocks, I’m currently working on some wooden serving trays for ...

3 03-23-2013 02:13 PM
View pete57's profile

Using Turquoise: Questions

03-22-2013 12:53 PM by pete57

Hi everyone,

2 03-23-2013 04:19 AM
View Mainiac Matt 's profile

worste smelling finishing product??

03-20-2013 06:40 PM by Mainiac Matt

My vote is for Cuprinol…. We had to preservative treat some crates i...

8 03-23-2013 03:47 AM
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Helmsman Spar Urethane.... When does the STANK go away?!

03-14-2013 05:55 PM by ubermick

Jebus. So I finished my first “ambitious” project, an astronomy e...

13 03-23-2013 01:59 AM

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