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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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Has anyone used Behlen Swel-Lock?

11-30-2011 01:58 AM by Jonathan

Just found Behlen Swel-Lock online and am wondering if anybody has used it? I...

4 11-30-2011 07:28 PM
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Redwood Burl.....on the Lathe

11-30-2011 06:36 AM by BigD1

Okay wood workers. I need some imput from the team. I have a Redwood Burl on ...

4 11-30-2011 03:42 PM
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Red cedar

11-28-2011 01:54 AM by wrightssawmill

How to finish red cedar with out so many sand marks????

9 11-30-2011 02:24 AM
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Recommended finish for dining table

11-29-2011 12:34 AM by Sgt374

Hi everyone,I have a dining table top I made using mdf core and veneer. I am ...

2 11-29-2011 09:39 PM
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thinning mineral oil

11-24-2011 06:54 AM by Guss

Hi I was wondering what i could use to thin mineral oil to get better penetra...

10 11-29-2011 02:36 AM
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flooring underlayment

11-28-2011 05:00 PM by hockeydad2

Have been wondering about the moisture barrier for a basement wood floor. R...

6 11-29-2011 01:49 AM
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Multistained vase (help)

11-27-2011 04:31 PM by eastside

I am posting here in hopes that the original craftsman reads this. About a y...

2 11-28-2011 03:06 PM
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11-25-2011 07:22 AM by fred33

I have a piece of mesquite which I want to inlay with turquoise. Any advice o...

10 11-28-2011 03:39 AM
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High Temperature Resistance

11-27-2011 04:15 PM by Beeguy

I am making some trivits for gifts. I am trying to decide on what finiish to...

1 11-27-2011 09:41 PM
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Espresso Crib Finish

11-22-2011 06:28 AM by Tyler Brown

Help please!! I’m looking at building a crib for our first child. My...

6 11-27-2011 04:33 PM
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Just tried zero VOC primer

11-27-2011 04:13 AM by Sunnygirl

I have a job that has no ventilation and requires a lot of priming. I’v...

3 11-27-2011 07:11 AM
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11-22-2011 02:37 AM by themitrejoint

I need help! I spray (HVLP) a lot of water based paint. Through trial and ...

9 11-24-2011 02:19 AM
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Question on staining

11-22-2011 10:48 PM by FredIV

For some reason, I really like Poplar wood. I love the greeny color, the sof...

3 11-23-2011 02:50 PM
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Protecting finish in orginal can using Argon

11-22-2011 12:32 AM by burl2301

Question regarding the use of Argon gas to prevent finishes from harding in o...

6 11-23-2011 01:35 AM
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Spraying with a CapSpray CS10,000

11-16-2011 08:26 AM by GrandFX

Hello All,I recently purchased a used CapSpray CS10,000 HVLP Spraying Unit. B...

1 11-22-2011 05:54 AM
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Finishing an "outdoor" workbench

11-21-2011 11:10 PM by Joseph Cataldie

Hello,I’ve been building a new workbench and am in the process of decid...

4 11-22-2011 03:24 AM
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Pros and Cons of using a Pre-Stain Conditioner

11-11-2011 09:15 PM by andy_P

I finally gave in to the theory of using a pre-stain product when staining &#...

31 11-21-2011 02:47 AM
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Finishing with shelac?

11-14-2011 05:03 PM by piesafejim

Awhile back I started using shelac as a sealer for my projects, usually to be...

9 11-20-2011 02:43 AM
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what wax to use

11-18-2011 09:43 PM by jschmitz1949

As I’m approaching the finish line on the latest project I would like t...

3 11-19-2011 06:40 PM
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Finishing Basswood

11-19-2011 05:09 AM by DrJosh

I bought a beautiful extra-wide piece of basswood this afternoon. I’m n...

4 11-19-2011 04:52 PM

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