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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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Sealer under spar

09-25-2013 01:41 AM by Insagent

Can I use a sander sealer under spar varnish? It’s on a walnut outdoor...

4 09-25-2013 03:29 AM
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Protecting Cedar Outside

09-23-2013 09:42 PM by bbc557ci

I’m in the process of making up a pair of Cedar barn style doors for an...

2 09-23-2013 11:57 PM
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What kind of finish for wood blocks/shapes for kids

09-19-2013 04:41 PM by Fun With Woodworking

I am making some wooden block shapes for my son out of some scrap 2×4 an...

13 09-23-2013 12:32 AM
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oil rubbed finish for bath fixture

09-10-2013 03:09 AM by REO

Ok SWMBO has decided that she wants to incorporate the oil rubbed finish into...

9 09-22-2013 02:34 AM
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What can I use over Howard's as a sealer?

09-18-2013 02:16 PM by Jeffreaux2

I am finishing up a Nantucket Bench constructed of Sinker Cypress. I have alr...

8 09-20-2013 05:33 PM
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Stop me from ruining this!

09-15-2013 03:36 PM by hairy

I’m working on a bed for an American Girl Doll. It is a large doll. Thi...

15 09-20-2013 01:22 AM
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Finishing furniture built with hardwood and hardwood veneer plywood

09-13-2013 08:18 AM by RShoemaker

Hi, I’m going to be building a hall tree / bench furniture piece and...

1 09-19-2013 03:54 AM
View Jeffreaux2's profile

What can I use over Howard's as a sealer?

09-18-2013 02:04 PM by Jeffreaux2

I am finishing up a Nantucket Bench constructed of Sinker Cypress. I have alr...

0 09-18-2013 02:04 PM
View Don's profile

Danish Oil on Plexiglass

09-12-2013 02:40 PM by Don

Hi folks…. I finished off two hanging chess boards and after all was...

11 09-18-2013 01:14 PM
View RussellAP's profile

How do I make this?

08-10-2013 01:55 PM by RussellAP

I have a client who has asked me about making this chair. It looks to be made...

21 09-18-2013 04:20 AM
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How to Get a Smooth Finish With Paint On Bare Wood?

09-10-2013 06:23 PM by Mean_Dean

Hey Guys, I just finished a set of cabinet doors, out of poplar, and finis...

19 09-18-2013 03:45 AM
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Finish for a cider press

09-06-2013 02:24 AM by Nicky

I’m completing the construction of a cider press. I will be finishing t...

7 09-18-2013 12:24 AM
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The myth of BLO

09-12-2013 02:24 PM by Clint Searl

One of the more enduring finishing myths is that BLO “soaks” into...

59 09-17-2013 11:56 PM
View Charlie's profile

Waterlox "repair" - sharing my recent experience

07-25-2013 01:26 PM by Charlie

When we redid our kitchen last year we included an island, 8 feet long and ab...

8 09-17-2013 09:23 PM
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coloring expoxy

09-15-2013 01:46 AM by jimmyhopps

when filling a knot with epoxy, is there any difference if using stain vs dye...

13 09-17-2013 05:39 PM
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The Kiss Rule

08-18-2013 02:38 AM by TCCcabinetmaker

Ok, I see a lot of this, so I have to comment. In the woodworking business w...

36 09-17-2013 03:46 PM
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Shop ceiling dilemma

09-16-2013 09:26 PM by oldretiredjim

So here is the deal – my carport has looked the same since I redid the 1 bay ...

3 09-17-2013 02:21 PM
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Curly walnut table

09-17-2013 07:05 AM by ChrisRand

I found some beautiful curly walnut that I’m making into a round dining table...

2 09-17-2013 01:41 PM
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I hate sanding between finish coats

09-06-2013 01:48 AM by jimbarstow

I typically sand with 400 grit between finish coats but it is a long, boring ...

39 09-17-2013 12:40 PM
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Purpleheart & Bridseye Maple Chess Board

09-16-2013 06:56 AM by Timmy948

Hi All, I’ve recently got into woodworking. It’s something I a...

1 09-16-2013 12:57 PM

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