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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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Olde Coffee Table Top

01-30-2012 10:02 AM by Matt

Can really use some forward guidance from the experts here… What sugge...

6 01-31-2012 12:37 PM
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Shellac Questions

01-30-2012 06:37 AM by gfadvm

When should I use the dewaxed shellac vs the regular variety. I’m askin...

15 01-31-2012 05:19 AM
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Laquer vs poly

01-30-2012 11:11 PM by Eric

Help me… TOPIC - Laquer vs poly vs rubbing poly PROJECT - Kitchen...

6 01-31-2012 04:56 AM
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damaged crotch walnut top

01-30-2012 08:41 PM by Paulanthony

Hey Guys, I wish this were fiction, but it isn’t. I just screwed on ...

3 01-30-2012 10:22 PM
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oil finish on walnut

01-30-2012 05:58 PM by lunn

Hi i’m new to this site. I can sure use some help . Building a third p...

10 01-30-2012 09:30 PM
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Advise on Spraying in Unheated Garage during Winter

01-30-2012 05:58 PM by irish620

I just picked up a barely used Capspray CS9100 on Craigslist with 2 guns, unu...

1 01-30-2012 06:14 PM
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Old Time Finish

01-30-2012 12:00 AM by bill6575

I read with interest Richard’s question on the same issue. Tung Oil Fi...

3 01-30-2012 02:26 PM
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Fuming QSWO - Reagent On Hand

01-04-2012 08:32 PM by SteviePete

I recently purchased ammonium hydroxide 29% for a mission bed project. Suppl...

5 01-30-2012 02:51 AM
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Finishing End Grain Slab. What is best?

01-29-2012 09:57 PM by s_grifter

I am sure that there have been many posts on the topic, but I thought that I ...

1 01-30-2012 02:51 AM
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Transtint Dyes

11-26-2011 04:58 PM by Polock2

I bought several of these dyes and used a recipe I saw on the Woodsmith Shop ...

7 01-29-2012 11:08 PM
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Painting a humidor ??

01-27-2012 10:15 PM by bdft

I’m going to build a few humidors and want to paint the exterior ( coll...

2 01-29-2012 12:39 PM
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Walnut and Maple finish? need help

01-27-2012 09:52 PM by simpsy

Hey guys I have just finished building a walnut and maple serving tray for my...

6 01-28-2012 05:40 PM
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Sealing end grain on outdoor wood

01-27-2012 08:38 PM by GregD

I hope soon to have a wood fence installed – cedar pickets and pressure...

4 01-27-2012 09:58 PM
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White film forming over a freshly shellac'ed surface??

01-26-2012 04:29 AM by Vrtigo1

I’m building a pine rocking horse and sprayed it with amber shellac. T...

16 01-27-2012 07:29 PM
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loading sandpaper

01-26-2012 06:55 PM by sthomas

does anyone have a problem sanding deft sanding sealer ? i cut it 25% and spr...

2 01-26-2012 10:32 PM
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Spray lacquer, wet sanding, purpleheart .... Finishing help

01-25-2012 10:31 PM by chrisstef

So heres my quandry gang …. The material im working with is purplehe...

7 01-26-2012 03:50 PM
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Hand scraped table top finish question

01-25-2012 02:11 AM by westerndf

I have a been working on a hand scraped table top for a dinning room table. ...

2 01-26-2012 12:07 AM
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Help sanding between coats of poly

01-25-2012 03:13 AM by yellowtruck75

The first coat of poly is dry on the red oak table that I am building and I n...

9 01-25-2012 09:36 PM
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Refinishing large hutch, need staining tips

01-25-2012 04:03 AM by marcomjl

I just got a large hutch I am refinishing. It is solid walnut with the draw ...

0 01-25-2012 04:03 AM
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What goes good over tung oil?

01-24-2012 03:03 AM by ToddTurner

I have just completed a small table. It is special because of many reasons an...

9 01-25-2012 03:24 AM

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