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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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having issues with the stain on maple

01-13-2014 04:42 PM by wlandymore

Hey guys, I have a maple table top that I’m working on and after rea...

17 01-19-2014 12:06 AM
View vsefcik's profile

how to fix a glossy Minwax Antique Oil finish

01-18-2014 07:25 PM by vsefcik

I applied two coats of Minwax Antique Oil to a cherry desktop that I had just...

1 01-18-2014 07:32 PM
View keninblaine's profile

Correct conditions for spraying aerosol lacquers

01-18-2014 06:19 PM by keninblaine

I’m finishing my desk project with satin lacquer, using Watco and Deft ...

2 01-18-2014 07:00 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Recommend a HVLP sprayer?

01-17-2014 04:42 PM by ADHDan

I’ve applied all my finishes exclusively by hand, but I’d like to...

11 01-18-2014 02:51 AM
View Notw's profile

Finishing for high gloss

01-13-2014 02:50 PM by Notw

I have a pine wood project that I am trying to get more depth and gloss to th...

8 01-17-2014 08:41 PM
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Old T-Shirts for Applying Finish??

01-16-2014 09:32 PM by Matt in Franklin

Hi all, Would you advise the use of my old t-shirts (think Hanes/FoTL) as ...

11 01-17-2014 07:49 PM
View diito's profile

Color problem with Gel stain over CN blotch control?

01-16-2014 08:09 AM by diito

I’ve been building a frame for a bathroom mirror in my parents new wint...

3 01-17-2014 05:12 PM
View keninblaine's profile

More on finishing maple

01-09-2014 12:09 AM by keninblaine

After obtaining ludicrously high quotes for fabricating a built-in desk with ...

11 01-17-2014 04:10 PM
View lumberjoe's profile

Help me finish my cribbage board/box

01-16-2014 03:22 PM by lumberjoe

I wanted to try something new/fun so I got the rockler cribbage board templat...

5 01-17-2014 03:07 AM
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01-16-2014 04:37 PM by JohnOfNELA

which sealer is best for tree trunks and stumps. (pedestals for tables, table...

1 01-16-2014 05:00 PM
View Ben's profile

Inside kitchen cabinets?

01-15-2014 10:54 PM by Ben

About ready to finish the inside of my upper kitchen cabinets (already hung)....

1 01-16-2014 01:56 AM
View keninblaine's profile

Using sprayed toner

01-13-2014 08:36 PM by keninblaine

I’m spraying a coat of toner on my maple desk components prior to spray...

13 01-16-2014 12:47 AM
View yuri's profile

Lacquer vs others as a final top coat

01-13-2014 09:37 PM by yuri

I did some projects and of course finished them with some top coat. So far I ...

6 01-15-2014 06:19 AM
View mds4752's profile

Which finish to use?

01-14-2014 04:39 AM by mds4752

My sister has a small desk that she’s asking me to help with. One of he...

4 01-14-2014 10:26 PM
View gfadvm's profile

Shellac - Flakes vs Canned?

01-12-2014 02:20 AM by gfadvm

What are the advantages to mixing your own shellac vs just buying the ready t...

43 01-14-2014 05:54 PM
View redmosquito1's profile

Gel stain and shellac question

01-14-2014 06:08 AM by redmosquito1

Hello fellow LumberJocks,I’m getting ready to finish my cherry wood nig...

4 01-14-2014 02:12 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Danish oil recipe?

01-13-2014 06:02 PM by Kaleb the Swede

I love Danish oil. The simplicity of it and how it makes the wood look is fo...

14 01-14-2014 02:12 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

its always something...white spots in water based poly

01-13-2014 05:47 PM by Sawdust2012

After putting a second coat of water based poly on some Walnut, I began to no...

1 01-13-2014 10:53 PM
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Suggestion for finishing Crosscut Sled

01-10-2014 12:51 PM by Matt in Franklin

I recently built myself a new crosscut sled dedicated to smaller cuts so that...

15 01-13-2014 04:39 PM
View Biltsharp's profile

Vacuum impregnating oil finishes?

01-08-2014 04:56 PM by Biltsharp

Hello First post here, I usually find an answer to my question on here alr...

2 01-13-2014 02:20 PM

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