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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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Stain or No Stain?

01-14-2012 04:40 AM by willie

I am building a TV stand out of cherry. It will be sitting next to a stereo c...

8 01-15-2012 05:22 AM
View Richard's profile

sanding slurry large pieces

01-14-2012 06:43 PM by Richard

Hi all i am almost to the finishing stage of a large credenza I am building. ...

0 01-14-2012 06:43 PM
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How to Keep HVLP Sprayer From Hardening Up In Between Coats

01-12-2012 10:13 PM by qball

When spraying poly, varnish, lacquer, shellac ect. with a HPLV sprayer how do...

9 01-13-2012 08:04 PM
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POLY FINISH SMELLS

01-12-2012 11:10 PM by heathbar

I recently finished some furniture with minwax polyshades, and the smell is p...

4 01-13-2012 07:30 PM
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Protecting cans of finishing materials from freezing

01-12-2012 04:30 PM by BTimmons

There have been a couple of nights here where the temperature has dropped clo...

5 01-12-2012 09:08 PM
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Dovetail "line"

01-09-2012 04:36 PM by vttoonses

I’m just starting woodworking and have noticed in many magazine and boo...

11 01-12-2012 01:26 AM
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Coloring wood for Scout Arrow of Light Candle Holder.

01-10-2012 03:43 PM by ChrisK

Greetings, I have a question regard coloring wood so that the grain stays ...

2 01-10-2012 04:36 PM
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What can I seal with before spraying a water based lacquer?

01-10-2012 02:57 AM by ETwoodworks

I just ordered a HVLP gun and a can of Deft water-based clear wood finish. I...

4 01-10-2012 03:30 AM
View SMelendez's profile

Coffee Table Slab Finishing

01-09-2012 10:39 AM by SMelendez

Hi I’m still a newbie wood worker and I was wondering what the best way...

3 01-10-2012 12:53 AM
View jmos's profile

Denatured Alcohol for Shellac

12-03-2011 07:17 PM by jmos

Has anyone ever had a problem using plain old big box store denatured alcohol...

35 01-09-2012 07:38 PM
View Andrew's profile

Finishing a child's stepstool

12-28-2011 04:46 PM by Andrew

I am building a stepstool for a small child. What is the best type of finish ...

3 01-09-2012 06:06 AM
View D_Allen's profile

pen blank

01-09-2012 03:56 AM by D_Allen

Now this is going to make a nice looking pen.This is Thuya Burl with 5 coats ...

1 01-09-2012 04:22 AM
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using shellac

01-05-2012 06:35 PM by jimmac

Anyone ever use a rub on (with a pad) method of applying shellac? What is the...

17 01-09-2012 01:29 AM
View glen's profile

ideas on how to hold a ring on lathe for CA finish

01-08-2012 02:31 AM by glen

Hi All - i’ve been making a few ring shaped objects (bracelet, rings...

4 01-08-2012 07:10 PM
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color of deft gloss

01-07-2012 07:28 PM by leeko

Hi all, I’m working with deft gloss brushing lacquer for the first t...

6 01-08-2012 04:30 PM
View gfadvm's profile

Shellac or Lacquer Over BLO ?

01-08-2012 01:33 AM by gfadvm

I have not used shellac or lacquer ever and have some questions. Can I apply ...

8 01-08-2012 04:07 PM
View Andrew's profile

Painting letters on a toybox

01-06-2012 05:43 PM by Andrew

I am planning to build a toybox for my friends’ son. I want to put his ...

9 01-08-2012 06:56 AM
View JoeyG's profile

Has anyone put polyacrylic over tung oil finish?

01-06-2012 07:20 PM by JoeyG

I was wonder if anyone has tried to put polyactylic over a tung oil finish. ...

7 01-07-2012 04:45 AM
View DRStevick's profile

Ever had this problem???

01-06-2012 05:16 AM by DRStevick

I had the garage door cracked open a few inches for ventilation while...

16 01-07-2012 03:34 AM
View Alan S's profile

White Splotches in Varnish

01-06-2012 06:30 AM by Alan S

I applied a coat of Arm R Seal to some mahogany on Sunday of this week. The ...

1 01-06-2012 08:22 AM

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