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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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Checking for scratches

02-06-2013 09:25 PM by moke

Way too many times in my woodworking, I have sanded more than what I thought ...

22 02-19-2013 09:13 PM
View Kwit's profile

Sand or buff after final coat of poly? opinions/suggest.

02-19-2013 01:14 AM by Kwit

Hello all What is your opinion on sanding or buffing after your final coat...

4 02-19-2013 05:44 AM
View Brobab's profile

Time honored finish.... or horrible newbie mistake - now with photos - finished project

02-05-2013 02:49 AM by Brobab

I am finishing a mahogany table top. First time for mahogany with me. Sande...

30 02-18-2013 12:46 PM
View Shan's profile

Need advise on finishing bar top

05-05-2012 07:47 PM by Shan

I am finishing a tiger maple bar top and want to pop the grain. I plan on us...

10 02-18-2013 08:07 AM
View Insagent's profile

Help please

02-17-2013 04:23 AM by Insagent

Getting ready to finish a cabinet for my shop. Has anyone used interior oil ...

7 02-18-2013 07:57 AM
View BTimmons's profile

Finishing walnut - Your favorite oil + wax combination?

02-14-2013 07:34 PM by BTimmons

I’ve seen plenty of projects here that incorporate walnut that apparent...

19 02-17-2013 02:08 PM
View ZiggyZ's profile

Spraying Varathane Stain

02-15-2013 11:02 PM by ZiggyZ

Hi everyone- I am wrapping up a diagonal shelving project (lots of sf to c...

1 02-16-2013 03:18 AM
View fkudlack's profile

Help with reclaimed lumber jointing and finishing

02-15-2013 09:21 AM by fkudlack

Hey All, My father is a contractor so I have alway been around wood, mostl...

1 02-15-2013 01:33 PM
View oldnovice's profile

I need a solid red dye

02-14-2013 08:35 PM by oldnovice

I want to dye some 1/32” aircraft plywood a brilliant red but all I hav...

6 02-15-2013 01:44 AM
View WoodenSoldier's profile

Sun bleached wood

02-14-2013 06:16 AM by WoodenSoldier

I started a queen sized bed a few months ago and got 90% of the way done with...

3 02-15-2013 12:34 AM
View Craig's profile

Red Oak Splotches?

02-10-2013 03:18 AM by Craig

This is my first time using General Finishes water based dye and I am having ...

12 02-14-2013 11:49 PM
View vernelee's profile

Removing fine scratches from a maple desk

02-14-2013 08:45 AM by vernelee

I just completed building a small drop top writing desk out of maple and am g...

9 02-14-2013 03:59 PM
View Tennwood's profile

Finish for wood (box) drum ideas

02-14-2013 02:13 AM by Tennwood

I am building log/box drums for the high school band and need ideas about wha...

1 02-14-2013 02:15 AM
View JesseTutt's profile

Decording information printed on back of sandpaper

02-13-2013 11:04 PM by JesseTutt

I have a roll of 3” wide sandpaper. The back of the paper says the fol...

1 02-14-2013 12:59 AM
View dakremer's profile

I wonder what application this has for woodworking? (a must see video)

02-13-2013 05:53 AM by dakremer

15 02-13-2013 05:36 PM
View pennyanguy's profile

recommendations on finishing a maple stair rail

01-30-2013 09:39 PM by pennyanguy

Looking for some recommendations on what finish to use for an interior maple ...

2 02-12-2013 04:02 PM
View lexxx07's profile

Economy Kitchen

02-07-2013 05:24 PM by lexxx07

Finally Done Using the Advice from LJ’s

4 02-11-2013 01:16 AM
View drpdrp's profile

Alphabet Blocks... all six sides?

02-10-2013 07:43 AM by drpdrp

Okay so I am going to be putting a clear coat on some alphabet blocks I made ...

3 02-10-2013 08:54 PM
View mtx77's profile

how much alcohol per transtint drops?

02-08-2013 07:01 AM by mtx77

Im having some probs matching some new wood repairs to existing old furniture...

4 02-10-2013 03:41 PM
View BerBer5985's profile

Finish for cherry bathroom shelf?

02-09-2013 09:55 PM by BerBer5985

I made a bathroom shelf for my wife out of cherry that she’s been wanti...

1 02-09-2013 10:21 PM

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