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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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Not enough sleeves for spindle sander

06-08-2017 01:42 AM by logwolf

My friend, who is a wood worker, does a lot of pro bono work for the local &#...

11 06-09-2017 06:41 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Painting MDF and got some brush marks...

06-08-2017 12:34 PM by AAANDRRREW

So I have put tons of effort into carefully building a beautiful fireplace su...

17 06-09-2017 03:20 PM
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Handrail. Durable finish. Oil Based Polyurethane?

06-08-2017 04:00 PM by Fax

Hello friends.Would oil based polyurethane be a good durable finish for handr...

10 06-08-2017 06:18 PM
View Kennethjg's profile

Milk paint issues

06-06-2017 12:27 PM by Kennethjg

If anyone has any experience with milk paint , I could use some help. I built...

3 06-07-2017 05:01 PM
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Removing stain from cedar

06-05-2017 01:21 PM by trsnider

Our metal deck chairs stained the new (unfinished) cedar deck that was just b...

3 06-06-2017 11:04 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Finishes on western red cedar.

06-05-2017 02:27 AM by RussellAP

I make Adirondack furniture from western red cedar and so far I have not foun...

8 06-06-2017 02:38 PM
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Staining and Finishing Cherry - Antiques

06-05-2017 02:17 PM by ranger_rick

I have restored antiques for many years but they have always been oak. I a...

6 06-05-2017 10:14 PM
View Greg's profile

Godforsaken stair rail refinishing

06-01-2017 05:52 PM by Greg

Hi Folks, I’ve managed to get the 7 layers of paint, varnish, primer...

8 06-05-2017 09:41 PM
View Thomas Anderson's profile

What happens if you forget to sand between polyurethane coats?

06-05-2017 03:15 PM by Thomas Anderson

Put on a second coat forgetting to sand it between. What’s likely to...

14 06-05-2017 08:47 PM
View Oldtool's profile

Need help with finishing problem

05-26-2017 11:39 PM by Oldtool

I’m in the process of refinishing kitchen cabinets, which are about 15 ...

12 06-05-2017 03:11 PM
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Using wet/dry sandpaper

05-31-2017 01:46 PM by MagicalMichael

What do people use to wet an oil finish when sanding between coats? Michael

10 06-05-2017 03:25 AM
View tws's profile

need help with hinges...

06-02-2017 11:30 PM by tws

greetings, i’am trying to find wraparound hinges that are 1 1/2̶...

2 06-03-2017 03:50 AM
View Fax's profile

Zar Polyurethane coat over Minwax Polyurethane coat ?

06-01-2017 05:35 AM by Fax

Hello friends!First of all, allow me to thank you all for helping me in this ...

2 06-02-2017 06:21 PM
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Furniture wax/finish

05-27-2017 04:18 PM by madts

I found some white Bees wax online (Amazon) and made a batch using my formula...

3 06-02-2017 06:13 PM
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Painting Cabinets

06-01-2017 08:36 PM by Stanley Coker

Hi Everyone,Here at my work they are going to paint over come cabinets that h...

3 06-02-2017 04:30 PM
View madebyhand's profile

Ammonia fuming before gluing interior drawer guides?

06-02-2017 02:56 AM by madebyhand

I have fumed quartersawn white oak with ammonia and love the results, but thi...

1 06-02-2017 10:58 AM
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My head is swimming from sandpaper research....

06-01-2017 05:56 AM by Holbs

The more I delve into finishing, the more I learn that there is A LOT more to...

18 06-02-2017 03:47 AM
View GNMG's profile

Finishing dresser inside or not

06-01-2017 02:19 AM by GNMG

I built a dresser for my newborn’s bedroom out of curly birch. I stain...

12 06-01-2017 09:06 PM
View Thomas Anderson's profile

I've strayed from the original Cherry bandsaw box, would you finish these any differently?

06-01-2017 05:51 AM by Thomas Anderson

I had asked for advice on preventing cherry from blotching, I Have “set...

2 06-01-2017 01:50 PM
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Newbie questions on finish (Cherry Wood & Finish questions)

05-23-2017 11:46 PM by Thomas Anderson

Ok, I’ve been insprired by some things online and at hobby lobby, IR...

23 06-01-2017 05:23 AM

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