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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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Endgrain Problem?

03-26-2016 05:02 PM by Stevedore

I’m working on a table top made up of edge-glued white oak boards. In ...

5 03-27-2016 11:12 PM
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Smoothing pine knots, interior painting

03-25-2016 09:38 PM by uMinded

I put pine as my basement window casings but their was no 12” clear boa...

7 03-27-2016 03:58 PM
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Do you finish the rarely seen parts of your projects?

03-24-2016 03:51 PM by derrickparks57

I always find this to be an interesting topic between woodworkers. Do you fin...

19 03-26-2016 12:01 PM
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Sanding is the worst!!!

03-25-2016 10:54 PM by athomas5009

Well today I spent a solid 8 hrs in the shop today sanding. I have 2 jewelry ...

8 03-26-2016 06:34 AM
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Finish for drawer slides

03-25-2016 04:21 PM by ARG

I realize that wood-on-wood drawer slides are best left unfinished (and waxed...

1 03-25-2016 05:30 PM
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Staining maple plywood

03-24-2016 04:52 PM by Walt

I am making a blanket chest. It has plywood panels made of 1/4 in. Maple plyw...

8 03-25-2016 04:17 PM
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Polycryclic over Waterlox OF

03-25-2016 12:53 PM by orangeblue

I just finished up my pecan table, I have 7 coats of Waterlox OF on it. Look...

1 03-25-2016 01:26 PM
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Finishing Birch cabinets

03-24-2016 03:50 PM by Vedder

Im building some birch cabinets and still trying get Ideas on what to use. W...

4 03-24-2016 10:35 PM
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Flecks and specs appeared in birch doors

03-15-2016 05:18 PM by jklingel

I just bought four bare door slabs, birch veneer. They looked fine when I got...

1 03-24-2016 07:43 PM
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Type of wood based on finish?

03-23-2016 01:36 AM by Hawkes

Hello everyone. I’m essentially new to woodworking so I have a lot of ...

2 03-24-2016 04:55 PM
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Wood floor species

03-24-2016 01:11 AM by Seamus0559

I posted a forum topic he other day about the wood floor species in my attic....

4 03-24-2016 02:19 AM
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Pecan top, Pine legs table- Opinions needed

02-21-2016 02:16 PM by orangeblue

Hello,Ive learned alot reading this forum for a while, thanks for all the gre...

15 03-24-2016 12:39 AM
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Edge Banding Question

03-22-2016 01:49 PM by Wondermutt

Hello, I recently bought some banding from a wood supply store and well, it i...

5 03-23-2016 11:04 AM
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Serious Comparison: Daly's ProFin vs. Minwax Wipe On Poly

02-25-2012 12:58 AM by Lee Barker

There’s an abundance of opinions about finishes on LJ, many of them sou...

7 03-22-2016 07:47 PM
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Finishing Birch cabinets and workbenchs

03-18-2016 04:11 PM by Vedder

Hello Im in the process of building my shop cabinets. They carcuses will be ...

17 03-21-2016 08:09 PM
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Any tips for removing old glue from tight spaces?

03-20-2016 06:50 PM by Aee77

I have 2 small jewelry boxes I’d like to refinish. Both need new linin...

3 03-20-2016 07:36 PM
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Natural cherry finish: Use CN Blotch control?

03-17-2016 11:41 PM by Jthomps123

Im working on a cherry tv stand using aged cherry. My plan was just to use Ar...

14 03-20-2016 04:07 PM
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Overwhelmed by finishes!

03-03-2016 06:14 PM by DerekJ

I’ve spent HOURS reading forum posts on here and articles around the in...

32 03-20-2016 04:18 AM
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Veneer help?

03-18-2016 03:45 AM by DerekJ

Hello and thanks in advance for your help! I’ve already learned a lot f...

6 03-18-2016 12:48 PM
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Cherry: moving from oil-based to waterborne poly

03-11-2016 10:26 PM by CharlesA

i use a lot of cherry and my favorite finish is satin Arm-R-Seal. I use it p...

13 03-18-2016 12:04 PM

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