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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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Cabot vs Messmers stain

111 days ago by woodworkingdrew

I am coming close to finishing a bench arbor I constructed with 2×6 and ...

5 110 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Part one of three finished.

114 days ago by RussellAP

Part one of three. The longest bench with under-seat storage. Aromatic cedar....

7 111 days ago
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How to get milk paint to adhere over a CA glue patch?

111 days ago by HarveyDunn

I have a piece (cherry and maple) that has a few patches that were repaired w...

5 111 days ago
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School me about finishing over the top of CA glue repairs

113 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m just completed my first project wherein I used CA glue to repair so...

6 111 days ago
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Anyone used Matador sandpaper?

113 days ago by Purrmaster

I’ve done some poking around the web and have found a brand of sandpape...

3 112 days ago
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Walnut kitchen cabinets

115 days ago by buschywooder

Just getting started on fronting kitchen cabinets with home sawn walnut. Air ...

14 112 days ago
View Rob's profile

Finishing Techniques. Old School vs New School

116 days ago by Rob

I have been experimenting with different finishing techniques for the last co...

14 112 days ago
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Sword texture- tung oil

113 days ago by drpdrp

First sword is almost done and I am looking for a confidence boost/advice. ...

3 112 days ago
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Turquiose Epoxy Filler (or others colors)

113 days ago by HickoryHill

Where does everyone pick this stuff up from? Thanks, Jim

2 113 days ago
View EggMan's profile

Damaged kitchen island surface

114 days ago by EggMan

Hey everyone. I am wondering what to do with this. I am borrowing this kitch...

5 113 days ago
View dclark1943's profile

can I french polish on a lacquer base ?

114 days ago by dclark1943

My question is the title: can I french polish on a lacquer base? I have a l...

3 113 days ago
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114 days ago by mIps

A friend of mine has a small table that is in need of some repair and refinis...

1 114 days ago
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finishing a live edge slab - suggestions to achieve certain finish

152 days ago by contento

Greetings all! I’m getting ready to dive into my first live edge slab p...

36 114 days ago
View Loren's profile

Anybody padded on water based poly?

116 days ago by Loren

When I first tried water based finishes on guitars I read the finishcould be ...

7 114 days ago
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115 days ago by bowedcurly

I must say, I have 20 cans of finish at my shop, and I found the one that I w...

2 115 days ago
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Sanding Unfinished Outdoor Furniture

166 days ago by endgrainy

Hi all, First time starting a thread, long time reader of threads. I am bu...

8 115 days ago
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Durable outdoor finish

118 days ago by Dabcan

I’ve been making birdhouses for the last 2 years, and I’ve tried ...

12 116 days ago
View HarveyDunn's profile

Best product for crack filling on cherry under an oil finish?

117 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m building a keepsake box from cherry. I’m going to use a natur...

8 116 days ago
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Please recommend a fool-proof natural finish for cherry

118 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m going to make a keepsake boxes out of some very nice QS cherry. I&#...

19 117 days ago
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Will lighter cherry "catch up" with darker in a panel?

117 days ago by ADHDan

I’m making an entry bench out of cherry and walnut. As you can see in ...

8 117 days ago

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