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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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African Mahogany Base

03-30-2017 09:36 AM by LaboringLawyer

Hi. I am new here. I wanted to upload more pictures, but it seems to only all...

3 04-05-2017 04:59 AM
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Best way to deal with sap before finishing?

04-04-2017 03:51 PM by AnnaD

So I’m still a beginner in my wood working journey, and have used mostl...

3 04-05-2017 01:44 AM
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how to accentuate QSWO ray flecks?

03-30-2017 08:17 PM by harum

Hello, I’ve been looking for a finish that would make white oak ray fle...

9 04-04-2017 04:22 AM
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Spraying wood/mdf cabinet doors

04-03-2017 09:42 PM by seturner

Hello, I have a 4 stage Fuji HVLP and am going to spray cabinet doors I ma...

1 04-03-2017 11:02 PM
View Jim Dawson's profile

New to spraying - questions...

04-03-2017 05:08 PM by Jim Dawson

I just bought a Fuji HVLP system and have a project I want to spray. IR...

6 04-03-2017 09:19 PM
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Epoxy Bar Top

03-31-2017 08:39 PM by Alafia

Hello all,New to the forum but been lurking for a while. Im relatively new to...

3 04-03-2017 08:01 PM
View BLuh's profile

Help, semi gloss poly dries to a dull haze

04-02-2017 05:13 AM by BLuh

I’m new here and I’m hoping someone can help me before I give up ...

11 04-02-2017 08:02 PM
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Epoxy Fill Brand Recommendation

03-21-2017 12:10 AM by Ray D

Hello! Let me start by saying for some reason I have begun to overthink wh...

8 04-02-2017 04:56 PM
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Jewelry Box Finish Suggestions

03-27-2017 08:57 PM by Gantarris

Hoping to get some suggestions from people that know more about finishing tha...

5 03-31-2017 06:54 PM
View dhue's profile

staining veneer advice

03-20-2017 02:35 PM by dhue

well, advice may be an afterthought now. i have an old danish piece that is v...

3 03-31-2017 03:42 PM
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Spraying stain?

03-29-2017 04:59 PM by deadherring

Hi all, I’m a relative beginner to woodworking, I’ve built up ...

11 03-31-2017 03:27 PM
View McFly's profile

Uses for Xylene

03-29-2017 01:07 PM by McFly

Any value to xylene other than as a solvent for cleanup? I have a can of it a...

13 03-30-2017 01:09 AM
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HVLP Spraying Newbie

03-27-2017 09:50 PM by Joel_B

I have some interior doors I want to spray with latex paint.I will be borrowi...

12 03-29-2017 11:35 AM
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Staining elm

03-27-2017 02:53 AM by walnutnut

Going to stain some elm and want to get a smooth finish – no pores show...

3 03-28-2017 11:35 PM
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Buffing wheel suggestions

03-23-2017 05:27 PM by Marn64

What would you suggest for a buffing wheel and compound for buffing saw nuts ...

1 03-28-2017 05:34 PM
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Wood filler question?

03-24-2017 03:01 PM by artsyfartsy

Here is a question for all you wood butchers out there. How do you make wood...

22 03-28-2017 02:15 PM
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Tried and True finishes?

03-26-2017 01:58 AM by driftwoodhunter

I have some walnut, and I’d like to get a soft finish similar to an old...

3 03-26-2017 04:26 PM
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kitchen countertop finishing question

02-09-2017 01:48 PM by platinumaa

I am in the process of building a house for my daughters (duplex style) and t...

14 03-26-2017 03:34 PM
View SupDa's profile

staining live edge cedar shelf

03-21-2017 02:53 AM by SupDa

I’m new to this (or any) woodworking forum and I come here because I...

6 03-25-2017 06:57 PM
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Need advice on achieving stain look for knotty alder

03-24-2017 01:49 PM by Lhouse2012

Doing knotty alder staining on all interior doors and cabinets in new house. ...

1 03-25-2017 12:58 AM

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