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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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Time saving finish for jewelry boxes

02-04-2016 04:56 PM by bhacksaw

I’ve been working on 4 jewelry boxes at once (which I will never do aga...

17 02-10-2016 12:44 PM
View kevinearle's profile

Advice needed for finishing Beetle Kill Interior Paneling

02-07-2016 07:27 PM by kevinearle

Hi, I’m new to working with Beetle Kill wood and am looking for tips...

2 02-10-2016 05:03 AM
View MartinFurniture's profile

New to Finishing

02-09-2016 08:47 PM by MartinFurniture

Hello and this is my forst post. I am looking for some help in finishing blac...

4 02-10-2016 03:56 AM
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Pallet Wood Smoker Cabinet

02-02-2016 04:18 PM by flippyaforeal

I have erected a cabinet around my Bradley Smoker. Once I am finished...

5 02-08-2016 08:21 PM
View PaBull's profile

Milk paint + extra bond = cottage cheese

02-08-2016 12:06 AM by PaBull

I have been wanting to use milk paint for the longest time, and today is the ...

2 02-08-2016 12:28 AM
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Spraying High Gloss Polycrylic drys with micro-bubbles

02-04-2016 11:16 PM by Gregg M.

I have attempted to spray a fourth coat of Minwax’s Polycrylic after al...

19 02-07-2016 09:37 PM
View Dave's profile

Thinning paint for spraying - Dialing it in

05-22-2014 12:07 AM by Dave

I’m about to paint cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alky...

36 02-07-2016 07:26 PM
View jonlan's profile

Ebony Bar Build

12-27-2015 07:13 PM by jonlan

Hi all. My wife and I are looking to start finishing the basement here short...

10 02-07-2016 05:46 PM
View Monte Pittman's profile

Other than epoxy for bartops/counter tops

02-06-2016 01:44 PM by Monte Pittman

I have used a lot of 2 part epoxy for these. While I like the product very mu...

19 02-07-2016 04:48 PM
View Mutha's profile

Baking wood to darken

02-05-2016 01:35 AM by Mutha

Ok i have done some searching with no luck on an answer unless im just missin...

13 02-05-2016 10:40 PM
View andy_P's profile

Rockler Mixing Mate

01-09-2014 04:54 AM by andy_P

Just curious if anyone has had some experience with Rockler’s Mixing Ma...

17 02-05-2016 08:40 PM
View ckwoodworking's profile

HELP-- Polyurethane crystalizing white

02-05-2016 01:35 AM by ckwoodworking

Does anyone have an answer for this?? I applied two coats of Minwax na...

11 02-05-2016 07:53 PM
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Grace True Coat 2 stop spraying???? some advise

02-05-2016 05:44 AM by WOODIE1

Ok I just sprayed about 40 cabinet doors with zero issue and was honestly blo...

0 02-05-2016 05:44 AM
View Bulkhead's profile

How would you approach this?

01-26-2016 07:50 PM by Bulkhead

I have a large, complex set of built-ins that I am constructing and need advi...

6 02-04-2016 03:40 PM
View John Harris's profile

Cleaning and sanding an old grimy butcher block

07-28-2013 08:53 PM by John Harris

I have a very specific question concerning a butcher block table top. I had ...

34 02-04-2016 01:41 PM
View TheBronzeoakleaf's profile

Paste Wax and Steel Wool?

02-04-2016 01:09 AM by TheBronzeoakleaf

Has anyone ever applied paste wax with steel wool? 7th grade shop class was ...

4 02-04-2016 02:03 AM
View xeddog's profile

How do I stain maple a dark brown?

02-02-2016 10:44 PM by xeddog

I have been working on a project for a couple of months now. The hangup is t...

17 02-03-2016 10:50 PM
View alwayslearning's profile

would like suggestions for a finish for a benchtop tool Caddy I'm making

01-26-2016 04:52 PM by alwayslearning

Hello, I’m new to lumberjocks and a learning woodworker, these forums ...

9 02-03-2016 06:27 PM
View EagleTRL57's profile

Problems with epoxy finish

12-25-2015 04:43 PM by EagleTRL57

I have a challenge I have never run into before and need some advice from the...

8 02-03-2016 02:56 PM
View Holzarbeiterin's profile

Dying parts before final assembly?

02-03-2016 12:35 PM by Holzarbeiterin

Hello, I am making a shop stool for my wife using the piano stool hardward...

1 02-03-2016 12:49 PM

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