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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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View jeffswildwood's profile

how to do this finish

12-25-2015 09:50 PM by jeffswildwood

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if i...

5 12-26-2015 01:50 PM
View LJRay's profile

Where'd the varnishes go? Specifically alkyd...

12-21-2015 10:56 PM by LJRay

I’ve been to Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, Westlake, and a local woodwork...

12 12-24-2015 01:50 PM
View 1voyager1's profile

Putting a Finish on a Garage Cabinet

12-01-2015 12:16 AM by 1voyager1

I have rarely worried about applying a finish to my wood working projects in ...

17 12-24-2015 08:51 AM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Water resistant bench finish

12-23-2015 08:18 PM by Gixxerjoe04

My buddy opened up a gym recently and asked if I’d build him a couple b...

12 12-24-2015 02:25 AM
View redtail's profile

Drop leaf table

11-11-2015 09:04 PM by redtail

I have completed the build on a shaker style cherry drop leaf table. I am al...

3 12-23-2015 04:43 PM
View rfwoodworks's profile

acrylic finish over oil-based stained oak

12-23-2015 01:14 PM by rfwoodworks

First off, this is my very first post. Hi gang! :) So here’s my si...

3 12-23-2015 03:26 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

sharing post final coat of poly resuslts

12-22-2015 03:03 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello,In the past few months I have gone from having major issues with nibs o...

10 12-22-2015 09:00 PM
View Dougan's profile

Made hickory table I'm proud of, nervous I'm going to mess it up with finish

12-21-2015 07:15 PM by Dougan

Made these calico hickory tables for my parents for Xmas to put in their cabi...

21 12-22-2015 07:25 PM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Minwax wood hardener on spalted maple...topcoat?

12-22-2015 06:42 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I am going to be building a conductor’s podium for my wife’s s...

0 12-22-2015 06:42 PM
View LostHasher's profile

A Group-Think Game: Satin/Gloss Poly

12-20-2015 12:32 AM by LostHasher

—This thread is awesome because I’m not going to ask a question.&...

5 12-21-2015 03:56 PM
View MAC_addy's profile

Difference between Ryobi and Makita belt sander.

12-14-2015 09:36 PM by MAC_addy

Good morning all! So I’m looking at purchasing a belt sander. I need...

14 12-21-2015 01:11 AM
View becikeja's profile

Did I over Oil thecutting board?

12-20-2015 02:18 PM by becikeja

I made my first cutting board for a Christmas present this year. End grain a...

10 12-21-2015 12:45 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Type of sprayer for poly? Gravity? Traditional? LVLP? HVLP?

12-20-2015 01:47 AM by AAANDRRREW

Hi all. My buddy has been telling me how great spraying poly is. I decide...

15 12-20-2015 08:27 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Major issues with Minwax poly

04-10-2015 01:30 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi All,New to the woodworking game. I built a nice red oak tv stand. Some pl...

51 12-20-2015 03:02 PM
View ezgnann's profile

Need help cleaning old wood - believed to be smoking residue

08-31-2015 03:54 PM by ezgnann

I have a picture of me an infant that is printed on wood. The picture is cove...

8 12-20-2015 12:50 AM
View McFly's profile

Looks like I done fudged up my cutting board!

12-19-2015 04:52 PM by McFly

Decided to make a pair of cutting boards for family and all I had on hand to ...

7 12-19-2015 10:59 PM
View tblake1984's profile

Blue lint in spray finish

12-19-2015 04:53 PM by tblake1984

Hey everyone. I am finishing a vanity I built. I sprayed it with GF white...

1 12-19-2015 05:03 PM
View rustfever's profile

Re-using sanding belts

12-14-2015 04:20 AM by rustfever

I had been told that you can clean and re-use type X and Y cloth backed sandi...

9 12-19-2015 04:35 AM
View DonJ's profile

Two questions

12-18-2015 08:17 PM by DonJ

1. I have a box I’m building that has many, many, many coats of lacque...

1 12-18-2015 08:53 PM
View CanKuhn's profile

Odorless oils with a fast drying time.

12-13-2015 02:05 PM by CanKuhn

I’m a woodshop teacher and have used Boiled Linseed oil for finishing our pro...

16 12-17-2015 08:20 PM

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