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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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Help finishing gasp in shrinking bubinga

11-02-2017 09:11 PM by XOXO

New to the site and looking for help: I know this is long but I wanted to ...

13 01-10-2018 10:19 PM
View Chsalas's profile

I think I screwed up

01-10-2018 01:26 AM by Chsalas

So I’m making a couple of cutting boards for a few relitives. When I ma...

7 01-10-2018 08:55 AM
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Painting MDF

12-25-2017 11:14 PM by plang

Just want to know how to paint MDF. I recently purchased a sheet to make shel...

13 01-09-2018 07:02 PM
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Earlex 5500 leaking

01-08-2018 02:55 PM by ChadRat6458

My earlex is leaking between the gun and the cup. I spray lacquer only. WWW.E...

3 01-08-2018 06:28 PM
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Finish for a maple and walnut table

01-05-2018 03:32 AM by Mountaintop35

I’ve got a maple and walnut butcher block style table. I’m looking for the ri...

5 01-07-2018 09:55 PM
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Will UV Rays Come Through Window to Dull Wood?

01-06-2018 07:36 PM by king_nickizzle

This isn’t so much fine woodworking as home improvement, but though...

5 01-06-2018 11:59 PM
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Marine varnish

12-26-2017 10:36 PM by jklingel

I’ve been reading here about “varnish”, and what, exactly, ...

27 01-04-2018 09:05 PM
View griever's profile

pure tung oil help, still looking hazy

01-04-2018 01:43 AM by griever

Hi everyone, I’ve been adding layers to this walnut nightstand, I th...

0 01-04-2018 01:43 AM
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Finishing Kitchen Cabinets

12-25-2017 06:57 PM by Panthers65

Thanks for the help in advance. I’m finishing up some kitchen cabinets ...

14 01-03-2018 04:56 PM
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01-03-2018 03:58 PM by Joel_B

I borrowed a friend’s cheap Rockler HVLP sprayer.I will be using it to ...

3 01-03-2018 04:55 PM
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Finish Compatibility Question (Oil Modified Alkyd paint / Epoxy)

01-03-2018 04:43 PM by Mayhem702

1st Let me say thank you to all the unnamed people on here that have helped m...

0 01-03-2018 04:43 PM
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How can I get dye to penetrate through thin veneer?

12-22-2017 02:39 PM by subconix

Hello, Im not sure If im posting this in the right place but Ill go for it. B...

12 01-02-2018 04:56 PM
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What's a good finish for a coffee table?

01-01-2018 04:48 PM by Tom

My next project is going to be a walnut slab coffee table and I’m tryin...

22 01-02-2018 04:13 PM
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Rechargeable sprayer

12-13-2017 01:49 PM by richardchaos

I am thinking of getting one of these to spray tinted Lacqour for small objec...

11 12-31-2017 06:41 PM
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Best wood for "grave" market

12-29-2017 02:17 PM by dpw21562

I had a dear friend pass away and want to make a market for her grave. I wan...

15 12-30-2017 09:09 PM
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Milk Paint over Danish Oil

12-03-2017 04:59 AM by JADobson

Hi all – I tried adding a stripe of milk paint (1/16” wide) on a ...

14 12-30-2017 05:53 AM
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Dear John Smith

12-29-2017 04:38 PM by pontic

John, Great discussion on finishing the kayak. Of the finishes you recommende...

7 12-30-2017 04:14 AM
View teeparties's profile

My table cracked! What can I do?

12-29-2017 05:16 AM by teeparties

We discovered this evening that our tabletop cracked. I included a picture to...

11 12-29-2017 11:26 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Problem with blemish—shellac with GF High Performance.

12-27-2017 06:52 PM by CharlesA

This is GF high performance over de-waxed shellac. This blemish has appeared....

14 12-28-2017 04:21 PM
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Finish on Corner of bench rubbed off

12-26-2017 02:21 PM by Pompeio

My first project is making a sitting bench from a 7’ piece of box alder I got...

2 12-26-2017 10:06 PM

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