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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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Glue between butcher block raises after it acclimates?

107 days ago by woodworker33

My butcher block pieces are sanded smooth and finished with danish oil. After...

5 105 days ago
View Tony1212's profile

Go Board finishing

106 days ago by Tony1212

During our lunch hour, my co-workers and I like to play the game Go. It’...

5 106 days ago
View ADHDan's profile

Did I use an ok filler for gaps/cracks in painted cabinets?

108 days ago by ADHDan

I’m building a large set of built-ins that will be painted white (using...

11 106 days ago
View wwbob's profile

How many lacquer coats?

115 days ago by wwbob

I was giving about 3/4 gallon of pre catalyzed lacquer. This is the kind of ...

11 107 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

Are all 0000 steel wool the same?

108 days ago by jimmyhopps

There is a big price difference between certain brands when I check out Amazo...

5 108 days ago
View keith204's profile

Finish for Sassafras & Walnut Outdoors

119 days ago by keith204

I’m building a deck box to house some gardening tools, fuel, weed trimm...

6 108 days ago
View Brat700's profile

sanding router edges

109 days ago by Brat700

I need advise on how to sand the edges of items I have routed. My hands will ...

4 109 days ago
View Rob's profile

Mohawk Finishes

112 days ago by Rob

Just a quick question for some of you with experience in finishing. Has anyon...

10 110 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

oil based equivalent of GF's Burnt Umber

110 days ago by jimmyhopps

I’ve read a lot of posts talking about using Burnt Umber as a glaze. I...

1 110 days ago
View Bill White's profile

Varnish curing time?

110 days ago by Bill White

Completing a project now with multiple coats of wiping varnish.Want to rub ou...

2 110 days ago
View DustyCellist's profile

Just discovered shellac...

111 days ago by DustyCellist

Heading down the turnin path, got a lathe and decided it needs it’s own...

12 110 days ago
View BigKen's profile

Do i have to polyurathane??

112 days ago by BigKen

Im making a few bathroom pieces (vanity light and toothbrush caddy) that will...

6 110 days ago
View lepelerin's profile

Yellow Birch and shellac cut for sealer coat

114 days ago by lepelerin

Hi All, I am almost done with my raised panels for my doors. The panels ar...

5 111 days ago
View Lumberpunk's profile

Questions about spray guns for hvlp turbine.

114 days ago by Lumberpunk

Hello out there! I just bought a Lemmer T-75 three stage turbine with the ...

8 113 days ago
View Belg1960's profile

brown faux weathering over outdoor paint??

115 days ago by Belg1960

Guys, I did a couple of different searches and can’t seem to find my an...

5 114 days ago
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

bubbles in lacquer after drying

115 days ago by MalcolmLaurel

So here I have this live edge table I recently finished. The tabletop has 5 ...

4 114 days ago
View InstantSiv's profile

Quick question about hvlp systems

117 days ago by InstantSiv

Are the spray guns proprietary to the turbine system or can you buy a differe...

7 114 days ago
View b2rtch's profile

Finishing Baltic beech plywood

116 days ago by b2rtch

I have to make some book displays for my church’s new location.I shall ...

22 115 days ago
View Spacehog's profile

What kind of finish for work bench?

117 days ago by Spacehog

Ahoy there! I am just getting back into woodworking after a long time away an...

13 116 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

How to get a dark(ish) color for birdseye maple without too much grain loss?

116 days ago by jimmyhopps

I am building a table for our breakfast room and came across some maple which...

6 116 days ago

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