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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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WoodSmith Plans Email on 8-20-2016

08-20-2016 11:21 AM by thelt

Anyone interested in the Fold-up Finishing Station that was featured in the W...

0 08-20-2016 11:21 AM
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Dark stain on hard Maple - II

08-18-2016 07:26 PM by Kirk650

Things are looking very good now. The Charles Neil pre-color conditioner, app...

8 08-19-2016 07:17 PM
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Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

08-18-2016 01:12 PM by Lazyman

I’m thinking of trying to use a 30 minute epoxy as a finish on a tool h...

8 08-19-2016 01:25 AM
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Wood conditioner problem

08-18-2016 10:06 PM by mnausa

The project is made from southern yellow pine and will be stained. I would l...

2 08-18-2016 10:34 PM
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Paint confusion

08-08-2016 04:50 PM by jamie2016

Hi, I am looking for the best paint to use on some wood cabinets. So ...

20 08-18-2016 07:24 PM
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Anyone Used 202GF Glue?

08-09-2016 02:06 AM by jayseedub

Has anyone ever used the 202GF glue sold by Lee Valley and Garrett Wade? G...

4 08-17-2016 11:27 PM
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Minwax Polyshades--Any Experience Or Advice?

04-18-2012 09:13 PM by lobro4

I have never used the product but I am finishing a HUGE project and wonder if...

42 08-17-2016 01:30 AM
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Finishing poplar kitchen table top

08-09-2016 04:00 PM by sadams

No, poplar is not the best choice for a kitchen table top. Considering the h...

4 08-15-2016 12:47 PM
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Dark stain on Hard Maple

08-06-2016 10:31 PM by Kirk650

I’ve got plenty of scraps to work with, and I’ll get started on M...

10 08-14-2016 01:27 PM
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Wood Glue + Primer = To Sand or Not to Sand

08-12-2016 03:54 PM by Chris Radvansky

hey everyone, I just finished glueing up a barn door but got some glue on ...

3 08-14-2016 03:26 AM
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Need some finishing advice

08-11-2016 02:13 PM by AmericanPatriot

I’m fairly new to woodworking (been doing it less than a year) and like...

5 08-11-2016 03:13 PM
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light patch in dark stain on red oak

08-10-2016 11:03 AM by weathersfuori

This forum has been a huge help to me, and the few times I’ve posted I&...

13 08-11-2016 11:49 AM
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best filler for red oak bark inclusion

05-17-2016 05:25 PM by romeege

Hi- I am finishing my red oak bark inclusion tabletop and I need to fill some...

9 08-10-2016 06:49 PM
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When can I finish the bottom of a giant slab?

08-10-2016 11:27 AM by Rich Simon

Working on a garden bench whose sapele top is 20” wide, 4’ long a...

3 08-10-2016 01:54 PM
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HELP!! Osmo Oil not drying

08-09-2016 11:51 AM by albachippie

Hi all. Can anyone help me PLEASE!! I am fitting a new kitchen in my o...

3 08-09-2016 09:23 PM
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Non-toxic finishes?

08-08-2016 10:05 PM by Evangogh

A friend of mine wants me to make him a few smoking pipes and I had a questio...

6 08-09-2016 07:01 PM
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Watco Danish Oil Finish in kitchen without adding a clear coat?

08-08-2016 07:26 PM by shwoodnt

In my kitchen will be drawer fronts and cupboard doors of maple, aspen, and a...

4 08-09-2016 04:09 AM
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Repairing hole drilled through face

08-06-2016 11:41 PM by DBordello

Although I was aware (and dreading) of the possibility, while drilling throug...

24 08-08-2016 01:14 AM
View ears's profile

what finish over vinyl?

08-07-2016 01:01 AM by ears

I have a project where I need to apply a clear gloss finish over a vinyl stic...

2 08-07-2016 05:58 AM
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Wood Movement

08-04-2016 02:22 PM by nightguy

You all drive me nuts here with your wood movement! Table tops move ect. If u...

34 08-07-2016 05:31 AM

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