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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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Random orbital sander variable speed

04-13-2018 12:05 AM by dansnow

I wasn’t sure if this question should be in finishing or power tools. I...

8 04-13-2018 08:25 PM
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Issues with paint bleed

04-13-2018 01:24 PM by jonlan

Hi All – I recently bought a CNC machine and have been enjoying putzing...

6 04-13-2018 07:41 PM
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Blast gate finish

04-13-2018 03:59 PM by RobHannon

I am building some 6” blast gates out of MDF because I have it. I was t...

2 04-13-2018 06:34 PM
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Auto wax on cedar?

04-12-2018 05:48 AM by jklingel

I just built a couple of small, indoor cedar tables and am playing with vario...

5 04-12-2018 07:30 PM
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Minwax oil stain - "wipe with clean cloth"

04-11-2018 11:53 PM by d38

OK, this could be a stupid question. I’ll stain quarter sawn red oak wi...

9 04-12-2018 03:43 PM
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Curious about dressing slabs.

04-09-2018 11:01 PM by M2D2

Hey All, I’m perhaps a little daft on the matter. My logical brain ...

18 04-12-2018 03:09 PM
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Wormy Chestnut Mantle

04-05-2018 02:51 PM by scamay

My husband recently stripped our mantle to remove several coats of paint. The...

9 04-11-2018 06:58 PM
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End grain chess board

04-11-2018 11:49 AM by Charles55

I am in the process of making a end grain chess board out of walnut and maple...

3 04-11-2018 01:06 PM
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Filling Cracks

03-29-2018 01:38 AM by WoodTwirp

Hi All – Thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully comment on th...

7 04-11-2018 02:23 AM
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Finishing Walnut Burl veneer

04-10-2018 06:01 PM by RocDoc

I have some beautiful walnut veneer on drawer fronts, I have never used venee...

2 04-10-2018 10:51 PM
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Poly on nightstand: apply to just tabletop or entire piece?

04-06-2018 02:19 PM by RedWoodworker

Hello all, I just finished painting my latest project, a nightstand/side t...

20 04-10-2018 04:24 PM
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Can I use teak oil on painted wood and gold leaf?

04-09-2018 06:13 PM by lswain

Hey guys I am making a boat sign out of teak. I hand carved and I have painte...

8 04-09-2018 10:46 PM
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veneer repair

04-07-2018 05:55 AM by fourtay22

Hi guys Looking for your opinion on best way to go about to repair this ve...

8 04-09-2018 05:43 PM
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Wondering about AquaCoat grain filler

04-07-2018 01:10 PM by ric53

Morning All. I have just completed a desk for a customer that wanted stained ...

3 04-08-2018 02:25 PM
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Please Help, Over sanded this plywood veneer

03-23-2018 05:29 PM by tsutaz

Requesting some help please on advise on how to fix some plywood veneer that ...

16 04-06-2018 02:24 PM
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Walnut Table Top Finish

04-03-2018 05:51 PM by Frazeran

Hello Fellow Sawdust Makers, I am in the planning process of building a fa...

8 04-04-2018 01:27 AM
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Kid safe paint to spray with earlex 5500

04-03-2018 02:20 PM by scribble

I am going to be painting some pine built cabinets for my kids room and would...

2 04-03-2018 03:39 PM
View Brett's profile

What type of finish over painted lettering?

04-03-2018 12:05 PM by Brett

Hey all. I’m making some bench tops for my brother. He’s starting up a gym...

2 04-03-2018 12:25 PM
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wood stabilizer?

03-31-2018 11:05 PM by dalepage

Does anyone know of a product that I can put on punky wood to stabilize the r...

10 04-01-2018 09:07 PM
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03-01-2018 12:00 AM by woodworm1962

This is interesting. I had two quart cans of Brushing Lacquer. One was WATCO ...

2 04-01-2018 02:02 PM

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