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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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Punky Walnut

05-16-2015 11:02 PM by ric53

I have a slab of walnut that I am going to make into a bench for a customer. ...

2 05-16-2015 11:47 PM
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varnish-mineral spirits mix

05-16-2015 12:33 AM by vind

I’m about ready to finish my coffee table made of cherry and wanted to ...

3 05-16-2015 01:42 PM
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Staining a house with HVLP

05-14-2015 01:30 AM by Bobmedic

I need to stain a house and had the idea of using a HVLP turbine. I seldom pa...

13 05-16-2015 03:16 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Cedar jewelry box

05-15-2015 01:56 AM by AAANDRRREW

I have some extra cedar from a different project. Was thinking of trying my d...

4 05-15-2015 09:29 PM
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Old Mexican table refinishing advice.

05-15-2015 04:06 PM by Inka333

Hello! everybody! I am a new amateur wood worker. I enjoy being busy with woo...

0 05-15-2015 04:06 PM
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Finishing basics

05-11-2015 09:43 PM by saltcod

[ This is a crosspost from Canadian Woodworking forum ] Hey all! I̵...

17 05-15-2015 03:49 AM
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Tips on achieving this completely matte finish?

05-14-2015 07:13 PM by saltcod

Hey guys! I discovered West Elm a few nights ago and I got to say — I̵...

3 05-14-2015 07:53 PM
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Maple sharpening station , considerations of wood finish

05-14-2015 02:55 AM by cdnstudentwoodworker

Hey yall , I had some left over maple from my almost complete workbench proje...

1 05-14-2015 06:14 AM
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Easiest finish for outdoor work?

05-13-2015 06:05 PM by Muzzy17

I am limited to outdoor work for my woodwoorking and looking for opinions on ...

6 05-14-2015 03:09 AM
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How To Create These Faux Marks?

05-13-2015 03:53 PM by bowtiefoster

I know this piece isn’t real reclaimed wood and the marks are faux R...

9 05-14-2015 02:00 AM
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Suitable product for pine plank flooring?

05-13-2015 10:01 PM by Northern

Hi Lumberjocks! I have about 1200 sq ft of pine planks to finish. I will b...

1 05-13-2015 11:39 PM
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Pallet project...

05-11-2015 01:05 PM by AAANDRRREW

So the fiance went to a craft shop with my mom yesterday. She some slats...

14 05-13-2015 04:06 PM
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05-12-2015 02:10 AM by Betsy

I have a question about beeswax. Will beeswax “bleed” or leave ma...

4 05-12-2015 11:53 PM
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What finish to use on wood steak / burger plates

04-13-2015 07:19 AM by PantsBoy

Hi there, I’ve got a guy looking for wooden plates for his restauran...

12 05-12-2015 12:29 PM
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Shoeshine brush?

05-07-2015 07:13 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’ve been experimenting a bit recently with what finishes ...

4 05-11-2015 08:34 PM
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Finish or liner for cedar planters

05-10-2015 12:42 PM by Bugnurd

I’m building a pair of cedar planters and I’m getting close to be...

8 05-11-2015 06:01 PM
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cabinet finishing

05-10-2015 07:03 PM by dustycajun

Hello everyone i would like some suggestions on cabinet finishing i am buildi...

5 05-10-2015 10:09 PM
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water based polyurethane

05-06-2015 12:05 PM by Gerry

I am finishing a pine dining table with water based poly (don’t want to...

11 05-10-2015 03:30 PM
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Spray "Brushing" Lacquer

05-10-2015 01:29 AM by Kazooman

Pulling dinner together and watching “Woodsmith Shop” out of one ...

2 05-10-2015 02:31 PM
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Do I add hinges or finish box first?

05-08-2015 10:35 PM by TX_1234

Hi,I am building a small hinged box and don’t know if it is best to install t...

4 05-09-2015 05:51 PM

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