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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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Lacquer 'marks' in final coat

12-17-2014 02:03 PM by Tommy Evans

Hi all, I am completing my first ‘fine’ woodworking project. ...

10 12-18-2014 02:32 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Shou Sugi Ban

12-17-2014 10:23 PM by PhillipRCW

So I’m getting all excited about a table project I have coming up. I...

2 12-18-2014 01:17 AM
View indychip's profile

finishing help needed

12-17-2014 10:58 PM by indychip

I am finishing up a cherry coffee table. I have put 2 coats of poly on it. ...

4 12-18-2014 01:05 AM
View aj0503's profile

card game tabletop finish

12-17-2014 04:07 PM by aj0503

I’m trying to make a table top for dice and card games. I have two questions ...

2 12-17-2014 05:16 PM
View bluplanet's profile

Uh oh. What do I do now?

12-14-2014 04:28 AM by bluplanet

I’m makin a nice picnic table for a friend. It has sawhorse style legs...

8 12-17-2014 05:44 AM
View becikeja's profile

Polyurethane - downside??

12-16-2014 01:00 PM by becikeja

As I read this forum, I see hundreds of finish protection processes. Do 1 co...

15 12-16-2014 07:10 PM
View jed6060's profile

Lacquer on paint?

12-16-2014 04:22 PM by jed6060

Is it ok to put clear lacquer on top of Acrylic Enamel? I usually stain every...

2 12-16-2014 04:53 PM
View Woodbum's profile

Gray Maple

12-15-2014 09:21 PM by Woodbum

Has anyone ever had spray shellac turn maple gray? I sealed a maple box parts...

5 12-16-2014 03:59 PM
View Christian Holihan's profile

Blotchy walnut

09-26-2014 12:35 AM by Christian Holihan

I need some advice. I made a 50/50 mix of pure tung oil (100% pure no fil...

5 12-15-2014 07:07 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Extracting dye from scrapwood

11-26-2014 08:22 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been working with padauk for the first time. I like the bright or...

14 12-15-2014 06:01 PM
View Vest's profile

What best to use on walnut hall tree bench.

12-14-2014 01:20 PM by Vest

Was wondering what would be a good finish for a walnut hall tree bench? I hav...

11 12-15-2014 05:47 PM
View Jen72's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

12-15-2014 03:33 AM by Jen72

I have painted my kitchen cabinets. I wanted a flat look to them so I used a ...

14 12-15-2014 05:38 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Cottonwood Slabs

12-09-2014 05:35 PM by PhillipRCW

I have about 10,000 lbs of cottonwood at the saw mill that I got my hands on....

2 12-15-2014 03:46 PM
View bdresch's profile

Paint or poly first?

12-14-2014 11:16 PM by bdresch

I am building a flip top planer stand and have a finishing question. The pane...

7 12-15-2014 02:50 PM
View ric53's profile

Zinsser Bullseye Shelac

12-06-2014 02:40 PM by ric53

Has any body out there had any experience with thinning Bullseye Shelac? I kn...

22 12-15-2014 05:09 AM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Can anyone help ID

12-14-2014 09:21 PM by PhillipRCW

Picked up what was I thought was cottonwood slabs. A few of t...

14 12-15-2014 04:19 AM
View ScottWV's profile

Beginner looking for advice finishing Adirondack chairs

12-13-2014 08:14 PM by ScottWV

Hey everyone! First post here. I’m pretty new to woodworking and am...

5 12-14-2014 05:28 PM
View dbw's profile

which first: glue or polyurethane?

12-13-2014 05:07 AM by dbw

I am making a wooden version of a game called Michigan Rummy and I’ll ...

4 12-13-2014 03:34 PM
View sanfranciscocedarco's profile

water based finish over water based dye question

12-12-2014 08:27 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

dyed a piece with a few coats of water based dye then sealed with shellac. I ...

4 12-13-2014 12:36 PM
View Richard's profile

How do you Lighten a stain that got to dark

12-12-2014 07:05 PM by Richard

Wondering what the best way is to Lighten up a project that I got the stain a...

4 12-13-2014 04:52 AM

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