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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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Waterlox Original Satin Kitchen Counter Top Application

07-27-2013 04:18 PM by KentuckyTreeRat

I’ve only used BLO mixes with wipe on applications & have decided t...

8 10-16-2014 04:56 PM
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10-15-2014 03:17 AM by deadoakcarvings

Hi all, I was making a nice oak bench, with a seat and a back from bookmat...

6 10-16-2014 02:15 AM
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Finish for hand tools?

10-14-2014 02:38 PM by KCConst

I’m in the process of making a wood and brass Marking Gauge.I have some...

3 10-15-2014 02:45 AM
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Finish / Seal Crosscut sled

10-14-2014 04:31 PM by kmerkle

I made a crosscut sled from 1/2” baltic birch plywood with with oak run...

6 10-14-2014 07:46 PM
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Capspray 10000 experiences and advice needed!

10-14-2014 04:25 AM by ten4cmor

Hi Lumberjocks, I recently traded an old fridge for a Capspray 10000 and w...

0 10-14-2014 04:25 AM
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Timbermate, does it take a dye or a stain better?

10-11-2014 02:13 AM by skogie1

Used some timbermate for my first time for a large box. I used it to fill so...

6 10-13-2014 03:08 PM
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Health-safe sealer?

10-07-2014 11:39 PM by Evangogh

I know about butcher’s block oil (I think that’s it, right?). Ar...

2 10-10-2014 07:55 PM
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fire repair

10-09-2014 02:02 PM by david38

A friend’s house burned down he asked me to clean a chest that had smo...

1 10-09-2014 02:08 PM
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Can I add Japan Dryer danish oil?

10-08-2014 11:58 AM by Canofworms

Refinishing an oak table. I applied a few coats of Danish oil but it’s...

5 10-09-2014 11:42 AM
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Striping and Finishing Chairs

10-09-2014 12:43 AM by SLCWoodworker

Looking for some opinions from the community. I found these wonderful old cha...

1 10-09-2014 12:49 AM
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Pinholes in epoxy inlay

10-08-2014 09:27 PM by JReed3

I made a sign and used epoxy for the inlay. I had several bubbles that c...

6 10-08-2014 11:55 PM
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Refinishing oak veneer table... Citristrip? Harsher chem stripper? Orbital? Or 1/4 sheet palm?

08-17-2014 02:57 PM by Canofworms

This table has the original factory finish and what appears to be a poly coat...

10 10-08-2014 01:48 PM
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Protecting Hardwood Floors

10-06-2014 09:43 AM by TheNewbie01

Hello everyone, I’m new to the site and too woodworking as well. So her...

6 10-07-2014 03:18 PM
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Wood Preservation

10-07-2014 06:34 AM by dattashri

The term wood preservatives defines that the preservation is the process of p...

0 10-07-2014 06:34 AM
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Sanding for End Grain Cutting Boards

10-06-2014 01:37 PM by GerardW

So the good news is that I started the christmas gift projects early this yea...

8 10-06-2014 08:42 PM
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Stain won't take

10-06-2014 09:42 AM by CDtreat

Cherry wood stained sleigh bed headboard! Took off old damaged stain with for...

1 10-06-2014 11:33 AM
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Gloss or Semi-Gloss

10-04-2014 10:31 AM by becikeja

Inspired by Greg the Cajun Box Sculpture, I have decided to build an art deco...

9 10-06-2014 01:45 AM
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Stripping oak antiques furniture

10-03-2014 03:13 PM by Coils

I want to strip an antique solid oak table I inherited from my grandfather. I...

9 10-05-2014 01:11 AM
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VersaSpin 360

10-03-2014 01:12 AM by AandCstyle

I am currently finishing a project which I am spraying. I use painters’...

6 10-04-2014 01:39 AM
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leveling butcher block countertops...from the top

10-02-2014 01:57 PM by shelly_b

Hi all! I am installing butcher block countertops on cabinets I made ...

15 10-03-2014 06:38 PM

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