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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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Waterborne finishes and sealers

12-30-2016 12:19 AM by Andybb

I just made a picture frame with lacewood veneer, sealed with epoxy then oil ...

23 02-17-2017 12:33 AM
View Heatherjen's profile

Finishing Logs

02-13-2017 09:22 PM by Heatherjen

Hello All… I’m new here… And an amateur builder… I...

8 02-16-2017 12:45 AM
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Needing to sand basswood

02-07-2017 06:59 PM by logwolf

Hi guysI know basswood is not the species of wood I should use for bandsaw bo...

3 02-15-2017 10:47 PM
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Vent oil Based Poli From Dryer Vent

02-07-2017 06:20 PM by mision56

Hi All,I have a spare 4” dryer duct in my workshop. Normally I finish O...

3 02-15-2017 03:47 PM
View platinumaa's profile

Exterior decking finish

02-12-2017 09:05 PM by platinumaa

We are using 2×6x12 pt lumber for floor decking. The deck is approx. 8&#...

5 02-14-2017 05:09 PM
View Illinoiswoodworker's profile

What size air compressor do I need?

03-26-2013 09:42 PM by Illinoiswoodworker

My current air compressor is too small I fear. It is Craftsman 25 gal. 5.5 SC...

24 02-14-2017 04:24 PM
View Prizen's profile

I've oiled my countertop, but what can I cover it with to protect before the install?

02-12-2017 08:12 PM by Prizen

Hi guys I’ve oiled my countertop (maple) and need to store it for a ...

3 02-14-2017 03:57 PM
View torea's profile

Getting white specks out of a waxed poly finish

02-12-2017 05:45 PM by torea

Hey all, I’m in a bit of a pickle. I was in the final step of a proj...

5 02-14-2017 12:11 PM
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Gluing Dyed Moldings

02-13-2017 05:46 PM by Quailguy

I’m working on the design of a jewelry box for my granddaughter using b...

7 02-13-2017 09:31 PM
View platinumaa's profile

kitchen countertop finishing question

02-09-2017 01:48 PM by platinumaa

I am in the process of building a house for my daughters (duplex style) and t...

8 02-12-2017 08:58 PM
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Finish over wood burn

02-12-2017 04:11 PM by Sunburned

Hey All,I am making another beer flight and decided to try a little woodburni...

3 02-12-2017 06:28 PM
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Sanding Polyurathane Before Applying Pour-On Epoxy?

01-27-2017 05:22 PM by johnnySmith

Will epoxy hide the scratch marks/cloudiness left by sanding polyurathane? ...

7 02-12-2017 02:37 PM
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Food stains on end grain cutting board

02-11-2017 05:57 PM by Rich Simon

Finished my first cutting board with GF salad bowl finish, several coats. Let...

1 02-11-2017 07:34 PM
View Chris 's profile

Help finishing End Table

02-10-2017 03:39 PM by Chris

Hey everyone, This is one of the first times I have made a piece of furnit...

4 02-10-2017 04:25 PM
View poihths's profile

Ideas for a whiteboard-like finish on plywood

02-01-2017 01:47 PM by poihths

I’m looking for a way to put a really super-smooth white finish, like w...

16 02-09-2017 02:53 PM
View Eddy2016's profile

Gloss finish on MDF

02-08-2017 10:28 PM by Eddy2016

Hello, I am new on this wood world and I am building a floating tv wall, I...

3 02-09-2017 01:14 AM
View birdsmouth's profile

Paste Wax w/Tung Oil over Shellac?

02-06-2017 04:40 PM by birdsmouth

I know there are lots and lots of questions about tung oil on here, but I cou...

20 02-07-2017 11:40 PM
View daddydave's profile

alcohol or water

02-07-2017 05:29 PM by daddydave

Looking into dyes for my fretwork scrolling. Seeing that dyes mix with eithe...

4 02-07-2017 10:46 PM
View Prizen's profile

Maple Countertop Finish Advice - Not in kitchen, but needs to be hardwearing

02-07-2017 01:22 PM by Prizen

Hi All I currently have a maple countertop which requires finishing. Here...

4 02-07-2017 08:12 PM
View dave224's profile

Best way to prevent veneer sand-through?

02-06-2017 11:19 PM by dave224

I see lots of topics online about how to fix sand-through after the damage is...

8 02-07-2017 07:16 PM

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