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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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Water-Based Poly

04-10-2016 06:48 PM by Richard Anthony Charpentier

Hey guys, I wanted to try my own wipe-on varnish. I mixed 1/3 parts Tung Oil,...

1 04-10-2016 08:11 PM
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What kind of support does a butcher block need?

04-10-2016 03:42 PM by PamelaDO

I purchased a 3” thick butcher block island. It’s 8’x3̵...

2 04-10-2016 07:33 PM
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Cratering of Freshly Sprayed Water-Borne Polyurethane Finish

04-07-2016 12:05 AM by 1voyager1

Craters [fish eyes?] are forming in the freshly sprayed w-b polyurethane fini...

22 04-09-2016 11:06 PM
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Finish for douglas fir workbench?

04-08-2016 02:27 PM by ctjim

Hi all - I recently build a workbench following the Fine Woodworking plans...

7 04-09-2016 06:07 AM
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Outdoor picnic table finish that will protect hand-paintings

04-04-2016 04:09 PM by THinFC

Hi All,I’m a newb to this forum. I’m hoping there’s an exp...

2 04-08-2016 03:02 AM
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Lacquer questions

04-07-2016 11:38 PM by MalcolmLaurel

I’m finishing a couple of small tables right now. Both have numerous c...

1 04-08-2016 01:15 AM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Filling large wormholes, knot holes and cracks/checks in rustic oak floor

04-07-2016 02:08 AM by toddbeaulieu

I’ve read a bit about using epoxy on small projects, but wondering if a...

3 04-07-2016 05:04 PM
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Shellac as a sanding sealer

04-05-2016 01:06 AM by bygrace

Just finished putting the last coat of Danish oil on 3 mohagany benches, and ...

10 04-05-2016 08:34 PM
View TinWhiskers's profile

Latest word on 'Bar Top' epoxy

04-05-2016 01:25 PM by TinWhiskers

I did a search and found a 3 yr. old topic on this. Was wondering if any new...

2 04-05-2016 04:24 PM
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Kem Aqua Plus - Is it still being sold?

03-17-2016 07:16 PM by BinghamtonEd

I have some finishing to do this coming weekend, more of a utilitarian projec...

30 04-05-2016 12:38 PM
View CharlesL's profile

Help needed for Lacquer Beginner

04-01-2016 02:49 PM by CharlesL

Hi there, Just joined these forums, Looking forward learning and exchangin...

10 04-05-2016 06:56 AM
View jesinfla's profile

Q's about priming and painting

04-04-2016 02:10 PM by jesinfla

Hello all, A few questions if you will: I’m making wall mounted d...

6 04-04-2016 11:28 PM
View Dusty56's profile

Coconut Oil for cutting board finish

04-03-2016 09:20 PM by Dusty56

Hi folksI’m wondering if any of you have used coconut oil as a finish o...

6 04-04-2016 01:01 AM
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Refinishing Red Oak Exterior Doors - ROOKIE factor = Extreme

04-03-2016 02:54 PM by PESCAHOLIC

I’m a rookie with wood but was tasked to refinish this door-set at a be...

3 04-03-2016 07:47 PM
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Glue - before or after finish

03-29-2016 03:37 AM by jonlan

Im a newer wood worker – so this might be an obvious question. My wife...

13 04-03-2016 01:42 PM
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Finishing birds eye maple

04-01-2016 03:20 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings! I have a smallish piece of birdseye / birds eye maple that want...

14 04-03-2016 09:56 AM
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Afraid to finish

03-22-2016 03:07 AM by Woodchuck2010

I just made this endtable top and I love the grain. It’s a really nice ...

44 04-02-2016 10:34 PM
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Help with dining table finish

03-31-2016 04:04 PM by ydees

I am refinishing a dining table top. My two major considerations are: I wan...

12 04-02-2016 05:34 AM
View Grantman's profile

Best non-yellowing water based poly

03-29-2016 02:06 PM by Grantman

My sister’s friend is building a new home with exposed pine beams. ┬áHe ...

9 04-02-2016 03:52 AM
View Kelly's profile

The Best Gloves Money Can Buy

01-17-2016 02:19 AM by Kelly

The topic of gloves in the work shop has been beaten into the ground. The on...

4 04-01-2016 11:22 PM

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