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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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School me about finishing over the top of CA glue repairs

21 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m just completed my first project wherein I used CA glue to repair so...

6 19 days ago
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Anyone used Matador sandpaper?

21 days ago by Purrmaster

I’ve done some poking around the web and have found a brand of sandpape...

3 19 days ago
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Walnut kitchen cabinets

23 days ago by buschywooder

Just getting started on fronting kitchen cabinets with home sawn walnut. Air ...

14 19 days ago
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Finishing Techniques. Old School vs New School

24 days ago by Rob

I have been experimenting with different finishing techniques for the last co...

14 20 days ago
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Sword texture- tung oil

21 days ago by drpdrp

First sword is almost done and I am looking for a confidence boost/advice. ...

3 20 days ago
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Turquiose Epoxy Filler (or others colors)

21 days ago by HickoryHill

Where does everyone pick this stuff up from? Thanks, Jim

2 21 days ago
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Damaged kitchen island surface

21 days ago by EggMan

Hey everyone. I am wondering what to do with this. I am borrowing this kitch...

5 21 days ago
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can I french polish on a lacquer base ?

21 days ago by dclark1943

My question is the title: can I french polish on a lacquer base? I have a l...

3 21 days ago
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21 days ago by mIps

A friend of mine has a small table that is in need of some repair and refinis...

1 21 days ago
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finishing a live edge slab - suggestions to achieve certain finish

59 days ago by contento

Greetings all! I’m getting ready to dive into my first live edge slab p...

36 21 days ago
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Anybody padded on water based poly?

24 days ago by Loren

When I first tried water based finishes on guitars I read the finishcould be ...

7 21 days ago
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23 days ago by bowedcurly

I must say, I have 20 cans of finish at my shop, and I found the one that I w...

2 22 days ago
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Sanding Unfinished Outdoor Furniture

74 days ago by endgrainy

Hi all, First time starting a thread, long time reader of threads. I am bu...

8 23 days ago
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Durable outdoor finish

26 days ago by Dabcan

I’ve been making birdhouses for the last 2 years, and I’ve tried ...

12 23 days ago
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Best product for crack filling on cherry under an oil finish?

25 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m building a keepsake box from cherry. I’m going to use a natur...

8 24 days ago
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Please recommend a fool-proof natural finish for cherry

25 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m going to make a keepsake boxes out of some very nice QS cherry. I&#...

19 24 days ago
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Will lighter cherry "catch up" with darker in a panel?

24 days ago by ADHDan

I’m making an entry bench out of cherry and walnut. As you can see in ...

8 24 days ago
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Finishing trivets

25 days ago by daves1

I am making wooden trivets that I am spray painting. My question is, can a po...

3 24 days ago
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finishing for trivets

25 days ago by daves1

Does anyone have any suggestions for using poly or something else to protect ...

3 25 days ago
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How do I stain wood with purple kool aid and get a dark color?

25 days ago by LunaLoves

Hello, I am a student in my shop class, and I need a way to stain wood with a...

3 25 days ago

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