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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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Bloching in pine

05-26-2018 03:38 PM by Walt

I am aware that pine blotches. However I have always had good success with Mi...

3 05-26-2018 09:44 PM
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Using Veritas cabinet scraper to clean up desktop panel post-glue-up?

05-24-2018 01:04 AM by HTX_woodworker

Hello all, I’m about to start gluing up a white oak tabletop panel (siz...

8 05-25-2018 01:19 AM
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Tips to finish a wood table

05-24-2018 06:49 PM by Nadia

Hello, I have a wooden table that I made myself; it has never been painted...

4 05-24-2018 08:28 PM
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Polyurethane Spray too thick and runny. Please help...

05-21-2018 06:00 PM by SchwaNa

Hello All, Total newbie here. I’m working on my first wood project. A M...

16 05-24-2018 03:59 PM
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table top water stain refinishing

05-23-2018 02:36 AM by SchwaNa

Hello everyone, I was asked to help with a project – A really nice coff...

5 05-24-2018 02:49 PM
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Questions about Soap Finish

05-23-2018 05:03 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, I have recently been interested in trying out the traditional Da...

4 05-24-2018 01:06 PM
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05-20-2018 03:32 PM by Tom622

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good sprayer for a DIYer finishing...

14 05-22-2018 04:13 AM
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Epoxy / resin quality

05-22-2018 12:50 AM by willhime

I’ve been doing epoxy fills for a couple years now and it just dawned o...

4 05-22-2018 01:59 AM
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Cloudy after staining. NOT blushing/humidity issue. ~~PHOTO~~

07-25-2014 01:09 AM by Golden47

Hello, This is a long one. I have been trying to experiment to find th...

16 05-21-2018 09:03 PM
View MC's profile

New to me finishing technique

05-20-2018 03:00 PM by MC

I enjoy building furniture up to the finishing part, then it is a chore. Part...

5 05-21-2018 02:15 AM
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Using MiniWax Wipe Poly

05-15-2018 12:59 PM by BK7523

So I recently finished making a chair and am in the finishing stage and decid...

13 05-21-2018 01:25 AM
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Process for spraying a lot of panels?

05-20-2018 03:46 PM by mbs

What process do you like when you have to spray front and back sides of cabin...

8 05-20-2018 08:18 PM
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Wood burning stamp

05-20-2018 05:25 PM by zipmac22

I’d like to get an electric wood burning branding iron stamp for my pro...

2 05-20-2018 06:35 PM
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sander marks

05-19-2018 10:35 PM by Karda

Hi, I have to paint some doors that were painted with rustoleums john deere g...

7 05-20-2018 03:52 AM
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Little tip for polyurethane top coat

05-14-2018 02:41 AM by nickbatz

In case it’s useful, here’s my technique for poly top coat over s...

21 05-19-2018 01:54 AM
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Can anyone help with this mystery sandpaper?

05-17-2018 02:30 PM by EarlS

My folks are visiting and my dad showed me a piece of sandpaper that he bough...

3 05-17-2018 03:14 PM
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What topcoat to use

05-17-2018 01:29 PM by NausetWood

I make hand carved serving trays. I color them with GF dye stains. I spray f...

6 05-17-2018 02:40 PM
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Bubbles in paint

05-16-2018 05:49 PM by dakremer

I have a Graco airless handheld sprayer. I sprayed some SW ProClassic and go...

14 05-17-2018 02:44 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Shou sugi ban wisdom.

05-17-2017 11:36 PM by RussellAP

Love this process, that is unless the wind is blowing. Toasting cedar and pin...

23 05-16-2018 03:35 PM
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Maple slab "pop" finish?

05-14-2018 03:25 PM by Rink

I am planning to use this maple slab as the seat of a bench. In the first pic...

12 05-16-2018 12:57 PM

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