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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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Sandpaper source (to purchase)

10-28-2017 07:07 PM by JerryLH

Who (where) is a good source for quality sandpaper (orbital) at reasonable co...

12 10-29-2017 04:26 PM
View donttry's profile

Stiffening a Piece of Thin Oak

10-24-2017 08:31 PM by donttry

Hello all. I have a very thin piece of oak that I’m working with, it...

17 10-28-2017 12:33 PM
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Are HVLP Turbine Guns Interchangeable?

10-21-2017 04:20 PM by onoitsmatt

I’m looking at getting an HVLP turbine and waffling between buying a be...

6 10-27-2017 07:59 PM
View MrRon's profile

I have finished my deck.......

10-24-2017 05:00 PM by MrRon

...and am now looking to finish/preserve it. The deck boards are pressure tre...

10 10-26-2017 08:48 PM
View jklingel's profile

Organ: new writing shelf

10-26-2017 06:01 PM by jklingel

I stripped an old organ, which I think is cherry or alder, and am going to in...

0 10-26-2017 06:01 PM
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What finish for a welcome sign that will hang on an exterior facing door?

10-24-2017 04:47 PM by Bryank930

I’m planning on building a few welcome signs as gifts that will hang on...

8 10-26-2017 11:18 AM
View JerseyJoe's profile

Spraying Quality Latex paint, is it worth it?

10-10-2017 11:21 PM by JerseyJoe

Hi, just getting into spraying and my first little project is a bathroom vani...

25 10-26-2017 09:27 AM
View tjbisme's profile

Maple Dining Room Table

09-18-2017 07:51 PM by tjbisme

I’m going to be making a dining room table out of Maple for a family me...

21 10-26-2017 02:14 AM
View Stanley Coker's profile

Wipe on poly

10-23-2017 10:44 PM by Stanley Coker

Hey guys, I am doing a walnut blanket chest for a friend and she said that sh...

8 10-24-2017 01:12 PM
View DW833's profile

Should inside of my project get a gloss finish

10-20-2017 01:28 AM by DW833

Searched LJ for an answer to a similar question, but didn’t see anythin...

4 10-22-2017 07:06 PM
View RipFence's profile

Home brew oil finish

10-21-2017 10:24 PM by RipFence

Hello All:I decided to try a DIY oil finish. I have mixed up 1/3rd Pratt and ...

3 10-22-2017 04:57 PM
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Cat safe finishes

10-21-2017 06:25 PM by willhime

I’m making a few cat trees/condos and my main concern is what finish to...

5 10-22-2017 01:56 PM
View d38's profile

How to get ahold of Target Finishes???

09-14-2017 12:46 AM by d38

Does Jeff Weiss return phone messages or email?I’ve got a project makin...

15 10-20-2017 08:49 PM
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Danish oil

10-19-2017 04:01 PM by Reaper417

Hey guys, Just a quick question. I dip in danish oil. Can I pour the oil i...

11 10-20-2017 11:23 AM
View Bill217's profile

Finishing out water based poly and applying poly to vertical surfaces

10-19-2017 01:19 PM by Bill217

I’m extremely new to top coats and wood finishing. My wife asked me to...

4 10-20-2017 11:07 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Bar Top

10-17-2017 06:48 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have a friend that is going to finish a long, 30 ft., bar top. the wood is ...

13 10-18-2017 10:00 PM
View Wejr89's profile

Transtint dye on red oak

10-15-2017 02:48 AM by Wejr89

Im trying to use purple transtint on red oak. Right now im just testing it on...

7 10-18-2017 01:02 PM
View Dustin's profile

How Many of you Use a Wash Coat?

09-27-2017 12:11 PM by Dustin

So, I’m in the middle of preparing test pieces for a recent commission ...

10 10-18-2017 12:07 PM
View FishyRichy's profile

Refinishing a reclaimed Teak bar top

10-14-2017 02:05 PM by FishyRichy

Hi all, I acquired some large teak table tops and a 10’x3’ bar...

3 10-17-2017 08:45 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Staining/Finishing QSWO Top

10-16-2017 02:31 PM by rwe2156

I am building a trestle dining table. The top will be QSWO & the base wi...

8 10-17-2017 06:36 PM

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