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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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Fixing damaged paint of dinning table with wood veneer

08-22-2016 05:56 PM by LS00722

Hi all:I have a dinning table purchased about 3 years ago, the paint on the t...

1 08-24-2016 06:27 PM
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AK47 Black Wood Handguard choice of Wood and Finish

08-22-2016 05:56 PM by Yero

Hello. I am working on a custom-project-build AK47. I decided that I want ...

2 08-24-2016 07:04 AM
View Neil's profile

Minwax Oil Based Stain (frustrated!)

08-23-2016 11:33 PM by Neil

So I’m not new to Minwax products or their oil based stains, but over t...

9 08-24-2016 06:39 AM
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Spray room ducting question

08-19-2016 11:42 PM by AandCstyle

My shop is in the basement of my house. I have a room that I want to use for...

17 08-23-2016 09:25 PM
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Earlex 5500 Cup

08-23-2016 03:33 AM by rmh09

I ordered the Earlex 5500. I read on a post here that I will need a “no...

9 08-23-2016 02:51 PM
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Latex Paint and Earlex 5500

11-14-2013 02:28 PM by mculik5

I recently purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a bunch of trim. I decided I am ...

24 08-23-2016 01:42 PM
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Best finish for keychains?

08-23-2016 07:19 AM by Majik365

I’m looking for a good finish for keychains, I’ve tried epoxy, ca...

1 08-23-2016 12:09 PM
View Rob's profile

Which order is correct

08-22-2016 04:22 AM by Rob

A friend hired me to make an anniversary picture frame that his their last na...

1 08-22-2016 04:25 AM
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my first time using shellac...

08-19-2016 12:08 AM by mzimmers

...isn’t working out quite as I’d hoped for. The wood is rosewood...

15 08-22-2016 03:19 AM
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WoodSmith Plans Email on 8-20-2016

08-20-2016 11:21 AM by thelt

Anyone interested in the Fold-up Finishing Station that was featured in the W...

0 08-20-2016 11:21 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Dark stain on hard Maple - II

08-18-2016 07:26 PM by Kirk650

Things are looking very good now. The Charles Neil pre-color conditioner, app...

8 08-19-2016 07:17 PM
View mnausa's profile

Wood conditioner problem

08-18-2016 10:06 PM by mnausa

The project is made from southern yellow pine and will be stained. I would l...

2 08-18-2016 10:34 PM
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Paint confusion

08-08-2016 04:50 PM by jamie2016

Hi, I am looking for the best paint to use on some wood cabinets. So ...

20 08-18-2016 07:24 PM
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Anyone Used 202GF Glue?

08-09-2016 02:06 AM by jayseedub

Has anyone ever used the 202GF glue sold by Lee Valley and Garrett Wade? G...

4 08-17-2016 11:27 PM
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Minwax Polyshades--Any Experience Or Advice?

04-18-2012 09:13 PM by lobro4

I have never used the product but I am finishing a HUGE project and wonder if...

42 08-17-2016 01:30 AM
View sadams's profile

Finishing poplar kitchen table top

08-09-2016 04:00 PM by sadams

No, poplar is not the best choice for a kitchen table top. Considering the h...

4 08-15-2016 12:47 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Dark stain on Hard Maple

08-06-2016 10:31 PM by Kirk650

I’ve got plenty of scraps to work with, and I’ll get started on M...

10 08-14-2016 01:27 PM
View Chris Radvansky's profile

Wood Glue + Primer = To Sand or Not to Sand

08-12-2016 03:54 PM by Chris Radvansky

hey everyone, I just finished glueing up a barn door but got some glue on ...

3 08-14-2016 03:26 AM
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Need some finishing advice

08-11-2016 02:13 PM by AmericanPatriot

I’m fairly new to woodworking (been doing it less than a year) and like...

5 08-11-2016 03:13 PM
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light patch in dark stain on red oak

08-10-2016 11:03 AM by weathersfuori

This forum has been a huge help to me, and the few times I’ve posted I&...

13 08-11-2016 11:49 AM

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