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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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Finishing/preserving distressed old wood

513 days ago by sethb

I brought this old piece of wood home because I like the grey weathering and ...

6 35 days ago
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Polyurethane Over Spar Varnish?

150 days ago by Ron Ford

I just finished turning a segmented bowl that includes a number of pieces of ...

10 35 days ago
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Lacquer for a bar finish?

36 days ago by crank49

I recently remodeled a home. I contracted the cabinet work because my shop is...

6 36 days ago
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HF HVLP Gravity Feed Spray Gun Coupon

36 days ago by DiggerJ

Just got this in my email, and thought someone might be able to get some use....

0 36 days ago
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Purple Table OH NO

37 days ago by Dj1225

So I was asked by a friend to take some really crappy old pine, that came fro...

1 37 days ago
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Best (spray can) Finish for Something You Know Will Get Wet?

37 days ago by jonah

I’m building a small home for my waterstones for when I sharpen, and ob...

2 37 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

What do they cost?

38 days ago by RussellAP

I found a guy here in town who’s father owns a construction company. He...

11 38 days ago
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38 days ago by Maximillian

Hi teamI am making a table top from “Flakeboard”, also known as &...

11 38 days ago
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Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner substitutes

728 days ago by RalphCompton

It is no longer possible to purchase Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner out he...

17 38 days ago
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can i use?

39 days ago by whitesferry

i was going to start with danish oil a few coats .then sand and then can i ...

6 39 days ago
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What adhesive will bond to poly urethane

39 days ago by steve223

I’m making a plaque out of walnut and finishing it with Danish oil with...

1 39 days ago
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Does wood stabilization also limit seasonal wood movement?

40 days ago by JuanVergara

Hey, fellow Lumberjocks. I’m in the end-game of a commission to make...

11 39 days ago
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how to clean spray nozzles?

41 days ago by JesseTutt

It seems that I am forever grabbing that can of temporary spray adhesive to a...

11 39 days ago
View diito's profile

Spraying Cherry with dye, how to deal with maple inlay?

40 days ago by diito

I’m in the process of planning out a new dresser build. The whole thin...

10 40 days ago
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Compressor and gun vs hvlp setup....

45 days ago by pjswoodshop

First post here and hoping to get some insight. I have been researching and f...

8 40 days ago
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Fix tearful with epoxy or sand down?

41 days ago by jimmyhopps

I have a nickel sized, 1/16” deep tearout in a maple table top. I̵...

10 40 days ago
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weatherproofing end grain

42 days ago by harum

Hello, I’m in search of a recipe for a wax-oil mixture that would prote...

7 41 days ago
View chargerdon's profile

dead flat finish

42 days ago by chargerdon

I have finish my project Farm Table and very disappointed in the shine. I use...

6 41 days ago
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Durable Paint and Primer Reccomendations for Desk

42 days ago by rlrobinhood

Hi all, I’m just about done building a desk for my wife. It is made...

5 41 days ago
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How do you know your shellac has gone bad.

45 days ago by PASs

I use the Zissner sealcoat type shellac.I buy the gallon can.I pour about a p...

13 42 days ago

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