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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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Can mineral spirits spoil?

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Finish for last minute project

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Last minute project is a large routed serving tray that my mother hinted woul...

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Thin Blue line Cutting Board

12-17-2016 07:10 PM by moke

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Help with refinishing vanity

12-19-2016 04:44 PM by pgottschling

Hi all,My wife ordered this vanity and didn’t expect it to be so whitew...

4 12-19-2016 11:26 PM
View Beret's profile

First time help needed! Pyrography + finish?

12-11-2016 02:40 PM by Beret

Hello! So this christmas I thought I would try my hand at woodworking and try...

5 12-19-2016 08:52 PM
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Finish for art desk

12-18-2016 04:23 PM by rsax0484

This is my first time posting, so apologies if I’m asking about somethi...

3 12-19-2016 08:43 PM
View bluephi1914's profile

wow what a difference !

12-15-2016 01:50 AM by bluephi1914

I was in my local woodcraft store and decided to try stain from there instead...

15 12-18-2016 01:31 PM
View JR545's profile

Poly over shellac?

12-18-2016 12:47 AM by JR545

Any of you refinishing gurus happen to know if I can use de-waxed shellac as ...

4 12-18-2016 01:09 PM
View Dave Rutan's profile

Unfinished finish?

12-17-2016 09:41 PM by Dave Rutan

Is there a term for when a piece of furniture, usually a chair, is sanded smo...

6 12-18-2016 02:11 AM
View gargey's profile

What do you do after your last coat of finish (urethane/poly) is applied?

12-14-2016 09:18 PM by gargey

For polyurethane, or urethane, or other finishes of that type (including GF A...

20 12-17-2016 01:44 PM
View Tom's profile

Finshing a desk

12-15-2016 02:05 PM by Tom

This weekend’s project is a simple desk for my son. What’s the b...

4 12-17-2016 01:39 PM
View broncosmang's profile

Need help finishing a piece of wood

12-17-2016 04:05 AM by broncosmang

Okay, so long story short – someone bought the house my dad lived in gr...

4 12-17-2016 05:56 AM
View Alex's profile

Can a mineral oil finish be dry to the touch?

12-02-2016 09:15 AM by Alex

I attempted to refinish an old 10×10x3.5 wooden box made of 6/16 inch th...

16 12-17-2016 04:25 AM
View jonsprague0000's profile

Hammer Veneer Staining

12-16-2016 02:38 AM by jonsprague0000

I hammer veneered two pieces of curly maple with HHG and went to re-hammer a ...

9 12-17-2016 02:19 AM
View Josh's profile

Couple of small burrs on poly finish

07-08-2014 02:36 PM by Josh

Hey all,First post on here, I have lurked in the past but finally joined. I ...

10 12-16-2016 09:01 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Some advice when finishing 2xwhatever "rustic" items

12-13-2016 04:03 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello all,As the title states, my wife really likes the rustic furniture and ...

15 12-15-2016 03:24 PM
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Finish Preserver and Finish Storage Bag

12-11-2016 02:44 PM by RandyinFlorida

I was recently perusing the 2016-2017 Lee Valley Fine Woodworking Tools Catal...

3 12-13-2016 04:19 PM
View Abn101mp's profile

Poly even coat on coffee table

12-12-2016 09:24 PM by Abn101mp

I’m polyurethaning a coffee table top. Looking for advice on the best w...

4 12-13-2016 11:54 AM
View fidot's profile

Spraying wooden windows with EnduroVar is 100% beating me...

12-09-2016 02:05 PM by fidot

Howdy folks! Long time reader, first time writer :) Lots of great communit...

7 12-13-2016 04:37 AM
View MichaelKnight's profile

Cutting Board - Blotching with Oil

12-13-2016 03:51 AM by MichaelKnight

Hello All, I’m trying to make some end grain cutting boards. I am i...

2 12-13-2016 04:11 AM

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