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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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LJ Virgin seeking advice re sanding while refinishing small mahogany porch

05-11-2017 11:31 PM by Southcoastphil

Yes, I’m a LJ virgin, so please be gentle with me! (Note to moderato...

0 05-11-2017 11:31 PM
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Seeking info on the "New" Rockler HVLP Sprayer

05-05-2017 09:37 PM by kdc68

Anyone with feedback (good or bad) about the new Rockler Sprayer ? http:/...

10 05-11-2017 08:59 PM
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Pore filling acoustic guitar

05-01-2017 02:10 AM by 12bar

I’m finishing my first acoustic guitar and have reached the pore fillin...

11 05-10-2017 08:42 PM
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Suggestions for hiding exposed wood due to shrinkage

05-09-2017 04:35 PM by RichTaylor

This is the dry season here in southern Arizona. As a result many door panel...

6 05-10-2017 03:17 PM
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Learning Finishing?

05-08-2017 01:32 AM by Dave Rutan

Is there a resource, book or otherwise that would help me repair the finish o...

9 05-09-2017 12:05 AM
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I'm fuming! A white oak bed. How much ammonia?

05-05-2017 12:43 AM by JerryinCreek

I’m building the Kevin Rodel A&C Stickley style bed shown in the Ap...

12 05-08-2017 03:42 PM
View Omar157's profile

Help finish will not dry

05-07-2017 05:12 PM by Omar157

Hey guysI built a stand for a few benchtop tools using a solid birch door and...

10 05-08-2017 10:53 AM
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Finish over tung oil

05-08-2017 04:11 AM by Bradb7888

First off, I apologize for asking a repeat question but I’ve read sever...

6 05-08-2017 10:39 AM
View Walker's profile

Finish for pine slabs, outdoors?

05-07-2017 02:55 AM by Walker

Recently I had a large conifer fall in my yard. I cut some nice plates (3 to...

8 05-08-2017 06:16 AM
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Your signature or logo

05-08-2017 01:09 AM by Tabletop

I have always used a black sharpie. Name of my company, signature and date w...

6 05-08-2017 03:58 AM
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Painting Cast Iron

05-05-2017 11:41 PM by jonnybrophy

How do you do it?The rust on my jointer is all wire brushed off, and i masked...

6 05-07-2017 04:03 AM
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5 gallon finish - how to open and re-seal container?

05-05-2017 12:22 PM by ELB

Hi, I’m a bit stumped on this one… I just picked up 5 gal o...

10 05-06-2017 03:32 AM
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HELP blotchy varnish with earlex 6000

05-04-2017 06:32 PM by NorthernT

I am getting a blotchy finish with hirschfields one hour finish. What am I d...

12 05-05-2017 03:04 AM
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GF UV stabilizer...

05-04-2017 12:11 AM by LumberJocksGuest

Regarding General Finishes High Performance Water-Based Top Coat: https://...

3 05-04-2017 11:40 AM
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Re-Claimed Wood Table

04-27-2017 11:02 PM by RustyHoot

We are building a dining room table from Re-claimed Douglas Fir. We like the...

1 05-03-2017 06:17 PM
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"Fuzzy" area after finishing

04-30-2017 01:11 AM by Matt Hegedus

Hey jocks, Was wondering how I avoid these fuzzy areas, and what t...

11 05-02-2017 11:31 PM
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Lacquer problems on counter top

04-26-2017 08:49 PM by optimusprimer92

I recently completed a counter top for out laundry room. Everything seemed to...

12 05-02-2017 12:50 AM
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Neophyte guy again

04-28-2017 12:55 AM by Xoda

This time i am finishing. I have stained and sanded and i am ready for polyur...

5 04-29-2017 01:04 AM
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04-28-2017 01:06 AM by Xoda


0 04-28-2017 01:06 AM
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butcher block counter top finish

05-12-2016 01:16 PM by Pabs

hey all I just finished a set of butcher block counter tops for my mini ki...

39 04-27-2017 03:17 PM

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