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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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How to finish all 4 sides of work pieces?

07-02-2017 06:39 PM by Holbs

How does one finish (shellac, stain, poly spray) all 4 sides of a piece in on...

14 07-06-2017 12:42 PM
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Finney's white dye...

07-06-2017 03:46 AM by LumberJocksGuest

Is there anything like Finney’s white wood dye in the American market? ...

2 07-06-2017 11:43 AM
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GF whitewash on pine?

07-06-2017 02:51 AM by LumberJocksGuest

Though I understand this is not the primary purpose of the product, can Gener...

0 07-06-2017 02:51 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...

18 07-06-2017 01:35 AM
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Recommended water based spray varnish

07-05-2017 12:31 AM by eflanders

What are your recommended sprayable, water based, poly varnishes? I live in ...

4 07-05-2017 05:08 PM
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Dark spots after staining

07-04-2017 03:18 PM by nbgarageshop

I built a changing table for my soon to come baby out of red oak. My mom offe...

8 07-04-2017 11:38 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Air sander versus 5" random orbital sander

07-02-2017 11:40 AM by SweetTea

So I would like to get some opinions on which you prefer? An orbital air sand...

16 07-04-2017 06:40 PM
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How to stain end grain properly

07-04-2017 04:12 AM by ColonelTravis

Made a wood base out of maple for something insignificant, stained it and was...

4 07-04-2017 05:11 PM
View Woodworker101's profile

Sanded though veneer on a bench seat! Help! Please!

06-30-2017 02:42 AM by Woodworker101

I don’t usually take on jobs like this but I desperately needed it for ...

15 07-04-2017 03:05 AM
View 12bar's profile

Walnut oil vs extra virgin olive oil

07-03-2017 05:04 PM by 12bar

Walnut oil vs extra virgin olive oil both seem to be used when french Polishi...

3 07-03-2017 08:51 PM
View Aric's profile

What finish should I use on a Purple Heart cutting board?

07-03-2017 02:50 AM by Aric

Hello everyone I have a simple question today. I am building my very first...

8 07-03-2017 02:13 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Apollo ECO-5 versus Fuji Mini Mite 5 versus Graco HVLP 9.0

07-03-2017 10:23 AM by SweetTea

So after much research and talking to various people, I have narrowed my sear...

1 07-03-2017 11:27 AM
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Waterbased Finish - Mixing Manufacturers

06-22-2017 07:45 PM by Builder22

Sometimes we mix manufacturers when completing wood cabinet project finishes....

8 07-01-2017 02:04 PM
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Tips on Finishing Cabin Grade Wood

06-29-2017 02:01 PM by aefarm

We have 2000 sq ft of cabin grade wood we are laying. Not quite halfway done,...

2 06-29-2017 03:59 PM
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Help! Waterbased polyurethane tiny spot attack

06-28-2017 07:38 PM by ENwooding

Hi woodworking community of the ethers. This is my first post, as I combed th...

8 06-29-2017 03:00 PM
View Pabs's profile

Tung oil taking forever to dry!

06-26-2017 12:47 PM by Pabs

so after much debate regarding the finish to put on my counter tops (butcher ...

26 06-28-2017 06:35 PM
View fivecodys's profile

Will Enamel Paint Stick to Oil Based Stain? ***FINISHED***

06-13-2017 10:04 PM by fivecodys

I just built a set of Cornhole boards and I’m ready to begin the finish...

16 06-28-2017 02:21 AM
View SweetTea's profile

Need suggestions: which sprayer to buy for small cabinet shop

06-02-2017 03:06 PM by SweetTea

So I am looking to buy a new spray rig for my small cabinet shop. I have been...

43 06-27-2017 04:16 PM
View LucasWoods's profile

Sand blasting?

06-27-2017 06:21 AM by LucasWoods

Has anyone here got their older power tools sand blasted and repainted? Costs...

1 06-27-2017 06:30 AM
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Dark Finish on Wire Brushed Oak

06-27-2017 01:11 AM by tdmoreno

I am trying to match the finish of engineered hardwood floors on our solid oa...

4 06-27-2017 04:34 AM

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