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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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View Keith Kelly's profile

Finish for Sassafras & Walnut Outdoors

04-25-2014 12:58 PM by Keith Kelly

I’m building a deck box to house some gardening tools, fuel, weed trimm...

6 05-06-2014 12:17 PM
View Brat700's profile

sanding router edges

05-05-2014 04:23 PM by Brat700

I need advise on how to sand the edges of items I have routed. My hands will ...

4 05-05-2014 07:27 PM
View Rob's profile

Mohawk Finishes

05-02-2014 05:00 PM by Rob

Just a quick question for some of you with experience in finishing. Has anyon...

10 05-05-2014 04:14 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

oil based equivalent of GF's Burnt Umber

05-05-2014 02:07 AM by jimmyhopps

I’ve read a lot of posts talking about using Burnt Umber as a glaze. I...

1 05-05-2014 02:16 AM
View Bill White's profile

Varnish curing time?

05-04-2014 06:41 PM by Bill White

Completing a project now with multiple coats of wiping varnish.Want to rub ou...

2 05-05-2014 12:16 AM
View DustyCellist's profile

Just discovered shellac...

05-04-2014 04:44 AM by DustyCellist

Heading down the turnin path, got a lathe and decided it needs it’s own...

12 05-04-2014 04:51 PM
View BigKen's profile

Do i have to polyurathane??

05-02-2014 10:11 PM by BigKen

Im making a few bathroom pieces (vanity light and toothbrush caddy) that will...

6 05-04-2014 01:56 PM
View lepelerin's profile

Yellow Birch and shellac cut for sealer coat

04-30-2014 06:23 PM by lepelerin

Hi All, I am almost done with my raised panels for my doors. The panels ar...

5 05-03-2014 11:37 PM
View Lumberpunk's profile

Questions about spray guns for hvlp turbine.

04-30-2014 01:56 PM by Lumberpunk

Hello out there! I just bought a Lemmer T-75 three stage turbine with the ...

8 05-01-2014 02:52 PM
View Belg1960's profile

brown faux weathering over outdoor paint??

04-29-2014 09:14 PM by Belg1960

Guys, I did a couple of different searches and can’t seem to find my an...

5 04-30-2014 05:16 PM
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

bubbles in lacquer after drying

04-29-2014 10:41 PM by MalcolmLaurel

So here I have this live edge table I recently finished. The tabletop has 5 ...

4 04-30-2014 02:52 PM
View InstantSiv's profile

Quick question about hvlp systems

04-27-2014 10:16 PM by InstantSiv

Are the spray guns proprietary to the turbine system or can you buy a differe...

7 04-30-2014 02:46 PM
View b2rtch's profile

Finishing Baltic beech plywood

04-28-2014 06:08 PM by b2rtch

I have to make some book displays for my church’s new location.I shall ...

22 04-29-2014 08:35 PM
View Spacehog's profile

What kind of finish for work bench?

04-28-2014 07:18 AM by Spacehog

Ahoy there! I am just getting back into woodworking after a long time away an...

13 04-29-2014 12:06 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

How to get a dark(ish) color for birdseye maple without too much grain loss?

04-28-2014 02:13 PM by jimmyhopps

I am building a table for our breakfast room and came across some maple which...

6 04-28-2014 09:38 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Outdoor table question

04-26-2014 02:59 PM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there, I am going to build an outdoor table. This is just a question r...

7 04-27-2014 01:19 AM
View Canofworms's profile

Ceiling not level, but opening is. Any advice?

04-25-2014 09:49 PM by Canofworms

The opening and trim below the crown is level, but the ceiling is not. We rac...

10 04-26-2014 12:17 PM
View paxorion's profile

Crowdsourcing: Top Coat over GF Milk Paint?

04-03-2014 12:46 AM by paxorion

I’m down to the final stretch for a step stool project. As a painted p...

4 04-25-2014 09:37 PM
View PaulRussell's profile

HVLP -- Trying to decide on a system

04-24-2014 01:45 PM by PaulRussell

I have decided it is time to move up to spraying finishes in my home woodshop...

7 04-25-2014 02:44 AM
View jtm's profile

Finally finished the cherry stair treads

04-24-2014 06:08 AM by jtm

Hi everyone. I finally finished making the cherry stair treads. These a...

1 04-24-2014 10:46 PM

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