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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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Making white oak to dark reddish brown

09-30-2016 03:35 AM by Axle505

I’ve done some woodworking, but I’m far from being an expert. I&...

9 10-04-2016 04:55 PM
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Help filling the gap

10-02-2016 10:59 PM by becikeja

I have glued up several mahogany boards to make a table. The top has a large...

6 10-03-2016 04:25 PM
View Axle505's profile

I have to use a rattle can polyurethane...

10-02-2016 01:28 AM by Axle505 how do I do this right. I understand and have done runout. Is there a g...

4 10-03-2016 03:11 PM
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To finish or not?

10-03-2016 01:45 AM by Woodchuck2010

Would you put a finish on the inside of a shop cabinet or not?

10 10-03-2016 02:57 PM
View Jeremiah's profile

Paint over urethane? Urethane over paint?

09-07-2016 06:37 PM by Jeremiah

I’ve put together a custom rustic looking sign for a local shop. It is ...

15 10-02-2016 05:28 PM
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Sealing Exterior Plywood (Stain ?)

09-30-2016 06:06 PM by Treedin

Im building a dog house that is actually attached to the back side of our hou...

4 10-02-2016 03:33 PM
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Lighten BLO - Boiled Linseed oil?

09-30-2016 06:05 PM by HandySoccerMom

I used BLO to prep a teak dining room table. The table is mission-style with...

6 10-02-2016 12:06 PM
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Ebonizing pine

09-22-2016 05:34 AM by Joshh

How would I go around to make pine plywood completely black. Would India Ink ...

5 10-02-2016 08:49 AM
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Sealing end grain

10-01-2016 08:46 PM by MrRon

I want to seal end grain wood so I can apply a paint finish that will be smoo...

2 10-01-2016 09:58 PM
View scribble's profile

Spraying BM paint

10-01-2016 03:28 PM by scribble

I am looking for a recommendation on equipment for spraying BM paint as well ...

3 10-01-2016 04:49 PM
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Epoxy clear coat?

10-01-2016 05:38 AM by Dick_Cheney

I cheaped out on materials and made a reception desk from 2×4s and 3/4 p...

0 10-01-2016 05:38 AM
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Live Edge Red Oak

09-29-2016 11:42 AM by Pburchins

Hello, I purchased a piece of live edge red oak at lumber yard...

7 09-30-2016 04:00 PM
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bowl finishing help?

09-27-2016 03:40 PM by Blake Haskins

i recently turned a pear bowl, nearly dry i think.I sanded it to 1,00 grit an...

4 09-28-2016 05:10 PM
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Grain filling w Danish oil

09-27-2016 08:15 PM by jimmy J

Given that my walnut grain isn’t filled, nor close to it after 4 sessio...

6 09-28-2016 02:35 PM
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blotchy maple end grain

09-27-2016 02:44 AM by skogie1

This is an end grain cutting board I made. I’ve never made one before ...

1 09-27-2016 10:29 AM
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Poplar / Walnut Vanity

09-16-2016 01:40 AM by tommyc325

Hi Everyone I’m in the middle of building a vanity out of popler for...

17 09-27-2016 12:10 AM
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How to fill worm holes?

09-26-2016 01:38 PM by RobHamilton

Hey all, hoping I can get some advice from some more seasoned members here. ...

4 09-26-2016 04:15 PM
View thoner7's profile

Rot resistant wood stain? Asphaltum? Motor Oil?

09-21-2016 12:16 PM by thoner7

I am in the process of building a log cabin and need to find a good stain tha...

12 09-25-2016 10:07 PM
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Arm R Seal over Waterlox?

09-24-2016 04:51 PM by Rustyempire

I’m having problems with getting a smooth, non-blotchy finish with Wate...

7 09-25-2016 01:39 PM
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Driftwood coffee table

09-23-2016 02:56 AM by Cornholesgalore

/j It has truly been a while since I have posted an update. I wanted to sh...

2 09-25-2016 03:38 AM

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