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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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Why not use gel stain for everything?

12-07-2014 09:00 PM by Woodtechie

I’m starting to venture away from my tendency to leave wood it’s ...

11 12-09-2014 01:57 AM
View beachbum2014's profile

shou sugi ban wire spindle with photos

12-08-2014 03:14 AM by beachbum2014

Aloha folks! I’m finishing an old table made from a wire spindle tha...

5 12-09-2014 01:53 AM
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Spraying preprimed base trim and doors

11-06-2014 03:56 AM by firefighterontheside

I want to use my earlex hvlp to spray white something on trim and doors that ...

13 12-09-2014 01:25 AM
View toys4dad's profile

paint sprayers

12-08-2014 02:47 AM by toys4dad

I am sure this has probally been beat up already but could not find informati...

6 12-08-2014 08:08 PM
View txn's profile

Cutting board finish

12-08-2014 02:18 AM by txn

what do yall use to finish your cutting boards I’m working on 5 sets of...

12 12-08-2014 06:36 PM
View JUC's profile

Where to find a natural bristle brush

12-07-2014 08:31 PM by JUC

I am looking for a high quality natural bristle brush to apply Waterlox to my...

7 12-08-2014 03:46 PM
View Andrew714's profile

Natural finish on Mahogany

11-28-2014 06:52 PM by Andrew714

I am making some small shelves from mahogany (approximately 2.25” x 1.7...

15 12-07-2014 09:24 AM
View kirbi69's profile

lacquering copper tubeing?

12-07-2014 04:44 AM by kirbi69

Ive done some googleing, but im a bit confused… Can i use regular Sp...

2 12-07-2014 09:20 AM
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Animal Blood Wood Stain

12-06-2014 03:54 PM by bobro

Well, you learn something new every day. According to the old folks out in th...

11 12-07-2014 07:37 AM
View Joel_B's profile

Question about wipe on poly

12-05-2014 08:26 PM by Joel_B

I read here in another thread to apply poly type finishes using gloss until y...

11 12-06-2014 06:35 PM
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Micro mesh sanding pads

12-05-2014 12:57 AM by Joel_B

I was reading about using 1200 grit micro mesh between coats of poly.Would us...

2 12-06-2014 03:38 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Keeping the lint out of wipe on poly

11-25-2014 10:16 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I use minwax wipe on poly quite a bit and like it for the mo...

22 12-06-2014 03:14 AM
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12-04-2014 06:31 PM by JUC

This is my first time using Waterlox original finish. I know how to apply it...

3 12-04-2014 11:38 PM
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Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust.

11-26-2014 11:41 AM by Blackie_

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I...

22 12-04-2014 03:56 PM
View rICAL's profile

staining Poplar for a pendant.

12-04-2014 02:26 PM by rICAL

for Christmas im making a pendant (her own version of a key-blade) for my gir...

0 12-04-2014 02:26 PM
View stefang's profile

What size and capacity extraction fan for a spray booth?

11-13-2014 06:42 PM by stefang

I will be building a spray booth for my new Earlex 5500. I plan to only spray...

27 12-04-2014 12:55 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

would this be good on wood, and tops of machines to keep rust off?

12-04-2014 01:05 AM by FancyShoes

Not sure how many of you have seen this.

6 12-04-2014 06:52 AM
View moke's profile

Old Sanders...worth keeping

11-29-2014 06:13 PM by moke

I have had the good fortune to inherit two complete shops. One was from my D...

1 12-03-2014 06:08 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

Walnut oil over mineral oil?

12-02-2014 10:18 PM by Sawdust2012

Will mineral oil on a bowl mess me up if I try to use Mahoney’s walnut ...

1 12-02-2014 10:57 PM
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repairing a wrong routing

11-25-2014 03:13 PM by Shuja

New to routing. I was making a groove. Unfortunately I overshot the line. Ho...

12 12-02-2014 02:22 PM

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