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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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Ebonizing Quarter Sawn White Oak

10-13-2016 01:43 PM by Tanda4

I’m looking to ebonize Quarter Sawn White Oak, but would like the rays ...

6 10-15-2016 07:23 PM
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Water based polyurethane over gel stain.

10-13-2016 01:45 PM by Carloz

I just covered a large pine + maple project with General Finishes black gel s...

5 10-14-2016 05:05 PM
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Spraying polyurethane

10-14-2016 05:13 AM by Carloz

Does oversoray from water based polyurethane dries by the time it falls on t...

1 10-14-2016 03:30 PM
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Choosing a HVLP turbine spray unit

10-12-2016 01:34 AM by Cooler

I make mostly smaller items like jewelry boxes, drawer boxes and sometimes a ...

12 10-14-2016 05:45 AM
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Arm-r seal walnut. How many coats to fill grain?

09-27-2016 12:31 AM by toddbeaulieu

Hello all! I am in the final stages of edge grain walnut counter tops. I&#...

8 10-13-2016 10:00 PM
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Blotch reduction

10-05-2016 02:57 PM by Kirk650

I’m putting the final coats of Waterlox on that blanket chest/toy box t...

7 10-13-2016 12:23 PM
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Recommendation for kid-safe finish

10-12-2016 05:18 PM by Sab1982

I have been commissioned….ok my wife is demanding me…to make an a...

5 10-12-2016 06:47 PM
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Household trimwork - the wife wants it white...

06-21-2016 05:28 PM by AAANDRRREW

So, before I get picked on, I’d like to state for the record I am not a...

27 10-11-2016 11:32 PM
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CA as a finish on rocking chair seat

10-07-2016 02:55 PM by bues0022

I’m making a Hal Taylor / Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair (for a long...

10 10-10-2016 06:32 PM
View MrHart's profile

Walnut Crib Finsh?

09-21-2016 12:43 AM by MrHart

Good evening all, I am ready to finish a walnut crib for my daughter. Im no...

31 10-10-2016 03:13 PM
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Exposed joists matte finish

10-10-2016 12:59 PM by Beccabode

Hello! First post to LJ in several years! Question: what would you guys u...

2 10-10-2016 03:03 PM
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ash and heat proof finish?

10-06-2016 09:46 PM by Marn64

So I recently found this little incense box with brass inlay at a flea market...

1 10-07-2016 11:00 PM
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Application of CA glue as a finish

10-07-2016 03:50 PM by MrRon

If I want to apply a CA finish, how do I apply it? It bonds immediately to fi...

3 10-07-2016 10:45 PM
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New to Shellac: Spray vs Brush

08-27-2012 03:04 PM by Nighttripper

Hi guys, I’ve been doing a ton of research on finish, reading variou...

53 10-06-2016 03:17 PM
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Thinning urethane/oil (danish oil) & polyurethane mixture

10-02-2016 11:48 PM by JerryLH

Good day all. Once ‘again’ I’m in the need of your knowled...

11 10-05-2016 02:07 PM
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Lacquer smell

10-03-2016 01:31 PM by bear123

I have made several boxes and have sprayed them with Lacquer , HOW do I get ...

17 10-05-2016 01:32 PM
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Finishing a Black Walnut Kitchen Table

10-03-2016 01:48 PM by JerseyJoe

Hi Everyone, I just finishing up a Black Walnut Kitchen Table, and I could...

12 10-05-2016 01:55 AM
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burl veneer finish is very matte

10-03-2016 08:55 PM by mzimmers

Hi, all - I’ve built a small box with Bubinga, using solid wood for ...

4 10-04-2016 10:00 PM
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painting shop items

10-04-2016 04:52 PM by scribble

I have a few cabinets and shop stands that I would like to paint but not sure...

3 10-04-2016 07:51 PM
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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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