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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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Fix tearful with epoxy or sand down?

06-12-2014 07:13 PM by jimmyhopps

I have a nickel sized, 1/16” deep tearout in a maple table top. I̵...

10 06-13-2014 06:51 AM
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weatherproofing end grain

06-11-2014 02:19 AM by harum

Hello, I’m in search of a recipe for a wax-oil mixture that would prote...

7 06-12-2014 05:29 PM
View chargerdon's profile

dead flat finish

06-11-2014 03:04 AM by chargerdon

I have finish my project Farm Table and very disappointed in the shine. I use...

6 06-12-2014 04:01 AM
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Durable Paint and Primer Reccomendations for Desk

06-11-2014 04:14 AM by rlrobinhood

Hi all, I’m just about done building a desk for my wife. It is made...

5 06-12-2014 03:48 AM
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How do you know your shellac has gone bad.

06-08-2014 03:09 PM by PASs

I use the Zissner sealcoat type shellac.I buy the gallon can.I pour about a p...

13 06-11-2014 03:31 PM
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advice for exposing lower layers during antiquing

06-11-2014 12:29 AM by strandedpirate

I just finished antiquing my first project but it didn’t go as smooth a...

1 06-11-2014 12:45 PM
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Unruly Cherry Boards

06-10-2014 11:27 PM by BuyoMasilla

Hello I picked up a cherry board and had the store, McBeath, resaw it for ...

4 06-11-2014 12:27 PM
View rph123's profile

Refinishing Reclaimed Cypress

06-01-2014 08:03 PM by rph123

Hey I’m a newbie looking for some suggestions. I’m having an ...

6 06-10-2014 10:40 PM
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Satin poly over semi-gloss

06-10-2014 07:12 PM by SuperCubber

Hey guys, Another quick finishing question. Got some water-based poly on ...

9 06-10-2014 09:43 PM
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ambrosia maple beetles

06-10-2014 09:09 PM by whitesferry

hi guys i put my project on hold till friday i orderd bora-care its supose...

0 06-10-2014 09:09 PM
View chetrog's profile

Built a bench. Now i need to paint , but ?

06-10-2014 03:41 AM by chetrog

I made a bench for the first time. I painted it today, but tomorrow I want to...

2 06-10-2014 07:16 AM
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Repairing cracks in large door arch

06-09-2014 05:36 PM by woundedpig

I would appreciate your thoughts and insights on a strategy to repair some li...

4 06-10-2014 12:14 AM
View strandedpirate's profile

why does polyurethane pull away from growth rings?

06-08-2014 05:55 PM by strandedpirate

I’ve applied several coats of polyurethane to a stained oak seat. When ...

11 06-10-2014 12:01 AM
View Ben's profile

Choosing finish for Cherry woodwork?

05-21-2014 12:01 AM by Ben

I’ll soon be completing a custom Cherry staircase with turned newels an...

8 06-09-2014 10:37 PM
View Charlie75's profile

White Vinigar and Mettle Bits Finish

06-07-2014 11:53 PM by Charlie75

Some where, it might have been on this site, I read about a person who makes ...

14 06-09-2014 03:29 PM
View MilFlyer's profile

Sanding Hardwood Question

06-09-2014 01:08 AM by MilFlyer

Hi all! I am in need of some help and you guys are my only hope! No exxage...

6 06-09-2014 08:54 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Chicago Paint Sprayer

06-07-2014 01:36 AM by RussellAP

Great unit. Does anyone know where I can get a couple more guns for this unit...

5 06-08-2014 02:06 PM
View Christopher Frank's profile

bar top is cupping

06-01-2013 05:39 PM by Christopher Frank

So ive installed a 21’ bartop. I had finished the underside prior to in...

5 06-08-2014 01:21 PM
View chetrog's profile

Newbie needs help with wood filler.

06-07-2014 04:30 AM by chetrog

I am going to be making a basic bench. Just going to use Douglas Fir. I Don&#...

10 06-08-2014 12:46 AM
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06-05-2014 09:52 AM by Shahidan

Alll the time I have been using polyurethane varnish. This varnish is slow dr...

13 06-07-2014 06:30 PM

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