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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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How to remove wood glue after stain & poly

07-12-2016 02:27 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts

I made some bedside tables and I made my own dentil moulding.. I used regula...

7 07-14-2016 11:08 AM
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first time spraying...questions

07-13-2016 05:18 PM by bbasiaga

I’ve got an Earlex spray station and plan to spray shellac for a TV St...

6 07-13-2016 10:07 PM
View Plain's profile

Wet sanding with electric ROS

07-11-2016 12:00 AM by Plain

Is it safe to use an electric random orbit sander with no hole discs for sand...

7 07-13-2016 09:31 PM
View DBordello's profile

Filling Cracks

07-12-2016 05:33 PM by DBordello

Hello, I am currently working with some walnut that I acquired locally tha...

11 07-13-2016 04:38 PM
View Dustin's profile

Wax/Polish on Pens

07-12-2016 12:49 PM by Dustin

So, I’ve turned a few pens now and having quite a bit of fun. I’...

2 07-12-2016 07:59 PM
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If/How to Finish Cypress for Ourdoor Bench

07-10-2016 01:43 AM by BigMig

Hi team,My neighbor was getting rid of an old bench in his back yard…ca...

19 07-12-2016 07:03 PM
View Plain's profile

Shellac on coffee table

07-11-2016 06:00 PM by Plain

I finished a sofa table and applied many coats of shellac at what wanted to b...

11 07-11-2016 11:57 PM
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Shellac Flakes in Humid Climate

07-11-2016 06:42 PM by Juggler

I live in Florida by the ocean and have a can of shellac flakes. I opened it...

2 07-11-2016 07:18 PM
View AMF64's profile

Dining table refresh?

06-28-2016 01:20 AM by AMF64

Looking for some advice, bought a lightly used Ethan Allen Maple dini...

3 07-11-2016 03:25 AM
View Dabcan's profile

Weathered pine treatment and refinish

07-10-2016 02:44 PM by Dabcan

I’ve been tasked with fixing an outdoor carving. It’s 25 years ol...

2 07-10-2016 06:13 PM
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Finishing help. Dye or Stain....

06-27-2016 03:35 PM by Griffin_SC

I’ve been slowly working on this project for a couple months now. It...

10 07-08-2016 11:35 PM
View Mrowell's profile

Finishing suggestions

07-08-2016 05:10 PM by Mrowell

Hey all! I am looking for suggestions on finishing Peruvian walnut. I donR...

2 07-08-2016 11:08 PM
View Ashlei's profile

Need help with refinishing a table, please!

07-07-2016 02:40 AM by Ashlei

Hi, I’m attempting my first DIY project. I decided to restain my table ...

6 07-08-2016 02:57 AM
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Help with finish on my walnut magnetic bottle cap catcher?

07-07-2016 11:52 PM by Dabull25

So I made walnut magnetic bottle cap catchers for the groomsmens gifts and I ...

1 07-08-2016 02:19 AM
View whaled's profile

need help with matching walnut finish

07-05-2016 12:24 PM by whaled

Hello, I am building a wall a cabinets for my living room ...

7 07-06-2016 03:24 AM
View willing_to_learn's profile

Paint finish for poplar and maple?

07-03-2016 02:49 AM by willing_to_learn

I’m building a toy box with the box part made out of maple. The framing...

10 07-05-2016 06:04 PM
View dhearsch's profile

Need some help refinishing reclaimed island counter

07-02-2016 02:29 PM by dhearsch

First off would like to say what a great resource this forum has been for me ...

3 07-05-2016 02:52 PM
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Need advises on planer upgrade (shelix)

07-04-2016 01:35 PM by BudhNop

Hi all, Im looking for advises on the byrd shelix cutterhead. Im starting ...

6 07-04-2016 03:20 PM
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Botched Polycrylic Finish - Looking for Help.

06-26-2016 11:56 PM by peterman_lp

Because it will likely be very clear soon, I’m a certified newbie when...

14 07-03-2016 05:54 PM
View leftcoaster's profile

Please critique my finishing schedule

07-01-2016 03:07 PM by leftcoaster

First time working with walnut. Application: writing desk with maple base,...

15 07-02-2016 01:48 PM

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