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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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Finishing cutting boards

02-28-2016 11:17 PM by Mayflycarpentry

I have made several cutting boards, both end grain and face grain boards. I h...

9 02-29-2016 08:34 PM
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Getting Rid of Oil on Oak

02-27-2016 10:05 PM by Saucerito

Hi, I recently finished staining a red oak table top. Oddly it came out li...

7 02-29-2016 07:11 PM
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Exterior Finish

02-28-2016 02:57 AM by Gerald Thompson

My friend has a new hot tub with pinewood steps. He wants to keep them as nat...

3 02-29-2016 01:13 AM
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How to keep the color?

02-22-2016 12:19 AM by becikeja

Please see the attached picture.Both of these pieces are from the same Ma...

12 02-28-2016 10:02 PM
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Danish oil on maple/walnut project

02-27-2016 03:18 PM by JoshuaS

My project is to build and finish small speaker cabinets made with solid waln...

4 02-27-2016 03:53 PM
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How to Lighten up Walnut Watco Oil Finish

08-11-2015 03:50 AM by trc

Two days ago I put a Walnut Watco Oil on a new knotty alder door. Prior to a...

4 02-27-2016 12:49 PM
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Finishing end grain on a bowl turned on teh Ring Master Lathe

02-26-2016 10:04 PM by Glenn Huovinen

On my Ring Master bowls and vases I get beautiful finishes using the Shelwax ...

1 02-27-2016 01:10 AM
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Why epoxy as a wood finish if it's corrosive?

02-24-2016 10:19 AM by Jimothy

Corrosive properties and wood combined doesn’t make much sense in my he...

10 02-25-2016 08:10 PM
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Balance between top and underside

02-22-2016 01:32 PM by illusioneer

I am making two 12’ cherry countertops. I know treating the top side an...

7 02-24-2016 10:46 PM
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How to clamp a finished surface without damage?

02-22-2016 09:44 PM by Rob

I’ve been making crokinole boards and I’ve ruined some finished d...

6 02-23-2016 06:36 PM
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Rub-through cabinet finish technique?

02-18-2016 10:27 PM by Somann

Does anyone generally know how to create a rub through finish. Building a n...

10 02-22-2016 09:26 PM
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dollhouse with "wallpaper" - finish question

02-22-2016 12:51 PM by BB1

I’m working on a dollhouse for my niece (Ana White plan that I&...

2 02-22-2016 02:02 PM
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Sealing Jatoba

02-21-2016 05:23 PM by Don

Hi folks, I made some amp isolation boards from Jatoba for a client. He inten...

6 02-22-2016 01:07 AM
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What should I do with this antique table?

02-21-2016 12:49 AM by medlefang

So I joined this forum to ask what to do, I want to fix it up. When we got it...

1 02-22-2016 12:48 AM
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Finishing Black Walnut

02-20-2016 11:45 PM by MisterBill

I tried my hand at making raised panel cabinet doors using black walnut and t...

2 02-21-2016 04:07 AM
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Fix a Cherry Finish

02-15-2016 02:54 PM by Twolukes

I built new cherry doors and drawer fronts for my bathroom and finished t...

9 02-20-2016 03:35 PM
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Looking for recommendations for hardwood floor finishing

02-18-2016 08:33 PM by isotope

I’ve slowly been renovating our old house. Ultimately, there will be ne...

4 02-19-2016 02:31 PM
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cabnet door refinish

02-07-2016 02:53 PM by DavidSkaw

Hey Guys, I have a large hickory slab kitchen, the finish on some of the d...

2 02-17-2016 06:45 PM
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Building TV stand, screwed up finish

02-17-2016 02:22 PM by dmarino

Hi, I recently built a TV stand out of red oak plywood. I dont have alot of e...

6 02-17-2016 05:01 PM
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Ring Box Insert

02-16-2016 11:27 PM by Kingchristo

I have made a few ring boxes and am wanting to make a padded slot lined with ...

2 02-17-2016 01:12 AM

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