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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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Epoxy still tacky after 4 days

12-28-2015 01:17 AM by Robert212

Does anybody know a fix for epoxy that has not fully cured? It is just sligh...

12 12-28-2015 05:51 PM
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Abranet Sanding Disks - User Report

12-26-2015 09:51 PM by Kazooman

I recently started a thread seeking opinions on sandpaper. One item that was...

7 12-27-2015 11:34 PM
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12-22-2015 12:13 AM by wseand

Anyone use Waterlox on counter tops. I have a job to finish a kitchen and bat...

9 12-27-2015 06:12 AM
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Pine entryway bench - filling nail holes

12-25-2015 03:08 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi all,Pretty proud of my impromptu entryway bench I built in a few hours the...

2 12-26-2015 09:07 PM
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Wood Finish Selector

12-07-2015 04:16 AM by pjones46

Browsing the internet I found this utility which recommends finishes to use b...

6 12-26-2015 06:21 PM
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Spraying Polyurethane

12-25-2015 10:39 PM by dbw

I have a quick question: How hard is it to spray Polyurethane? I am getting b...

6 12-26-2015 02:08 PM
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how to do this finish

12-25-2015 09:50 PM by jeffswildwood

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if i...

5 12-26-2015 01:50 PM
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Where'd the varnishes go? Specifically alkyd...

12-21-2015 10:56 PM by LJRay

I’ve been to Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, Westlake, and a local woodwork...

12 12-24-2015 01:50 PM
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Putting a Finish on a Garage Cabinet

12-01-2015 12:16 AM by 1voyager1

I have rarely worried about applying a finish to my wood working projects in ...

17 12-24-2015 08:51 AM
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Water resistant bench finish

12-23-2015 08:18 PM by Gixxerjoe04

My buddy opened up a gym recently and asked if I’d build him a couple b...

12 12-24-2015 02:25 AM
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Drop leaf table

11-11-2015 09:04 PM by redtail

I have completed the build on a shaker style cherry drop leaf table. I am al...

3 12-23-2015 04:43 PM
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acrylic finish over oil-based stained oak

12-23-2015 01:14 PM by rfwoodworks

First off, this is my very first post. Hi gang! :) So here’s my si...

3 12-23-2015 03:26 PM
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sharing post final coat of poly resuslts

12-22-2015 03:03 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello,In the past few months I have gone from having major issues with nibs o...

10 12-22-2015 09:00 PM
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Made hickory table I'm proud of, nervous I'm going to mess it up with finish

12-21-2015 07:15 PM by Dougan

Made these calico hickory tables for my parents for Xmas to put in their cabi...

21 12-22-2015 07:25 PM
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Minwax wood hardener on spalted maple...topcoat?

12-22-2015 06:42 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I am going to be building a conductor’s podium for my wife’s s...

0 12-22-2015 06:42 PM
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A Group-Think Game: Satin/Gloss Poly

12-20-2015 12:32 AM by LostHasher

—This thread is awesome because I’m not going to ask a question.&...

5 12-21-2015 03:56 PM
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Difference between Ryobi and Makita belt sander.

12-14-2015 09:36 PM by MAC_addy

Good morning all! So I’m looking at purchasing a belt sander. I need...

14 12-21-2015 01:11 AM
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Did I over Oil thecutting board?

12-20-2015 02:18 PM by becikeja

I made my first cutting board for a Christmas present this year. End grain a...

10 12-21-2015 12:45 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Type of sprayer for poly? Gravity? Traditional? LVLP? HVLP?

12-20-2015 01:47 AM by AAANDRRREW

Hi all. My buddy has been telling me how great spraying poly is. I decide...

15 12-20-2015 08:27 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Major issues with Minwax poly

04-10-2015 01:30 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi All,New to the woodworking game. I built a nice red oak tv stand. Some pl...

51 12-20-2015 03:02 PM

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