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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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Rough Topcoat Finish

10-20-2016 06:00 PM by WoodScrap

Hello all, I recently built a dresser for my New Grandaughter and my Daugh...

11 10-27-2016 04:20 PM
View Brodimus_Max's profile

What to do about the end grain on cut reclaimed boards

10-26-2016 05:37 PM by Brodimus_Max

I bought several oak 2×6’s from a guy who takes down barns and sel...

6 10-26-2016 06:29 PM
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Staining Birch - What's with the inconsistency?!

10-25-2016 08:19 PM by StolCo

Hey guys – I’m new to the forums, but have found myself here seek...

6 10-26-2016 02:39 PM
View Abn101mp's profile

Is there a right way?

10-25-2016 11:00 AM by Abn101mp

In finishing my dog bowl stands, I prefer to stain the pieces before assembly...

5 10-25-2016 01:01 PM
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Question about stains

10-24-2016 01:18 AM by Joel_B

I am looking for a stain to use on the top of a night stand which is white oa...

1 10-24-2016 07:24 PM
View Carloz's profile

Do I need to thin water based polyurethane when spraying ?

10-24-2016 04:19 PM by Carloz

Do two stage HVLP such as Fuji Semi Pro 2 or Earlex 6002 ( 5 and 4.5 psi) ...

4 10-24-2016 07:22 PM
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Gray Wood Finish

10-23-2016 03:08 PM by tommytenspeed

I have a customer that wants a mud room bench stained and lacquered to match ...

4 10-24-2016 12:06 PM
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10-20-2016 03:18 PM by Sawlog

Hello, I have been seeing on here that some of you use Waterloxs. Does it hol...

3 10-24-2016 05:06 AM
View Carloz's profile

How to fix this?

10-24-2016 02:46 AM by Carloz

I have a lot of cabinets in my house that are made from some good wood, look ...

1 10-24-2016 04:50 AM
View stewball's profile

sanding levels flat octagon lighthouse

10-10-2016 05:29 PM by stewball

Hello out there, Im looking for ideas on sanding levels flat for better a glu...

12 10-22-2016 08:47 AM
View Tom77's profile

Line carving conundrum

10-22-2016 03:44 AM by Tom77

Hi guys, new member here. I’m a beginner and I’ve only done on...

1 10-22-2016 06:15 AM
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Black walnut dinning table finishing.

10-19-2016 01:44 PM by TheLostTexan

Building my first black walnut tresle table and was needing some help. 1st sh...

10 10-21-2016 05:04 PM
View KenBry's profile

best ideas on stripping and refinishing?

09-19-2016 03:10 AM by KenBry

So I was in Crate and barrel today looking at a piece I was gonna copy. Low a...

18 10-21-2016 02:36 AM
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Saving original doors in my 114 year old house.

10-19-2016 07:03 PM by Imakenicefirewood

I live in a house that was built in 1902, and we are slowly updating/restorin...

3 10-20-2016 03:42 PM
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Total wood working noob here with a question

10-19-2016 01:44 PM by 12secondnova

Hi everyone. I’m not even sure if this is the right forum to put this q...

13 10-19-2016 06:42 PM
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Commercial Color Matching Hint

10-18-2016 08:15 PM by OggieOglethorpe

I posted this in another message, but I figured I’d share it for more p...

2 10-19-2016 11:48 AM
View teekay's profile

shadow boxes

10-17-2016 11:05 AM by teekay

HiI’ve designed a wooden frame which will hold moulds of my baby’...

1 10-19-2016 12:22 AM
View Carloz's profile

Earlex or Fuju 2 stage HVLP

10-17-2016 05:53 PM by Carloz

Which one would you choose if the price was the same:Fuji Fuji 2203 or Earlex...

6 10-18-2016 08:39 PM
View mahdee's profile

Can you spray lacquer over beeswax?

10-18-2016 12:41 AM by mahdee

A few weeks ago I saw a guy making custom pool sticks and he used leather on ...

5 10-18-2016 03:38 AM
View Dougan's profile

Looking for more help finishing (sealing) hickory

10-17-2016 06:07 PM by Dougan

Several months ago I asked you all to help me finish some beautiful calico hi...

1 10-17-2016 07:46 PM

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