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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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leaving finish in an Earlex 5500?

03-12-2015 04:59 PM by WoodNSawdust

I was told at the recent Woodworking Show that you only needed to clean the g...

7 03-14-2015 08:31 AM
View TDog77's profile

HELP need a quick fix for my old cabinet doors finished with tongue oil for house sell

08-24-2013 01:44 AM by TDog77

So long story short I have not posted here in a while due to the fact we are ...

11 03-13-2015 05:40 PM
View Adrock1's profile

help me design a finishing system ....

03-11-2015 09:56 PM by Adrock1

So now that I am in a new home I am working on upgrading my garage shop. I...

8 03-12-2015 12:46 PM
View Wildbrookies's profile

Removing dust nibs between coats without scratches Waterlox

03-07-2015 10:14 PM by Wildbrookies

Tortured! Help! You guys can relate, I’m sure… Anyways. I am usin...

12 03-12-2015 06:16 AM
View Nirider's profile

Live Edge Walnut Mantel-- finish questions

03-11-2015 01:12 AM by Nirider

First time poster!! Purchased a large walnut slab that is now dry and ready ...

1 03-12-2015 02:01 AM
View Wildbrookies's profile

UV Wood Finishing In Small Shop

03-11-2015 07:36 AM by Wildbrookies

Hi All.I am a professional furniture maker working out of a 900sqft shop. I ...

2 03-11-2015 11:21 PM
View ryan86's profile

I am looking to get Grizzly 37 inch drum sander

03-10-2015 02:46 AM by ryan86

I run a small woodshop that makes custom tables and cutting boards. When I st...

11 03-11-2015 07:38 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Cherry end tables finish plan

03-06-2015 10:19 AM by bbasiaga

I’m working with Cherry for the first time on a set of endtables and a ...

23 03-10-2015 11:23 PM
View Lowlightbw's profile

Prepairing veneered ash for colortone dye and this appears?!?

02-22-2015 06:59 PM by Lowlightbw

Hi all,I found a plywood eames loung chair in white ash that had ...

11 03-10-2015 07:53 PM
View stropper's profile

Antique Woodworking Bench

03-10-2015 04:35 PM by stropper

Hi everyone, My name is Sean and I’m new to this site and new to woodworki...

6 03-10-2015 06:37 PM
View Sparks8286's profile

1918 Lee Enfield No. 1 SMLE MkIII* Stock Finish?

03-08-2015 05:26 AM by Sparks8286

I’m in the process of rebuilding this gun that I recently found in ...

18 03-10-2015 02:39 AM
View johnLT's profile

Refinishing old oiled wood table

03-09-2015 03:10 AM by johnLT

Well, I finished the remodel of the kitchen but now the oak table does not ma...

11 03-09-2015 08:43 PM
View farmersteve's profile

Varnish vs lacquer and application

03-08-2015 04:49 PM by farmersteve

So what’s the difference between varnish and lacquer resins and applica...

1 03-08-2015 05:08 PM
View sanfranciscocedarco's profile

Ammonia Fuming white oak question

03-07-2015 11:37 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

I am going to fume some table tops that I am building. There are 7 of them an...

5 03-08-2015 03:45 AM
View JR545's profile

Expired PreCat Laq.

03-07-2015 03:57 PM by JR545

Can/should I continue to use precat even though it past it’s use by dat...

3 03-07-2015 10:54 PM
View JR545's profile

Laquer over wax/oil finish?

03-04-2015 09:17 PM by JR545

Need some advice, I’m new to the whole “finishes other than poly&...

10 03-07-2015 04:08 PM
View Paul Maurer's profile

Recommend a finish for bathroom barn wood mirrors.

03-03-2015 05:09 PM by Paul Maurer

I am to make bathroom mirrors out of barn wood. It has been suggested to use ...

9 03-05-2015 10:05 PM
View T8RB's profile

What is a good finish to use for lye soap making materials?

03-05-2015 02:07 AM by T8RB

I have made a soap mold/soap slicing box for my wife’s soap making hobb...

3 03-05-2015 04:21 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How to use boiled linseed oil

03-04-2015 05:12 AM by Sanderguy777

I got some boiled linseed oil the other day and I need to know how to use it ...

7 03-05-2015 04:04 AM
View sanfranciscocedarco's profile

What finish to use on outdoor restaurant tables

03-04-2015 03:33 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

I am building 7 tables for a restaurant in Northern CA. They are made of whit...

6 03-04-2015 11:07 PM

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