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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 fill worm holes?

09-26-2016 01:38 PM by RobHamilton

Hey all, hoping I can get some advice from some more seasoned members here. ...

4 09-26-2016 04:15 PM
View thoner7's profile

Rot resistant wood stain? Asphaltum? Motor Oil?

09-21-2016 12:16 PM by thoner7

I am in the process of building a log cabin and need to find a good stain tha...

12 09-25-2016 10:07 PM
View Rustyempire's profile

Arm R Seal over Waterlox?

09-24-2016 04:51 PM by Rustyempire

I’m having problems with getting a smooth, non-blotchy finish with Wate...

7 09-25-2016 01:39 PM
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Driftwood coffee table

09-23-2016 02:56 AM by Cornholesgalore

/j It has truly been a while since I have posted an update. I wanted to sh...

2 09-25-2016 03:38 AM
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Cooking paddle finish

09-23-2016 08:45 PM by jonlan

Hi All – I’ve been in the market for a large paddle to use when w...

6 09-24-2016 03:00 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Enduro-Var Gloss

09-17-2016 08:23 PM by Gerald Thompson

So far I have sprayed two coats of Enduro-Var gloss on a test cherry board. I...

7 09-23-2016 11:01 AM
View bbsherman's profile

question on evening the sheen on a finish

08-15-2016 12:44 PM by bbsherman

Hi - First time post from someone fairly new to woodworking. I’m ...

15 09-22-2016 11:40 PM
View Th961605's profile

Do Minwax Sanding Sealer and General Finishes Play Well Together?

09-22-2016 07:11 PM by Th961605

I have about half a gallon left of Minwax sanding sealer, which I’m pla...

0 09-22-2016 07:11 PM
View Lazyman's profile

Can You Use Epoxy Adhesive as a Finish?

08-18-2016 01:12 PM by Lazyman

I’m thinking of trying to use a 30 minute epoxy as a finish on a tool h...

11 09-22-2016 05:02 PM
View agallant's profile

using a power planer to refinish hardwood floors

09-22-2016 02:58 AM by agallant

Does anyone have thoughts on refinishing hardwood floors with a hand held pla...

18 09-22-2016 04:38 PM
View Wade Putnam's profile

Finishing of Book Case

09-19-2016 08:02 PM by Wade Putnam

5 09-21-2016 02:42 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Is this cherry blotching?

09-16-2016 09:51 PM by ColonelTravis

I read about it but never see pictures. Making a little fence for my plow pla...

27 09-21-2016 02:04 AM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Questions about Australian Timber Oil. I bought 18 gallons.

09-20-2016 04:10 PM by Keith Kelly

Per this thread, I decided to use Australian Timber Oil on an outdoor grill t...

1 09-20-2016 05:03 PM
View Rustyempire's profile

So... Can I apply ArmRSeal over a wiping varnish?

09-20-2016 12:07 PM by Rustyempire

So I have an ash hardwood floor we installed ourselves that has had 3 coats a...

3 09-20-2016 02:56 PM
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Worried about my contractor's finishing process for poplar trim...

09-09-2016 12:03 PM by JILLYMCNILLY

Hi So I’ve hired a contractor for a 3 bedroom renovation, which is also...

18 09-19-2016 01:12 PM
View SweetTea's profile

What to use after staining before applying water based poly?

09-14-2016 11:02 AM by SweetTea

I have a small project going at the moment, basically a bookcase made out of ...

24 09-19-2016 01:04 PM
View GeoffKatz's profile

How to get consistent tone in poorly-matched cherry boards

09-15-2016 12:49 PM by GeoffKatz

Hi. I’m working on a large dresser from cherry. I had some limitation...

4 09-15-2016 03:49 PM
View Narmscr's profile

Deep grain cuts with white paint.

09-04-2016 12:36 PM by Narmscr

My girl and I keep seeing items like this in stores. We really like this ...

11 09-13-2016 12:52 PM
View Rightousdan's profile

Waterlox Finishing

09-10-2016 03:25 PM by Rightousdan

I am finishing my Hickory counter top with waterlox original and have run int...

3 09-12-2016 09:10 PM
View JeffP's profile

oil-based poly - satin over semi-gloss?

10-26-2015 12:31 PM by JeffP

First, this is not about a fine woodworking project. I have an old Ikea dres...

8 09-12-2016 07:59 PM

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