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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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View Kevkill's profile

Need some advise on and old oak log

05-24-2016 06:04 PM by Kevkill

I’m finishing this old oak log from a barn built in the early 1900̵...

3 05-25-2016 03:28 AM
View jimmy J's profile

translucent finish??

05-23-2016 06:54 PM by jimmy J

this gives new meaning to clear coat

1 05-23-2016 09:37 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

How do I finish birch?

05-21-2016 11:19 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings and salutations. I’m using birch for the first time. It d...

11 05-23-2016 01:24 PM
View TastyNaysty's profile

Blotches all over wood when applying poly after using water based grain filler

05-22-2016 12:30 AM by TastyNaysty

I used Aqua Coat Clearn Grain Filler to seal up a table top I made from Peruv...

3 05-23-2016 01:03 PM
View becikeja's profile

Need Speed

05-21-2016 02:54 AM by becikeja

Looking for some guidance. I am very happy with the finish I get from Genera...

8 05-23-2016 01:41 AM
View GJK's profile

How to make "Red Wagon" made from wood OK in hospital concerned about infection?

05-18-2016 02:17 AM by GJK

For over 20 years, my wife and I have volunteered as hospital clowns. We foc...

13 05-22-2016 01:12 PM
View Goat0311's profile

Need help with choosing a finish

05-17-2016 02:22 PM by Goat0311

Finally found a good use for my cut offs and scraps I started making drop cat...

4 05-22-2016 12:21 PM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Help, I think I'm screwed

05-20-2016 06:04 AM by newwoodbutcher

Long sad story shortened. African Mahogany treated(over treated) with Potasi...

6 05-21-2016 08:05 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

How do I finish this?

05-20-2016 09:01 PM by FancyShoes

I am repurposing these vintage carts. I am wondering how I can seal the metal...

6 05-21-2016 09:03 AM
View TheWeiss's profile

Pumps for 1 Gallon cans of mineral spirits, denatured alcohol and BOL.

04-12-2016 12:58 PM by TheWeiss

I have a bunch of different liquids in my shop that come in F-style container...

16 05-20-2016 06:15 PM
View DPWoodworking305's profile

CA glue vs "Doctor’s Woodshop" for pen finish?

05-18-2016 12:49 PM by DPWoodworking305

Has anyone used (or using) “Doctor’s Woodshop Pens Plus” turning polish? What...

2 05-18-2016 03:40 PM
View Kyle Jones's profile

finish over image transfer

05-14-2016 04:27 PM by Kyle Jones

Hello, I am building a chess board and thinking about doing some pyrography...

2 05-17-2016 12:20 AM
View tonychanman's profile

Deep scratches in ply after staining

05-16-2016 02:29 PM by tonychanman

A bit of a rookie mistake on my part, but I’m using some Cherry plywood...

8 05-16-2016 10:05 PM
View DW833's profile

How to stain a plug with contrasting color and not sand it off

05-03-2016 12:38 AM by DW833

I’ve created a bench that uses screws for most joinery. Counter sunk h...

9 05-16-2016 01:42 AM
View trsnider's profile

staining red oak with lots of sapwood

05-14-2016 09:37 PM by trsnider

The oak I’m using to build a bed has large portions of sapwood along wi...

4 05-14-2016 11:27 PM
View Dj1225's profile

Boiled Linseed Oil over Trans Tint

05-12-2016 04:34 PM by Dj1225

I am making a dining table for a friend out of walnut and ash. The base is wa...

1 05-12-2016 05:17 PM
View Porterhouse's profile

Epoxy to stabilize cracks in Mesquite

05-09-2016 02:37 AM by Porterhouse

Hey all, I am building a 2in thick mesquite dining table and want to use e...

7 05-11-2016 11:21 PM
View BluddyNukkles's profile

Guidance on finishes from Vietnam manufactured furniture

05-11-2016 05:02 PM by BluddyNukkles

I’ve been searching the forums and web for some info on these &...

2 05-11-2016 07:38 PM
View SB14's profile

What to use for Cedar Porch Sealer after mold problems

05-10-2016 03:59 PM by SB14

We built a cedar porch three years ago (we live in VA and the porch is north ...

2 05-11-2016 01:41 AM
View IllusiveLemon's profile

Need help finishing adirondack chairs!!

05-10-2016 04:00 PM by IllusiveLemon

Hello! I’m making two adirondack chairs for my parents. I would like to...

0 05-10-2016 04:00 PM

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