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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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Anyone used ColorFX dyes?

02-20-2015 07:52 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings. I’m thinking of finally getting some concentrated dyes fo...

10 02-24-2015 01:38 PM
View Mrsvwal's profile

Gahhhh. Ruined. Please help :(

02-21-2015 12:25 AM by Mrsvwal

So, I bought this vintage buffet, turned it into a vanity, and LOVED it. H...

11 02-24-2015 01:26 PM
View joez's profile

non toxic wood stain floor

02-24-2015 01:41 AM by joez

Anybody has any experience with recommending 100% non toxic wood floor stain.

3 02-24-2015 03:49 AM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How do I finish wood on a hand plane shelf?

02-23-2015 06:38 PM by Sanderguy777

I built a couple shelves for my two hand planes, but now I want to finish the...

3 02-24-2015 02:55 AM
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Finishing mahogany with holly inlay

12-27-2014 12:15 AM by jonsprague0000

I’m working on a federal period card table following a guide from S...

11 02-23-2015 12:59 AM
View ric53's profile

Applying a waterbase finish with a rag

02-22-2015 05:25 PM by ric53

Has anybody tried to apply a water based finish with a rag.

3 02-22-2015 06:38 PM
View MrFid's profile

Paste Wax consistency

01-20-2015 01:08 AM by MrFid

Hi everyone. I bought a canister of Johnson’s Paste Wax (the yellow ...

8 02-22-2015 05:42 AM
View DJ14's profile

Spar urethane over latex paint?

02-11-2015 04:11 AM by DJ14

Hello all! I’ve been making Adirondack chairs for a while but have n...

9 02-22-2015 05:32 AM
View Babieca's profile

Trying to match finish for furniture repair

02-19-2015 09:41 PM by Babieca

I am making a replacement foot for a dresser in my parents’ bedroom and...

10 02-21-2015 02:28 AM
View ADHDan's profile

Help popping curly maple? (Chatoyance effect?)

02-03-2015 06:52 PM by ADHDan

I’m making a solid curly maple desk, and I’m wondering how best t...

22 02-19-2015 06:11 PM
View TZH's profile

Cottonwood and varnish

02-16-2015 05:36 PM by TZH

This coffee table for our daughter has been a long time in the works: ...

22 02-17-2015 06:50 PM
View pjr1's profile

Incense cedar finishing question

02-16-2015 07:10 PM by pjr1

I bought some 4/4 incense cedar for some rolling barn doors I plan to install...

2 02-17-2015 03:15 AM
View dakremer's profile

First coat with HVLP gun. How's it look?

02-11-2015 10:26 PM by dakremer

So (like I posted in a previous forum topic), I’m painting some doors w...

11 02-14-2015 10:02 PM
View mitch48093's profile

need help with kitchen cabinets

02-12-2015 09:17 PM by mitch48093

Hi,yellow..I have been told it was the type of varnish that was used.. What ...

9 02-13-2015 01:46 AM
View LiveEdge's profile

Can you resand rough spots after applying tung oil?

02-12-2015 09:04 PM by LiveEdge

I’m working on a slab of maple and have applied two coats of Minwax Tun...

4 02-13-2015 01:30 AM
View Taizer's profile

How many coats of polymerized tung oil

02-12-2015 01:12 AM by Taizer

Hey all. I am not new to woodworking but I am a newb when it comes to working...

2 02-12-2015 08:38 PM
View dakremer's profile

HVLP spraying question

02-11-2015 02:35 AM by dakremer

So I used my HVLP sprayer for the first time last weekend (practicing) and it...

3 02-11-2015 04:15 AM
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Need color matching help

02-10-2015 03:36 AM by newwoodbutcher

I’m helping my new wife get her old house ready to go on the market. I...

2 02-11-2015 01:58 AM
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Using brass screws as inlay?

02-09-2015 06:33 PM by Stamper471

Hi guys… I am making a bed and would like to add a bit of brass inlay t...

11 02-10-2015 11:20 PM
View Taizer's profile

Live edge pine bed finishing help

02-09-2015 04:22 PM by Taizer

Hey guys. New here I have a project that I am doing and just picked up som...

3 02-10-2015 07:21 PM

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