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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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Hand held belt sander question

09-09-2016 02:38 PM by Bill White

Don’t use the hand held belt sander that often but, when I do, I have p...

15 09-11-2016 11:43 PM
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Stone inlay in oak...what the process?

09-06-2016 03:06 AM by JayTay

OK so I’m building some mission/craftsmen/arts and crafts end tables. I...

12 09-09-2016 06:59 AM
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Waterlox OSF

09-08-2016 09:02 PM by Gerald Thompson

On several finishing forums I have never seen the subject of brushing this pr...

1 09-08-2016 10:57 PM
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Spraying Kilz Primer

09-08-2016 04:03 PM by ckorkyrun89

Yesterday, I used a compressed air spray gun to spray Kilz original primer on...

3 09-08-2016 08:50 PM
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Cornhole Boards Finishing Issue

09-07-2016 07:51 PM by LumberNoob

I’m new to the world of woodworking and have decided recently to bu...

7 09-08-2016 11:00 AM
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Help me figure out how this was finished!

09-07-2016 12:55 PM by MasterofSavagery

I love this finish for mahogany and really want to know how its done, any hel...

2 09-07-2016 10:32 PM
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Sanding newly built custom cabinets

09-05-2016 05:02 PM by SweetTea

I am a part time cabinet builder, been building custom cabinets for for aroun...

4 09-07-2016 09:38 PM
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Spraying lacquer over lacquered cabinets

09-07-2016 04:52 PM by sawedoff

Helping a friend out. He has a cherry stain on his cabinets with what I bel...

4 09-07-2016 07:46 PM
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Trace Coating ... Dont Miss This .unless you like to sand

08-25-2016 07:48 PM by CharlesNeil

As most out here know, I have been known to finish a piece or 2 , and almost ...

28 09-07-2016 04:23 PM
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How should I finish walnut furniture without oil based products?

08-30-2016 08:45 PM by StoopidMonkey81

Hi Everybody, I’m an amateur woodworker and would like some advise o...

48 09-06-2016 11:34 PM
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End Grain cutting board lines

09-06-2016 06:57 AM by willhime

I’ve read and tried various methods on removing lines from my end grain...

7 09-06-2016 10:18 PM
View Sabre's profile

Need help repairing cigarette smoke damage to oak roll top desk

08-27-2016 04:06 PM by Sabre

Father past away and left my wife and I a large oak roll top desk he and mom ...

17 09-06-2016 05:02 PM
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Cherry Finish: Shellac + Glaze + Poly help

09-05-2016 01:14 PM by ilyac

Hi Everyone, I am working on finishing my set of night stands (latest blog...

8 09-05-2016 08:13 PM
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Rustoleum Paint and Hardner

09-04-2016 06:47 AM by DocSavage45

Didn’t know where to go with this question. I Googled it but after 3 pa...

17 09-05-2016 08:11 PM
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Making a Entertainment stand

03-31-2016 12:25 AM by goalie098

So this is my first post after lurking for nearly a year. Thanks all for some...

1 09-05-2016 05:29 PM
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09-03-2016 06:16 AM by WOODIE1

Ok told gardener to do simple 20’ of 6’ high fencing on side of h...

8 09-04-2016 08:24 PM
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satin finish

09-03-2016 09:03 PM by irish52

Im finishing a walnut and maple dining coat gf seal a cell , six co...

3 09-04-2016 06:11 PM
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Speckles in polyurethane finish.

09-03-2016 09:26 PM by justinwacker

Hi guys, I used a thinned poly, 3 or 4 layers, and after using a 400 wet p...

11 09-04-2016 04:34 PM
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lacquer purchasing options

09-02-2016 02:34 PM by bygrace

I recently purchased an Earlex sprayer that I use to apply lacquer to finish ...

14 09-03-2016 02:37 PM
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Restoring cracked and burned butcher block

09-01-2016 04:07 PM by JohnMcClure

I have a butcher-block topped cabinet. There are two cracks on glue lines...

10 09-03-2016 12:25 AM

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