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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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Cedar and Mesquite?

09-10-2013 05:15 PM by Micah Muzny

What should I put on cedar and mesquite to bring out its natural colors and s...

3 09-11-2013 02:32 AM
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New finish over Watko danish oil?

09-10-2013 07:07 AM by keith101

I have an oak book shelf I built 20 years ago, and it was finished with Watko...

3 09-10-2013 03:51 PM
View jcmeyer's profile

curly maple bar top

09-10-2013 07:07 AM by jcmeyer

I’m in the process of creating a bar using curly maple on top. How do ...

6 09-10-2013 02:34 PM
View John Harris's profile

Old fishing rod handles

09-10-2013 01:40 AM by John Harris

I could use some good advice on a tough finish spec. I am rebuilding some ol...

3 09-10-2013 12:36 PM
View DoubleJ's profile

What do you use to clean wood before finishing?

09-09-2013 10:33 AM by DoubleJ

I have some unfinished oak 6 panel doors, in the process of mortising the hin...

7 09-09-2013 06:11 PM
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First Time Using TransTint Help...

09-09-2013 01:44 PM by NorCalQ

I have a white oak rocker that I just completed and it needs a finish. IR...

2 09-09-2013 02:47 PM
View JHarshaw's profile

newbie dealing with discolored plywood

08-12-2013 07:07 AM by JHarshaw

I have some 3 yr old oak plywood that I am making into shelves. Some of the s...

2 09-09-2013 07:16 AM
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Best way to finish the insides of a wine rack

09-08-2013 08:07 PM by Jackietreehorn

I’ll be building a wine rack as part of a buffet, it’ll be made o...

4 09-08-2013 11:56 PM
View JonHitThingWithRock's profile

Help! I can't...... chemistry

09-08-2013 08:48 AM by JonHitThingWithRock

Hello Everyone. So I’ve been spraying “water-based poly”...

11 09-08-2013 11:47 PM
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HELP! Veneer issues

09-08-2013 08:48 AM by shopgirl

I bought a mahogany veneer over wood desk today from a vendor at an outside...

2 09-08-2013 12:42 PM
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Zinssers Amber Shellac

09-07-2013 12:22 AM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there. I am in the process of finishing a coffee table build right now. ...

9 09-07-2013 03:38 PM
View cutworm's profile

What Paint Do You Use and Where Do You Buy It

09-06-2013 12:25 AM by cutworm

I live in Greenville, SC and it’s not a small town but I am having trou...

7 09-07-2013 02:02 AM
View Lar's profile

Mangaris shower bench

09-02-2013 05:12 AM by Lar

I am making a shower bench for a friend out of Mangaris. It is coming along ...

2 09-06-2013 09:29 PM
View coonazz's profile

Turquoise Inlays?

09-06-2013 05:40 PM by coonazz

What are some of the preferred methods of doing the turquoise inlays? I bo...

1 09-06-2013 06:54 PM
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Gel stain uneven finish

09-05-2013 02:07 AM by mbs

I’m making a mohogony door. I conditioned the wood with a 1 lb cut of d...

2 09-06-2013 04:33 AM
View Jon1094's profile

finishing help for batons

09-04-2013 05:31 AM by Jon1094

I’m turning some batons for police use and was stumped on what finish t...

4 09-06-2013 04:25 AM
View swgold's profile

matching

09-05-2013 08:35 AM by swgold

Is there any easy way to match finish shades and colors???? —Dave

6 09-06-2013 01:24 AM
View coonazz's profile

My first ever dining table, working out of thick cedar slabs - What finish to use?

09-04-2013 07:27 AM by coonazz

This is my first dive into any type of real wood working. I’ve got to ...

15 09-05-2013 11:56 PM
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Help with maple & walnut finish

09-05-2013 08:05 PM by JSilverman

I am finishing a maple entertainment console that has walnut inlay on the top...

1 09-05-2013 09:33 PM
View Bill1974's profile

Airless handheld or HVLP (compressor not turbine)

09-05-2013 08:05 PM by Bill1974

I have never sprayed stains, dyes, or top coats. I have airbrushed a little ...

0 09-05-2013 08:05 PM

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