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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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Aniline dye on oak dining table?

06-27-2016 07:06 PM by Ardwood

Hi, I’m a newbie here with a question about aniline dye. I’m h...

14 06-29-2016 07:46 PM
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transparent finish

06-26-2016 11:56 PM by emosms

Hello, What type of lacquer to use in order to keep the natural wood color...

10 06-29-2016 02:13 PM
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stain issue

06-28-2016 11:17 AM by DTrak

I built a table in Maple, then applied Pre-Stain Conditioner and then applied...

9 06-28-2016 08:28 PM
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Pen Finish question

06-27-2016 04:22 PM by Dustin

So, I’ve been practicing turning quite a bit the last week, and am exci...

5 06-28-2016 02:28 PM
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Outdoor epoxy

05-11-2016 05:44 AM by Kribbz

Ok guys I have a good one for y’all. I am making a bbq pit countertop ...

3 06-28-2016 12:33 AM
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Earlex 5500 HVLP & General Finishes

06-20-2016 12:19 PM by GeminiMonkeyWorkshop

Hoping ‘Earlextech’ sees this – I can’t message him d...

4 06-26-2016 05:36 PM
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Finishing Adirondack chairs

06-26-2016 03:30 PM by whsewardiv

I made a set of Adirondack chairs out of pressure-treated lumber, they were u...

1 06-26-2016 03:55 PM
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Jet JPM-13

06-23-2016 12:19 PM by Buker

Hey everyone. new here. I have a question about a used Jet JPM-13 planer i...

1 06-26-2016 03:46 AM
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Oily something on tabletop

06-25-2016 03:08 AM by BrownTown

Hello, First timer to the forums here, so please direct me in the proper e...

4 06-26-2016 01:18 AM
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DAMAGE - Will shellac UNDER poly get cloudy if a hot mug is rested on it?

06-23-2016 03:16 PM by gargey

Hi Guys, I know a downside of shellac is that water or heat can damage it....

21 06-25-2016 01:35 PM
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HELP! Sanding/Finishing Newbie Here

06-24-2016 02:06 PM by FunctionalFretwork

I am running into a dilema. I am a beginning scrollsawer and I continuously r...

6 06-25-2016 03:51 AM
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Minwax wipeon poly not drying

06-21-2016 10:22 PM by Boatgirl

I’m new here, but you guys sound like you know what your talking about and I ...

6 06-24-2016 04:01 PM
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Cypress Harvest Table Finishing

06-23-2016 10:24 PM by acwalsh

Hey All, Recently my mom decided she wanted a new dining room ...

3 06-24-2016 11:59 AM
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Protecting surrounding wood surface from epoxy while filling powder post beetle holes in a slab?

05-31-2016 09:46 PM by chris_d

In thicknessing a couple of large claro walnut slabs I discovered that the sa...

19 06-23-2016 01:54 AM
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What product should I use for child safe colors on toys?

06-21-2016 06:25 PM by Les Casteel

Well, I was presented with a new baby boy grandson. I’ve always planne...

6 06-22-2016 06:41 PM
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Kitchen hardwood floor needs refinishing (maple)

06-21-2016 05:32 PM by AAANDRRREW

I got some maple hardwood flooring that is in need of some love. The previou...

11 06-22-2016 06:24 PM
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Teak Dining Table Refinish

06-21-2016 12:52 PM by CBeats

Hi all, So I have a teak (I think at least) dining room table that my mom ...

2 06-21-2016 01:43 PM
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Discriminating Bubbles

06-19-2016 11:48 PM by MarkTheFiddler

Howdy, I’m finishing my bathroom vanity top. I used a variety of woo...

5 06-20-2016 12:19 PM
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Why does steel wool and vinegar not work for me?

06-06-2016 03:07 PM by Scott Albrecht

I am starting this topic to hopefully get some answers why I can’t seem...

14 06-20-2016 02:57 AM
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How do you know your shellac has gone bad.

06-08-2014 03:09 PM by PASs

I use the Zissner sealcoat type shellac.I buy the gallon can.I pour about a p...

14 06-19-2016 07:05 PM

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