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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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Sealing Maple before Danish oil finish

04-25-2013 02:38 PM by danoaz

This is actually a continuation of recommendations from you guys to use a Gol...

2 04-25-2013 02:46 PM
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veneer glue

04-24-2013 05:33 PM by geauxtiger

The info I’v read about wood to wood veneer mentions contact cement. I...

8 04-25-2013 12:57 AM
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Dining table finish

01-18-2013 09:17 AM by USMCSergeant

I’m finishing up a maple burl live edge dining table, this is my first ...

37 04-24-2013 11:34 PM
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Tinted Lacquer for Cabinets ?'s

04-23-2013 01:02 PM by Sailor

So I have built an island for my kitchen and it’s pretty much ready to ...

13 04-24-2013 10:02 PM
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How should I stain this

04-23-2013 08:18 PM by Peteyb

Here are a couple of photos of the second crib I have built, my wife ...

6 04-24-2013 02:18 AM
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hvlp spar varnish

04-22-2013 07:20 AM by tacoma07

I was wondering if anyone had any experience spraying varnish with a hvlp gun...

15 04-24-2013 01:20 AM
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To Finish or Not to Finish

04-22-2013 07:20 AM by TheOtherJohn

Hi Folks, I’m relatively new to woodworking and recently started my ...

7 04-23-2013 07:27 PM
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Watco danish oil and poly ?

04-23-2013 09:36 AM by 1yeldud1

I have several small childs step /potty stools and I am wondering if a person...

9 04-23-2013 06:11 PM
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Purpleheart and yellowheart checkerboard - best finish?

04-22-2013 04:54 PM by Quoheleth

I’m making a checkerboard out of purpleheart and yellowheart with strai...

7 04-23-2013 02:31 PM
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Staining Atlantic Birch Plywood...

04-22-2013 09:17 PM by indplswoodworking

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for staining atlantic birch plywood and h...

1 04-22-2013 09:26 PM
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Finishing a bridge

04-20-2013 11:23 PM by markswoodcraft

right now my dad and i are working on a small bridge to go over my grandmas p...

5 04-21-2013 05:03 AM
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Finish vs Install

02-21-2013 06:55 PM by SouthHollow

I’m working on a built in book-case and realized that I haven’t r...

14 04-19-2013 08:57 PM
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aniline dye wood colouring

04-18-2013 07:36 PM by mikpac

I am trying to colour a violin with aniline dye,and finish it off with a varn...

6 04-19-2013 12:30 PM
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Confuse ? cutting boards

04-19-2013 01:08 AM by grenger

Can anyone tell me why? Did a cutting board 1 month ago… been using ...

3 04-19-2013 03:20 AM
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cabinet painting woes

04-17-2013 12:25 AM by rut

This project has lasted a year. I built kitchen cabinets out of maple and pai...

22 04-18-2013 09:38 PM
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laminate over laminate

03-18-2013 02:02 AM by mikky

i have a formica counter top that is pretty worn i want to lay new laminat...

5 04-18-2013 01:50 PM
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Best finish for Wenge picture frame?

04-17-2013 09:40 AM by jdalbrecht

Hi, everyone. I am making a picture frame out of wenge for my wife and I was ...

1 04-17-2013 10:50 AM
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Match existing maple kitchen cabinets

04-15-2013 04:51 PM by danoaz

I am a novice with a itch to try and do a kitchen cabinet that would not conn...

9 04-16-2013 11:49 PM
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Stick Fast CA Wood Finish

01-01-2012 06:55 PM by Razorbak91313

I have just started using CA to finsih wood rings/bracelets and bought a R...

2 04-16-2013 04:25 PM
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What glue to use?

04-15-2013 07:46 PM by RussellAP

I’ve been doing inlays in some of my work. I have a hedge slab that has...

16 04-16-2013 11:58 AM

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