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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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Briwax - Difficult to buff out!

505 days ago by garberfc

I’ve completed applying my coats of Waterlox and have allowed the finis...

13 505 days ago
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Pre treating end grain (oak)?

506 days ago by Lumpyx

Hello everyone, I’m currently working o...

18 505 days ago
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Checking for scratches

518 days ago by moke

Way too many times in my woodworking, I have sanded more than what I thought ...

22 506 days ago
View Kwit's profile

Sand or buff after final coat of poly? opinions/suggest.

506 days ago by Kwit

Hello all What is your opinion on sanding or buffing after your final coat...

4 506 days ago
View Brobab's profile

Time honored finish.... or horrible newbie mistake - now with photos - finished project

520 days ago by Brobab

I am finishing a mahogany table top. First time for mahogany with me. Sande...

30 507 days ago
View Shan's profile

Need advise on finishing bar top

796 days ago by Shan

I am finishing a tiger maple bar top and want to pop the grain. I plan on us...

10 507 days ago
View Insagent's profile

Help please

508 days ago by Insagent

Getting ready to finish a cabinet for my shop. Has anyone used interior oil ...

7 507 days ago
View BTimmons's profile

Finishing walnut - Your favorite oil + wax combination?

511 days ago by BTimmons

I’ve seen plenty of projects here that incorporate walnut that apparent...

19 508 days ago
View ZiggyZ's profile

Spraying Varathane Stain

509 days ago by ZiggyZ

Hi everyone- I am wrapping up a diagonal shelving project (lots of sf to c...

1 509 days ago
View fkudlack's profile

Help with reclaimed lumber jointing and finishing

510 days ago by fkudlack

Hey All, My father is a contractor so I have alway been around wood, mostl...

1 510 days ago
View oldnovice's profile

I need a solid red dye

511 days ago by oldnovice

I want to dye some 1/32” aircraft plywood a brilliant red but all I hav...

6 510 days ago
View WoodenSoldier's profile

Sun bleached wood

511 days ago by WoodenSoldier

I started a queen sized bed a few months ago and got 90% of the way done with...

3 510 days ago
View Craig's profile

Red Oak Splotches?

515 days ago by Craig

This is my first time using General Finishes water based dye and I am having ...

12 510 days ago
View vernelee's profile

Removing fine scratches from a maple desk

511 days ago by vernelee

I just completed building a small drop top writing desk out of maple and am g...

9 511 days ago
View Tennwood's profile

Finish for wood (box) drum ideas

511 days ago by Tennwood

I am building log/box drums for the high school band and need ideas about wha...

1 511 days ago
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Decording information printed on back of sandpaper

511 days ago by JesseTutt

I have a roll of 3” wide sandpaper. The back of the paper says the fol...

1 511 days ago
View dakremer's profile

I wonder what application this has for woodworking? (a must see video)

512 days ago by dakremer

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View pennyanguy's profile

recommendations on finishing a maple stair rail

525 days ago by pennyanguy

Looking for some recommendations on what finish to use for an interior maple ...

2 513 days ago
View lexxx07's profile

Economy Kitchen

518 days ago by lexxx07

Finally Done Using the Advice from LJ’s

4 514 days ago
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Alphabet Blocks... all six sides?

515 days ago by drpdrp

Okay so I am going to be putting a clear coat on some alphabet blocks I made ...

3 515 days ago

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