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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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Anyone using the "polissoir"?

11-29-2014 12:06 AM by bobro

How can anyone resist making a tool that rhymes with “pissoir”? ...

10 12-01-2014 07:01 PM
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Help Needed- Colored Wax - What to do to finalize/top wax finish?

12-01-2014 02:52 PM by Chemie555

My son applied a colored wax for a piece he built. Its a bit soft and we were...

1 12-01-2014 03:36 PM
View cabbie's profile

finishing mesquite wood

11-29-2014 10:13 PM by cabbie

Jocks-I just got a bunch of ‘desert-dried” mesquite wood at the u...

9 12-01-2014 05:55 AM
View yepitswood's profile

Which type of wood is this? What type of finish?

10-30-2014 01:46 PM by yepitswood

I really like this type of wood and its finish: Dresser: Dining room ta...

3 12-01-2014 03:26 AM
View TomB19's profile

Barrier finish on red oak

11-26-2014 09:29 PM by TomB19

I’ve been searching the net for a finish to use on red oak. There must...

6 11-30-2014 01:07 AM
View jmartel's profile

Finishing in Winter, Unheated Garage

11-14-2014 05:03 PM by jmartel

So, my shop is in my unheated undersized 2 car garage. While the winters here...

19 11-28-2014 04:02 AM
View tjaburke8's profile

Spar Urethane - Minwax vs. Varathane

11-18-2014 07:05 PM by tjaburke8

I was looking through some articles on the best poly to put on some outdoor f...

15 11-26-2014 09:18 PM
View JAAune's profile

Craigslist Sale on Graco Falcon Pump and G15 Gun

11-26-2014 09:08 PM by JAAune

I was at a sale for a cabinet shop in Frankfort, Illinois and picked up a Gra...

0 11-26-2014 09:08 PM
View Nate L.'s profile

Questions regarding glue spots, staining and assembling toys/models

11-25-2014 03:16 PM by Nate L.

I did some research on how to deal with glue spots and staining but all the i...

1 11-26-2014 02:37 PM
View Aodskate's profile

Minwax wood hardener.

11-20-2014 09:05 PM by Aodskate

I’m working on a knotty alder coffee table for this cowboy I know. I pu...

3 11-25-2014 06:45 PM
View ShawnSpencer's profile

Repairing dents in finished wood.

11-19-2014 01:34 PM by ShawnSpencer

I have a bunch of dents in a finished bench seat and need some help on how to...

7 11-25-2014 01:07 PM
View TucsonDave's profile

Help please. Refinishing old floors.

11-24-2014 09:39 PM by TucsonDave

We own a 100 year old American Four Square home that has been in our family s...

2 11-25-2014 05:06 AM
View Curtis Z's profile

Leather Safe Finish

11-24-2014 04:53 PM by Curtis Z

So, I’ve tried some searches, but can’t seem to find what I’...

3 11-25-2014 01:38 AM
View Jasoninsacramento's profile

Problems applying thinned salad bowl finish to end- grain cutting boards

11-24-2014 10:00 PM by Jasoninsacramento

Hi everyone. I’ve searched for an answer to this question everywhere an...

2 11-24-2014 10:43 PM
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

filling a void?

04-02-2014 04:33 PM by MalcolmLaurel

I’m working on a coffee table from a piece of reclaimed wood. I think ...

17 11-24-2014 02:47 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

Wax problem

11-21-2014 06:34 PM by Rich L.

Hello all, I made some small boxes recently. I finished them with Danish o...

6 11-22-2014 06:58 AM
View SqareD's profile

Exterior bubinga finish

11-21-2014 02:47 AM by SqareD

i am currently working on a curly maple and bubinga cornhole set and need som...

2 11-21-2014 01:41 PM
View SkipV's profile

Salad Bowl Finish Question

11-17-2014 03:58 PM by SkipV

I have some walnut salad bowls that were finished with a glossy finish when p...

4 11-21-2014 04:09 AM
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Removing Goo from Sticker on Plywood

11-19-2014 04:53 PM by fivecodys

Good morning fellas!Lowe’s, in all its wisdom, places bar code stickers...

19 11-21-2014 02:31 AM
View droppedtuning's profile

best way to clean cast iron

11-17-2014 07:14 PM by droppedtuning

hey guys i am restoring several old industrial carts into coffee tables. my q...

20 11-20-2014 03:25 PM

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