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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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HF Twin Stack Compressor for HVLP use

01-20-2014 04:44 PM by paxorion

I was in HF yesterday perusing through the pneumatics section, and spotted th...

0 01-20-2014 04:44 PM
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Best finish for walnut

01-20-2014 05:36 AM by panofish

Here is my latest video review of a great wood finish…I love the look a...

0 01-20-2014 05:36 AM
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Painting a dowel?

01-17-2014 05:37 PM by byerbyer

I’m in the middle of building a “modern” style crib that wi...

4 01-19-2014 07:53 PM
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Adirondack Chair Finishing

06-08-2012 06:16 PM by Joel89

Hello,I am a novice woodworker and in need of some experienced advice. I buil...

20 01-19-2014 03:45 PM
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Two problems

01-13-2014 02:58 AM by Bearpaw

I made foot stools from the cross section of a popular tree. It is about 2 to...

2 01-19-2014 03:39 AM
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having issues with the stain on maple

01-13-2014 04:42 PM by wlandymore

Hey guys, I have a maple table top that I’m working on and after rea...

17 01-19-2014 12:06 AM
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how to fix a glossy Minwax Antique Oil finish

01-18-2014 07:25 PM by vsefcik

I applied two coats of Minwax Antique Oil to a cherry desktop that I had just...

1 01-18-2014 07:32 PM
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Correct conditions for spraying aerosol lacquers

01-18-2014 06:19 PM by keninblaine

I’m finishing my desk project with satin lacquer, using Watco and Deft ...

2 01-18-2014 07:00 PM
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Recommend a HVLP sprayer?

01-17-2014 04:42 PM by ADHDan

I’ve applied all my finishes exclusively by hand, but I’d like to...

11 01-18-2014 02:51 AM
View Notw's profile

Finishing for high gloss

01-13-2014 02:50 PM by Notw

I have a pine wood project that I am trying to get more depth and gloss to th...

8 01-17-2014 08:41 PM
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Old T-Shirts for Applying Finish??

01-16-2014 09:32 PM by Matt in Franklin

Hi all, Would you advise the use of my old t-shirts (think Hanes/FoTL) as ...

11 01-17-2014 07:49 PM
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Color problem with Gel stain over CN blotch control?

01-16-2014 08:09 AM by diito

I’ve been building a frame for a bathroom mirror in my parents new wint...

3 01-17-2014 05:12 PM
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More on finishing maple

01-09-2014 12:09 AM by keninblaine

After obtaining ludicrously high quotes for fabricating a built-in desk with ...

11 01-17-2014 04:10 PM
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Help me finish my cribbage board/box

01-16-2014 03:22 PM by lumberjoe

I wanted to try something new/fun so I got the rockler cribbage board templat...

5 01-17-2014 03:07 AM
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01-16-2014 04:37 PM by JohnOfNELA

which sealer is best for tree trunks and stumps. (pedestals for tables, table...

1 01-16-2014 05:00 PM
View Ben's profile

Inside kitchen cabinets?

01-15-2014 10:54 PM by Ben

About ready to finish the inside of my upper kitchen cabinets (already hung)....

1 01-16-2014 01:56 AM
View keninblaine's profile

Using sprayed toner

01-13-2014 08:36 PM by keninblaine

I’m spraying a coat of toner on my maple desk components prior to spray...

13 01-16-2014 12:47 AM
View yuri's profile

Lacquer vs others as a final top coat

01-13-2014 09:37 PM by yuri

I did some projects and of course finished them with some top coat. So far I ...

6 01-15-2014 06:19 AM
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Which finish to use?

01-14-2014 04:39 AM by mds4752

My sister has a small desk that she’s asking me to help with. One of he...

4 01-14-2014 10:26 PM
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Shellac - Flakes vs Canned?

01-12-2014 02:20 AM by gfadvm

What are the advantages to mixing your own shellac vs just buying the ready t...

43 01-14-2014 05:54 PM

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