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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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View RussellAP's profile

How do I make this?

08-10-2013 01:55 PM by RussellAP

I have a client who has asked me about making this chair. It looks to be made...

21 09-18-2013 04:20 AM
View Mean_Dean's profile

How to Get a Smooth Finish With Paint On Bare Wood?

09-10-2013 06:23 PM by Mean_Dean

Hey Guys, I just finished a set of cabinet doors, out of poplar, and finis...

19 09-18-2013 03:45 AM
View Nicky's profile

Finish for a cider press

09-06-2013 02:24 AM by Nicky

I’m completing the construction of a cider press. I will be finishing t...

7 09-18-2013 12:24 AM
View Clint Searl's profile

The myth of BLO

09-12-2013 02:24 PM by Clint Searl

One of the more enduring finishing myths is that BLO “soaks” into...

59 09-17-2013 11:56 PM
View Charlie's profile

Waterlox "repair" - sharing my recent experience

07-25-2013 01:26 PM by Charlie

When we redid our kitchen last year we included an island, 8 feet long and ab...

8 09-17-2013 09:23 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

coloring expoxy

09-15-2013 01:46 AM by jimmyhopps

when filling a knot with epoxy, is there any difference if using stain vs dye...

13 09-17-2013 05:39 PM
View TCCcabinetmaker's profile

The Kiss Rule

08-18-2013 02:38 AM by TCCcabinetmaker

Ok, I see a lot of this, so I have to comment. In the woodworking business w...

36 09-17-2013 03:46 PM
View oldretiredjim's profile

Shop ceiling dilemma

09-16-2013 09:26 PM by oldretiredjim

So here is the deal – my carport has looked the same since I redid the 1 bay ...

3 09-17-2013 02:21 PM
View ChrisRand's profile

Curly walnut table

09-17-2013 07:05 AM by ChrisRand

I found some beautiful curly walnut that I’m making into a round dining table...

2 09-17-2013 01:41 PM
View jimbarstow's profile

I hate sanding between finish coats

09-06-2013 01:48 AM by jimbarstow

I typically sand with 400 grit between finish coats but it is a long, boring ...

39 09-17-2013 12:40 PM
View Timmy948's profile

Purpleheart & Bridseye Maple Chess Board

09-16-2013 06:56 AM by Timmy948

Hi All, I’ve recently got into woodworking. It’s something I a...

1 09-16-2013 12:57 PM
View TomTinkerSum's profile

Recommendation for filling tearout in QSWO trunk lid?

09-15-2013 03:31 AM by TomTinkerSum

Fellow Lumberjocks, I have a bit of tearout right in the middle of a trunk...

2 09-16-2013 01:14 AM
View KiddFunkadelic's profile

question about the West System epoxy

09-08-2013 09:47 PM by KiddFunkadelic

Hey all, I am planning on using the West System epoxy on some table tops I ha...

5 09-15-2013 11:00 PM
View HickoryHill's profile

What is the decorative filler............?

09-14-2013 04:32 PM by HickoryHill

....that people use to fill cracks or do as inlays and where do you buy it? ...

3 09-14-2013 04:53 PM
View bonobo's profile

Best clear matte finish for walnut bathroom vanity (that can be applied without spraying)

09-13-2013 06:53 PM by bonobo

Everything I’ve done so far has been low-tech (milk paint, shellac flak...

5 09-14-2013 04:43 PM
View Tugboater78's profile

strip/refinish rosewood knobs and totes

09-12-2013 03:12 AM by Tugboater78

How is best to go through this, have 2 sets that have some unsightly paint sp...

9 09-13-2013 04:02 AM
View redryder's profile

Hey cribbage board builders..........

09-07-2013 09:38 PM by redryder

I just purchased a great looking set of XL cribbage board templates and pins ...

7 09-12-2013 11:49 AM
View FauserneEist's profile

Woodstain in routed Text

09-12-2013 08:17 AM by FauserneEist

Hi all, I plan on building one of those kung fu fighting benches out of sp...

2 09-12-2013 11:00 AM
View Micah Muzny's profile

Cedar and Mesquite?

09-10-2013 05:15 PM by Micah Muzny

What should I put on cedar and mesquite to bring out its natural colors and s...

3 09-11-2013 02:32 AM
View keith101's profile

New finish over Watko danish oil?

09-10-2013 07:07 AM by keith101

I have an oak book shelf I built 20 years ago, and it was finished with Watko...

3 09-10-2013 03:51 PM

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