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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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Spray painting

12-11-2014 11:52 PM by Reaper417

Hey guys, quick question. I cut something out on Baltic birch plywood. The sp...

2 12-12-2014 12:53 AM
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Cedar Chest

12-08-2014 06:35 PM by moke

I made a cedar chest many years ago, I applyed some sort of finish, and it pu...

13 12-11-2014 06:06 PM
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Questions about Emmet's Good Stuff finish for cutting boards

12-11-2014 07:02 AM by Spacehog

I’ve been making cutting boards for sale and for Christmas presents for...

1 12-11-2014 02:50 PM
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Questions about Flocking

12-10-2014 12:18 AM by Rob

I would like to try flocking the drawers of some of the band saw boxes I̵...

4 12-10-2014 08:10 PM
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Dimples in varnish

12-09-2014 12:51 AM by bygrace

I am refinishing an oak table for a friend. It has been stained and given a f...

7 12-09-2014 04:53 PM
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Alternating stains on edge-glued panel

12-09-2014 05:07 AM by ajw1978

Hello, fellow jocks. Reached a bit of a milestone in my journey; have been &#...

2 12-09-2014 04:27 PM
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Why not use gel stain for everything?

12-07-2014 09:00 PM by Woodtechie

I’m starting to venture away from my tendency to leave wood it’s ...

11 12-09-2014 01:57 AM
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shou sugi ban wire spindle with photos

12-08-2014 03:14 AM by beachbum2014

Aloha folks! I’m finishing an old table made from a wire spindle tha...

5 12-09-2014 01:53 AM
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Spraying preprimed base trim and doors

11-06-2014 03:56 AM by firefighterontheside

I want to use my earlex hvlp to spray white something on trim and doors that ...

13 12-09-2014 01:25 AM
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paint sprayers

12-08-2014 02:47 AM by toys4dad

I am sure this has probally been beat up already but could not find informati...

6 12-08-2014 08:08 PM
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Cutting board finish

12-08-2014 02:18 AM by txn

what do yall use to finish your cutting boards I’m working on 5 sets of...

12 12-08-2014 06:36 PM
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Where to find a natural bristle brush

12-07-2014 08:31 PM by JUC

I am looking for a high quality natural bristle brush to apply Waterlox to my...

7 12-08-2014 03:46 PM
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Natural finish on Mahogany

11-28-2014 06:52 PM by Andrew714

I am making some small shelves from mahogany (approximately 2.25” x 1.7...

15 12-07-2014 09:24 AM
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lacquering copper tubeing?

12-07-2014 04:44 AM by kirbi69

Ive done some googleing, but im a bit confused… Can i use regular Sp...

2 12-07-2014 09:20 AM
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Animal Blood Wood Stain

12-06-2014 03:54 PM by bobro

Well, you learn something new every day. According to the old folks out in th...

11 12-07-2014 07:37 AM
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Question about wipe on poly

12-05-2014 08:26 PM by Joel_B

I read here in another thread to apply poly type finishes using gloss until y...

11 12-06-2014 06:35 PM
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Micro mesh sanding pads

12-05-2014 12:57 AM by Joel_B

I was reading about using 1200 grit micro mesh between coats of poly.Would us...

2 12-06-2014 03:38 AM
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Keeping the lint out of wipe on poly

11-25-2014 10:16 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I use minwax wipe on poly quite a bit and like it for the mo...

22 12-06-2014 03:14 AM
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12-04-2014 06:31 PM by JUC

This is my first time using Waterlox original finish. I know how to apply it...

3 12-04-2014 11:38 PM
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Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust.

11-26-2014 11:41 AM by Blackie_

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I...

22 12-04-2014 03:56 PM

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